Susan Kealey: Ordinary Marvel

The Phenomenology of Licorice and Other Dutch Myths, Renée Turner, Ordinary Marvel, YYZ Books, 2003 Susan Kealey was a friend. In the early nineties we were at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and both grappled with being displaced North Americans in the heart of the Lowlands. Sometimes we coped with laughter and other times we had…

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Think Art

This essay commissioned by the Witte de With, looks at the relation between art and theory. It was written in 1999. While still on the site, it is sold out. A Journey from Démodé to Displacement: Some Reflections on the Relation between Art and Theory small excerpt from the essay: I still believe the relation…

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Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… {on privacy, surveillance and our shadowy data-double}

photograph/gif by OjodePez Editor: Renée TurnerPublisher: Open Mute PressPiet Zwart Institute / Creating 010Master Media Design and CommunicationISBN: Paperback 978-1-906496-81-4 eBook 978-1-906496-82-1 Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… {on privacy, surveillance and our shadowy data-double} Today, the border between the public and private is porous. Unlike the ominous spectre of surveillance depicted in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, today’s…

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The Female Perspective

The Female Perspective was the annual program curated by Nina Folkersma for Castrum Peregrini from 2017-2018.  The publication featuring highlights was designed by Roosje Klap and Pauline Le Pape – who collaborate under the name Atelier Roosje Klap. Next to my own work,  the publication contains contributions by Lietje Bauwens, Adeola Enigbokan, Marjan Schwegman, Christel Vesters, Mieke Bal, Katerina Gregos, Patricia Kaersenhout,…

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The House of Gisèle

The House of Gisèle, is a publication highlighting programming at Castrum Peregrini from 2014 -2017. Although I had only begun my research into Gisèle’s closet, hints of how I would write through her things were already present in the interview. “To come back to the title of the work, The Warp and Weft of Memory – this writing feels…

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