Public call for applications

Marcapáginas - Maider López


HPC residency with Maider López

“There is a fetishism attached to objects in this kind of amateur collection.
(...)The object forms a link between the collector and its origins”.
Video Green
by Chris Kraus

The project Marcapáginas (Bookmark), by the artist Maider López for consonni’s HPC program, is a proposal that sets out from the book Video Green by Chris Kraus, whose Spanish language edition will be published by consonni as part of the Paper collection of cultural critiques. Starting from the idea of amateur collecting and object fetishism, Lopéz’s proposal consists in collecting memories that we use as bookmarks on a quotidian basis. These evocations of the personal everyday occurrences of whoever wishes to take part in this amateur collection will be included in each printed copy of Kraus’s book. Later, anyone who goes to a bookshop or library will take away a book that has been printed in series, but that contains a unique particularity: someone’s lived experience.

In this way, a connection, a tie, is created between the person who reads the book and finds the unexpected object and the person who experienced that moment. A memory of another person that you take up and marks your reading. With the passing of time, on rereading the book someone might even believe – by means of that record found in the book – that she remembers the day she went to a certain museum, compiled that shopping list or left that note, although on that occasion it is someone else’s memory.

Marcapaginas is a project of the artist Maider López for the programme of artistic residences HPC in the independent cultural space consonni. This project is made in relation to Chris Kraus´s Video Green book which has been translated to Spanish by Cecilia Pavón and published by consonni ediciones inside the collection of critical culture Paper.


1) Leave your flat objects or memories on an envelope, put a stamp and send it by post to this direction: consonni. C/ Conde Mirasol, 13-LJ1D. E-48003 Bilbao.
2) Another way to take part is thorough a specific post boxes, situated in different places (libraries, cultural spaces, bars, shops…) in Bilbao, Donostia, Santander, Zaragoza, Madrid, Barcelona… There you will find some specific envelopes with written instructions. Soon we will publish the collection points. Also if you want to become a collection point you can write us and we will send you the post box and envelopes.

Post boxes here:
consonni (Bilbo)
ANTI Liburudenda (Bilbo)
- Louise Michel Liburuak (Bilbo)
Azkuna Zentroa Bilbao (Infopuntua y Mediateka)
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao. (Librería y taquilla)
-Librería  Cámara (Bilbo)
-Tienda Diestética Sagar (Algorta)
-Artium (Vitoria - Gasteiz)
-Tabakalera (Donostia) (en Ubik e Infopuntua)
-Koldo Michelena Kulturunea (San Sebastián) (in the library)
-Librería Gil (Santander)
-Librería Letras Corsarias (Salamanca)
-Librería Nakama (Madrid)
-Espacio Harinera (Zaragoza)
-La tienda de la Gloria (Belmonte de San José, Teruel)
-Librería Santos Ochoa (Alcañiz, Teruel)
-Librería Numax (Santiago de Compostela)
-Librería Los oficios terrestres (Palma de Mallorca)
-Librería Per(r)ucho (Valencia)
-La Otra Librería Cafe (Valladolid)
-Bar La VIña (Bilbo)

The deadline is the 25th of September.
From consonni we will make a selection of the most suitable objects.
For any question please write to 
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You can also buy Chris Kraus´s Video Green book (consonni, 2018) on the website´s pre-order: and from October 2018 in your favourite library.

Maider López (San Sebastián, 1975)
With a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country and a master's degree from the Chelsea College of Art in London, Maider López works through interventions in public spaces and architecture. Her work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, including, for example, at the 51st Venice Biennial, 2005, the Sharjah Biennial, 2009, the 13 Istanbul Biennial, 2013, and Prospect 4 in New Orleans, 2017. She has carried out projects in public spaces such as: Ataskoa, 2005Polder Cup (Skor and Witte de With, Netherlands); Eclats (Centre Pompidou-Metz), 2010; Mountain (Lower Austria Contemporary), 2013. She has had her work displayed in individual exhibitions such as: 1645 Tizas (Pieces of chalk), Matadero Madrid, 2016, and Displacement (Displacement), Koldo Mitxelena and MARCO museum in Vigo, 2015.

Video Green examines the explosion of late 1990s Los Angeles art driven by high-profile graduate programs. Probing the surface of art-critical buzzwords, Chris Kraus brilliantly chronicles how the City of Angels has suddenly become the epicenter of the international art world and a microcosm of the larger culture. Why is Los Angeles so completely divorced from other realities of the city? Shrewd, analytic and witty, Video Green is to the Los Angeles art world what Roland Barthes’ Mythologies were to the society of the spectacle: the live autopsy of a ghost city.

HPC, programme of residences for artists called Habitación Propia Compartida (shared own room). consonni supports artists with resources, ideas and time to develop a public experiment which more than a final work is part of their own researching process. This programme has the support of the Education, Linguistic Politic and Culture department of the Basque Government and of the Culture Ministry. The project 'Marcapáginas' (Bookmarks), by Maider López, counts with the collaboration of Fundación Bilbaoarte Fundazioa.

'Marcapáginas' ('Bookmarks'), produced by consonni, 2018. Author: Maider López

Maider López 'Marcapáginas' ('Bookmarks'). Exhibition 'Todas las bibliotecas del mañana' ('All the libraries of  tomorrow') at Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea.

Marcapáginas de Maider López