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Activity is to a group what content is to a platform, a sort of empty signifier, a placeholder. It is a way of talking about the purpose of something once its existence is already assured. The group is already made, the drama of its founding has passed, there is only the slight question of its business, its goings-on from this point forward. It isn't so interested in sublimating its constituent parts. It's not a whole in that respect, but rather the sum of itself, in itself.



Published by JRP | Ringier (Christoph Keller Editions), Zürich


May 2011

ISBN: 978-3-03764-161-3

Softcover, 9 5/8 x 6 7/8 inches / 245 x 175 mm

420 pages

Images 221 black and white / color, 16-page insert






The edition is limited to one thousand copies, which have been printed for sale as a trade edition.


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Uqbar Foundation (Mariana Castillo Deball and Irene Kopelman), Ricardo Basbaum,

Artur Żmijewski, Oda Projesi and Fia Backström