Capsule Issue 2 – Willo Perron’s Bed-in

Posted in Uncategorized on August 16th, 2023

Capsule is a huge new offering from the team at KALEIDOSCOPE, a glossy, chunky, spiral bound design mag—‘indulging in a lavish physicality’—and refusing to be put in a single box. It covers interiors and architecture, fashion and technology, ecology and craft in order to assess and explore the relationship between design and consumption.

A hybrid between a magazine and a book, paying homage to a lineage of Italian radical design publications while indulging in a lavish physicality, Capsule is released annually during Milan Design Week.

It features three different covers (and three different-coloured spiral bindings): the exceedingly comfortable-looking ‘Willo Perron’s Bed-in’, ‘Paulin Paulin Paulin in Tokyo’, and ‘Working Out with Barragán’.

Also inside, Snowcrash, John Pawson, Kazuyo Sejima, Dieter Rams, Italian Car Design, Nifemi Marcus-Bello, Brutalisten, and much more.

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Mousse #84 (Cover 1). Various. Mousse Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20th, 2023
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Mousse #84 – Summer 2023

Opinions
ON JARGON
Pablo Larios

A HYPOTHESIS OF RESISTANCE—PART FOUR: A LECTURE ON UNDETECTABILITY
Cally Spooner

Survey
MRINALINI MUKHERJEE
(A) Overgrowth
Noopur Desai, Emilia Terracciano, Murtaza Vali
(B) Less a Thing Than the Trace of a Movement
Skye Arundhati Thomas

Monograph
PENG ZUQIANG
Touch, Gaze, Motion, Memory: On Two Recent Video Works by Peng Zuqiang
Travis Jeppesen

Fiction
YOUR LOVE IS NOT GOOD
Johanna Hedva

Monograph
LEE LOZANO
Lee Lozano’s Tools and the “Self as Center”
Amelia Jones

Visual
ANGHARAD WILLIAMS
Cars, 2022
Angharad Williams, Maurizio Cattelan

Books
Gabrielle Goliath

Tidbits
Graham Little by Max Feldman
Onyeka Igwe by KJ Abudu
Shaun Motsi by Olamiju Fajemisin
Sydney Schrader by Gloria Hasnay
Rahima Gambo by Sindi-Leigh McBride
Ştefan Bertalan by Krzysztof Kościuczuk

Thinkers
SARA AHMED: ARCHIVING UNHAPPINESS
Ana Teixeira Pinto

Criticism
I’M WITH FANTASY
Kerstin Stakemeier

Reprint
REINCARNATION AND BIOLOGY: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE ETIOLOGY OF BIRTHMARKS AND BIRTH DEFECTS
Ian Stevenson
Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Curators
A STUTTERING INSTITUTION
Kabelo Malatsie

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IWAKAN Volume 06 – The Masculinity Issue. Andromeda, Jeremy Benkemoun, Lana Kageyama, Yuri Abo (Eds.). Creative Studio REING

Posted in Gender, graphic design, Japan, magazines, photography, Uncategorized, writing on July 18th, 2023
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IWAKAN Volume 06: 

Masculinity — or perhaps our mistaken understanding of it — as an ideology has entrenched itself so deeply into every system that runs our society. These unequivocally male-dominated systems stare at us on a daily basis, represented by the patriarchy and misogyny we witness regularly in acts like men buying women drinks at the dinner table; reaffirming their unwavering presence and unforgiving rules. While some may find it easy to accept the system, others struggle to comply. We are those people who struggle. Those people who are tired of these outdated norms for masculinity, who are tired of it being understood solely through the lens of violence and dominance, and who are tired of the emptiness that comes from humans constantly being reduced to caricatures of themselves and forced to participate in this ludicrous system called patriarchy. Masculinity does not belong solely to those who have a penis, it is something that should be accessible to all. That is why, we want to find a new understanding of it, one that is fresh, revitalized, rich, inclusive, and diverse. It is time that masculinity changes, it is time that masculinity is liberated.

