The Complete Plays – Guy de Cointet. Hugues Decointet, François Piron, Marilou Thiébault (eds.). Paraguay Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, Motto Berlin store, theatre on September 4th, 2017
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The Complete Plays – Guy de Cointet

First publication to gathers all theatrical works by artist Guy de Cointet, written between 1973 and 1983. 25 plays, published with an explanatory apparatus and numerous documents from the de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou’s Kandinsky Library.
This publication constitutes the first complete publication of de Cointet’s theatrical plays—both in the original language and in translation. Richly illustrated, the book showcases documents relating to the design and the staging of these works: notebooks, drawings, photographs, posters, and invitation cards, coming from the archives of Guy de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou’s Kandinsky Library. The Complete Plays also features comments, interviews, and work notes, to help contextualize and analyze the artist’s theatrical plays.

De Cointet is recognized as one of the major figures in the Conceptual art movement that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1970s, having strongly influenced a number of prominent artists working in southern California today, including Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, for whom both drawing and performance figure significantly in their artistic practices.

Edited by Hugues Decointet, François Piron, Marilou Thiébault.

Graphic design: Laure Giletti & Gregory Dapra.

French version also available.

 

 

€39.00

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Cheap Method Edition – Struggling Bodies in Capitalist Societies (Democracies). Claudia Bosse (Ed.) theatercombinat / Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, magazines, performance, politics, theatre on January 31st, 2014
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Cheap Method Edition – Struggling Bodies in Capitalist Societies (Democracies). Claudia Bosse (Ed.) theatercombinat / Motto Books.

cheap method edition offers a collection of working material issues. the aim is to open up specific methodologies, which are the basis for the creation of performative work. It is not about documentation, it is about starting a discourse on performative praxis, about the approaches, the material, the historical and political contexts and transportation, as well as the (artistic) decisions, the specific knowledge and experiences which are resembled in different working processes. cheap method edition will publish examples to create a discourse on fading performative works. cheap method edition combines artistic research with scientific and experiential knowledge, connects both in thematic issues to open up bigger contexts which can be re-used, re-worked and re-discussed and compared.

struggling bodies
in capitalist societies
(democracies)

a publication series of political hybrids

03 editorial by claudia bosse
SELF-SUBVERSION AND ASCETICISM

08 gerald siegmund: to be or not to be:
towards a theatre of dis-identification
or the body as supplement

20 elke van campenhout: food and hunger

26 dialogue: gerald siegmund,
elke van campenhout, and others
THE BODY AND ITS CONSTRUCTIONS
BETWEEN SEXUAL AND POLITICAL
NORMATIVES

40 marina gržinić: struggling with the
performative body in the garbage dump
of history

54 dialogue: marina gržinić,
gerald siegmund, hrvoje jurić and others

62 snapshots of BOXEN,
performance by günther auer
THE BODY AS THE PLACE OF THE
POLITICAL

66 alice pechriggl: zu konstitution und
aisthêsis eines unumgänglich/en
demokratischen körpers.
ein textfragment.

74 hrvoje juric: scientific de(con)struction
and artistic (re)construction of the body

84 dialogue: alice pechriggl, hrvoje jurić,
and others

Language: English
Pages: 94
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524136

Price: €9.00

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Cine Qua Non #7. Ana Luísa Valdeira (Director). University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies.

Posted in art, distribution, film, photography, poetry, theatre, writing on November 12th, 2013
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Cine Qua Non #7. Ana Luísa Valdeira da Silva (Director). University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies.

Contents:

Occupy your museum
Crisis theatre enjoys a boom
of golden hills, off the golden hill
The Elephant Man (1980) by David Lynch: from ‘freak’ and clinical case to allegory
Between Light and Shadow – Iberian Intermittences
Liquid Landscapes or Not
Poetry is the Net Result of a Perfect Economy of Words
Black Mirror and the singers of Grandola

Portugese / English
128 pages + two inserts

Price: €8.00

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Notes From a Revolution: Com/Co, The Diggers & The Haight. David Hollander & Kristine McKenna. Foggy Notion Books & Fulton Ryder, Inc.

