intervals and forms of stones of stars. Nanna Debois Buhl. Humboldt Books.

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intervals and forms of stones of stars investigates a Nordic man-made beach landscape. Located near Copenhagen, Køge Bay Beach Park is a 7-kilometer-long recreational area reclaimed from the sea. While highly planned and regulated, the idea was to create a landscape that looked like wild nature. The book is a reflection of this anthropocene biotope, its botany, and its cultural context. Through a series of cameraless photographic registrations, Buhl maps the biotope’s flora, fauna, and particles and draws connections between the characteristics of the site and its photographic representation. Her photographs are inspired by the cameraless photographic works of W. H. Fox Talbot (1840s) and A. Strindberg (1890s); images created without a photographic lens, only by use of light and light sensitive surfaces. In the photographs, dust particles resemble the night sky and the wings of an insect look like a topographical map. The book contains the series of full-page photographs as well as a text of field notes and two conversations, with N. Bubandt, Professor of Anthropology, Aarhus University and with L. Gallun, Assistant Curator of Photography at MoMA, New York.

Nanna Debois Buhl is a visual artist who lives and works in Copenhagen and New York. She participated in The Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, New York (2008-09), and received her MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2006). Her practice is a continuous investigation of historical and cultural knowledge through botany, animal life, imagery, and architecture. Her work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Pérez Art Museum, Florida; SculptureCenter, New York; Art in General, New York; The Studio Museum, Harlem, New York; MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Lunds Konsthall, Sweden; ARKEN Museum of Modern Art; Kunsthal Charlottenborg; Kunsthallen Brandts; Museum for Contemporaty Art, Roskilde; and Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark.

 

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Gregor Mobius. DNA Semantics. Visual Representation of DNA and RNA Lecture @ Motto Berlin on 09.08.2016 @ 7:30 PM

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Gregor Mobius. DNA Semantics. Visual Representation of DNA and RNA Lecture @ Motto Berlin on 09.08.2016 @ 7:30 PM

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This lecture is about an interpretation of DNA/RNA as visual structures with specific formal properties and relationships. Instead of the existing alphabet representation U, C, A, G and T, all the bases are expressed as five discrete values of the gray-scale:  T=white, G= light gray, A= gray, C= dark gray and U= black. Arranged in 3 x 4 matrices DNA strands as linear structures consisting of alphabet letters are converted into 2-D images with distinct visual properties. In this representation we could learn more about DNA/RNA, not only as biological (functional) structures but also as a specific language that can be expressed visually.

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Gregor Mobius is a theoretician of languages that are expressed visually. His early work was in the field of Graph Theory developing an algorithm for visual representation of all planar and regular graphs. As a Fulbright scholar he received master of Science in Visual Studies at MIT with the paper “Discrete Visual Structure – Elements of Visual Grammar” (1984). A few years later, based on his thesis paper, Mobius proposed a specific representation of DNA and RNA that converts linear alphabet DNA structure into a 2D image. This work was presented to the public at the exhibition Gene(sis) that traveled through some West Coast universities: Washington University(2002), University of California, Berkeley (2003) and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2004). It is now for the first time presented in a comprehensive way in the book “DNA Semantics”.

Making Worlds. Amelia Barikin & Helen Hughes (Eds.). Surpllus.

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Making Worlds. Amelia Barikin & Helen Hughes (Eds.). Surpllus.

Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction is an anthology of new texts by artists, curators, art historians and writers who are self-confessed science fiction fans. The linking point is the idea of science fiction as a platform for the building of alternate art histories. This collection is concerned with the ways in which science fiction might be performed, materialised or enacted within a contemporary context.

