All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)
art of approaching
Image by Renée Turner
All Is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling was a daylong seminar on the home. The speakers explored various perceptions and theorisings on the home, the private, and the intimate. Ine Gevers began by critically questioning who may be excluded from conventional or traditional notions of the home. Her thesis focused on the significance of listening to those who reside outside the borders of inclusion, the mad, the disabled, and those without residence. Polly Gould gave a lecture and performance on “matter in and out of place”. She examined the social taboos around bodily secretions, specifically breast milk and touched upon the blurred and at times contradictory distinctions society makes between the public and private, the sightly and unsightly. Riek Sijbring, taking an art historical approach, looked at still life painting and the ways ‘the feminine’ was represented through the depiction of floral arrangements within an interior space. Finally, Apolonija Sustersic compared and contrasted the Modernist high architectural visions of Le Corbusier with the illegal self-built and at times provisional dwellings in Slovenia. At the end of the day there was a discussion among the guest lecturers and the audience. One of the over arching themes emerging was the necessity to look beyond the spatial qualities of the home and acknowledge its socially constructed borders.

Speakers
Riek Sijbring is an artist and writer living in Amsterdam. She studied art at the Rijksakademie and has received a Laureate in Theory from the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has exhibited in various spaces such as the Veemvloer and the Bonnefanten Museum. In 1997 she published an essay in Issues 4 entitled “Mute Thought: an account of my encounter with the French philosopher Maurice Merleau Ponty”. She is a core initiator of Stichting de Geuzen.(link: to Riek’s text)

Polly Gould is an English artist and writer living in Maastricht. She studied art at St. Martins and is currently working on a Laureate in Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has shown work at Digital ’96 and W139.(link: to Polly’s text)

Ine Gevers is a Dutch curator and writer living in Utrecht. She teaches in the Department of Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie and has organised symposia there such as “Place, Position, Presentation, Public”. She has co-curated with Jeanne van Heeswijk the exhibition, “I + the Other, Art and the Human Condition”. (link to Ine’s text)

Apolonija Sustersic is a Slovenian architect and artist living in Ljubljana and Amsterdam. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and has done post-graduate studies in art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She was included in the Triennial of Contemporary Slovenian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Slovenia and Manifesta 2.

The Reader
Annie Toop in collaboration with De Geuzen.

Annie Toop is an English artist living in Amsterdam. She studied art at both The Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and the Rijksakademie. She has exhibited at the I.C.A. London, W139 and has had works published in Mute-Digital Arts Magazine.

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)
art of approaching
Image by Renée Turner
All Is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling was a daylong seminar on the home. The speakers explored various perceptions and theorisings on the home, the private, and the intimate. Ine Gevers began by critically questioning who may be excluded from conventional or traditional notions of the home. Her thesis focused on the significance of listening to those who reside outside the borders of inclusion, the mad, the disabled, and those without residence. Polly Gould gave a lecture and performance on “matter in and out of place”. She examined the social taboos around bodily secretions, specifically breast milk and touched upon the blurred and at times contradictory distinctions society makes between the public and private, the sightly and unsightly. Riek Sijbring, taking an art historical approach, looked at still life painting and the ways ‘the feminine’ was represented through the depiction of floral arrangements within an interior space. Finally, Apolonija Sustersic compared and contrasted the Modernist high architectural visions of Le Corbusier with the illegal self-built and at times provisional dwellings in Slovenia. At the end of the day there was a discussion among the guest lecturers and the audience. One of the over arching themes emerging was the necessity to look beyond the spatial qualities of the home and acknowledge its socially constructed borders.

Speakers
Riek Sijbring is an artist and writer living in Amsterdam. She studied art at the Rijksakademie and has received a Laureate in Theory from the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has exhibited in various spaces such as the Veemvloer and the Bonnefanten Museum. In 1997 she published an essay in Issues 4 entitled “Mute Thought: an account of my encounter with the French philosopher Maurice Merleau Ponty”. She is a core initiator of Stichting de Geuzen.(link: to Riek’s text)

Polly Gould is an English artist and writer living in Maastricht. She studied art at St. Martins and is currently working on a Laureate in Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has shown work at Digital ’96 and W139.(link: to Polly’s text)

Ine Gevers is a Dutch curator and writer living in Utrecht. She teaches in the Department of Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie and has organised symposia there such as “Place, Position, Presentation, Public”. She has co-curated with Jeanne van Heeswijk the exhibition, “I + the Other, Art and the Human Condition”. (link to Ine’s text)

Apolonija Sustersic is a Slovenian architect and artist living in Ljubljana and Amsterdam. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and has done post-graduate studies in art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She was included in the Triennial of Contemporary Slovenian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Slovenia and Manifesta 2.

