1 -Spheres of Interest : Experiments in Thinking and Action is the name of the series taking place at the San Francisco Art Institute. Initiated in 2006 with a pilot season, 2008 marks the 3rd consecutive year in which a roster of invited guests visit San Francisco to engage in private seminars, and public lectures. During these years guests and events have included : Cindy Bernard, Chris Gilbert, Activating the Medium Festival 9,10 and 11, Sabeth Buchmann, Rainer Bellenbaum, Helmut Draxler, Stephan Geene, Ashley Hunt, Taisha Paggett, Michael Eng, Kimberly Lamm, Diedrich Diedrichsen, Noise Symposium : Florian Hecker, Curtis Roads and Yasunao Tone, Kobena Mercer, Raqs Media Collective, Trevor Paglen, Alfredo Jaar, Sarkis, Allan deSouza, Barbara Vanderlinden, Claire Daigle, Beth Coleman, Simin Farkhondeh, Avery F. Gordon, Fred Moten, Marko Peljhan, Judith Barry, John C. Welchman, Retort, A conversation with Trinh T. Minh-ha, Elvan Zabunyan, and Renée Green, Anthony McCall, Eduardo Cadava, Judith Hopf, Jürgen Bock, Lovett/Codagnone, Lia Gangitano, Françoise Vergès, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Camille Norment, Acoustic Landscapes and Noise : Florian Hecker and Chris Watson, Dont Rhine/Ultra-red, John Miller, Christian Philipp Müller, Tony Cokes, Phill Niblock, Florian Zeyfang, Laura Harris, Sowon Kwon, Karim Aïnouz, and Sharon Hayes.
2 Kobena Mercer is editor of the publication series Annotating Art’s Histories : Cross-Cultural Perspectives in the Visual Arts. Published by MIT Press, and co-published by Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)
3 Adapted definition from the Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language. New York : Dilithium Press, 1989.
4 These would also include another project of mine Wavelinks (1999-2002) ; seven films were produced on electronically produced sound : Mediations : The Wire ; Electronic Music ? ; Into the Machine : Laptops ; Activism and Sound ; The Aural and The Visual ; Spectrums of Sound, and A Different Reality.
5 Orhan Pahmuk. Istanbul : memories and the city. New York : Knopf, 2005.
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7 Paul Valéry. Monsieur Teste. 1st American edition. New York : Knopf, 1947 : 13.
8 Paul Valéry. “Remarks on Intelligence,”The Outlook for Intelligence. New York : Harper & Row, 1963. (Harper Torchbooks ; The Bollingen Library ; TB2016). “Originally published in 1962 by Bollingen Foundation as part I of History and politics, which is volume ten of the Collected works of Paul Valéry."
9 Harry Mathews. “The Pursuit of the Whole,” The case of the persevering Maltese : collected essays. Normal, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, 2003. Mathews is referencing D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s On Growth and Form.
10 Hosted by the Itaú Cultural, a cultural institute located in São Paulo, Projecto Hélio Oiticica can be accessed at the following URL :
[To access the essay these notes refer to, please check The Instant Archive website www ;ecoledumagasin.com/session17]