Departures published alongside an article on the death and life of books by publisher Joost Nijssen, Dutch literary publisher.
The poster contains fourteen short stories (through field work observations) about hotels in Amsterdam written by fourteen authors plus illustration references by Bart de Baets. Contributors: Alma Mathijssen, Miek Zwamborn, Dorien de Wit, Steve Korver, Nina Thibo, Nina Wijers amongst others.
For the occasion of yearly Swiss Book Designs Catalogue 2014, designed by Studio, we were asked to create a photo spread taking the book title on Gustave Courbet’s exhibition at the Foundation Beyeler, CH.
The participating artists were invited to pick a book title from the Pierre Kemp Library that struck them, influenced them in some way and to take this as point of departure for the exhibition. Image: Student at the Maastricht University’s reading room where Wiersma disseminated the work ‘Jealousy’ through hundreds of books of the collection.
Foundation Glubbdubdrib is established by Yeb Wiersma and Claire Weeda on the occasion of the library project ‘This Teeming World’. Consisting of seven knowledge expeditions departing from the Artis library, Amsterdam. (Image still from the video trailer ‘This Teeming World’ with street dancer Scott Everduim, concept Yeb Wiersma)
Together with artists, scientists, shamans and amateurs we look at how knowledge is being produced, how to revisit, critically re-contextualize the natural history collection into today’s realm, and how to bring life back into the static?
The Academy asked Wiersma to share her fascination for nature’s ‘special effects’ by creating a written contribution for their online site 1.000things. (Image: Historic photograph of globe lighting. Source: Weltall und Erde, 1900)
The walk ‘No Solid Ground’ departed literally and mentally from the artist Louwrien Wijers’s studio practice in Ferwert. Wiersma invited Louwrien Wijers to discuss the idea of Walking as Sculpture in relation to Wijers’ conversations with Joseph Beuys on Writing as Sculpture.
Dana Lixenberg (photographer) was invited by Wiersma to share her latest footage on her ongoing photography project ‘Imperial Court’ (see image). Other guests: Simon Wald-Lasowski (the photographer and his beatbox), Shirley Berends-Montero (Netherlands Forensic Institute, broken glass specialist). Credit image: lost.nl