The Reader
Annie Toop in collaboration with De Geuzen.

Annie Toop is an English artist living in Amsterdam. She studied art at both The Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and the Rijksakademie. She has exhibited at the I.C.A. London, W139 and has had works published in Mute-Digital Arts Magazine.

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)
art of approaching
Image by Renée Turner
Postcards and take home quotes by artist Annie Toop

All Is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling was a daylong seminar on the home. The speakers explored various perceptions and theorisings on the home, the private, and the intimate. Ine Gevers began by critically questioning who may be excluded from conventional or traditional notions of the home. Her thesis focused on the significance of listening to those who reside outside the borders of inclusion, the mad, the disabled, and those without residence. Polly Gould gave a lecture and performance on “matter in and out of place”. She examined the social taboos around bodily secretions, specifically breast milk and touched upon the blurred and at times contradictory distinctions society makes between the public and private, the sightly and unsightly. Riek Sijbring, taking an art historical approach, looked at still life painting and the ways ‘the feminine’ was represented through the depiction of floral arrangements within an interior space. Finally, Apolonija Sustersic compared and contrasted the Modernist high architectural visions of Le Corbusier with the illegal self-built and at times provisional dwellings in Slovenia. At the end of the day there was a discussion among the guest lecturers and the audience. One of the over arching themes emerging was the necessity to look beyond the spatial qualities of the home and acknowledge its socially constructed borders.

Speakers
Riek Sijbring is an artist and writer living in Amsterdam. She studied art at the Rijksakademie and has received a Laureate in Theory from the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has exhibited in various spaces such as the Veemvloer and the Bonnefanten Museum. In 1997 she published an essay in Issues 4 entitled “Mute Thought: an account of my encounter with the French philosopher Maurice Merleau Ponty”. She is a core initiator of Stichting de Geuzen.(link: to Riek’s text)

Polly Gould is an English artist and writer living in Maastricht. She studied art at St. Martins and is currently working on a Laureate in Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has shown work at Digital ’96 and W139.(link: to Polly’s text)

Ine Gevers is a Dutch curator and writer living in Utrecht. She teaches in the Department of Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie and has organised symposia there such as “Place, Position, Presentation, Public”. She has co-curated with Jeanne van Heeswijk the exhibition, “I + the Other, Art and the Human Condition”. (link to Ine’s text)

Apolonija Sustersic is a Slovenian architect and artist living in Ljubljana and Amsterdam. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and has done post-graduate studies in art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She was included in the Triennial of Contemporary Slovenian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Slovenia and Manifesta 2.

The Reader
Annie Toop in collaboration with De Geuzen.

Annie Toop is an English artist living in Amsterdam. She studied art at both The Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and the Rijksakademie. She has exhibited at the I.C.A. London, W139 and has had works published in Mute-Digital Arts Magazine.

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)
art of approaching
Image by Renée Turner
All Is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling was a daylong seminar on the home. The speakers explored various perceptions and theorisings on the home, the private, and the intimate. Ine Gevers began by critically questioning who may be excluded from conventional or traditional notions of the home. Her thesis focused on the significance of listening to those who reside outside the borders of inclusion, the mad, the disabled, and those without residence. Polly Gould gave a lecture and performance on “matter in and out of place”. She examined the social taboos around bodily secretions, specifically breast milk and touched upon the blurred and at times contradictory distinctions society makes between the public and private, the sightly and unsightly. Riek Sijbring, taking an art historical approach, looked at still life painting and the ways ‘the feminine’ was represented through the depiction of floral arrangements within an interior space. Finally, Apolonija Sustersic compared and contrasted the Modernist high architectural visions of Le Corbusier with the illegal self-built and at times provisional dwellings in Slovenia. At the end of the day there was a discussion among the guest lecturers and the audience. One of the over arching themes emerging was the necessity to look beyond the spatial qualities of the home and acknowledge its socially constructed borders.

Speakers
Riek Sijbring is an artist and writer living in Amsterdam. She studied art at the Rijksakademie and has received a Laureate in Theory from the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has exhibited in various spaces such as the Veemvloer and the Bonnefanten Museum. In 1997 she published an essay in Issues 4 entitled “Mute Thought: an account of my encounter with the French philosopher Maurice Merleau Ponty”. She is a core initiator of Stichting de Geuzen.(link: to Riek’s text)

Polly Gould is an English artist and writer living in Maastricht. She studied art at St. Martins and is currently working on a Laureate in Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has shown work at Digital ’96 and W139.(link: to Polly’s text)

Ine Gevers is a Dutch curator and writer living in Utrecht. She teaches in the Department of Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie and has organised symposia there such as “Place, Position, Presentation, Public”. She has co-curated with Jeanne van Heeswijk the exhibition, “I + the Other, Art and the Human Condition”. (link to Ine’s text)

Apolonija Sustersic is a Slovenian architect and artist living in Ljubljana and Amsterdam. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and has done post-graduate studies in art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She was included in the Triennial of Contemporary Slovenian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Slovenia and Manifesta 2.

