Sarma Docs is a series of posters that announce, articulate and reflect upon Sarma’s online text collection. For this second edition, Sarma Docs publishes The Project at Work, a text by philosopher and performance theoretician Bojana Kunst. In March 2016, Sarma will launch a text collection of her most prominent works. In the Summer of 2015, Bojana Kunst released her latest book titled Artist at Work: Proximity of Art and Capitalism. Sarma asked performance scholar Josefine Wikström to write a critical analysis of Kunst’s elaboration on the ubiquitous relation between art and capitalism.
The Dancer as Agent Collection (December 2014)
(c) Brynjar Abel Bandlien
The Dancer as Agent Collection is an unwrapping of The Dancer as Agent conference (DOCH Stockholm, November 2013). Several dancers who attended the conference accepted commissions from DOCH to draw, write and speak about ideas that had been present there and have continued roaming since, occupying other times and places. Various objects were made, including essays, conversations, maps, films, materials and active texts. Eight booklets, a card and a map appeared in print, and the complete collection is housed on Oral Site. It creates a context in which the contours of agency that emerge from dancers' artistic practices can be bounced off, wandered through, felt, fit and shared.
The Dancer as Agent Collection was launched on Dec. 1st, 2014. Edited by Chrysa Parkinson with the assistance of Jeroen Peeters and Julien Bruneau. Produced by Sarma and DOCH, Stockholm University of the Arts.
Strata (May 2014)
Strata is the first artist publication on Oral Site. It is an invitation to wander around in Julien Bruneau's universe, where reflections on practice meet stories, images, dances and sounds that carve a personal mythology out of cultural readymades. Bruneau turns Oral Site’s software into an artistic medium, exploring and expanding its formal possibilities.
The launch took place on 29 May 2014 at Het Veem Theater in Amsterdam in the framework of the programme `Looking Again to See´.
More in relation to Julien Bruneau’s phréatiques on Sarma:
Documentation of the project on contemporary trance practices Enchanting Scores
An interview with philosopher Isabelle Stengers on collective thinking practices, Désamalgamer la pensée (in French).
walk + talk documents (2013-2015)
walk+talk documents is an ongoing multimodal publication around Philipp Gehmacher's walk+talk series (since February 2013). It includes annotated videos, multimodal essays on utterance and on space, and a text collection on practice. Contributors: Pieter Ampe, Antonia Baehr, Eleanor Bauer, Milli Bitterli, Boris Charmatz, Philipp Gehmacher, Sioned Huws, Mette Ingvartsen, Anne Juren, Daniel Linehan, Martin Nachbar, Chrysa Parkinson, Jeroen Peeters, Rémy Héritier, Alexander Schellow, Oleg Soulimenko and Meg Stuart. Writings on practice by these artists are available in Sarma's Anthology walk+talk.
Cairography (January 2014)
Sarma launched the pilot issue of the bilingual Arabic-English journal ‘Cairography’ in collaboration with its Egyptian partner organisation HaRaKa and the ARC.HIVE project. Edited by Adham Hafez and Ismail Fayed, it seeks to enhance the discursive exchange on performances practices in the Arab and Western worlds. 'Cairography' contains essays by Adham Hafez, Sawsan Gad, Ramsay Burt, Ismail Fayed, Doa Aly, Jeroen Peeters, Aylin Kalem, Abdullah Al-Bayyari and Myriam Van Imschoot. For Sarma, it is the first text collection in Arabic to become part of its archive.
More Than One Tie (April 2013)
Tom Engels and Tessa Theisen conceived the Oral Site publication More than one tie. It consists of interviews with Antonia Baehr and the artistic network around her. This research on the notion of affinity tries to map a complex network of artistic influences, forms of collaboration and modes of production. The conversations circle around artistic affinities, non-biological families, bestiaries, exclusive perfumes, gossip, and much more. The publication was presented in the frame of Zilver Flotations that took place at Beursschouwburg Brussels from April 9 to 12 2013. Linked to More Than One Tie, Sarma compiled the Collection Antonia Baehr.
What's the Score? (April 2012)
The first publication in the framework of Oral Site, takes the edition on scores and notations that appeared in the French political and philosophical journal Multitudes (nº 21, 2005), as a point of departure for an expanded collection of materials, including previously unpublished scores and research material.
Contributing artists: Antonia Baehr, Vincent Dunoyer, Thomas Lehmen, Jérôme Bel, Myriam Gourfink, Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion, William Forsythe, Thierry De Mey, Amos Hetz and Lisa Nelson. Edited by Myriam Van Imschoot, Kristien Van den Brande and Tom Engels.