Atlas of Anomalous AI. Ben Vickers, K Allado-McDowell (Eds.). Ignota Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, writing on June 19th, 2021
Tags: , , , , ,

atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-1atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-2 atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-3 atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-4 atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-5 atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-6 atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-7 atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-8 atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-9 atlas-of-anomalous-ai-ben-vickers-k-allado-mcdowell-ignota-books-9781999675950-10

Foreword by Bill Sherman

Like a snake eating its tail, artificial intelligence exists in a circular relationship with its human creators.

The Atlas of Anomalous AI is a compelling and surprising map of our complex relationship to intelligence, from ancient to emerging systems of knowledge. A wildly associative constellation of ideas, stories, artworks and historical materials, the Atlas draws on art historian Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas — an image map of the “afterlife of antiquity” — to approach the defining concepts of AI from an imaginative, artistic and revitalising perspective.
The Atlas presents a hyperdimensional view of the world, through a broad range of perspectives that explore the question of what AI has been and what it is becoming. Key texts on modelling, prediction and automation are brought together with stories of science fiction, dreams and human knowledge, set among visionary and surreal images.

Contributions from writers, philosophers and curators including: Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Ramon Amaro, Noelani Arista, Jorge Luis Borges, Benjamin H. Bratton, Federico Campagna, Arthur C. Clarke, Rana Dasgupta, Eknath Easwaran, GPT-2, GPT-3, Yuk Hui, Nora N. Khan, Suzanne Kite, Jason Edward Lewis, Catherine Malabou, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Matteo Pasquinelli, Archer Pechawis, Noah Raford, Nisha Ramayya, Beth Singler and Hito Steyerl.

Artworks by: Anni Albers, Pablo Amaringo, Refik Anadol, William Blake, Ian Cheng, Ithell Colquhoun, DeepDream, Federico Díaz, Susan Hiller, Hildegard of Bingen, Pierre Huyghe, C. G. Jung, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, Paul Laffoley, Lucy Siyao Liu, Branko Petrović and Nikola Bojić, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Casey Reas, Jenna Sutela and Suzanne Treister.

Order here

Octopus notes #10. Alice Dusapin, Martin Laborde, Alice Pialoux and Baptiste Pinteaux (Eds.). Octopus Notes

Posted in art, magazines, writing on June 17th, 2021
Tags: , , , ,

octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-1 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-2 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-3 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-4 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-5 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-6 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-7 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-8 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-9 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-10 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-11 octopus-notes-10-alice-dusapin-martin-laborde-alice-pialoux-baptiste-pinteaux-9782492557002-12

With & about Sara de Chiara, Rafael Corcostegui, Moyra Davey, Pierre Dulieu, Guillaume Dustan, Jana Euler, Sylvie Fanchon, Jim Fletcher, Alexander García Düttmann, Jeanne Graff, Gary Haller, Alex Hay, Martin Laborde, Daniel Lentz, Mina Loy, Liz Magor, Nick Mauss, Nicolas Moufarrege, Baptiste Pinteaux, Richard Rezac, Clément Roussier, Edith Schloss, Albert Serra, Pierre Thévenin, Belén Uriel, Charles Veyron, Robin Waart, Emily Wardill, and Román Yñán.

octopus notes is an annual journal that gathers critical essays, academic writing, interviews, archival documents and artists’ projects since 2013. Each issue exists without a theme, but shapes echo through its content.

Order here

Dissent Without Modification. Grace Ndiritu. Bergen Kunsthall

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, writing on June 16th, 2021
Tags: , , , ,

dissent-without-modification-grace-ndiritu-bergen-kunsthall-9788293101406-1 dissent-without-modification-grace-ndiritu-bergen-kunsthall-9788293101406-2 dissent-without-modification-grace-ndiritu-bergen-kunsthall-9788293101406-3 dissent-without-modification-grace-ndiritu-bergen-kunsthall-9788293101406-4 dissent-without-modification-grace-ndiritu-bergen-kunsthall-9788293101406-5 dissent-without-modification-grace-ndiritu-bergen-kunsthall-9788293101406-7 dissent-without-modification-grace-ndiritu-bergen-kunsthall-9788293101406-8

Dissent Without Modification (Bergen Kunsthall), written by Grace Ndiritu, is a research book composed of interviews with radical and progressive artists and thinkers, who started their education and careers in the 1990s. Some are well-known, some are not. They are African, European, and American women working as painters, photographers, performers, hackers, activists and educators, among other roles such as Lisha Sterling, Monster Chetwynd and Kathrin Böhm.

