I. Tagvverk is a space for display and discussion that aspires
to engage and enliven public discourse on text/literature.
II. The tagwerk was an archaic German unit of measurement for the
amount of land that could be worked in a day. The word combines where
space meets time meets work.
III. Production is a process, productivity a demonstration.
IV. Why call it a work if it is unproductive? What is an experiment
without results: a performance? A retreat?
V. A lack of politics is bad politics.
VI. Tagvverk is interested in texts that deal not just with the present
moment but the process of their own production, reviews/criticism that
go beyond the work and into our current culture. Texts as identifying maps
to understanding the contemporary, as well as moments of cultural/textual dislocation.