Features

The Masculinity Issue 06 違和感瞬間 男 14 Producing Sex: Images of Masculinity in the Gay Porn Industry/François Sagat 24 A Space for Men’s Confessions 32 Exploring Gender: What Can Masculinity Contribute to Being Non-binary?/Amity Miyabi 36 An Unwavering Heart Reaching for the Light/Sennosuke Kataoka 48 Imagining New Masculinities Through Music: an Interview with NoSo, Ichi Takashi, and Aisho Nakajima 52 PEOPLE VOICE OPINION Let the people speak! 60 The Unspoken Tenderness/Nelson Hor 66 Our Career Choices: A Message For the Future From a Parenting Adviser and an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist/Keito Kawanishi, Singh Ikebukuro 74 STUDY OUR ISSUE: Is “Masculinity” a Good Enough Excuse for Violence?/Noriko Yamaguchi 78 Pity for Men: the Agonies and Contradictions of Unpopular Boys./Kai Nishii 90 The Glass House of Adonis/Andromeda 92 Exploring The House of Gay Art: The Captivating Photographs of Junichi Enya/Mika Kobayashi 96 Is Coffee Masculine? A Conversation About Coffee and Masculinity/Keita Nakamura, Yuki Shibata, Mako 108 Redefining “Realness”: Exploring the Implications and Possibilities of “Male Genital” Prosthetics/Prosthesisman.Stp.Japan 112 Disobedience, Deconstruction, and Desire: Re-Defining Bodies Through Clothing and Art/Bárbara Sánchez-Kane 122 Decoding Performance and the Body Through the Works of Kento Terada and Sota Kodera/Mika Kobayashi 128 The Exquisite Corpse of Likeness/Yuki Kasaï-Paré 137 Recognising ‘Domination’: The Beginning of Resistance/Hanae Takahashi 138 Vol.4 IWAKAN OPEN ART CONTEST 141 Radically Moderate/Nonoka Sasaki 142 A Diary of Secret Dialogues/Mitsu Tachibana 144 My Incomplete Beauty Handbook/Yuri Abo 146 Asian Gaze/Yo Katami from loneliness books 148 Let’s Talk About Politics/Ana 150 Stopped Making Sense/Noemi Minami 152 Recommendations from Contributors Cover Design: 福岡南央子

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Spoken Word Poetry Doesn’t Exist / Robert Stastny + Roy Hughes @ Motto Berlin. June 16, 2023

Posted in Events, Motto Berlin event, music, poetry, Uncategorized on June 13th, 2023
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Dear friends,

We’re pleased to welcome you to an enchanting evening filled with poetry and music at our courtyard, this coming Friday, June 16th, from 18:30 onwards.

We’ll begin the evening with the remarkable Robert Stastny, a Berlin-inspired artist, who’ll read out pieces from his acclaimed Portraits. He’ll also give us an exclusive glimpse into his latest works. Following Robert’s spellbinding readings, we’ll transition into a vibrant musical performance by Yellow Hotel.

Poetry is an adventure, in itself. A voyage to somewhere, where the world of men and women – and anything you want to be – has less of an influence.

Music connects onto poetry naturally, Yellow Hotel is Roy Estel Hughes, recently transplanted from Austin to Berlin, and Robert.

Together we will travel – from poetry, to music, to somewhere else.

So, come join us at Motto for a relaxed evening filled with amusing poetry, music, books, and refreshing drinks. We can’t wait to see you there!

Lena Pozdnyakova ‘Hunting-Gathering’

Posted in Uncategorized on June 8th, 2023

Lena Pozdnyakova ‘Hunting–Gathering’
@ Motto Berlin

Opening reception, Saturday June 10, from 7pm
Eldar Tagi sound performance (8pm sharp)

Organised by Liza Kin

Exhibition June 11-28, 2023.

