2012 / Artist, editor: Marija Sujica / Title: Most Of The Time Not At All Always / Designer: Mathew Whittington / Text: Marija Sujica

Collection editors: Falke Pisano, Yolande van der Heide for Publishing Class 

Publisher: Dutch Art Institute/ MFA ArtEZ

Distribution: DAI / please contact Jacq van der Spek 

Starting. Writing and delivering a funeral speech is truly an honour. It is an opportunity to call back the deceased person into the minds of those in attendance.The person who delivers the speech is present but absent, the person who died is absent but present and those in attendance are present.

Recalling the memories.
The vision of self is constructed in relation to the notion of what self should be and which qualities it should have. The body and the psyche are shaped according to activities undertaken in life. The dialogues examine moments when self is conditioned by activities other than those which normally shape the vision of self, such as playing a computer game, orbiting around Earth and delivering a funeral speech. In such activities there is the absence of what self should be through performing the self differently. Joren Beemsterboer is a computer game player, Wubbo Ockels is an astronaut and Hester van Hasselt is a funeral speech writer.

Including personal data of those addressed in the dialogue.
— Age/date of birth
— Education/work/career
— Hobbies or special interests
— Place of residence
— Special accomplishments

Set up of the conditions for engaging in dialogue. In order to produce images, select an object.
Write your questions in your own voice. This means to write it in the same way as you would normally speak. Don't get bogged down by the formalities of writing. Remember: the most important thing is to write from your own mind.

A funnel is an object often used to channel a liquid. Its material should be sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the substance being transferred and it should not react with it. In the Netherlands it can be found at the price of € 13.00.This object is never a destination, it is always a transition