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ISBN 978-3-940999-49-8

Publisher Note

Auditing Intimacy catalogues the last five years of O.J.A.I.'s postcard correspondence. In addition to over 80 images, the publication contains a specially commissioned essay by curator Alicja Melzacka dealing with self-institutionalization - the performing of the self as an institution - as an approach to artistic research and performance. There is a lexicon disambiguating the invented bureaucratic jargon O.J.A.I. produces and circulates around their practice.

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is the collaborative practice of artists Chris Dreier (DE) and Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE) since 2015. The work is fueled by a recurring obsession with architecture, infrastructure, finance, conspiracy theory, institutional power and magic. O.J.A.I. pursues a strategy of self-institutionalization where tools and codified rules of engagement are appropriated from economic and political infrastructures. The work meets the public as performance, sound art, installation, cartography, publications, and a radio show (transmitted on Dublin Digital Radio and Cashmere Radio, Berlin). O.J.A.I. has performed and exhibited work at AAIR Antwerpen, Damien and the Love Guru, ISELP (Brussels), Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin), Grölle Pass Projects, Gold and Beton, University of Texas, Marres Center for Contemporary Culture (Maastricht) and Horst Festival (Villevord).

Release Place Brussels, Belgium
Berlin, Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 15th November 2021
Writer: Alicja Melzacka
Author: Alicja Melzacka
Printrun 150
Inscription stamped individually
Original Price 28.00 EUR
Availability Available
Methods Performance, Postcard Correspondence, Sound Performance
Language English, German
Dimensions 22.3 × 29.5 × 2.2 cm
Weight 791 gram
Pages 174
Technique Offset