The Forest and The Little One. Monika Kalinaustaite. Kornelija Zalpyte. Kirvarpa.

Posted in illustration, writing on March 28th, 2022
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The Forest and The Little One is an invitation to enjoy the complex world of the forest and its simple joys. It is meant for every child and adult looking for a walking companion and adventure in nature.

This children’s book is part of the project Neringa Forest Architecture, established at Nida Art Colony, a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2020.

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The Secret Book of Lichens. Kristupas Sabolius. Aistė Ambrazeviciute. Kirvarpa.

Posted in drawing, writing on March 26th, 2022
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Sometimes, if you take a closer look at a tree trunk, you may be able to see letters. This swirly script forms part of The Secret Book of Lichens, the pages of which are scattered across the entire forest. Although many plants and animals have tried to read what is written in it, none have ever managed to assemble those mysterious symbols into any kind of cohesive sentence, or even a single word for that matter.

This book is a walk through the mind and imagination of lichens spread across the forest. The short stories tell of lichen love, their mathematics, values and other important things. These compound creatures are never alone and know great ways to make friends. Perhaps that’s why, when looking at lichens, people understood what symbiosis is – knowing how to live together. Composed of allied fungus and algae, these creatures have special powers – for example, they can easily survive in space and melt rocks. And this one particularly special lichen, Graphis scripta, was even called the script of the forest.

This children’s book is part of the project Neringa Forest Architecture, established at Nida Art Colony, a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2020.

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Ignota Books @ Motto Berlin

Posted in books, distribution, writing on March 16th, 2022
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After much anticipation, Ignota Books catalogue is now available in Motto Berlin!

Take a browse through the following titles:

Atlas of Anomalous AI
The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction
Pharmako-AI
Altered States
The White Paper
UNKNOWN LANGUAGE
Spells: 21st-Century Occult Poetry
States of the Body Produced by Love

The Dynamic Archive 03. Irena Kukric (Eds.). Andrea Sick.

Posted in writing on March 7th, 2022
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The Dynamic Archive 01 (thedynamicarchive.net) has been an online platform since 2018. The Version Room as physical gallery space is known as The Dynamic Archive 02.

It compiles various margin notes and contexts related to the components of the online platform and the themes of collaborative work in the context of art, which were presented, performed or heard at certain points within the context of the artistic-scientific research project The Dynamic Archive, and are now the starting points for contributions to this book. The archive’s various framings are interrupted by numerous, very different Definitions of The Dynamic Archive written by invited artists, designers, and scientists who have had experiences with The Dynamic Archive, all of which demonstrate that The Dynamic Archive is a great many things simultaneously. Contributions range from artists who worked with us in our Artist in Residency programs, such as Ho Tzu Nyen and Antonia Baehr, to artists and designers who were invited to give a lecture like Susanne Kennedy, MPA, Emma Hedditch or Sven Jonke from Numen / For Use as well as many others who contributed with their components or within the program Version Room with The Dynamic Archive. This publication is as well an overview of how it has developed until now and a starting point for further thought on what The Dynamic Archive can be.

Contributions by: Florian Ackermann, Victor Artiga Rodriguez, Antonia Baehr, Ralf Baecker, Franziska Bauer, Heike Kati Barath, Harm Coordes, Jorn Ebner, Aria Farajnezhad, Ana Filipović, Elburuz Fidan, Anja Groten, Emma Hedditch, Lena Heins, Julian-Anthony Hespenheide, Iris Maria vom Hof, Pirkko Husemann, Moritz Ingwersen, Charlotte Jarvis, Susanne Kennedy, Irena Kukrić, Ingmar Lähnemann, Leon Lothschütz, Sebastian Lütgert, Mona Mahall, Katrin von Maltzahn, Johanna Mehl, Ixchel Mendoza Hernández, Eva Meyer-Keller, MPA, Numen / For Use, Henrik Nieratschker, Ho Tzu Nyen, Lucas Odahara, Dennis P. Paul, Luiza Prado, Marijana Radović, Iulia Radu, Guida Ribeiro, Emilia Schlosser, Asli Serbest, Pablo Somonte Ruano, Raphael Sbrzesny, Mona Schieren, Carmem Saito, Andrea Sick, Luiz Zanotello.

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Forms of Migration. Stefan Maneval, Jennifer A. Reimer. Falschrum Books.

Posted in writing on March 4th, 2022
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Forms of Migration explores the potential of literary and aesthetic forms of expression to shape our understanding of transnational migration processes. The volume emphasises form because it is often the compositional structure and rhetoric of texts and images – their literary nature and formal qualities – that impact readers and beholders, opening up new interpretations of im/migrant experiences and identities.

Addressing im/migrant forms of expression around the globe, this rich, illustrated collection includes poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, analyses of diasporic fashion, cinema, and mixed media installations, as well as performances turned into writing, photographic work, collages, and drawings. Forms of Migration shows us how to apprehend migration differently, through innovative storytelling, offering opportunities to confront the complexity of migration processes.

