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The Griefers of Bandung

The Griefers of Ban­dung is a new lim­ited edi­tion novella writ­ten col­lec­tively by Sarah Peirce’s and Tir­dad Zolghadr’s pub­lish­ing class of the Dutch Art Insti­tute. The book is launched in Arn­hem at Wal­ter Books.


Christian Wolff’s “Burdocks”

Tec­ton­ics Fes­ti­val is the brain­child of con­duc­tor Ilan Volkov bring­ing together sym­phonic works, free impro­vi­sa­tion, noise, cham­ber music, sound instal­la­tions. Along with Robyn Schulkowsky, Yan­nis Kyr­i­akides, Volkov him­self and 10 other musi­cians we per­formed Chris­t­ian Wolff’s graphic score Bur­docks.


KL in Annecy

I com­posed the music along Glacial for the short fea­ture KL. The film is a suc­ces­sion of pho­tographs taken in an immense ceme­tery in Upper Sile­sia reveals the place only through details: rail­way cross­ings and riv­ets, win­dows, red bricks, wag­ons, barbed wire, birch bark, num­bers, pil­lars, bells, shoe pol­ish, etc. It was directed by William Heine and Yann Bon­nin and com­peted at the Annecy Film Fes­ti­val. 12 June – 17 June 2017.


Shapereader in Dubai

Good Print­ing addresses issues of print­mak­ing in regards to authen­tic­ity, repro­ducibil­ity, and the mech­a­ni­sa­tion of art mak­ing. Nonethe­less, the artists don’t engage in a nos­tal­gic quest for the return to the orig­i­nal in order to restore the aura of the work of art. Rather, they cel­e­brate the poten­tial­ity of the defects and inac­cu­ra­cies that (can) occur in the process of copy­ing orig­i­nals or repro­duc­tions, which even­tu­ally rede­fines the essence of the orig­i­nal­ity of their work. Curated by Yas­mina Reg­gad. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, UAE. 22 May — 14 Sep­tem­ber 2017.


Julius Knipl” translated in Greek!

Ben Katchor’s Julius Knipl, Real Estate Pho­tog­ra­pher: The Beauty Sup­ply Dis­trict has now been trans­lated in Greek by the Ink­press team!


Thammasat University

I intro­duced my con­cep­tual comics as a guest lec­turer for Nico­las Verstappen’s course “Polit­i­cal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion” of the senior stu­dents of the Fac­ulty of Jour­nal­ism and Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Tham­masat Uni­ver­sity of Thai­land and the Fac­ulty of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Arts, Chu­la­longkorn Uni­ver­sity.



I am very glad to con­tribute a short story for Gouf­fre, an inter­na­tional mag­a­zine, con­ceived, designed, printed and bound by the edi­to­r­ial team. These new per­spec­tives and unique approaches in comics are pro­claimed as “min­i­mal, max­i­mal, with­out char­ac­ters, made of sen­sa­tions, or of empti­ness, mute, aes­thetic, close to abstrac­tion. You will dis­cover toxic under­growth, extin­guished sub­urbs, melan­cholic sci-fi sto­ries, fake mag­a­zine cov­ers, mod­ern love rela­tion­ships and visions of the near future.” Con­grat­u­la­tions to the edi­to­r­ial team. Sold out!



This is the sec­ond year that the iDance edu­ca­tional pro­gram addresses ques­tions of impro­vi­sa­tion in regards to visu­ally impaired. Con­ducted at the OCC, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with chore­o­g­ra­pher Iris Karayan, dur­ing the 12 sem­i­nars we will explore how to cre­ate sound and move­ment mate­r­ial, exper­i­ment with exter­nal stim­uli and acti­vate deep lis­ten­ing towards spa­tial aware­ness. Feb­ru­ary- May 2017.


Moving Parts

I com­posed the sound design for Iris Karayan’s dance pieces Mov­ing Parts and Man­ual Solos. The sound con­sisted of a nar­ra­tion of a text con­sist­ing for an instruc­tions man­ual for a fic­tional appli­ance. The work was com­mis­sioned by the MIR­Fes­ti­val and per­formed by Antigone Avdi, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou and Amalia Kosma. Athens, 11, 12 & 13 Decem­ber, 2016.



Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo.

I am invited by Rafael Coutinho to intro­duce Shapereader, and give a pre­sen­ta­tion of my recent pub­lished works dur­ing the Sym­po­sium of Exper­i­men­tal and Fringe Nar­ra­tives. Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo, Brazil. 13–15 Novem­ber 2016.


Shapereader at the University of Washington

I will intro­duce and dis­cuss the Shapereader project on Novem­ber 3 at 4pm in Allen Audi­to­rium on the UW cam­pus. Co-spon­sored by the UW Dis­abil­ity Stud­ies Pro­gram, CHID, the Depart­ment of Eng­lish, the Depart­ment of Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture, Cin­ema and Media and the Short Run Comix & Arts Fes­ti­val.


Seattle Public Library

I am very excited to be one of the inter­na­tional guests of the amaz­ing Short Run Comics Fes­ti­val. Among a very fine selec­tion of inter­na­tional guests, I will intro­duce my con­cep­tual comics and dis­cuss some of my books with the audi­ence at the Seat­tle Pub­lic Library. 2nd Novem­ber 2016, Seat­tle.


Shapereader in MUSAC

A Shapereader exhi­bi­tion opens at the Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art of Castilla and Leon (MUSAC). Spain, 17 Sep­tem­ber — 27 Novem­ber 2016.


Shapereader workshop in MUSAC

A Shapereader work­shop was orga­nized in the MUSAC with col­lab­o­ra­tion of the ONCE. Dur­ing the two-day work­shop, the group col­lec­tively cre­ated a wall tac­tile nar­ra­tive that was inte­grated in the Shapereader exhi­bi­tion.


Print Screen Festival

The Print Screen Fes­ti­val draws together artists, tech­nol­o­gists and dig­i­tal cul­ture researchers for four days  of pro­gram­ming at the Holon Cin­e­math­eque in Holon, Israel. It includes a wide vari­ety of films, con­tex­tual pro­gram­ming, inter­ac­tive pre­sen­ta­tions, mas­ter classes with inter­na­tional artists, work­shops, lec­tures and panel dis­cus­sions. I pre­sented in a show on haikus curated by Eran Hadas, my video work Honey, I shrunk the playlist.