Metabolic Museum-University
Launch of Metronome No. 12, Vols. I-IV: Proceedings of the Metabolic Museum-University

  1. 16 November 21, 6:30 pm

In English

Venue: KW

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<p>Cover: <em>Proceedings of the Metabolic Museum-University</em>, Metronome No. 12, Vols. I-IV</p>

Cover: Proceedings of the Metabolic Museum-University, Metronome No. 12, Vols. I-IV


Metronome is an publishing organ that is both a collective artwork and a research methodology. It was initiated in 1996 by Clémentine Deliss to practice a form of collaboration between artists, which was autonomous from the institutional constraints of exhibition curating. The first issue was made in Dakar, Senegal, and all subsequent publications were researched in a different location around the world, where Deliss went to live, work, and print. Every issue adopts a different format, based on an earlier organ that proved vital for artists and writers at a particular moment in time. Metronome has been co-produced with leading art institutions worldwide. In 1997, Metronome No. 2 was researched and produced at KW for the 100 Days of documenta X in Kassel.


Today, after a pause of nearly 15 years, Metronome is re-launched at KW with four volumes of the “Proceedings of the Metabolic Museum-University” that include “Collections and Contention”, “Syncopathologies”, “The Undead and the Land”, and “Prototypes and Ominous Objects.” These pamphlets are based on the transcripts of the “Bureau d’Esprit”, a regular series of meetings held during the lockdown.


Edited by Clémentine Deliss with BLESS, Matthias Bruhn, Iman Issa, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Augustin Maurs,Tom McCarthy, Henrike Naumann, Azu Nwagbogu, Margareta von Oswald, Manuel Raeder, Elhadj Abdoulaye Sène, Krista Belle Stewart, Luke Willis Thompson, and guest Tarek Atoui.


As before, Metronome is not online but passed from hand to hand. Once it has been read, it can be given to a friend.