Reading Residency

We have noticed a huge need among artists (and others) for a quiet place for regeneration, reflection, contemplation, and open-minded learning. This is why, in the period 2019-2020, we invite three artists per year to join a one-month Reading Residency in the Stroom library. The work of these international artists has an affinity with our collection of books and publications. We are furthermore looking forward to get an outsider's perspective, in order to gain new insights about the value of the library as a knowledge center for contemporary art and society.


Katarina Petrovic
17 to 28 June + 8 to 20 July 2019
Follow her Reading Residency activities online
>> Katarina's Reading log

>> Instagram @stroom_den_haag
>> Katarina on Instagram: @james_blondich

Katarina Petrovic (RS/NL) is an interdisciplinary artist and a researcher working at the intersections of art and science. Interested in the issues of translation and interpretation, she investigates the structures and modes of information organization within different symbolical structures like language, mathematics, and code. Focusing on their universality and fluidity, she constructs narratives ambiguous documents in which the facts and poetics stand side by side. Katarina was part of My Practice, My Politics at Stroom Den Haag in 2018.

Text accompanying image on the right:

my Lady
What day will you have mercy
how long will I cry a moaning prayer
I am yours
why do you slay me

[Betty De Shong Meador, Inanna, Lady of the Largest Heart: Poems of the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000), p.134. Quoted from: Amaranth Borsuk, The Book (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2018), p.9.]