Category Archives: Re-membering/

All acts of memory are attempts to but some object, impression, sensation, event, or even a person back together again. In this category, you’ll find the pieces of that exercise.

Every Ten Minutes Cassette by Robert Farber


EK ACCESSION #: ICI 21686 TITLE: Every Ten Minutes (audio cassette tape) DISCUSSION: A project by Robert Farber for Visual AIDS on Day Without Art in 1992. There was no sound on the tape except for a gong that rang … Continue reading

Posted in AIDS/, Body as Sign/, Dead/, DWA, Ephemera Kabinett, Plagues/, Re-membering/, Slips of the Ear/, Who Decides/ | Leave a comment

This Could Be a Place of Historical Significance


In 1980, Braco Dimitrijević built an engraved slab into the pavement outside the Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. This photo was taken in January of 1992. Dimitrijević’s critique of history relies not only on language, the usual fodder of sign systems, … Continue reading

Posted in Dust/, Field Work Document, Hidden in Plain Sight/, Hidden in Plain Site/, Marginalia/, Re-membering/, Seen in Plain Site/, Signs/, Slips of the Eye/, This Could be a Place of Historical Significance/, Who Decides/ | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ICI Technic: Incantation


In a memorial service for one of our founding associates, cigars, food, money, and a healthy shot of whiskey were used to conjure up Papa Legba, the spirit guardian of the Crossroads. Incantation derives from Middle English, from the Anglo-French enchanter, reminding us … Continue reading

Posted in Dead/, ICI Methods and Techniques, Photo Cabinet, Re-membering/, Things that Glisten/, Tools + Arcana, We are the ICI/ | Tagged | Leave a comment

Ephemera Kabinett: Mourning Pins


Accession #: ICI 22061 Title: Victorian-era Mourning Pins Discussion: Matchbox-sized case of black-tipped mourning pins made in Germany for the American and English markets sometime during the nineteenth or early twentieth century. These pins were used to attach veils during … Continue reading

Posted in Dead/, Ephemera Kabinett, Re-membering/ | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

LIBRARY SHELF: The Blood of a Nation


Jordon, David Starr. The Blood of the Nation: A study of the decay of Races through survival of the unfit (1902) ICI Shelf: Galt Last Line: “It is the voice of political wisdom which falls from the bells of Christmas-tide: … Continue reading

Posted in First and Last Lines, Library, Old Collection, Re-membering/, That was Now/, Who Decides/ | Leave a comment

LIBRARY SHELF: Felix Gonzalez-Torres


Ault, Julie; ed. Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1991) ICI Shelf: Artist Monographs First Line: “I want to begin this book by telling you that I knew Felix Gonzalez-Torres well.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (12-02-12)

Posted in AIDS/, Body as Model/, First and Last Lines, Image-text gaps/, Library, Re-membering/, Searching for Sebald, Sexual identity/, Still Lies Quiet Truth/ | Leave a comment

Flowers at Chimayo


This permanent memorial at Chimayo, New Mexico evokes the language of the roadside shrine.  The permanence of the ceramic calla lilies is undermined by a thin sheet of cellophane wrapped around the bouquet. Its haphazard embrace borrows the language of … Continue reading

Posted in Dead/, Field Work Document, Marginalia/, Re-membering/, Signs/, Slips of the Eye/, Things that Glisten/ | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Plague in Virgil’s “Georgics” Pamphlet


A program for an exhibition organized by Daniel Cornell at the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1995 to coincide with the Day Without Art on December 1, World AIDS Day. Today, Visual AIDS prefers to emphasize the people, especially artists, who … Continue reading

Posted in AIDS/, Body as Model/, Documents, DWA, Ephemera Kabinett, Plagues/, Re-membering/, That was Now/ | Leave a comment

EPHEMERA KABINETT: The Dead and Missing from 9/11



Posted in Ephemera Kabinett, Image-text gaps/, Lists/, Re-membering/ | Leave a comment

Button 7

excerpt thumb


Posted in Body as Sign/, Building as Sign, Buttons/, Re-membering/, Still Lies Quiet Truth/ | Leave a comment