From 1996-2012, De Geuzen worked intensively on research oriented projects addressing feminism, technology, the politics of the web, critical pedagogy, narrative archives and DIY tactical media. This is an archive of our activities from that period. It is important to note that some of these works have collapsed with the evolution of the web, nonetheless we keep their traces online as a snapshot of an earlier internet. Building on these histories and practices, we have also gone on to work here, there and elsewhere.

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On Gaps and Silent Documents

9-14 February 2010
De Geuzen participates in Artefact Festival, Leuven (Belgium) with a new version of the Global Anxiety Monitor

Review: Female Icons by Marisa Plumb for Furtherfield

“To me this project shows that thinking about appearance through networked definitions is more empowering than defining ourselves through the gaze that is upon us.”

Hybrid Space

Cover Open: Hybrid Space
Open: Hybrid Space with a Geuzen contribution on Mobile Work / Travail Mobile.

Instructional Manuals for Popular Use

paper dressExhibition, Kuenstlerhaus Bremen [2001]

Else/Where: Mapping New Cartographies of Networks and Territories

This publication features our project Unravelling Histories and can be purchased at most bookstores. To order it directly from the Design Institute or read more go here

Unravelling Histories

A two-fold project looking at related Dutch colonial narratives with the intention of tracking their traces and resonance in the present. on-line database with Michael Murtaugh

Homage to the Unknown Woman

paintingsAn installation of thirteen portraits of unknown women, at the Tongerlohuys in Roosendaal

Looping the hoep

A virtual tour through Amstelland, an agricultural and recreational area just south of Amsterdam.

Geuzen D.I.Y.

Vintage Geuzen DIY goodies dating from 1999 to 2003.
Check it out! It’s a wicked mix of digital and analog activities. Go ahead, you’re just one click away from unleashing all your handicraft fantasies!


Parole # 2: Phonetic Skin / Phonetische Haut

Edited by Annette Stahmer. Inserts and extras including Wearable Resistance by De Geuzen. Order here.

Celebrate With A Little Wearable Resistance @ StudioXX

Art’s Birthday is an annual event first proposed by French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou. Read more…

Tracer Sketch

In preparation for Formatting Utopia, De Geuzen embarked on an off-shoot of the Image Tracer.  Using both search and sound, here is a video of our first sketch.

Geuzen @ DesignCamp

hoop.JPGIn the summer of 2007 De Geuzen gave a workshop in Minneapolis:
12 teenagers were asked to re-design their school uniforms.

Review: All Fired Up

littlebigmaryplate.jpg Catriona Black’s review of Female Icons, Aberdeen.
The Sunday Herald + [2007]

Global Anxiety Monitor Live

The Global Anxiety Monitor performed live by Vitali Rozynko, Shy Shavit, Oliver Meskawi, Marc Pantus, Radwa Rafaat, Anat Stainberg and De Geuzen
snapshots / video

Brains Not Bombs

Resurrected from our archives: Soft Hats for a Hard World

Inside the Archive

girl in wallpaper dressSeries of lectures, presentations, tours and screenings examining the ways information, objects and data are stored, classified and displayed.  View snapshots [2001]

Democracy: Do Not Clean!

Democracy CarpetGiven today’s political climate we’ve decided to exhume this classic project.

A Seance with Guy Debord

As the topic of terrorism dominates the media, it is important to have a direct and frank conversation with the man himself.

Here, there and Other Dislocations

Layered on-line maps for Mappamundi at the Museu Colecção Berardo (Lisbon, January 2011). Also on display: The Dress of Jeanne Terwen-de Loos and The Dress of Here, There and Other Dislocations.

Wearable Resistance // Typographical Craftivism

Read more about our adventures with electricity, LED’s, typography and skill sharing.


Made during the prelude to the US election 2008, the predictions are no longer applicable. But these searches do prove that history is continually re-invented in the present.

