Shared Library 2017
To guide and enrich Ferrara Residency with reflections and inputs, we decided to put together a collective and shared library. Each participant brought one or more books to be made available to the others; books related to the theme of the residency or of particular personal importance became the substrate for a rich and fair exchange of textual and metaphorical ideas, literature, languages, images and information which accompanied both private readings of artists, curators and group readings. The temporal characteristic of the shared library was important, as the library only existed in a physical form for one month in September 2017. After the residency the library dissolved, leaving behind the reading list found in this section. The books which constituted the temporary library collection, encompassed a range of topics and contents; from historical material on feminist political struggles, to contemporary accounts of philosophy and theory pertaining to questions on public/private, value, precarity, resistance, love, social reproduction amongst others. Some books were generously loaned to Ferrara Residency by guests and practitioners who were invited to speak with the residents, such as by the artist Isabella Bordoni and the activists Gretel Carli and Carolina Peverati, who lent us original texts from 1970s feminist struggles in Italy.
The entire shared library has been exhibited and accessible to the public at Galleria del Carbone from 27 September to 4 October 2017.
01:Axel Wieder & Florian Zeyfang, Open form: space, interaction and the tradition of Oskar Hansen, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2014.
02:Binna Choi & Maiko Tanaka, Grand domestic revolution: handbook, Amsterdam: Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory; Amsterdam: Valiz, 2014.
03:Bojana Cvejić and Ana Vujanović, Public sphere by performance, Berlin: b_books, 2015.
04:Boris Groys, Art Power, Cambridge; MA: The MIT Press, 2008.
05:Brian Massumi, A user’s guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Deviations from Deleuze and Guattari, Cambridge; MA: The MIT Press, 1996.
06:Claire Fontaine, Human strike has already begun & other writings, London: Mute, 2013.
07:David Graeber, Debt: the first 5.000 years, Brooklyn; NY: Melville House, 2012.
08:Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy, Cambridge; MA: Semiotext(e), 2009.
09:Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray and Ulf Wuggening (eds), Critique of Creativity: Precarity, Subjectivity and Resistance in the ‘Creative Industries’, London: MayFlyBooks, 2011.
10:George Kuchar, Reflections from a Cinematic Cesspool, Berkeley; CA: Zanja Press, 1997.
11:Giovanna Franca Dalla Costa, Un lavoro d’amore: la violenza fisica componente essenziale del “trattamento” maschile nei confronti delle donne, Roma: Edizioni delle donne, 1978.
12:Isabella Bordoni, Theoria degli affetti|un paese, Wunderkammer, 2014.
13:Jill Stoner, Toward a minor architecture, Cambridge; MA: The MIT Press, 2012.
14:Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood and Anton Vidokle (eds), The Internet does not exist, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2015.
15:Kathi Weeks, The problem with work: Feminism, Marxism, antiwork politics and postwork imaginaries, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2011.
16:Maaike Lauwaert & Francien van Westrenen (eds.), Facing value: radical perspectives from the arts, Amsterdam: Valiz; Den Haag: Stroom, 2017.
17:Mariarosa Dalla Costa, Potere femminile e sovversione sociale, Venezia: Marsilio, 1977.
18:NA, don’t agonize, organize: donne e piani di morte del capitale americano, Ferrara: Self-published, 1982.
19:Nuccio Ordine, L’utilità dell’inutile, Bompiani, 2013.
20:Quinn Latimer and Adam Szymczyk (eds), The documenta 14 reader, Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2017.
21:Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer and Constanze Ruhm (eds.), Putting rehearsals to the test: practices of rehearsal in fine arts, film, theater, theory and politics, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016.
22:Silvia Federici, Caliban and the witch: women, the body and primitive accumulation, Brooklyn; NY: Autonomedia, 2014.
23:Silvia Federici, Revolution at point zero: housework, reproduction and feminist struggle, Oakland; CA: PM Press, 2012.
24:Silvia Federici e Nicole Cox, Contropiano dalle cucine, Venezia: Marsilio, 1978.
25:Siona Wilson, Art Labor, Sex Politics. Feminist Effects in 1970s British Art and Performance, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
26:Zygmunt Bauman, La società individualizzata, Bologna: Il Mulino, 2002.
27:Zygmunt Bauman, Lavoro, consumismo e nuove povertà, Troina: Città Aperta, 2007.