Belated Recap of Final Projects

Just as the New York Public Library released plans for their renovation of the grand 1911 Carrère and Hastings building, we wrapped up another semester of my Archives, Libraries & Databases class. We started off the semester by historicizing “information…

Keeping Performance Alive: The Radical Archival Practice of Marina Abramovic

  Performance artist Marina Abramovic Performance artist Marina Abramovic is a radical. She approaches her artwork with a seriousness and commitment that has entranced audiences all over the globe. She is the creator of arguably the most compelling pieces of performance in performance art history. Her recent exhibition at the MoMA in New York in…

Final: Paperclips & Other Paper Fasteners: Holding The Archive

Since I will not be attending to our final class (sorry guys!) I’m posting information about my project on this post. As mentioned in the previous post I was accepted to present this project (and soon will fully develop into a…

(Re)Activating Objects: Social Theory & Material Culture

  I submitted my final proposal to the (Re)Activating Objects: Social Theory & Material Culture student conference at Western University in London, Ontario Canada and was accepted to present. I will be presenting my project Paperclips & Other Fasteners: Holding…

Pigeons, Swings & Eraser Dust: Ann Hamilton’s The Event of a Thread

I’m re-posting this (with minor revisions) from my personal website: Yesterday afternoon my Archives, Libraries & Databases class visited Ann Hamilton’s the event of a thread installation at the Park Avenue Armory. I was in heaven. Not only is she…

Final Projects + Presentations

Your final projects are due before our last class on Tuesday, 12/18 (See here for more info on final projects). During that class, we’ll share our work. You’re welcome to bring food and drink to share! In order to accommodate…

12/11 Class: Ann Hamilton’s the event of a thread @ Park Avenue Armory

For our final plug-in week on 12/11 we’ll be visiting Ann Hamilton’s the event of a thread installation at the Park Avenue Armory. The description on e-flux indicates that the project explores many themes we’ve addressed throughout the semester: the…

WGBH Digital Media Library & Archives: Participatory Cataloging Project

WGBH has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring the hidden treasures in WGBH’s Media Library and Archives to light. We hope to increase public awareness of the vast collections that digital repositories hold by publishing our…

The Ashbery Archives [and digitizing poetry through database]

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

APPLICATION: RECOMPOSITION AND THE DATABASE

A bit of a sprawling post. I begin with a theoretical discussion where I also provide some more context for Focault’s arguments, and then proceed with some examples of forms and practices that I believe could be referred to as…