Subtle Acts of Resistance through the Practice of Everyday Life

serving pieA dinner devoted to the work of Michel de Certeau [1999]

Swap Meet

Swap meet blanketsAn exchange of tactical traditions and the politics they represent

Historiography Tracer

DisplayThis project explores how media images and their meanings fluctuate in the ecology of the world wide web.

Contaminating spaces

stickerTalk given at the symposium Curating New Media Art at Argos, Brussels, 2005. Read text »

Research Accessories

So you want to research something but don’t know where to begin. Start with our exclusively designed set of Research Accessories…

The Tailored Alphabet

Workshop with students from the typography masters at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel (DE)


Performed @ The Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice (Bergen, Norway) View archived project.

Formatting Utopia

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As a part of Formatting Utopia, a workshop and symposium at Paul Otlet’s Mundaneum, De Geuzen presented The Global Anxiety Monitor and the Tracer, a project made in collaboration with Tsila Hassine. View the documentation here.
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Living Room Lectures

The Living Room Lectures take advantage of streaming media, irc, the world wide web plus all the comforts of home.

Temporary Archive of Shared Interests

The Temporary Archive of Shared Interests operates on the basic belief that all librarians have preferences and all search engines are biased.

Re-writing the real

bagRe-writing the real: a two day guide to use and abuse, AKI2, Enschede [1999]

Textiles and pixels at work:

Exploring the relation between pixels, warp and weave.

De Geuzen Uniforms

Riek in pink dressA collection of handmade garments, circumscribing female identity with its multiple guises and disguises.

The Lining of forgetting

LijnjurkjeDigitized version of a unique pattern. Contribution to Jonctions / Verbindingen 7

Feed to be Fed: an evening of image and slogan mixing

Rotterdam / July 09 2009

FEED: is a multi-authored collection produced on the fly. You can see the archive here.

Mixed Sources


A cocktail of on-line, semi-offline and offline experiments as part of the Host project @ PZI.


Check out our Female Icons Playlists

Testing the Surface

A symposium with Lennaart van Oldenborgh, Chris Horrocks, Arjen Mulder and Debra Solomon [1999]

Solidarity as Ornament / Language as Allegiance

Workshop as a part of Digitales an annual event operating at the intersection of digital technology and feminism.

Fripperies and Trimmings

In a society of hard-line polemics, flexible solidarity is the only solution…

Mobile Digitales

A transportable hardware / software unit incorporating both digital and analog know-how. Playing with the carnivalesque, it is meant to provoke discussions about women and technology.


fuckable feminist T-shirtOrder your favourite Dutch geuzennaam T-shirt from our on-line catalogue.

View By Thread

De Geuzen @ STUK
Leuven (B)
04/05 – 06/06 2010

Rhizome Review: The New Transparent – Image Tracer @ Gasworks (2008)

“The argument that things should be left open to improvement, and even personalization, by those with the know-how appeals to many of us. But where did the broader drive for “openness” come from? ”  Read more of Marisa Olsen on Rhizome


A three month workshop with students from the Masters Media Design and Communication programme at the Piet Zwart Institute, which explored streaming broadcasts and online hospitality. The archived project wiki is here.

The Reading Salon

A public art project delivered on your mobile phone

My Paper Dress

Mein Paper DressSimon Mullen made himself a stunning outfit based on the De Geuzen D.I.Y. Paper Dress.

Situating Technologies

flashSymposium with: Irina Aristarkhova, Frank Webster, Kate Rich (representing BIT), Thomas Buxo and Karin Spaink, De Balie, Amsterdam [2000]

Reading, Writing, Research: Chatting Is Not Just for the Idle!

Contribution to Reflections on Creativity (University of Dundee, April 2006) Download the PDF Document

The Body as Billboard

femme a poigneWorkshop held at La Cambre Art Academy Textile Department.

De Geuzen Paperdolls

Mix, match, reload and start all over again. Enjoy hours of fun dressing and accessorizing De Geuzen’s unique set of paper dolls.

De Geuzen Mobile Office [2000-2008]

Mobile officeSpace is a practiced place but it is not necessarily housed at a fixed address.