[thingist] wake up call

Wolfgang Staehle w at thing.net
Sat Oct 3 14:41:39 UTC 2009

hello lurkers,

this is so curious, there are new subscriptions to this list almost
every day and nothing ever happens.  this must be internet heaven.

anyway, for those of you who are in ny, there is heidrun holzfeind's
book launch on october 7 at the swiss institute.  since the thing has
become nomadic expect things to happen at various partner institutions
in the future.  check http://the.thing.net for more details and for
future announcements.

greetings from berlin,



Heidrun Holzfeind 
Wednesday, October 7, 6 pm

Swiss Institute [SI]
495 Broadway, 3 rd fl
NY NY 10012
Tel 212-925 2035

"It was a great experience to live through, kind of like being in love."
Carlos Sevilla

The two-volume book combines two closely related art projects by Heidrun

Between 2005 and 2007 Heidrun Holzfeind conducted a series of video
interviews with activists of the 1968 student movement. MEXICO 68
investigates the significance and impact of the '68 student movement on
Mexican society, politics and culture in general, and on the lives of
the participants in particular. Conducted almost forty years after the
fact, the 18 interviews with activists compiled in this volume offer a
diverse range of personal accounts, political and social analysis as
well as reflections on the events that took place during that mythic
year. They document the visions and dreams of a generation that aspired
to change an authoritarian political system and transform Mexican

Interviews with: Renata von Hanffstengel, Carlos Sevilla, Silvia
González Marín, Rodolfo Echeverría, Elena Poniatowska, Marcelino
Perelló, Raúl Moreno Wonchee, Carolia Paniagua, Selma Beraud, Hira de
Gortari, Maria Teresa Losada, Raúl Álvarez Garín, Carmen Soler, Ana
Ignacia Rodríguez, Maria Fernanda Campa, Patricia Eugenia de los Ríos
Lozano, Mercedes Perelló, Deborah Dultzin Kessler

CU, Mexico City, August 2006 - is a personal portrait of "Ciudad
Universitaria", the National University's Mexico City campus. The
carefully composed shots of exterior and interior views, architectural
details, and eerily unpopulated hallways, class rooms and walkways
highlight Holzfeind's interest in aging modernist structures, the
conceptualization of the campus as a modern "city" and the use of
functionality in the Mexican modernization project.

With texts by Cuauhtémoc Medina and Jorge Reynoso Pohlenz

www.heidrunholzfeind.com | www.mexico68.net | www.kodoji.com |

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