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Archive: Contributions & Interviews



Künstlerische Forschung. Ein Handbuch

Jens Badura (ed.), Selma Dubach (ed.), Anke Haarmann (ed.), Dieter Mersch (ed.), Anton Rey (ed.), Christoph Schenker (ed.), Germán Toro Pérez (ed.)
(Zurich-Berlin: diaphanes, 2015)

Mit Beiträgen von Peter Ablinger, Sigrid Adorf, Jens Badura, Anette Baldauf, Ulf Bästlein, Jochen Becker, Alessandro Bertinetto, Elke Bippus, Henk Borgdorff, Christoph Brunner, et al.

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Radikal Ambivalent

Radikal ambivalent Engagement und Verantwortung in den Künsten heute
Rachel Mader (ed.)

(Zurich-Berlin, diaphanes, 2014)

Mit Beiträgen von Helmut Draxler, Thomas Hirschhorn, knowbotiq, Verena Krieger, Brigitta Kuster, Barbara Lange, Rachel Mader, Uriel Orlow, Gerald Raunig, Johanna Schaffer, et al.

Uriel Orlow und Rachel Kader, Eine Offenheit, Die Mehrdeutigkeit Ermöglicht: Download full PDF


Artists and Archives: A Correspondence

All This Stuff: Archiving the Artist, (eds.) Judy Vaknin, Karyn Stuckey and Victoria Lane. (Oxford, Libri Publishing, 2013)

Contributions by Clive Phillpot, Gustav Metzger, Bruce McLean, Barbara Steveni, John Latham, Barry Flanagan, Edward Burra, Penelope Curtis, Neal White and others.

Includes a contribution by Uriel Orlow and Ruth Maclennan “Artists and Archives: A Correspondence”

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The Galápagos Principle

With contributions by Pierre Bal-Blanc, Marc Bembekoff, Julien Fronsacq, Simon Pleasance, Aurélien Mole, Ilya Prigogine, Simon Boudvin, Jean Painlevé, René Daumal, Laurent Montaron, Christian Waldvogel, Alain Bedos & Christian Moncel, Superstudio, Arnaud des Palliéres, Ceel Mogami de Haas & Vianney Fivel, Simon Faithfull, Joseph Grigely, and Sealand.

A project by Maxime Bondu, Gaël Grivet, Bénédicte le Pimpec, Èmile Ouroumov.


Chewing The Scenery

ed. Andrea Thal (Zürich: Edition Fink, 2011)

Produced for Switzerland’s contribution at the 54th Venice Biennale, designed by Georg Rutishauser and Anna Frei, with artistic contributions by Maria Iorio / Raphaël Cuomo, Uriel Orlow and Eran Schaerf.


Internal Necessity

ed. Tirdad Zolghadr (New York: Sternberg Press, 2010)

Contributions by Claire Feely, Eva Weinmayr, Judith Raum, Shirana Shahbazi, Oraib Toukan, Linda Franke, Erik Wenzel, Gürsoy Dogtas, Bettina Malcomess, Mariangela Méndez, Agnieszka Kurant, Ricardo Valentim, Ethan Breckenridge.

Correspondence between Uriel Orlow and Hans-Rudolf Reust: Download PDF


The Transgenerational Memory of Monkeys

Contributions by Stuart Brisley, Zoe Brown, Nichola Bruce and Rebecca Marshall, Jem Finer, Judith Goddard, Dryden Goodwin, Tony Grisony, Mark Harris, Andrew Kötting, J. Maizlish, Trine Lise Nederaas, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Uriel Orlow, Tom Paine, Sarah Pucill, Alice Maude-Roxby, Tal Sterngast, Gary Stevens, Peter Suchin.



ed. Paul St George (London: Wallflower Press, 2009)

Supermoment, an essay on perception and space.


