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Category Archives: Publication/Writing

Pandemic Exchange: How Artists Experience the COVID-19 Crisis

30-Nov-21

Book launch of Pandemic Exchange in Rotterdam with Josephine Bosma, Michelle Teran and Daniela De Paulis. Event by http://www.printroom.org/ Location: Leeszaal West, Rijnhoutplein 3 Satursday 16 October 2021 4:30-6:30 pm  Theory on Demand #41 Pandemic Exchange: How Artists Experience the COVID-19 CrisisEdited by Josephine Bosma News reports on the Covid-19 pandemic seldom include how the virus and the societal lockdowns […]

Everything Gardens! Growing from the Ruins of Modernity

29-Nov-21

Everything Gardens! Growing from the Ruins of Modernity, edited by Marc Herbst and Michelle Teran, outlines a pedagogical model that is intended to remain useful throughout Berlin’s next 99 years, through the ravages of climate change and social upheaval. This model is centred in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten at Moritzplatz and developed under the moniker of Nachbarschaftsakademie […]

Situationer Workbook / Cookbook

29-Nov-21

Situationer Workbook/Cookbook, edited by Michelle Teran with Johanna Monk, Teana Boston-Mammah, and Clementine Edwards, is a book in two volumes on transformative pedagogy and teaching in times of crisis. How can times of crisis – or of crises, in their many forms – inform and influence the pedagogies needed to situate ourselves in a troubled […]

VIS # 1 RISK IN ARTISTIC RESEARCH

16-Jun-19

Contributed the essay “A Few Notes about Getting Lost (Again) to the inaugural issue of VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research

PERCEPTION CRISIS MACHINE CONGLOMERATE: A FAST ENTRY INTO THE METHODOLOGY OF SYNSMASKINEN

16-Jun-19

The essay PERCEPTION CRISIS MACHINE CONGLOMERATE: A FAST ENTRY INTO THE METHODOLOGY OF SYNSMASKINEN by Michelle Teran & Frans Jacobi included in the reader for the 9th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research

Electronic Literature

16-Jun-19

Transmedia Literature works Folgen and Buscando Sr. Goodbar included in the publication Electronic Literature.

In this book, Rettberg places the most significant genres of electronic literature in historical, technological, and cultural contexts. These include combinatory poetics, hypertext fiction, interactive fiction (and other game-based digital literary work), kinetic and interactive poetry, and networked writing based on our collective experience of the Internet. He argues that electronic literature demands to be read both through the lens of experimental literary practices dating back to the early twentieth century and through the specificities of the technology and software used to produce the work.

Considering electronic literature as a subject in totality, this book provides a vital introduction to a dynamic field that both reacts to avant-garde literary and art traditions and generates new forms of narrative and poetic work particular to the twenty-first century. It is essential reading for students and researchers in disciplines including literary studies, media and communications, art, and creative writing.

Future Guides for Cities: From Information to Home

15-Apr-17

“Future Guides: From Information to Home” is an artistic research project on following: how to practice and theorize following. It was carried out between 2010-2014 within the Norwegian Artistic Fellowship Programme and around the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. A final exhibition of my artistic research, “Your Revolution Begins at Home“, took place at the USF Gallery and Cinemateket in Bergen, September 4-14, 2014. The critical reflection text, “Confessions of an Online Stalker” accompanied and reflected on the artistic results of the research.

The critical reflection text can be downloaded here:

The Obra Social Manual

28-Jan-17

Book translation, 2016

Related projects: Dignity / Dignidad, The Reclaiming Workshop

The Obra Social Manual, a 25-page manual of civil disobedience on the tactics of recuperating houses- a direct action how-to. The manual describes the tactics of the Obra Social campaign launched by the PAH in 2012. It offers a step-by-step guide for reinstating the social use of empty housing owned by banks, by putting them in the hands of evicted individuals and families. The Obra Social manual is a model for alternate approaches to living in times of crisis. It provides a step-by-step guide to recuperation: how to find buildings, which buildings to target, the relation between real-estate speculation and eviction, how to enter a building, and how stay once you are inside.

The Obra Social (Social Work) Manual is a translation project initiated by artist Michelle Teran and published by The Journal of Aesthetics& Protest.  The English translation accompanies Dignity / Dignidad, a feature-length film about an Obra Social building in Mósteles, Madrid, and the Reclaiming Workshop, both developed in 2016.

The original Spanish version was released by the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH) in 2013.

What Urban Media Art Can Do Publication

10-Sep-16

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Why When Where and How?

Editors: Susa Pop, Tanya Toft, Nerea Calvillo and Mark Wright
Pages: 524
Year of Publication: 2016
Illustrations: 200 color

Published by: AVEdition

Urban media art is possibly one of the most momentous expansions within the field of contemporary public art. Referring to various forms of media-aesthetic, artistic engagement in urban environments and evolving from a mix of genealogies of media art, avant-garde, architecture, urban development, design and technology, and biology, urban media art creates a space in which artists make, utilize and critically explore innovations in software and technology to create artworks, installations and situations in response to the urban discourses and urgencies of our time.

Microhistories Anthology

06-Apr-16

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Microhistories studies the form of the video essay, which can be said to treat its subject matter in a critical and investigative way while at the same time reflecting its processes and its considerations. It shares this preoccupation with the small, marginalized stories with an approach within the field of history, so-called microhistory. Here one studies habits and routines rather than deliberate actions, underlying mentalities rather than explicit views. In microhistory the exception is more interesting than the rule, including the everyday, the overlooked details – all this that can prove to be as important as the “grand” recognized history. This publication brings together the results of a three year artistic research project which brought together prominent practices and theoreticians within three fields – art, artistic research and microhistory – in order to build shared knowledge.

Editors: Magnus Bärtås, Andrej Slávik
Published by:Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Contributors: Axel Andersson, Magnus Bärtås, Carlo Ginzburg, Mika Hannula, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Oscar Mangione, Suzana Milevska, Lina Selander, Lena Séraphin, Andrej Slávik, Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Michelle Teran

304 pages, softcover, color
Konstfack Collection, 2016