A collected list of books and other resources relating to the Analogue project, the Taking Time exhibition and other themes around the slow movement, sometimes directly, sometimes tangentially…

It is intended to provide further references for some of the ideas evolving here, and is incomplete.  Please add to the comments on this page to suggest your own titles and share with others – and why you would recommend them in relation to this project.

You can also download a useful guide to taking part in dialogue activities on this blog.

What is art for?
Ellen Dissinayake, 1988
For its insightful theories on the necessity of the arts to humanity over the last 100,000 years

Conversations before the end of time
Suzi Gablik, 1996
For its understanding and acceptance of the end of the world as we know it

39 Microlectures
Matthew Goulish, 2000
For its literary and actual collapsing and expansion of time in a book

R.D. Laing, 1972
For the speed at which human relationships can be explored and comprehended

Sounding the event

Yve Lomax, 2004
For enacting the event of performance through text

Concept of Nature
A.N Whitehead, 1920
For a sound, mathematical and natural view of nature as a great event

Home Made: contemporary Russian folk artifacts
Vladimir Arkhipov, 2006
For a contemporary look at folk craft and making do

Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972
Lucy Lippard, 1973
For an overview of big-C Conceptual practices involving time – see especially Lee Lozano

On Dialogue
David Bohm, 1996
For a slightly hippy but intriguing concept of dialogue as enactment of community

Novels in three lines
Felix Feneon, 2008
For its collapsing an entire story into a sentence or two, meaning you have to take the time it takes to read a whole novel to decide upon the rest

Against nature (À rebours)
J.K Huysmans, 1884
For taking a whole novel to do what a short story could have sufficed, poetically and appropriately

A ‘slow reading list‘ has also been compiled by Craftspace.

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