March Open Office for Words


The Ultimate Explanatory Representation of the Self, Priscila Fernandes, 2009

The Open Office for Words:
March’s Open Office for Words took place on the 1st of March at ADA, Area for Debate and Art, Rotterdam.

Speakers included: Priscilla Fernandes, Edward Clydesdale Thomson and Ruth Legg.

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The Office served Chocolate Date-Cake, Classic Cheese Cake and Lemon Taart. A selection of Coffee, Rooibos and Chinese Jasmine tea was poured.
A reader has been compiled from the texts and artworks that were present.

MARCH READER: Representation


 The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories, New York; Palgrave MacMillan, 1988.
– Techniques of the Observer, Crary, J, Cambridge, Massachusetts,The MIT Press, 1992. ISBN 0-262-53107-0.
– Suspensions of Perception, Crary, J, Cambridge, Massachusetts,The MIT Press, 2001. ISBN 0-262-53199-2.
– The Return of the Real, Foster, H, Cambridge, Massachusetts,The MIT Press, 1996. ISBN 0-262-56107-7.
Camera Lucida, Barthes, R, London: Vintage, 2000[1980]. ISBN 0-09-922541-7.
 The Crisis of The Real: Photography and the Postmodern,Grundberg, in The Photography Reader, London: Routledge, 2004[1990]. ISBN 0-415-24661-X.
-The Task of The Translator, Walter Benjamin, in Selected Writings Vol.I (1913-1926), ed. Bullock, Jennings, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.
Paintings, Or Signs and Marks, Walter Benjamin in Selected Writings Vol.I (1913-1926), ed. Bullock, Jennings, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.
The Work of art in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Walter Benjamin in Art in Theory 1900-1990; An anthology of Changing Ideas, ed. Harrison, Wood, Blackwell Publisher ltd. 1992.
Ways of Seeing, John Berger, Penguin Books, 1972.
-On Photography, Susan Sontag, Penguin Books, 1971.
Against Interpretation and Other Essays, Susan Sontag,Picador, USA, 2001 (1962).
De Sublieme Historische Ervaring, Frank Ankersmit, Groningen 2007.
Questioning History, ed. Frank van der Stok, rotterdam, 2008.
Cosmic Imagery; Key Images in The History of Science, John D. Barrow, Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.2008.
Art and Illusion; A Study in The Psychology of Pictorial Representation, E.H. Gombrich, Phaidon, 2004. 
– Experience, Memory, Re-enactment, ed. Bangma, Rushton, Wust, Piet Zwart Institute for Postgraduate Studies, Revolver Archive fur aktuelle Kunst, 2005.

Art Works:

-The Writing Room, Maria Barnas, 2007.

Flickr Photos

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