BOOKSHELVES | 1050 N Mills Ave, Installation at Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont CA, 2019

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BOOKSHELVES | 1050 N Mills Ave

Translation and re-siting of the 3307 W Washington Blvd BOOKSHELVES project for the exhibition “Publishing Against the Grain,” curated by the Independent Curators International (ICI) in conjunction with Ciara Ennis at Pitzer College Art Galleries.

BOOKSHELVES is a collaborative literary residency project that originated at 3307 W Washington Blvd, Amanda Martin Katz’s studio and exhibition space in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The project centers on a sculpture of moveable shelves that contain Katz’s personal collection of books and text-based media; she invites other artists, writers, and curators to rearrange the collection’s ontology and structural design for three-month collaborative “thought residencies.” During these residencies, each guest loans books from her home library as the basis for thematic, socially engaged inquiry. Katz and the guest resident design public programs and immersive “reading environment” installations that translate the ideas represented textually on the shelves into embodied and somatic formats.

This installation contains an edited selection of titles previously loaned to the 3307 collection, representing both the discrete research interests and identities of the past nine residents as well as the project’s overarching curatorial direction. The tenth shelf contains the most repeated title loaned to the collection, in which it is also held.


Butler, Cornelia H. and Lisa Gabrielle Mark. WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007. Print.

Doyle, Jennifer. Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. Print.

Howes, David. Empire of the Senses: The Sensual Cultural Reader. Oxford: Berg, 2005. Print.

Smith, Stephanie. Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art. Chicago: Smart Museum of Art, 2012. Print.


Bermant, Gordon, and Julian M. Davidson. Biological Bases of Sexual Behavior. New York: Harper & Row, 1974. Print.

Bernstein, David W., and Hatch, Christopher. Writings Through John Cage’s Music, Poetry and Art. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2001. Print.

Carr, David McLain. The Erotic World: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible. New York: Oxford UP, 2003. Print.

Droscher, Vitus B. They Love and Kill: Sex, Sympathy and Aggression in Courtship and Mating. New York: Dutton, 1976. Print.

Heinrich, Bernd. Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death. Boston, MA: Houghten Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2013. Print.

Kellerman, Aharon. Time, Space, and Society: Geographical Societal Perspectives. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989. Print.

Tierra, Michael. The Way of Herbs. New York: Pocket Books, 1990. Print.


Bates, Anna and Elizabeth Glickfield. Dirty Furniture: When Design Leaves the Showroom: Table. London: 2015. Print.

Colomina, Beatriz and Jennifer Bloomer. Sexuality and Space. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992. Print.

Colomina, Beatriz. Domesticity at War. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007. Print.

Gissen, David. Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments: Atmospheres, Matter, Life. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009. Print.

Jalili, Sami. E.R.O.S.: Issue VII, The Interior. London: Eros Press, 2014. Print.

Teyssot, Georges. A Topology of Everyday Constellations. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013. Print.


Galchen, Rivka. Little Labors. New York: New Directions, 2016. Print.

Grafton, Anthony and Daniel Rosenberg. Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline. New Jersey: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010. Print.

Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. New York: Harper Collins, 1963. Print.

Smith, Patti. M Train. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2016. Print.


Bismark, Beatrice Von and Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer. Hospitality: Hosting Relations in Exhibitions. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016. Print.

EOOS. Social Furniture. London: Koenig, 2016. Print.

Tatum, Rita. The Alternative House. Los Angeles: Reed, 1978. Print.


Adams, Caitlin H. Trying Poems. Los Angeles: Caitlin Adams, 2017. Print.

Bustillo, Danielle. New Intimacies. Los Angeles: Perusal Perusual Press, 2015. Print.

Condorelli, Celine. The Company She Keeps. London: Books Works, Chisenhale Gallery Van Abbemuseum, 2014. Print.

Holte, Michael Ned. Routine Pleasures. Los Angeles: MAK Center and Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2016. Print.

Tanaka, Sen’ō and Sendō Tanaka. The Tea Ceremony. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2000. Print.


Dark Star, ed. Untying the Knot: Feminism, Anarchism and Organization. London: Rebel Press, 1984. Pamphlet.

Kassler, Elizabeth B. If You Want to Build A House. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1946. Print.

Pierce, Paul ‘Panther.’ Take an Alternate Route. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1968. Print.

Wigginton, Eliot, ed. Foxfire II. New York: Anchor Press Double Day, 1975. Print.

Willats, Stephen. The Artist as an Investigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour. London: Occasional Papers, 2010. Print.


Dekker, Annet, ed. Lost and Living (in) Archives Collectively Shaping New Memories (Making Public). Amsterdam: Valiz, 2017. Print.

Hiller, Susan and Sarah Martin, ed. The Producers: Contemporary Curators in Conversation (5). Gateshead: BALTIC, 2002. Print.

Leiber, Steven. Extra Art: A Survery of Artist’s Ephemera, 1960-1999. Santa Monica: Smart Art, 2001. Exhibition Catalogue.

Noë, Alva. Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature. New York: Hill and Wang, 2016. Print.

Vaknin, Judy, Karyn Stuckey and Victoria Lane, ed. All This Stuff: Archiving the Artist. Oxfordshire: Libri Publishing, 2013. Print.


Auster, Paul. The Art of Hunger. London: Penguin Books, 2001. Print.

Barthes, Roland. How to Live Together: Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces: Notes for a Lecture Course and Seminar at the Collège De France (1976-1977). Edited by Claude Coste. Translated by Kate Briggs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Print.

Han, Byung-Chul, and Alain Badiou. The Agony of Eros. Translated by Erik Butler. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017. Print.

Tannahill, Reay. Flesh and Blood: A History of the Cannibal Complex. Dorchester: Dorset, 1975. Print.

Whiting, Sydney. Mémoires D’un Estomac. Translated by C.-H Gros. Levallois-Perret: Editions MANYA, 1991. Print.


Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. 1958. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969. Print. Loaned by Fleurette West.

Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. 1958. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969. Print. Loaned by Meghan Gordon.

Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. 1958. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969. Print. Loaned by Amanda Martin Katz.