Abstract

eser is a comprehensive publication on Judith Raum’s works, installations and
lecture performance texts from 2011 to 2014. It is also a theoretical reader and
material collection on the semi-colonial advance of German entrepreneurs
and bankers into the Ottoman Empire before World War I in connection with
the construction of the Anatolian Railway. In this frame, the logics of
capitalism and geopolitical interests connected the engineers’ tasks with less
obvious efforts: to get a hold of Anatolian agriculture, archaeology and the
working conditions in the country. Judith Raum’s work suggests that gestures
and rhetorics of power and domination are the consequences of an economic
principle that did not end with the colonial era and in fact persist today. Her
works and texts take her research on site and in archives as a starting point,
they exhibit an autonomous aesthetic dimension, however, and as such
suggest an alternative approach to ‘artistic research’.     
About the book

Judith Raum
eser

With essays by Sabeth
Buchmann, Alexander GarcĂ­a
Düttman, Suzanne Marchand
and Iz Öztat

Designed by 
HIT, Berlin

English
German
Turkish
Softcover, 16.4 × 23 cm
500 pages, b&w and colour

isbn 978-3-943620-12-2

€ 30.00
 
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eser
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