Contributors: Ömer Alkin, Salma Ahmad Caller, Reine Chahine, Chaza Charafeddine, Karolina Golimowska, Piotr Gwiazda, Ikram Hili, Ronaldo Lopes de Oliveira, Stefan Maneval, Lisa Marchi, Stephanie Misa, James Nguyen, Enaya Othman, Matthias Pasdzierny, Anne Quéma, Jennifer A. Reimer, Susanne Rieser, Silvia Schultermandl, Wendy M. K. Shaw, Don E. Walicek, Hiba Yassin, Fatmeh Youssef, Ranin Youssef, Karen Tei Yamashita.

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About Jane Dickson and Maximilian Klawitter. Maximilian Klawitter. Bauer Verlag.

Posted in writing on March 3rd, 2022
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“In a house you wanted to intrude, searching for a narrative you’ve detected between a character, images and photographs. I remember bumping against a floor lamp, causing its glow to waver briefly. Trying to ascertain the transmissions while already standing in front of objects that demand to be looked at.”

‘At the window’, ‘out there on the street’, ‘here in the room’ are three perspectives from which two protagonists are portrayed on a stage in the format of one publication. Illuminated by the screen of its own projection, ‘About Jane Dickson and Maximilian Klawitter’, in 18 chapters, comprises image based as well as textual documentation of an encounter.

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Resisting Exactitude. Yara Feghali, Iulia Nistor. Bauer Verlag.

Posted in writing on March 2nd, 2022
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“If it is somehow identifiable as part of a referential system, we immediately understand the meaning of a line on a piece of paper. A horizontal line will be easily read as a minus, an em dash or a way on a map, no matter how sloppily it is written or drawn.”

‘Resisting Exactitude’, a short text by Yara Feghali and Iulia Nistor, leads the reader through cases where the line, transferred from the abstract to the physical, turns out to be different than intended, and can be both problematic or productive. Chapters include ‘City, plot, land demarcation’, ‘Room, wall, corner’, ‘Paper, hand, drawing’ and ‘Mind, thinking, definition’.

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Chrome magazine – volume 4. Various artists. Chrome Media Ug.

Posted in drawing, illustration, painting, photography, writing on February 21st, 2022
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Chrome Magazine is launching today its fourth edition. 


An innovative art book in the more accessible magazine format. An answer to the algorythmicrflood of images we are confronted with every day. A long – lasting source of inspiration for those interested in art and those who dare to create. 
Our objective for this issue was to curate a list of exciting international artists and to create an insulated space for them to present their body of work. By combining graphic design, fine art, photography, CGI and other experimental approaches, a multifaceted and highly interesting body of work is created. Every page you turn you will find yourself confroted with new ideas and concepts. So take your time to understand the creators intentions and to interpret their visual language. Be inspired. 
We want to showcase what moves our generation and provide an insight into our diverse perspectives. Furthermore, we want to serve as a platform that promotes connection and collaboration within the different areas of the creative scene.

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The Fine Art Of Living. Ina Wudtke. Archive Books.

Posted in writing on February 21st, 2022
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Gentrification is not a law of nature, it is a war against the low-income. It is planned for the long term and sustainably supported by political actors. Between 2008 and 2018, Ina Wudtke’s work focused on the de-housing of low-income households in city centres. The Fine Art of Living sheds light on the dark side of post-reunification policies that reorganised a debt-ridden household at the expense of low-income tenants through legal instruments such as modernisation and owner-occupancy claims, among others.

With contributions by Andrej Holm, Elke Krasny, Dieter Lesage, Ursula Maria Probst, Ina Wudtke and Florian Wüst.

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Simulacrum – Jrg. 30 #1 Intimacies. Various authors. Simulacrum.

Posted in writing on February 14th, 2022
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“Our first issue of the year is an inquiry into intimacy in its many forms. We decided on this topic the last week of summer, the first time we sat down with our new editorial team. ‘We don’t share intimacy yet,’ said one of our editors, `intimacy needs time to grow.’ Yet, looking back, that first meeting was perhaps as intimate as it gets; nervous introductions, how-was-your-summer’s, testing waters, sharing ideas, enthusiasm, and doubts as well. ‘How do we define the intimate?’ Won’t it be too much like Simulacrum’s Love issue?’ What’s the difference between love and intimacy anyway?’ 
From these questions, ideas of intimacies started to take shape: those on the threshold between public and private, in languages between lovers, those differing from the hetero-and homonormative, the intimacies shared with oneself. Through touch and writing, poetry and myth, economic systems and modes of play, the subconscious and the attentive; the divergent approaches the eleven contributors of this issue have taken give us a glimpse of the endless ways in which the spectrum of intimate experience can be explored, exercised, and rethought.”

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