Neil Beloufa, Sans titre, 2010, 15 min https://www.beauxarts.com/videos/larchitecture-des-souvenirs-avec-neil-beloufa/

If I close my eyes at any point during the day, under any circumstance, I can clearly visualise images that have been etched into my memory. Sometimes they are important ones that bring comfort, that are capable of transporting us to a moment in our lives that makes us feel safe. I like to think of them as a sort of vital pedestal; a base to lean on for support in order to carry on walking. – Juan Canela, Walking with Images, August 2017

wfw weekend #430

V.S.O.P, Pentti Monkkonen at High Art, Paris, September 9 – October 12, 2017 via Contemporary Art Daily

Options open to painting have in the recent past appeared to be extremely limited. It was not that everything had been done, it was rather that the impulses to create which had functioned in the past were no longer urgent or even the one-to-one relationship experienced in representing a scene or figure in paint – none of these acts was credible in the way it once had been. Abstraction appeared to have been used up; expression through shape and color was very familiar and had become meaningless. The process of flattening out the canvas had reached an end; Formalist painting has soaked color into the canvas and moved shape to the edge presenting an almost but not quite unbroken field. We no longer believed in the transcendency of paint and saw little reason to use the form of painting for making art. In the middle sixties surprise had been expressed that I was still using a brush. – Marcia Hafif, Beginning Again, Artforum, 1978

Agnes Martin, Writings / Schriften (English and German Edition), Kunstmuseum Winterthur and Edition Cantz, 1991

Thomas Julier at Tithe Hall Ernen and Youth Club Ernen, July 9 – September 24, 2017 via contemporary art daily

The author must give up on aping genius. Rather show the author as ape, the author as idiot. Don’t have the hubris of being the comedian. You are the straight man in this farce; the universe is the funny man. So don’t be silly, cute, crack jokes, or play coy, but allow hilarity, a cleansing painful laughter that splits your sides and your heart. Follow your own foolishness like tracks upon the sand. – Lars Iyer, Nude in your hot tub, facing the abyss (a literary manifesto after the end of literature and manifestos), The White Review , November 2011

THE COMPLETE WISEMAN: PART II (1986-1996), from Wednesday, September 6 to Thursday, September 14 at Film Forum New York

Aveek Sen in conversation with Moyra Davey (via Skype), Reading and Low-Hanging Fruit, December 2016

Saâdane Afif, The Fountain Archives, 2008 – ongoing, http://thefountainarchives.net

Lawrence Weiner, That was the trouble with Aristotle, 2010

If I can’t sleep at night is it because I am awake in someone else’s room?_ a final performance inside a hotel room _ Friday, July 28, 2017, 9 pm to 11 pm at Hotel Zoo Berlin

After Kathy Acker, Chris Kraus, The MIT Press, July 2017 https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/after-kathy-acker

DNA is an excellent medium for archiving data. Recent efforts have illustrated the potential for information storage in DNA using synthesized oligonucleotides assembled in vitro. A relatively unexplored avenue of information storage in DNA is the ability to write information into the genome of a living cell by the addition of nucleotides over time. (…) Here we use the CRISPR–Cas system to encode the pixel values of black and white images and a short movie into the genomes of a population of living bacteria. – CRISPR–Cas encoding of a digital movie into the genomes of a population of living bacteria, Shipman, S. L., Nivala, J., Macklis, J. D. & Church, G. M. Nature, July 12, 2017