How To Do Things with Words and a Camera

ed. Amanda Beech, Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Matthew Poole (London: Artwordspress, 2008)

Contributions by Sharon Kivland, Amanda Beech, Jasper Joseph-Lester, Johanna Sumiala, Norman M. Klein, Matthew Poole, Uriel Orlow, Suhail Malik.

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Life is More Important Than Art

ed. by Gilane Tawadros w. introduction by Paul Hobson (Ostrich, 2007)
ISBN 978-0-9555687-0-1

An investigation of the current conditions for making and presenting contemporary art with contributions from Faisal Abdu’Allah, Wendy Anderson, Stuart Brisley, Simon Callery, Stuart Croft, Yara El-Sherbini, Raimi Gbadamosi, Susan Hiller, Gabriel Kuri, David Medalla, Stephen Nelson, Uriel Orlow, João Penalva, Zineb Sedira, John Seth, Yinka Shonibare, Terry Smith, Alia Syed, Anne Tallentire and Simon Tegala.


The Dialectical Image: La Jetée and Photography-as-Cinema

in The Cinematic, ed. by David Campany (Whitechapel and MIT, 2007)
ISBN 978-0-85488-152-9 / 978-0-262-53288-4

A reader which surveys the rich history of relationships between the moving and still image in photography and film. With contributions by Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Raymond Bellour, Victor Burgin, Catherine David, Gilles Deleuze, Régis Durand, Thierry de Duve, Sergei Eisenstein, Mike Figgis, Christian Metz, Laura Mulvey, Uriel Orlow, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Constance Penley, Steve Reich, Susan Sontag, Agnès Varda, Peter Wollen and others.

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Latent Archives, Roving Lens

in Ghosting: The Role of the Archive within Contemporary Artists’ Film and Video
ed. by Jane Connarty and Josephine Lanyon (Bristol: Picture This Moving Image, 2006) ISBN 0-9539872-8-0

With essays by Eddie Chambers, Amna Malik, Uriel Orlow, Lucy Reynolds and Erika Tan, and illustrated case studies on works of: The Atlas Group, Ansuman Biswas, Matthew Buckingham, Neil Cummings & Marysia Lewandowska, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, Douglas Gordon, Johan Grimonprez, Susan Hiller, Patrick Keiller, Marcel Odenbach, Harold Offeh, Uriel Orlow & Ruth Maclennan, The Otolith Group, Erika Tan, Fiona Tan and Mark Wallinger.

‘Latent Archives, Roving Lens’ considers artistic engagement with the materiality of the archive from the vantage point of moving image works and their specific inter-weaving of the roles of the artist as researcher, the camera as eye-witness, and the film/video work as keeper of archival matter. Focusing on examples, it explores two strands of works: Firstly, those whose reflection on the materiality of the archive/document is literally a mirroring of an existing archive, where the archive’s material presence and the collection’s physicality is visually transcribed into a moving image work (such as Alain Resnais’ film Toute la mémoire du monde). Secondly, it reflects on the implications of works which project the archival onto the world outside and retrieve documents or collections which are not yet archived and are still physically embedded in their original historical settings (in such works as Susan Hiller’s J-Street Project and Jane and Louise Wilson’s Stasi City).

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Talk is Cheap

Some Notes on Freedom of Speech and the Ethics of Listening in Route 181 by Michel Khleifi and Eyal Sivan

in 1+1+1, issue two (London: Double agents, Summer 2005)

Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Trouble with Talkies, at ADI Project Space, London, May-June 2005, curated by Adam Chodzko, Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, Jaki Irvine,Uriel Orlow, Lisa Panting and Anne Tallentire.

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The Archival Power of the Image

in Lost in the Archives, ed. by Rebecca Comay (Toronto: Alphabet City, nr. 8, 2002)

Essay commissioned by Alphabet City to appear in major publication on art and theory in relation to the archive, alongside contributions by Boris Groys, Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Friedrich Kittler, Neil Cummings & Marysia Lewandowska, Sharon Lockhart, Irit Rogoff, Jeff Wall and others.

Chris Marker – The Archival Power of the Image: Download PDF