 
Excerpt from “Hunting-gathering”:
[….] Community hunting-gathering and community actors can complement each other.
“The new model is transforming the role of hunting-gathering by modifying their relationship with the users and their social context. That is determining the way hunting-gathering activities are produced and the way hunting-gathering spaces are designed. The future of our hunting-gathering is based on four areas of action: hunting-gathering are spaces for discovering, learning, creating and sharing. Every public hunting-gathering needs to develop its own action plan based on their local social context.       In this framework, and also building on years of experience in the development of activities linked with the environment, sustainability and our territorial needs, hunting-gathering have started exploring new ways of cooperative work in the last three years [….]
A very interesting link between hunting-gathering on the one hand, and innovation & future-oriented thinking on the other, are stories. Stories have the power to introduce and explore new ideas within recognizable context. When it comes to imagining how the future might look, how innovation, technology and other evolutions impact the way our society will evolve, stories are very powerful books. Fiction offers us a tangible portal to all kinds of futures, and helps us to reflect onn them, think about how they might and should look like, and think about how we want to contribute to shaping them.
        From this perspective, there is an obvious link between the traditional role of hunting-gathering, and the future-oriented community engaging activities that can take place there. Making the connection [….]

https://www.the2vvo.com/

Pequeno Zine Illustrado / Elisa Alcade @ Motto Berlin. June 6, 2023.

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5th, 2023

Pequeno Zine Illustrado / Elisa Alcade @ Motto Berlin. June 6, 2023.

From 7pm!

https://www.instagram.com/pequenozineilustrado/

Сau Silva + Denis Esakov. Friday May 12 @ Motto Berlin.

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9th, 2023

attentive curiosity of notunderstandingness – poetic essays on decolonial thinking and the violence of knowledge.

This is an invitation to join a book reading on Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in Motto.

“In the attentive curiosity of notunderstandingness, I have the feeling of being inside an infinite conversation in which knowledge and meaning are called into question, through the gaze of various entry points, philosophical provocations, relations, spirits, and rhythms. True to its critical and poetic essence, an encounter with the book seems to invite endless possibilities to enter and re-enter, chronologically and (better) anti-chronologically, and to discover and re-discover, anew.” Writes Grace Euna Kim @grace.euna.kim, Berlin-based Korean-American performance and visual artist, choreographer, and researcher.

Сau Silva @causilva.k and Denis Esakov @denisesakov will read a chapter ‘Happy Adult Future’ and the connections of linear time, images of the future, and hierarchies of power.

Denis Esakov, writer, curator and multimedia artist who graduated from Raumstrategien @raumstrategien (Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin @kunsthochschuleberlin). Denis explores the relationship between knowledge and power toward decolonial thinking.

Cau Silva studied Social Sciences at the São Paulo State University (UNESP) and Visual Arts at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Her works investigate the relationship between daily gestures and environments. Through videos, installations, and performances, she experiences the body immersed in a specific situation or place.

Meet us at the Motto @mottobooks starting at 6:30 p.m., reading starts at 7 p.m. There will be books and drinks, bring your friends and curiosity

April 2023 Music Mix

Posted in Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store, music, Uncategorized on May 3rd, 2023
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Dear friends, 

We are pleased to share with you Motto’s April 2023 Music Mix, published on the occasion of the exhibition “STEPPUBLISHER” organized by Ho King Man, at Motto Berlin.

Listen to the Watt Chapter 1 mix here

Listen to the Watt Chapter 2 mix here

Listen to the Watt Chapter 3 mix here

Urofagia. Dale Gass Barry.

Posted in novel, Self published, Uncategorized, writing on April 18th, 2023
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The harsh realities of life in Berlin are laid bare in this short novel. From the piss drenched corners of the club scene, to the inevitable slide into madness. This is not therapy. This is not an addiction. It’s a fetish – of course it is. UROFAGIA – a love story with no boundaries. 

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STEPPUBLISHER – HO KING MAN – 04.04.23 @ Motto Berlin

Posted in Uncategorized on April 1st, 2023

STEPPUBLISHER – HO KING MAN

OPENING 4/4 2023 FROM 6PM

TWO FINGERS IN & OUT

ZOOM

W/UNFINISHED/DRAFTING/ONGOING/RECREATING/MISSING

A LETTER A

A LADDER A

AAA A

AAAAA

AAAAAAA

A SLIP

A WORD

A STORY

A POSTER

A SOUND

A LETTER

FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF WATT

Works by BHKM, Casey Robbins, Ho King Man, Jyugam, mafmadmaf, Xiaowu, and WATT

Weekly Watt Chapters

4/10 (? – tbc)

4/17 (? – tbc)

4/24 mafmadmaf

EXHIBITION 4/5 – 4/29

Motto Berlin

Skalitzer Str. 68

10997, Berlin