What connects these brilliant women together, now in their late thirties, mid forties, early fifties and sixties; is that the decade of the 1990s had a culturally significant impact on their politics, career and personal life choices. The decade represented a creative coming of age for them all and their lives changed forever. The consequences of those changes are still reflected in their distinctive thoughts and practices today.

The long format interviews that comprise Dissent Without Modification are casual, meandering, philosophical conversations with a wide ranging appeal. Each person’s character is slowly revealed within a backdrop of humour, while touching on many serious universal and global subjects. Topics include pedagogy, race relations, neo-paganism, sexual violence, class warfare, interracial marriage, ecological feminism, contemporary slavery, activism, extreme tourism, African politics, terrorist practice in Western democratic states, and much more.

Dissent Without Modification illuminates the 1990s in a new way, and regards it as a pivotal point in the lineage of today’s grass-roots politics and cultural ferment. on show. The book recalls the Seattle Riots against the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement; the recent televisual phenomenon Catfish recalling MTV’s Real World and the spread of the Occupy movement and the birth of Black Lives Matter through the recent Ferguson and Missouri uprisings. Dissent Without Modification offers first-hand perspectives on the 1990s as the decade “when shit went bad and which we never recovered from,” – to quote Hank Moody, the cantankerous main character of Californication, cult TV show.

At last in Dissent Without Modification Grace Ndiritu takes readers on a circular, revealing expedition into the recent past, sharing its impact with a new generation of readers.

Order here

Inflamed Invisible – Collected Writings on Art and Sound, 1976–2018. David Toop. Goldsmiths Press; Sonics Series

Posted in art, books, music, Theory, writing on June 15th, 2021
Tags: , , , ,

inflamed-invisible-collected-writings-on-art-and-sound-1976-2018-david-toop-goldsmiths-press-sonics-series-9781912685165inflamed-invisible-collected-writings-on-art-and-sound-1976-2018-david-toop-goldsmiths-press-sonics-series-9781912685165-2 inflamed-invisible-collected-writings-on-art-and-sound-1976-2018-david-toop-goldsmiths-press-sonics-series-9781912685165-3 inflamed-invisible-collected-writings-on-art-and-sound-1976-2018-david-toop-goldsmiths-press-sonics-series-9781912685165-4 inflamed-invisible-collected-writings-on-art-and-sound-1976-2018-david-toop-goldsmiths-press-sonics-series-9781912685165-5 inflamed-invisible-collected-writings-on-art-and-sound-1976-2018-david-toop-goldsmiths-press-sonics-series-9781912685165-6 inflamed-invisible-collected-writings-on-art-and-sound-1976-2018-david-toop-goldsmiths-press-sonics-series-9781912685165-7

A rich collection of essays tracing the relationship between art and sound.

In the 1970s David Toop became preoccupied with the possibility that music was no longer bounded by formalities of audience: the clapping, the booing, the short attention span, the demand for instant gratification. Considering sound and listening as foundational practices in themselves leads music into a thrilling new territory: stretched time, wilderness, video monitors, singing sculptures, weather, meditations, vibration and the interior resonance of objects, interspecies communications, instructional texts, silent actions, and performance art.

Toop sought to document the originality and unfamiliarity of this work from his perspective as a practitioner and writer. The challenge was to do so without being drawn back into the domain of music while still acknowledging the vitality and hybridity of twentieth-century musics as they moved toward art galleries, museums, and site-specificity. Toop focused on practitioners, whose stories are as compelling as the theoretical and abstract implications of their works.

Inflamed Invisible collects more than four decades of David Toop’s essays, reviews, interviews, and experimental texts, drawing us into the company of artists and their concerns, not forgetting the quieter, unsung voices. The volume is an offering, an exploration of strata of sound that are the crossing points of sensory, intellectual, and philosophical preoccupations, layers through which objects, thoughts and air itself come alive as the inflamed invisible.

Order here

The Text. Nora Amin. Falschrum

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, writing on June 13th, 2021
Tags: , , , , , , ,

the-text-nora-amin-falschrum-9783982077932-1 the-text-nora-amin-falschrum-9783982077932-2 the-text-nora-amin-falschrum-9783982077932-3 the-text-nora-amin-falschrum-9783982077932-4 the-text-nora-amin-falschrum-9783982077932-5 the-text-nora-amin-falschrum-9783982077932-6 the-text-nora-amin-falschrum-9783982077932-7

In her long poem “The Text”, Nora Amin uses a surrealistic form of poetic writing to deconstruct gender roles, sexual trauma and patriarchal authority, while composing a humane story of creation.

