OCA is pleased to announce the publication of SEARCH by
Matias Faldbakken as part of the dOCUMENTA (13) notebook series
100 Notes - 100 Thoughts.
no 035: Matias Faldbakken
novelist and artist Matias Faldbakken went into the log of his
different hard drives and extracted parts of his Google search
histories. The search phrases are printed chronologically according
to when they were typed into the search box. The texts are largely
based on image searches. In many respects they show the verbal
semi-absurd foundation for the artist's image production: they are
partly his notes, partly his research. These search-word texts are
almost like automatic writing: unconscious (or accidental) text
production. They allow the reader to witness part of his working
process and could be seen as a cross section of his thinking. The
texts occupy a space in between the artist's visual and textual
production, ending up here as a form of (concrete) poetry.
About Matias Faldbakken
Matias Faldbakken (b.1973, Hobro, Denmark, lives
and works in Oslo, Norway) has exhibited widely internationally and
within Norway. His most recent exhibitions were held at the Power
Station in Dallas, TX, USA, at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in
Kassel, Germany and at the Neue Achener Kunstverein in Aachen,
About dOCUMENTA (13) notebook series 100 Notes - 100
As a prelude to the 2012 exhibition, dOCUMENTA (13) together with
Hatje Cantz are publishing a series of notebooks, 100 Notes –
100 Thoughts, that is comprised of facsimiles of existing
notebooks, commissioned essays, collaborations, and conversations.
The notebooks appear in three different formats (A6, A5, B5) and
range from 16 to 48 pages in length. Contributors hail from diverse
fields – art, science, philosophy, psychology, anthropology,
political theory, literature, and poetry. Matias Faldbakken is part
of a list of authors that includes György Lukács, Suely Rolnik,
Franco Berardi, Vandana Shiva, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Salvador
Dalí and Ignacio Vidal-Folch, Chus Martínez, Édouard Glissant and
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Arjun Appadurai, Cornelius Castoriadis,
Griselda Pollock, Donna Haraway, Pamela M. Lee, William Kentrige,
Erkki Kurenniemi, Walter Benjamin and Nikola Doll, and Lawrence
Weiner, among others.
Commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13) Artistic Director Carolyn
Christov-Bakargiev, together with Head of Department, Member of
Core Agent Group, Chus Martínez, this series is edited by Head of
Publications, Bettina Funcke. The 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts
series is launched at various places and in various moments, each
accompanied by a discussion on the nature and the aim of this
publications project. You can acquire individual notebooks or
subscribe to the entire series of 100 notebooks in both printed and
e-book editions at www.hatjecantz.de/documenta13.
In Oslo you can acquire the notebooks at Torpedo Bookshop.