Tag Archives: text

Nana Kogler


Nana Kogler, ‘1305 full names out of my long term memory in five weeks’ (2010)



In 1961, this submission letter — written by an aspiring 14-year-old author named Stephen King — arrived at the offices of Spacemen Magazine accompanied by a copy of “The Killer,” the short story in question. Unfortunately for Stephen the magazine’s editor, Forrest Ackerman, didn’t deem the tale worthy of inclusion at that point.

Horace Pippin

Horace Pippin, Amish Letter Writer, 1940

Horace Pippin, ‘Amish Letter Writer’ (1940)

Eric van Hove


Eric van Hove, ‘Exonomie’ (2010)

A recomposition of an original bookshelf (Section 2A) which disappeared some 40 years ago during the splitting of the Universiteit Leuven following the franco-dutch linguistic separatist movement in Belgium in 1971.

1000 borrowed books from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) and 1000 books borrowed from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).

Job Koelewijn

jobkoelewijn-Relief 25 march 2009 - 6 jan 2012-2012cassette tapes, 774 hours

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Job Koelewijn, ‘Relief 25 march 2009 – 6 jan 2012’  (2012)

Every day, for 45 minutes, Job Koelewijn read aloud a book, recording his voice on cassette tapes, creating columns whose height corresponds to the length and complexity of the book.

Bethan Huws

bethan_huws_Untitled (Do you think I should order …), 2013

Bethan Huws, Untitled (Do you think I should order …) (2013)

Jello Biafra


Jello Biafra‘s cover illustration for Steven Kelman‘s ‘Push comes to Shove: The Escalation of Student Protest’ (1970)

Christian Marclay



Christian Marclay, ‘Mixed Reviews (American Sign LAnguage)’ (2006)

This video takes writing about music as its theme, and depicts American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter Jonathan Kovacs signing a long, collaged text made by Marclay from reviews of musical performances and records.

Carol Bove

Carol Bove, Vague Pure Affection, 2012

Carol Bove, ‘Vague Pure Affection’ (2012)

In Vague Pure Affection (2012), books, photographs, found objects, and small sculptures allude to drug culture and the expanded consciousness that many hoped to achieve through the use of psychedelics. However, Bove has drawn the work’s title from a volume that does not appear on the shelves: the 1901 Theosophist treatise Thought-Forms by Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater. This text, which outlines the shapes and colors of auras associated with various mental states, greatly influenced the invention of abstract painting by Vasily Kandinsky and others.

Leon Eisermann

Leon-eisermann-Oil on Canvas, Canvas on Oil, Oil on Canvas’, 2013

Leon Eisermann, ‘Oil on Canvas, Canvas on Oil, Oil on Canvas’ (2013)