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What's left to its own devices (On reclamation)
Dave Hullfish Bailey, Project, 02 Jun – 15 Jul 2007EN / NLPrint 

Opening 2 June, 18.00-20.00 
 
Downlaod full text of the publication 'What's Left' here:  
Emily Pethick  
Jan Tumlir  
Lars Bang Larsen  
 
Based on detailed research into the city of Utrecht, 'What’s left to its own devices (On reclamation)' uses non-linear heuristic methods and experimental webs of information to draw links between the cities of Utrecht, and Slab City, California, USA. The outcome is a series of speculative displacement machines and functional proposals that ask basic questions about public space, conceived as a physical and/or conversational sphere: how are these produced? To what ends might they be colonized? How do they intersect the realization of personal freedoms? And how might ambiguous or unstable positions be opened up between them and ‘private’ spheres of thought or deed? 
 
Dave Hullfish Bailey is based in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Secession, Vienna, Santa Monica, Barcelona, both 2006, upcoming exhibitions include the Lyon Biennial. Casco will produce a new book leading out from this project and other works, to be published later in 2007. 
 
Manual Intuition and Makeshift Fashion 
Workshop 23-24 June 
An ad-hoc library of do-it-yourself books and manuals will be the starting point for a collaborative public workshop. Participants are invited to improvise various devices that divide, expand or re-purpose their living/social spaces. Basic tools and materials provided; donations to library or workshop welcome.  
 
See also http//www.eddyvanmourik.nl  
 
Dave Hullfish Bailey's project has been kindly supported by the America Center Foundation, Gemeente Utrecht, and the Mondriaan Foundation.  
 
Special thanks to the following people to their help in the research, development and production of this project: 
 
Research and production: 
Leonie Hangoor, Zac Montanaro, Sybren Renema, Aafke Weller 
 
Production: 
Michael Klinkenberg, Menno van den Berg 
 
Local advice: 
Renger de Bruin, Professor Dr. Gerrit Jansen, Jaap de Jong, Daniël Kok, Peter Kramer, Jan Smorenburg, Mark Westra, WOT Werkgroep OntwikkelingsTechnieken (www.wot.utwente.nl) 
 
Administration  
Shanna Wanders, Erik van der Kwast