The Centipedes

Centipedes is a network of small prints with short stories secretly inserted into the books of libraries and bookstores in and outside of the United States. The stories are loosely connected to each other by some mention of centipedes alluding to Korean folktales in which centipedes are usually depicted as the villain harassing villagers with the ability to morph their appearances at will. In this project, however, such ability of centipedes provides ambiguity in which other characters in the narratives can reside and be ‘incubated’ before appearing in different bodies. Similar to how insects breed in unexpected places, these strange prints infiltrate the circulation systems of the libraries and bookstores to migrate through others’ trajectories and unforeseen discoveries. 2014-5

Visit here to read all the Centipedes stories.

An article based on this project can be accessed here.

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The Centipedes Inventory 

 

 

<Herman B. Wells Library, University of Indiana, Bloomington>

 

JV6450 .N945 Strangers at the Door, Ann Novotny

 

JV6450 .P35 2004 Elusive Citizenship, John S. W. Park

 

JV6450 .H38 1990 Illegal Aliens, Pierre N. Hauser

 

JV6450 .A646 New Immigration, John J. Appel

 

JV6450 .I553 1993 Immigrant Voices, Edited by Thomas Dublin

 

JV6453 .K53 2007 Small Strangers, Melissa R. Klapper

 

JV6455 .W8 1961 c.2 We Who Built America, Carl Wittke

 

JV 6455 .B87 2012 Attachments: Faces and Stories from America's Gates, Bruce I. Bustard

 

JV6465 .D26 1997 Not Like Us, Roger Daniels

 

JV6465 .C33 2012 Social Death, Lisa Marie Cacho

 

JV6465 .B68 2008 exodus | éxodo, Charles Bowden and Julián Cardona

 

JV6455 .N63 2011 The U.S. Coast Guard's War on Human Smuggling, Dennis L. Noble

 

JV6483 .S538 2009 "I Know It's Dangerous": Why Mexicans Risk Their Lives to Cross the Border,  Lynnaire M. Sheridan

 

JV6483 .S74 2010 ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone, Terry Greene Sterling

 

JV6483 .Y46 2014 The Biopolitics of Race: State Racism and U.S. Immigration, Sokthan Yeng

 

JV6483 .W47 2010 Brain Gain: Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy, Darrell M. West

 

JV6493 .D38 1993 Blood on the Border: Criminal Behavior and Illegal Immigration along the Southern U.S Border, Venson C. Davis

 

JV6507 .A87 1990 The Path to National Suicide: An Essay on Immigration and Multiculturalism, Lawrence Auster, The American Immigration Control Foundation

 

JV6483 .L85 2005 The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City, Mary Ting Yi Lui

 

JV6475 .R3613 2005 Dying to Cross, Jorge Ramos 

 

JV6450 .S75 2007 Almost All Aliens, Paul R. Spickard 

 

JV7402 .M3713 2013 The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail, Oscar Martínez; translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington  

 

JV6035 .L439 Leaving Home: Migration Yesterday and Today, Edited by Diethelm Knauf and Barry Morena; translated by Hildegard Pesch-Skevington and Horst Rössler 

 

JX1391 .W45 1995 World Politics and the Evolution of War, John J. Weltman 

 

JX1395 .W67 1990 World Politics 90/91, Russian and East European Institute

 

PL956 .K48 1996 An Introduction to Classical Korean Literature: From Hyangga to P'ansori, Kichung Kim 

 

DS918. R48 The Korean War: How we met the challenge: How all-out Asian war was averted: Why MacArthur was dismissed: Why today's war objectives must be limited, Matthew B. Ridgway, 1967

 

G2330 .K83 2009 The National Atlas of Korea, National Geographic Information Institute, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs; [Editors in chief, Yongwoo Kwon, Minboo Lee, Jeong-Rock Lee]

 

GN25 .C48 1978 Principles of Anthropology, Eliot Dismore Chapple

 

GN24 .H67 The World of Man, John Joseph Honingmann, 1959

 

P306.2 .M4 Meaning and Translation: Philosophical and linguistic Approaches, Ed. F. Guenthner and M. Guenthner-Reutter, 1978

 

 

<Brigance Library, Dept. Of CMCL, University of Indiana, Bloomington>

 

American Political Patterns: Conflict and Consensus, Dan Nimmo and Thomas D. Ungs

 

Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations April 30, 1974

 

A Study of History, Arnold Toynbee, Abridgement by D. C. Somervell 

 

 

 

<Reed College, Portland, Oregon>

 

Books used for "Translation" exhibition at the Reed College

 

Counter Culture: Immigrant Stories from Portland Cafe Counters, Ronault l.s. (polo) Catalani

 

Transnational Encapsulation, Xiang Biao

 

Immigration as a Factor in American History, Oscar Handlin

 

The Beast, Oscar Martinez

 

American Arrivals: Anthropology Engages the New Immigration, Nancy Foner

 

Moving Matters: Paths of Serial Migration, Susan Ossman

 

Par-dela Les Silenes, Pascale Jamoulle

 

Migranten, Siedler, Fluchtlinge, Saskia Sassen

 

Estrangers, Simona Cerutti

 

Modern Immigration, Annie Marion Maclean

 

Strangers in the World, Leo eitinger and David Schwarz

 

Keeping Out the Other: Critical introduction to immigration enforcement today, David C. Brotherton and Philip Kretsedemas

 

The Map as Art—Katharine Harmon

 

Paths to Inclusion, Peter Schuck and Rainer Munz

 

Chinese Immigration, Mary Roberts Coolidge

 

The Migrants Time, Saloni Mathur

 

To be an Immigrant, Kate Deaux

 

The New Americans, Enrique (Henry) T. Trueba

 

Approaches and Theory in International Telations, Trevor Taylor

 

Nations Unbound, Linda Basch, Nina Glick Schiller, and Cristina Szanton Blanc

 

Middle East and the North Africa Immigrants in Europe, Ahmed Al-Shahi and Richard Lawless

 

The Chosen Shore, Ellen Alexander Conley

 

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors, Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand, and Nolan J. Malone

 

Los Migrantes Que No Importan, Oscar Martinez

 

Theory of International Politics, Kenneth N. Waltz

 

Immigrant Women in the United States, Donna Gabacia

 

Immigrants Out! Juan F. Perea

Ethical Borders, Bill Ong Hing

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