Bibliodérive is the application of the Situationist International practice of the dérive or “drift” reapplied to the realm of research, libraries and archives.
The Flaxman Library bibliodérive is a collection of generative, open-ended actions, or situations, taken to destabilize research practices geared towards an expected product or outcome, the gathering of information to merely support extant ideas and thought structures. It is a disruption in the traditional use value assigned to the library, the archive, to information storage and even to the very concept of research itself.
"No tengo las palabras (I don't have the words)," Maria Conlon, Performance: Sentient Sites, Ginger Krebs' class.
"Biblio Synth," Introduction to Sound, Monica Ryan's class.
“She playfully called me, ‘You naughty man’ when she heard my Leica shutter click,” Magical Mystery Tour, Christian Sheppard's class.
"you tell me first," Samir Nahas, Performance: Sentient Sites, Ginger Krebs class.
"Subtly invade a space. Endurance. Synchronicity. Rhythmic," Grace Rutter, Performance: Sentient Sites, Ginger Krebs class.
"Copy Machine," Ythan Ponio, Performance: Sentient Sites, Ginger Krebs class.
"What’s in a Title Anyways?," Juanna Gutierrez, Performance: Sentient Sites, Ginger Krebs class.
Full list of situations can be found at: biblioderive2017spring.tumblr.com/situations
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