This book is the result of a collaboration between Amin, the visual artist Katharina Marszewski, and the graphic design studio Eps51. Marszewski responded to “The Text” by creating cryptic drawings that reveal the movements central to Amin’s choreographic poetry. Bilingual script and artwork interpenetrate in Eps51’s unique design, which allows readers to determine the reading direction of the book, depending on their preferred language (Arabic / English).

“The Text” is accompanied by an afterword by Christian Junge, scholar of Arabic literature.

Order here

Earth Café. Claire Hungerford. Range Free Press

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, writing on June 12th, 2021
Tags: , , , , ,

earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-1earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-2earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-8 earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-9    earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-4 earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-5 earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-6 earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-7earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-3 earth-cafe-claire-hungerford-range-free-press-9781647860196-10

Earth Café is an interactive culinary flipbook for all ages. The book invites the reader to scramble and rearrange dishes from around the world, revealing an expansive* glossary of invented culinary creations. It offers a new knowledge of food: its locality, substances, accidents and boundaries are suddenly as fluid as the imagination itself.

The 35 dishes that make up the book– chimichurri, hamburger, chorizo, spumoni, etc.– are sourced from around the world and defined (using words and images) in very simple terms. Most typically, an adjective or flavor + a predominant ingredient + a category of dish.

Order here

Emergence Magazine Volume II. Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Seanna Quinn, Bethany Ritz (Eds.). Emergence Magazine

Posted in art, magazines, writing on May 21st, 2021
Tags: , , , , , ,

emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-1 emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-2 emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-3 emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-4 emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-5 emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-6 emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-7 emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-8 emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-9 emergence-magazine-volume-2-seanna-quinn-bethany-ritz-emmanuel-vaughan-lee-725274714896-10

Emergence Magazine is an online publication with an annual print edition.

It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are regenerative spaces of creation and renewal. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we look to emerging stories. In them we find the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.

It’s hard to reflect on the past year without feeling like we’ve entered a fictional tale. And yet here we are: not only has COVID-19 taken root around the world, but wildfires have raged across the Arctic Circle, Brazil, Australia, and the western United States; people have risen up to stand against racial injustice, and it feels as though we’re witnessing only the beginning of a deep fracturing of this civilization. We do not yet know the changes that will come to light locally and globally.

Volume II of our print edition speaks to the multiple crises and opportunities unfolding around us: plague, extinctions, and loneliness grip us ever tighter even as they affirm our connection with the living world. Across 400 pages—and through essays, photography, adapted multimedia, poems, and original artwork—this collection considers the stories that we want to seed in these mythological times.

Contributions by Fred Bahnson, Diane Barker, Alex Boersma, Sheila Pree Bright, Aletheia Casey, Stephen Crotts, Bathsheba Demuth, Camille T. Dungy, Paul Elie, Beth Evans, Charles Foster, CMarie Fuhrman, Forrest Gander, Jay Griffiths, Bear Guerra, David G. Haskell, Lisa Lee Herrick, Brenda Hillman, Linda Hogan, Sophy Hollington, Katie Holten, Nick Hunt, Amaud Jamaul Johnson and more.

Order here

 

Sustainable Societies for the Future. Stephanie Cristello, Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg (Eds.). Motto Books

Posted in art, books, Motto Books, writing on May 3rd, 2021
Tags: , , , , ,

sustainable_societies_for_the_future_mottobooks sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-2 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-3 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-4 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-5 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-6 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-7 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-8 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-9 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-10 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-10a sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-11 sustainable-societies-for-the-future-stephanie-cristello-kirse-junge-stevnsborg-motto-books-9782940672202-12

How do we create ideas, paths, and actions for a more sustainable world? How can art function as a catalyst for change? The project Sustainable Societies for the Future is founded on some of today’s most complex and urgent challenges. This publication, released on the occasion of the concurrent exhibition on view at the Malmö Art Museum and a number of seminars and events, directly addresses issues surrounding how cities and human settlements can be transformed into inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable environments.

The statements in this book feature individual and collective contributions by artists and scholars from the Nordic and North American art scenes to awaken discussion, reflection, and perspectives that reflect sustainable pathways for the world. Designed by Olga Prader, the navigation of each text is conceptually categorized through a visual lexicon that follows the mission of the 11 Global Goals set out by the UN, including biodiversity, housing, and gender equality, health and safety, and environmental justice, among other key issues.

We are at a point where sustainability alone is not sufficient. As the pages within Sustainable Societies for the Future suggests, contemporary art can serve as a key speculation into how issues of ecological challenges, access to and preservation of natural resources, social exclusion, balance of economy, forms of protest, and collective responsibilities can be approached via a political and social lens.

