Adelheid Mers

texts + publications


Adapting Techniques of Studio Critique for Arts Management Pedagogy, The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Special Issue on Pedagogyy, June 2013

Doing Combat - Arts Administration Pedagogy at the Intersections of Management, Cultural Studies and Art as Research. Developed in conjunction with the conference "Cultural Management and Pedagogy: Discourses and Practices" in Helsinki, Finland, May 19-21, 2010, this paper was be presented at the AAAE conference, Boston, 2011. It will eventually be published in the follow-up book to the Symposium Series: Cultural Management and the State of the Field. Helsinki, edited by Constance DeVereaux & Pekka Vartiainen. Abstract

Le Journal #3 de la Triennale, English pdf and French link. A diagrammatic summary of "An old imaginative and new strategic geographies", a conversation between Zoran Erić and Juan A. Gaitan, April 2012

"Reading Massumi 2002, 2011", text and diagrams, with visual contributions by Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit, Proximities, Winter 2012, digital flipbook version

“Diskurs Matrix”, a diagrammatic summary and assessment of the 2011 annual conference of the Fachverband Kulturmanagement in Basel, Switzerland. in: Sigrid Bekmeier-Feuerhahn, Karen van den Berg, Steffen Höhne, Rolf Keller, Birgit Mandel, Martin Tröndle, Tasos Zembylas (Edts.) Jahrbuch 2011 - Fokus Kulturpolitik, transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2012

Transfer Diskurse – Einige Relevante Künstlerpositionen. Kultur- und Kreativindustrien (KKI). Kreativität/Innovation. Aesthetik. Diagrammatik./Transfer Discourses - Some Relevant Artists’ Positions. Cultural and Creative Industries. Creativity/Innovation. Aesthetics. Diagrammatics. abstract (pdf. en/de); workshop: “Artistic Research as Aesthetic Science?”, in the context of the art, science & business program of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, in cooperation with the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, September 2010.

Published as: "Transfer Diskurse – Einige relevante Künstlerpositionen. Kultur‑ und Kreativindustrie. Kreativität/Innovation. Ästhetik. Diagrammatik", in: Artistic Research als ästhetische Wissenschaft. Zur transdisziplinären Hybridisierung von Wissenschaft und Kunst", transcript, Bielefeld, 2011

"Reading some of Vilém Flusser’s thoughts on creativity in North America in 2009 - selfmade, do-it-yourself and doing-it-together." Temporary Art Review, 2013

Art21 blog, July 6, 2009: The value of didactic art and the gift economy—from object ownership to object affiliation.

“Interview with Jan Kaila and Jan-Erik Andersson, Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki, Finland”, in “Bootprint”, Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2009

Editor, "Useful Pictures", WhiteWalls: January 2009

“Diagram for an Exhibition: Spiegelbild”, Lido, Magazin von KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, issue 03/08, August 2008

"Sketches: Organizing Arts", Green Lantern Press, May 2007, contains a diagram after Duchamp's lecture "The Creative Act". 500 editions contain a screen print of the diagram. Download the pdf here. This book was published in conjunction with KSAMEC.

The first issue of Bootprint, 2007 contains my translation of Vilém Flusser's lecture "Krise der Linearität" (Crisis of Linearity) and an artist statement in which I talk about my diagramming practice in relation to Flusser's writing, "Stalking the Continuum".

“Art as Research”, diagram and lecture (on DVD), “Open Letter”, Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory, Artists' Statements & the Nature of Artistic Inquiry, Thirteenth Series, No. 4: Fall 2007

M /E / A/ N /I /N /G Online, Feb. 7, 2007, Feminist Art: A Reassessment. Edited by Susan Bee & Mira Schor - pdf of my contribution

posted 9/27/06: interview about Vilém Flusser on the luckypix blog

Diagram 5.1, 2005

Scale, Volume 01, Issue 8+9: Edited by Joel Swanson, Sept. 2004, select files: MP1.pdf, MP2.pdf, MP3.pdf

"Diagrams", "Quarter After Eight", Volume 8, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Spring 2002

"Applied Aesthetics" interactive CD-rom, “Publication with No Name”, Volume 2, Kopenhagen, Denmark, Fall 2001