The Reader
Annie Toop in collaboration with De Geuzen.

Annie Toop is an English artist living in Amsterdam. She studied art at both The Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and the Rijksakademie. She has exhibited at the I.C.A. London, W139 and has had works published in Mute-Digital Arts Magazine.

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)
art of approaching
Image by Renée Turner
The reader was designed by artist Annie Toop

All Is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling was a daylong seminar on the home. The speakers explored various perceptions and theorisings on the home, the private, and the intimate. Ine Gevers began by critically questioning who may be excluded from conventional or traditional notions of the home. Her thesis focused on the significance of listening to those who reside outside the borders of inclusion, the mad, the disabled, and those without residence. Polly Gould gave a lecture and performance on “matter in and out of place”. She examined the social taboos around bodily secretions, specifically breast milk and touched upon the blurred and at times contradictory distinctions society makes between the public and private, the sightly and unsightly. Riek Sijbring, taking an art historical approach, looked at still life painting and the ways ‘the feminine’ was represented through the depiction of floral arrangements within an interior space. Finally, Apolonija Sustersic compared and contrasted the Modernist high architectural visions of Le Corbusier with the illegal self-built and at times provisional dwellings in Slovenia. At the end of the day there was a discussion among the guest lecturers and the audience. One of the over arching themes emerging was the necessity to look beyond the spatial qualities of the home and acknowledge its socially constructed borders.

Speakers
Riek Sijbring is an artist and writer living in Amsterdam. She studied art at the Rijksakademie and has received a Laureate in Theory from the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has exhibited in various spaces such as the Veemvloer and the Bonnefanten Museum. In 1997 she published an essay in Issues 4 entitled “Mute Thought: an account of my encounter with the French philosopher Maurice Merleau Ponty”. She is a core initiator of Stichting de Geuzen.(link: to Riek’s text)

Polly Gould is an English artist and writer living in Maastricht. She studied art at St. Martins and is currently working on a Laureate in Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has shown work at Digital ’96 and W139.(link: to Polly’s text)

Ine Gevers is a Dutch curator and writer living in Utrecht. She teaches in the Department of Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie and has organised symposia there such as “Place, Position, Presentation, Public”. She has co-curated with Jeanne van Heeswijk the exhibition, “I + the Other, Art and the Human Condition”. (link to Ine’s text)

Apolonija Sustersic is a Slovenian architect and artist living in Ljubljana and Amsterdam. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and has done post-graduate studies in art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She was included in the Triennial of Contemporary Slovenian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Slovenia and Manifesta 2.

The Reader
Annie Toop in collaboration with De Geuzen.

Annie Toop is an English artist living in Amsterdam. She studied art at both The Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and the Rijksakademie. She has exhibited at the I.C.A. London, W139 and has had works published in Mute-Digital Arts Magazine.

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)
art of approaching
Image by Renée Turner
Invitation

All Is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling was a daylong seminar on the home. The speakers explored various perceptions and theorisings on the home, the private, and the intimate. Ine Gevers began by critically questioning who may be excluded from conventional or traditional notions of the home. Her thesis focused on the significance of listening to those who reside outside the borders of inclusion, the mad, the disabled, and those without residence. Polly Gould gave a lecture and performance on “matter in and out of place”. She examined the social taboos around bodily secretions, specifically breast milk and touched upon the blurred and at times contradictory distinctions society makes between the public and private, the sightly and unsightly. Riek Sijbring, taking an art historical approach, looked at still life painting and the ways ‘the feminine’ was represented through the depiction of floral arrangements within an interior space. Finally, Apolonija Sustersic compared and contrasted the Modernist high architectural visions of Le Corbusier with the illegal self-built and at times provisional dwellings in Slovenia. At the end of the day there was a discussion among the guest lecturers and the audience. One of the over arching themes emerging was the necessity to look beyond the spatial qualities of the home and acknowledge its socially constructed borders.

