Book presentation: The Renaming Machine
23 October 2010, 5 pm
Open Space, Vienna
This reader comprises various theoretical texts, art works and research projects, commissioned comprehensive cross-disciplinary research files, and a thesaurus of news and curiosities dealing with the complex historical, socio-political, cultural and visual implications of the renaming phenomenon. The concept renaming machine was coined to underscore the arbitrary and contingent nature of names and to ask questions about the clandestine ideological patterns of “desiring renaming machine” at work behind the dominant social machines that change toponyms and personal names.
Edited by Suzana Milevska, published by the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute, Ljubljana, September 2010. 420 pages, 124 photographs. Graphic Design: Ajdin Bai?.
Open Space – Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Lassingleithnerplatz 2, 1020 Vienna