f for fact

Since September 2020 I am a tutor and writing mentor in the two-year MA program “F for Fact” at the Sandberg Institute (a postgraduate programme of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam with Master Programmes in Fine Arts, Interior Architecture and Design). Fourteen artists have been selected for “F for Fact,” one of Sandberg’s new, topical MA programs that focuses on the borderland between fact and fiction, issues of “post-truth” and “alternative facts,” as well as speculative fabulation and imagined pasts and futures. The program specifically encourages students to examine archival collections and institutions (in the Netherlands and beyond) as part of their individual artistic practice.

More information: https://sandberg.nl/temporary-programme-f-for-fact

October 2020 communal readings:

– Noonan-Ganley, Joseph. “Abolishing the Writing Strand in Art Departments.” Comcrit, n.d. https://comcrit.com.

– Dumit, Joseph. “Writing the Implosion: Teaching the World One Thing at a Time.” Cultural Anthropology 29, no. 2 (May 19, 2014): 344–62.

– Klinkenborg, Verlyn. “Several Short Sentences About Writing.” Ecotone 1, no. 2 (April 26, 2012): 126–33.

November 2020 communal readings

Fabulation & SF

– excerpts from “Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival,” documentary by Fabrizio Terranova, 2017
– Haraway, Donna. “Awash in Urine: DES and Premarin® in Multispecies Response-Ability.” WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 40, no. 1 (2012): 301–16.

Factish

– Latour, Bruno. “The Slight Surprise of Action. Facts, Fetishes, Factishes.” In Pandora’s Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies. Harvard: Harvard University Press, 1999.
– Latour, Bruno. “Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern.” Critical Inquiry 30, no. 2 (January 1, 2004): 225–48.

para-Fiction

– Lambert-Beatty, Carrie. “Make-Believe : Parafiction and Plausibility.” October 129 (2009): 51–84.
– Burnett, D. Graham. “In Lies Begin Responsibilities.” In More Real?: Art in the Age of Truthiness, edited by Elizabeth Armstrong, 190–209. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, 2013.