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Isabelle Andriessen

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Isabelle Andriessen, ‘The Mesh – strange strangers between life and non-life’ (2015)

Jan Huijben


Flyer made by Jan Huijben, inspired by the xeroxed ads for African witch doctors that he often found in his mailbox. (2005)

Walker Evans

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Walker Evans, ‘Labor Anonymous’ (1946)

Walker Evans: the magazine work (2014) by David Campany traces Walker Evans’ work as a jurnalist in avant-garde publications as well as mainstream titles such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Architectural Forum, Life and Fortune.

Marianne Wex

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From the book ‘Let’s Take Back Our Space: “Female” and “Male” Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures’ by Marianne Wex  (1979)

Michael Crowe & Lenka Clayton

Mysterious Letters‘, by Michael Crowe and Lenka Clayton, is a large scale writing project with the goal of sending a letter to everyone in the world.

In November 2009, 620 letters were sent to each home in Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, USA.

Marc Horowitz

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‘The national dinner tour’ by Marc Horowitz

Horowitz was working as a photo assistant for Crate & Barrel. While on set one day, he wrote “dinner w/ marc 510-872-7326,” his name and cell phone, on a dry erase board featured in a desk product shot (above picture). A few months later, the catalog, containing his dinner invitation, was printed and sent to millions of people. Horowitz eventually received over 30,000 calls from people wanting to dine with him.  As a result, he traveled the USA in a tiny RV for a year dining with strangers.

Simon Faithfull


Simon Faithfull, ‘Accident book’ (2009)

Accident Book is an intervention in eight Accident and Emergency wards across London and Cambridge. The book tells the story of 33 accidents that befell the writer over a period of 42 years.

From June 2009 onwards, people waiting for treatment, prognoses or friends, began to discover books lying amongst the copies of old magazines in these Accident and Emergency wards. The 500 copies of Accident Book distributed through these eight hospitals are each individually numbered and the finders of these books are encouraged to take them home but also to register them here.

Two examples:

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