Edited by Amelia Barikin and Helen Hughes, with contributions by: Adrian Martin, Amelia Barikin, Andrew Frost, Anthony White, Arlo Mountford, Brendan Lee, Charles Green, Chris McAuliffe, Chronox, Damiano Bertoli, Darren Jorgensen, Dylan Martorell, Edward Colless, Helen Hughes, Helen Johnson, Justin Clemens, Lauren Bliss, Matthew Shannon, Nathan Gray, Nick Selenitsch, OSW, Patrick Pound, Philip Brophy, Rex Butler, Ryan Johnston, and Soda_Jerk.

Design by Brad Haylock

Softcover, 320 pages.

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Body Searches. Jon Ståle Ritland. Broken Dimanche Press

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Body Searches. Jon Ståle Ritland. Broken Dimanche Press

Several processes of communication are continuously happening in the cells and organs of the body. Human language can be seen as a further development of these. Genetic material or DNA is a prerequisite for this internal communication. The four bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T) constitute what you might call the codes or the letters in the language of the genes. The sequence and composition of the letters are decisive for the synthesis of proteins and signal substances. The poems in Body Searches are inspired by the grammar of the genes and the structure of the DNA-molecule and they endeavor to try and unravel, in a new way, the old question: what is a human?

Language: English
Softcover. 54 pages. 2013

Price: €17.00

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Ric Rac. Jérémie Gindre. Chert + Motto.

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Ric Rac. Jérémie Gindre. Chert + Motto.

Ric Rac is a comic book adaptation of three artworks by Jérémie Gindre. In the real world, A Cavern is a series of eight drawings and two stones (29.7 x 42 cm, India ink on paper + 23 x 23 x 2cm, slate on engraved concrete 2010-2011), A Slip is a series of fourteen drawings (29.7 x 42 cm, India ink and pen on paper, 2012), Passwords Forgotten is a sculpture and two paintings (85 x 130 x 85 cm, slate on aerated concrete + 80 x 60 cm, India ink on canvas, 2010-2012).

The author is grateful to Huckleberry Finn for A Cavern, to the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences for A Slip and to Edward Leedskalnin for Passwords Forgotten.

Translated from the French by John Tittensor.

Published by Chert and Motto, Berlin, on the occasion of the exhibition Tintenfisch at CNEAI=, Chatou, in the frame of Berlin-Paris 2012.

300 copies, printed in Germany.
Distributed by Motto Distribution.

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Elias Arnér & Per Hüttner & Åbäke – (In)Visible Dialogues, Dent-De-Leone

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Elias Arnér & Per Hüttner & Åbäke – (In)Visible Dialogues, Dent-De-Leone

(In)Visible Dialogues is a project at Konstakademien in Stockholm which includes a number of internationally acclaimed speakers from different disciplines. Predrag Petrovic´, A Constructed World, Konrad Kaufmann, Arijana Kajfes, Sandra Masur, Laurent Devèze, Véronique Wiesinger & Hugo Lagercrantz.(In)Visible Dialogues allow art and science to meet in harmony as well as friction. The project brings together leading specialists from Europe, Asia, Australia and USA to stimulate meaningful dialogues about life and the boundaries of reality. (In)Visible Dialogues was initiated by artist Per Hüttner and Elias Arnér, professor in biochemistry at Karolinska Institutet in close collaboration with graphic designers Åbäke in London and a group of sound artists from all over the world. The project is a continuation of Begrepp – en Samling (Concepts – a collection) that was realized by the two former in 1992 at Konstakademin.

www.invisibledialogues.org

Author / Editor: Elias Arnér & Per Hüttner & Åbäke
Pages: 240
First Edition: 900 copies
Language: English & Swedish
Published by: Dent-De-Leone

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Neural Insights : Words and Images by Brain Scientists

Posted in books, graphic design, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, science on March 22nd, 2011

Neural Insights : Words and Images by Brain Scientists

Booklet published on the occasion of the global ‘Brain Awareness Week’ from march 14-20, 2011.
It accompagnies the exhibition ‘Neural Architectures’ at swissnex San Francisco and the ‘BrainFair’ in Zurich.

48 pages

D 10 €

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