The exhibition Sustainable Societies for the Future runs at Malmö Art Museum from 1 February to 23 May 2021.

Order here

A Letter to My Father and My Unborn Son. Aram Saroyan and Gailyn Saroyan. Rakish Light Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, editions, illustration, Motto Berlin store, writing on May 22nd, 2018
Tags: , ,

gailyn_saroyan_a_letter_to_my_father_and_my_unborn_son_rakish_light_motto_2 gailyn_saroyan_a_letter_to_my_father_and_my_unborn_son_rakish_light_motto_4 gailyn_saroyan_a_letter_to_my_father_and_my_unborn_son_rakish_light_motto_5 gailyn_saroyan_a_letter_to_my_father_and_my_unborn_son_rakish_light_motto_6 gailyn_saroyan_a_letter_to_my_father_and_my_unborn_son_rakish_light_motto_7 gailyn_saroyan_a_letter_to_my_father_and_my_unborn_son_rakish_light_motto_8 gailyn_saroyan_a_letter_to_my_father_and_my_unborn_son_rakish_light_motto_9 gailyn_saroyan_a_letter_to_my_father_and_my_unborn_son_rakish_light_motto_10 gailyn_saroyan_a_letter_to_my_father_and_my_unborn_son_rakish_light_motto_11

Edition of 125
numbered

What did the generation that came of age during the sixties do for an encore? Many of the answers seemed to have slipped below the media’s plumb line. A Letter to My Father and My Unborn Son, a journal by Aram Saroyan with art by Gailyn Saroyan, takes us to the American bicentennial year, 1976, as the young poet and artist await the arrival of their third child in Bolinas, a small coastal village in rural Northern California. Here is the day-to-day journey of a young family–at once intimate, surprising, and funny.

Printed in Los Angeles, California
2018

 

Language: English
Pages: 92
Size: 21.5 x 13.5 cm
Weight: 250 g
Binding: Softcover
Buy

Harvard Design Magazine #45. Jennifer Sigler, Leah Whitman-Salkin (Eds.). Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Posted in architecture, art, critique, design, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Theory, Wholesale, writing on April 26th, 2018

harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_1harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_2
harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_3harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_4harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_5 harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_6harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_7harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_9 harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_8harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_10 harvard_design_magazine_2018_into_the_woods_motto_11Harvard Design Magazine 45 – Into the Woods | Spring/summer 2018

To go “into the woods” is to enter both nightmare and wonderment, chaos and serenity. The woods are the threatening realm of wolves and witches, yet also a space of peace and introspection. They confound and illuminate, disorient and clarify, endanger and protect. The woods are where we “come to our senses,” and where we embrace our wilder selves. They are a space of complex life forms and ecological destruction; of growth and decay; of fantasy and ritual; of secrets and control; of hiding and? the hidden.

The woods are often framed as a nonurban place; an entity separate from, and opposed to, the city—even the world; an eternal refuge that can smoothly be entered and exited, gone into and back out of. But how much of our woods still remains to go into—and on what terms?

As designers, we encounter the woods as building site, as obstacle, and as resource—territory to be cleared, but also to be preserved, cultivated, tamed, or simulated. Wood itself—along with its products like lumber, wood pulp, silvichemicals, and charcoal—fuel the building industry and feed architecture. In a period of accelerated climate change, the planet’s woods are disappearing, burning up, threatening and threatened by human existence. How can we holistically address the woods and its ecosystems, and the life and life-giving power they contain?

This issue of Harvard Design Magazine treks into the woods to come to terms with its precarious status as habitat and resource, and to challenge assumptions about wood as material. We won’t be “out of the woods”—this looping conundrum—any time soon, even if the woods as we once knew it, and might still imagine it, has ceased to exist. At the intersection of wilderness, urbanization, and myth, “Into the Woods” embraces contradiction, challenges destruction, and revisits our roots, biological and architectural alike.

“Into the Woods” combines contributions by noted critics and theorists including Milica Topalovic, Lawrence Buell, T. J. Demos, Rosetta Elkin, Jack Halberstam, and Maria Tatar; practitioners Dogma, Alexander Brodsky, Dilip Da Cunha, Eelco Hooftman, and Paulo Tavares; as well as artists Tang Chang, Maria Thereza Alves, Janet Cardiff, and Bas Princen; anthropologists Anna Tsing and Eduardo Kohn; and philosopher Giorgio Agamben.

Harvard Design Magazine 45 is edited by Jennifer Sigler and Leah Whitman-Salkin, and published by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD).

Language: English
Pages: 248
Size: 30.5 x 22 cm
Weight: 810 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 725274577118