intercalations: paginated exhibition

Intercalations | Publication series

Intercalations | Publication series

This exhibition series in paperback format was developed in collaboration with Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin for the SYNAPSE curators' network and is published as both paperbacks and web-based open access publications. The series provokes questions about the validity of seeming categorical binaries such as culture and nature, human and non-human, subject and object, book and exhibition.

Edited by Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin
intercalations: a paginated exhibition series is published in cooperation with K. Verlag, made possible by Schering Stiftung

These Birds of Temptation

Volume 6, 2021

... a queer refrain, populated with both acoustical lines of flight and the sorrows of captivity, wherein the reader-as-exhibition-viewer learns that the adventure of ornithology is as preoccupied with the evolutionary meaning of allopreening among avifauna as it is with their taxonomical domination.
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Decapitated Economies

Volume 5, 2021

... a book of provocations wherein the reader-as-exhibition-viewer learns that the “head,” despite its interminable rule over the body, necessarily underestimates the sophistication of corporeal desire when such desire is unleashed in accord with the principles of a general economy.
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The Word for World is Still Forest

Volume 4, 2017

... creates a space for the reader-as-exhibition-viewer to consider how forests may be seen not only for their trees, but also how they can enable experiences of elegance, affirmation and creation for a multitude of creatures; in response to their violent destruction, which characterizes the Anthropocene, these pages traverse various woodlands by way of their semiotic, socio-political, historical and epistemic incitements in order to reveal how practices of care, concern and attention also enable humans to inhabit and flourish in this world as forest.
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Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago

Volume 3, 2017

… unfolds an itinerant encounter with nineteenth-century European naturalists in the Malay Archipelago, where the theory of evolution by natural selection emerged alongside less celebrated concerns about mass extinction and climate change; by re-considering the reverse hallucinatory condition of colonial science in the tropics—how scientists learned to not see what was manifestly present—the reader-as-exhibition-viewer may exhume from the remains of this will to knowledge an ethical conviction of particular relevance for confronting forms of neocolonization in the Anthropocene.
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Land & Animal & Nonanimal

Volume 2, 2015

… a lively ensemble arguing that the meaning of the Anthropocene is less a geological re-formation than it is trans-formation of modern-colonial categories of live and non-life; once exposed to some of the parameters defining this transition, the reader-as-exhibition-viewer may begin to discern erratic rhythms generated by the creatures of nonconformity that inhabit, with their violence, struggles and love, the vast, biochemic wanderer called Earth.
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Fantasies of the Library

Volume 1, 2015

... an unruly sequence of pages wherein the reader-as-exhibition-viewer learns, rather surprisingly – but with growing conviction – that the library is not only a bibliological imaginary, but that its curatorial potential is also a fertile territory for the exploration of paginated affairs in the Anthropocene.
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