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Intercalations 1: Fantasies of the Library

Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin, (eds.)
intercalations 1: Fantasies of the Library.
Berlin: K. Verlag & Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2015.
With contributions by Kader Attia, Andrew Beccone, Mark Dion, Rodney Graham, Adam Hyde, Erin Kissane, Raking Leaves, Hammad Nasar, Anna-Sophie Springer, Charles Stankievech, Katie Paterson, Megan Shaw Prelinger, Rick Prelinger, Veronika Spierenburg, Andrew Norman Wilson, Joanna Zylinska, and others.

Fantasies of the Library inaugurates the intercalations series. Virtually stacked alongside Anna-Sophie Springer’s feature essay about unorthodox responses to the institutional ordering principles of book collections, the volume includes an interview with Rick Prelinger and Megan Shaw Prelinger of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco; reflections on the role of cultural memory and the archive by Hammad Nasar, Head of Research and Programmes at the Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; a conversation with media theorist Joanna Zylinska about experiments on the intersections of curatorial practice and open source e-books; and a discussion between K’s co-director Charles Stankievech and platform developer Adam Hyde on new approaches to open source publishing in science and academia. The photo essay, “Reading Rooms Reading Machines,” presents views of unusual historical libraries next to works by artists such as Kader Attia, Andrew Beccone, Mark Dion, Rodney Graham, Katie Paterson, Veronika Spierenburg, Andrew Norman Wilson, and others.

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