Job Koelewijn, in collaboration with Susan Jenkins, Haoran Kang, Konstantinos Milonas, Elena Pietrini Sánchez, Tereza Teluchova, Chao Wang, and Li Zhengqing, Exercising Verticality, 2017, books, audio

Seven students of the MaHKU (Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, Utrecht) Fine Art program—Susan Jenkins, Haoran Kang, Konstantinos Milonas, Elena Pietrini Sánchez, Tereza Teluchova, Chao Wang, and Li Zhengqing—were each challenged to propose a book of their choice and to translate it into an audio book, the read texts serving as point of departure for the audio sketchbooks. The experience of using one’s own voice has been a significant part of the process, bringing to practice the French poet Charles Baudelaire’s (1821–1876) maxim, “If you want to understand a word, repeat it a thousand times and the word will open itself like a flower.”

  • Part of To Seminar exhibition conceptualized by Henk Slager
  • Part of Future Vocabularies long-term research and propositional trajectory rethinking art’s conceptual lexicon