It's not for reading. It's for making

12 Feb 2009 – 4 Apr 2009


London, United Kingdom


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  • Busses: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 243 and 277
  • Train: Dalston Kingsland

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Collecting, archiving and categorising. Collecting collections, categorising archives and organising methods of gatherings. Ordering photographs, scans and drawings, reproducing lithographs. Creating indexes and arranging lists, following idiosyncrasies. One and infinite.

- Chapter 1: Edgar Schmitz - Some disappearances and a bit of noise
12-15 February

- Chapter 2: Charlotte Moth - Potential Narratives
27 Feb-1 May

- Chapter 3: Guestroom - Choir
13-15 May

- Chapter 4: Raymond Taudin Chabot - Matteo Terzaghi & Marco Zürcher
27-29 May and 3-5 April

FormContent asked over 30 contributors (Francesco Barocco, Becky Beasley, Mélanie Bouteloup, Pablo Bronstein, Barbara Casavecchia, Davide Cascio, Alex Cecchetti, Luca Cerizza, Kit Craig, Stefano Collicelli Cagol, Wouter Davidts, Conor Donlon, Paulus M. Dreibholz, Aurélien Froment, Maria Fusco, Tessa Giblin, HIT, Will Holder, Martin Karlsson, Pablo Lafuente, Pedro Lagoa, Lisa Le Feuvre, Gareth Fox, Luca Lo Pinto, Benoà ®t Maire, Francesco Manacorda, Luca Martinazzoli, Simone Menegoi, Paul O'Neill, Matt Packer, Clive Phillpot, Jasper Rigole, Daniella Saul, Donald Smith, Dylan Stone, Alexis Zavialoff) to suggest up to five book titles, according to what in their understanding collecting or archiving is or might be. The books gathered are an heterogeneous collection available for consultation at FormContent every weekend, for the entire duration of this show. Swiss artist Luca Frei has especially designed the shelving system that hosts the collection, the open shelves offer an open access to an in progress archive. A database of titles will be available on our website.


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