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32 exercises (with colours, air, fruit, snow, animals, and others)

A choral trip on Trans Siberian Express and a concert on the Red Square in Beijing

A contribution for emerging artists

A conversation about art that will last as long as possible

A do-it-yourself method to make an instant distinction of good and bad

A guided tour to an abandoned shopping mall

A light effect in the sky that will hood the infinite

A new situation for your room

A picture of you

A place in the collection of photos to be potentially used for future projects

A quotation from The Anti-Oedipus

A slogan

A travel to get in physical contact with raw materials

A visit to the artist in Oregon

An artwork to be read directly from the artist’s brain

An open call to the chicken-breeders of the planet

Answering at the telephone and tell stories about Italian masterpieces, or about immateriality

Answers to questions about political and personal satisfaction

Be me

Birthday party

Choosing a new day to celebrate Christmas

Collecting information about a list of unknown people, sent by the buyer

Collectively eating a cake that looks like a dead migrant on a beach

Compilations of visited URLS as archived from the web browser’s “history” feature

Copyright on a sentence and a poster, for someone else than the buyer

Days in Iran for sale

Drawing a map of a top-secret airbase on a wall in a public space

Eating the first fruit

Entering into a private apartment and do not tell anyone what is inside

Erotic Calls

Experiencing the screen test process and re-enacting a scene from your favourite film

Facial expressions for every day, from reading a newspaper

For only 0,55 Euro you are part of a collection!

Forwarding to the artist all the emails received from Africa

Gently assisting nature's instinct towards erosion

Giving a look to the artist’s note book from the ‘70s

Giving another artist the possibility to participate at a show, at my place

Giving you a thought for as long as you live

Good thoughts that will make you happy

How to apologize for failing to meet deadline

I dreamed...

I will take you to Palestine

Instructions to undertake a new career

Instructions for making a sentence impossible to be read entirely

Kissing two plastic bag men

Leasing a small portion of space in an artwork made by another artist, and use it


Living space projection for new feelings

Telephone numbers of story-tellers from Curaçao

Nancy’s Web

Nancy’s Web will be a performative sound work, taking place in the many rooms of an 18th century villa on Curaçao, a small island in the Caribbean Sea, just north of Venezuela and a former Dutch colony. The work consists of stories, partly from the here and now, partly set around the time of the Jewish family who built the villa (in the last quarter of the 18th century, Napoleonic times).

The project exists within real people that tell real stories. The stories are connected through the inhabitants, users, visitors and neighbours of an 18th century villa on Curacao. The villa is situated in the former Jewish Quarter, once very upper class, presently partly a “dead” office area (banks, consulates, the National Archive) and partly run-down, with lively but mostly illegal activities. The new Instituto Buena Bista, Curaçao Center for Contemporary Art, will be moving in to this villa in March 2007. The work is made in collaboration with a group of local students of the Instituto Buena Bista (IBB - www.institutobuenabista.org). The language is Papiamentu, as well as Dutch and English (all spoken on the island of Curaçao).

The inspiration in fact was Papiamentu, the creole language of the Dutch Antilles, which for a long time was purely a spoken language (papia = to chatter, speak). It is written as phonetic Spanish and has a strong oral history. Most known are the Nanzi stories, a trickster spider who always has to fight a stronger enemy with his wits; stories which have their roots in Africa and are also found in South America and the US. In the time the villa was built, Papiamentu was widely used but hardly existed in printed form. The oldest document in Papiamentu, from 1775, is a love letter from a Curaçaoan Jew to his wife.

On sale in EdlA gallery is a list of Curaçaoan mobile phone numbers, belonging to the people who will be telling the stories. New numbers may be added, some may expire. At least, a selection of the numbers will be active until july 2007.

- a list with a minimum of seven Curaçaoan mobile phone numbers of local storytellers (edition of 5): € 500;
- a random single phone number (edition of 10): € 50.

Nancy's Web - Rules of the Game

1) Calling costs are not included. No extra costs are charged, you pay what your provider charges you for calling a mobile number on Curaçao/ Dutch Antilles.

2) Each edition number comes with a unique password. Your password only works once with every storyteller: when a call has been made succesfully, the password will not be accepted by the same storyteller again.

3) Please phone between 14 pm and 12 am (with regards to the 5 hour time difference; Curaçao is 5 hours behind.)

4) Please respect when the storyteller asks you to call back later or when he/she puts an end to the story.

Danielle van Zuijlen, February 2007

About IBB: www.institutobuenabista.org

Look! the moon

Making a radical change in life

Making the artists obey their horoscopes

Meet the artist's wife...

Meeting a friend after 10 years

More an awareness then a thing

My celebrity interactions can be yours

Naming a child yet to be born after the purchaser (expired)

Not talking for 24 hours, starting from a moment chosen by the collector

One day of life on Ludlow Street (New York) in six thousand seven hundred sixteen jpg images

One distinct hour’s worth of air that moves around and through my body as I work in my studio

Participation in artistic projects, either past or future

Phone conversations based on email scripts

Promoting a young unknown artist

Pronouncing the names of every people I know, as much as I can

Proving that a wish has been fulfilled

Questions and answers about status and motivations of artists from 4 different countries

sold workReading a text on a bench in a park

Reading fortune from Turkish coffee cups

Receiving an incantation for an important change in life

Receiving the artists who want to show their works in a well-known gallery

Renouncing to think about a personal project when invited to a show

Repairing memory discontinuity through hypnosis

Repositioning furniture

Rules for a grammatical role-playing game to be played during any kind of conversation

Sending two artists to Las Vegas

Sound Calendar

Telephone numbers of story-tellers from Curaçao

Ten assignments

Temporal rearrangements of space, furniture and any other object provided by collector

The artist’s smell

The fact that for six months the artist slept under a table

The sexual renaissance for retired people - an exclusive and free club

The thought of a specific moment

The tracks of the artist’s tears

To be hosted by people met by chance, for nine months

To tell the most beautiful and worst experience of his/her life

Transferring Patriotism

Traversal: New York-Rome

Two men record everything that happens in a square

Visiting the black light environment

Voice and sound of US

You are the sky: one mole and a constellation will arise on your body

Your favourite fairy tale

Web cam views on the ordinary life of a family of artists