Speakers
Riek Sijbring is an artist and writer living in Amsterdam. She studied art at the Rijksakademie and has received a Laureate in Theory from the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has exhibited in various spaces such as the Veemvloer and the Bonnefanten Museum. In 1997 she published an essay in Issues 4 entitled “Mute Thought: an account of my encounter with the French philosopher Maurice Merleau Ponty”. She is a core initiator of Stichting de Geuzen.(link: to Riek’s text)

Polly Gould is an English artist and writer living in Maastricht. She studied art at St. Martins and is currently working on a Laureate in Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has shown work at Digital ’96 and W139.(link: to Polly’s text)

Ine Gevers is a Dutch curator and writer living in Utrecht. She teaches in the Department of Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie and has organised symposia there such as “Place, Position, Presentation, Public”. She has co-curated with Jeanne van Heeswijk the exhibition, “I + the Other, Art and the Human Condition”. (link to Ine’s text)

Apolonija Sustersic is a Slovenian architect and artist living in Ljubljana and Amsterdam. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and has done post-graduate studies in art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She was included in the Triennial of Contemporary Slovenian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Slovenia and Manifesta 2.

The Reader
Annie Toop in collaboration with De Geuzen.

Annie Toop is an English artist living in Amsterdam. She studied art at both The Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and the Rijksakademie. She has exhibited at the I.C.A. London, W139 and has had works published in Mute-Digital Arts Magazine.

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)

All is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling (1999)
art of approaching
Image by Renée Turner
Postcards and take home quotes by artist Annie Toop

All Is Quiet on the Domestic Front: a look at intimacy and dwelling was a daylong seminar on the home. The speakers explored various perceptions and theorisings on the home, the private, and the intimate. Ine Gevers began by critically questioning who may be excluded from conventional or traditional notions of the home. Her thesis focused on the significance of listening to those who reside outside the borders of inclusion, the mad, the disabled, and those without residence. Polly Gould gave a lecture and performance on “matter in and out of place”. She examined the social taboos around bodily secretions, specifically breast milk and touched upon the blurred and at times contradictory distinctions society makes between the public and private, the sightly and unsightly. Riek Sijbring, taking an art historical approach, looked at still life painting and the ways ‘the feminine’ was represented through the depiction of floral arrangements within an interior space. Finally, Apolonija Sustersic compared and contrasted the Modernist high architectural visions of Le Corbusier with the illegal self-built and at times provisional dwellings in Slovenia. At the end of the day there was a discussion among the guest lecturers and the audience. One of the over arching themes emerging was the necessity to look beyond the spatial qualities of the home and acknowledge its socially constructed borders.

Speakers
Riek Sijbring is an artist and writer living in Amsterdam. She studied art at the Rijksakademie and has received a Laureate in Theory from the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has exhibited in various spaces such as the Veemvloer and the Bonnefanten Museum. In 1997 she published an essay in Issues 4 entitled “Mute Thought: an account of my encounter with the French philosopher Maurice Merleau Ponty”. She is a core initiator of Stichting de Geuzen.(link: to Riek’s text)

Polly Gould is an English artist and writer living in Maastricht. She studied art at St. Martins and is currently working on a Laureate in Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie. She has shown work at Digital ’96 and W139.(link: to Polly’s text)

Ine Gevers is a Dutch curator and writer living in Utrecht. She teaches in the Department of Theory at the Jan van Eyck Akademie and has organised symposia there such as “Place, Position, Presentation, Public”. She has co-curated with Jeanne van Heeswijk the exhibition, “I + the Other, Art and the Human Condition”. (link to Ine’s text)

Apolonija Sustersic is a Slovenian architect and artist living in Ljubljana and Amsterdam. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and has done post-graduate studies in art at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She was included in the Triennial of Contemporary Slovenian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in Slovenia and Manifesta 2.

The Reader
Annie Toop in collaboration with De Geuzen.

Annie Toop is an English artist living in Amsterdam. She studied art at both The Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and the Rijksakademie. She has exhibited at the I.C.A. London, W139 and has had works published in Mute-Digital Arts Magazine.

Only Fools and Horses Location: 46 Old Market Street, Bristol 1999

Only Fools and Horses Location: 46 Old Market Street, Bristol 1999
dating agency
Image by Floyd Nello
Shops at 45 & 46 Old Market Street in Bristol during February 1999. At the time 45 was occupied by The Bristol Karaoke Company, and 46 was used by someone trading as Captain’s Log.

The shop at 46 Old Market Street was also the location for the computer dating agency in BBC’s Only Fools and Horses 1988 Xmas special ‘Dates’. These days the shop is occupied by Ambition Recruitment – www.ambition24hoursgroup.co.uk

Also, for many years until 1984, 46 was occupied by H A Raselle pawnbrokers – www.flickr.com/photos/fray_bentos/152968124/in/photostream/

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRN9s5OEO-4