Category Archives: Thin End of the Wedge/

An arm of the ICI dedicated to the production of comfort-defying acts of boundary-crossing. Thin End of the Wedge has brought projects to unusual settings, combining an array of disciplines and materials to guide ‘inquirers’ through immersive experiences. Also known by its shorter name: The E of the We.

LIBRARY SHELF: On the Many Deaths of Amanda Palmer

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Kriwaczek, Rohan On the Many Deaths of Amanda Palmer: (And the Many Crimes of Tobias James) (2008) ICI Shelf: Current Project First Line: “The death of Amanda Palmer on May 13th, 2002 passed largely unnoticed by the wider world, initially at … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Konx om Pax

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Crowley, Aleister. Konx om Pax (1982) (reprint of 1907 edition) ICI Shelf: Paracelsus Last Line: “He had seen God, and died” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (12-28-12)

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LIBRARY SHELF: Beyond recognition

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Owens, Craig. Beyond Recognition (1992) ICI Shelf: Philosophy First Line: “If you take a modernist and draw a line and say, I dare you to cross that line, the modernist will cross it.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — … Continue reading

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Gates of Hell

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Title: The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan” Description: A hole in the earth that has burned continuously since 1971. In that year a group of geologists accidentally tapped into a deposit of natural gas. A hole quickly developed as the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Zona

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Dyer, Geoff Zona (2012) LAST LINE: “her eyes, her watching eyes, and her face and head, resting on the table, watching us watching her, fading to black.” ICI SHELF: Barthes’ Tear ICI HISTORY: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (07-21-12)

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FIELD WORK DOCUMENT: Take Extreme Care Sign

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FIELD WORK DOCUMENT: Please Take Off Your Shoes Sign

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Mundaneum

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The telegraph room at the Mundaneum circa 1930, Paul Otlet’s ambitious project to create a master bibliography of all the world’s published knowledge. His interest in collecting magazines, journals, photographs, posters and all kinds of ephemera and not just books … Continue reading

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Mnemosyne Atlas

WarburgSebald, Dean and Warburg explore the power of the Archive.

The Archive figured prominently in the ICI’s third title, Searching for Sebald: Photography After W. G. Sebald. In her essay that considered the work of Tacita Dean and Joseph Beuys through the prose fictions of W. G. Sebald, Christa-Maria Lerm … Continue reading Continue reading

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