Posted in books, design, history, politics, theatre on March 9th, 2013
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Notes From a Revolution: Com/Co, The Diggers & The Haight. David Hollander & Kristine McKenna. Foggy Notion Books & Fulton Ryder, Inc.

The social upheaval of the sixties gave rise to many fascinating coalitions and communes, but the Diggers, a little-known and short-lived group, stand apart from them all. Formed in Haight-Ashbury in 1966 by members of R. G. Davis’s subversive theater company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Diggers took their name from the English Diggers, a seventeenth century agrarian collective devoted to creating a utopian society free of ownership and commerce.

The San Francisco Diggers – under the leadership of Peter Berg, Emmett Grogan, Peter Coyote, and Billy Murcott – were true anarchists, with roots in the Theater of the Absurd, Existentialism, and strategies of direct action. They coined slogans designed to prod people into participating and staged art happenings, public interventions, and street theater infused with wicked humor. The Diggers also provided free food, clothing, medical care and lodging to anyone in need as part of their effort to create a unified and mutually supportive community.

A critically important part of their methodology were the hundreds of broadsides that they regularly produced and distributed throughout the Haight, printed by the Communication Company, a maverick, short-lived publishing outfit founded by Chester Anderson and Claude Hayward. A selection of these graphically inventive, lacerating and sometimes funny broadsides are gathered together for the first time in Notes From a Revolution, which offers a fascinating and oddly moving record of the counterculture in its early bloom.

Edited by David Hollander
& Kristine McKenna
Introduction by Peter Coyote
Essay by Naomi Wolf
Conversation with Claude Hayward
by Kristine McKenna
Flexi-bound / 8 1/2 x 11″
/ 176 pages / 150 color images
ISBN 978-0-9835870-3-3

Published by Foggy Notion Books
in partnership with Fulton Ryder, Inc.

Price: €42.50

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Consensus (The Room). Karl Larsson. Paraguay Press

Posted in books, distribution, theatre, writing on February 12th, 2013
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It’s her (Scenes for a play). Nadine Byrne, Eva Meyer, Lisi Raskin, Hinrich Sachs, Eran Schaerf, Joanna Zawieja. Published by OEI editör, Stockholm.

Posted in art, collage, drawing, performance, theatre, writing on September 18th, 2012
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It’s her (Scenes for a play), Nadine Byrne, Eva Meyer, Lisi Raskin, Hinrich Sachs, Eran Schaerf, Joanna Zawieja, OEI editör, Stockholm

D 15 €

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Theatre of Thought – Snejanka Mihaylova – Critique & Humanism

Posted in theatre, Theory, typography on July 28th, 2011
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Theatre of Thought – Snejanka Mihaylova – Critique & Humanism

“Theatre of Thought ” measures the possibility of a theatre based on languages in state of trans, from which emerges its own paradox of representation and the opening to a language-in-between. The author is a philosopher in her background and a performing artist. She proposes this highly original work as a performance-in-a-form-of-a-book or as a-book-in-a-form-of-a-performance.

This is the first publication of the Critique & Humanism collection “One Day I Discovered To My Own Great Astonishement”, dedicated to the relation between theoretical thinking and performing arts. The name of the series is an homage to Sigmund Freud’s ‘Interpretation of Dreams’.

Design by Céline Wouters

Published by Critique & Humanism, Sofia

Edition of 1000

D 12.50€

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How to Merrily Roll Over An Exterior Emptiness, André Guedes & Miguel Loureiro

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, theatre on June 22nd, 2011
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How to Merrily Roll Over An Exterior Emptiness, André Guedes & Miguel Loureiro

Script and images of the eponymous play directed by visual artist André Guedes and theatre-maker/actor Miguel Loureiro. The script reworks historical texts on the events of the Paris Commune with high and lowbrow contemporary references, in a comic-tragic effect.

Includes archive images of the 1871 Paris Commune.
Text in English and Portuguese.
116 pages.

D 6€

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