Impulse – Volume 6 Number 3, 1978

Posted in Cinema, video on February 23rd, 2024
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Einstein’s Joke’ was conceptualized by Eldon Garnet, shot as a super-8 film by Duncan Johnston, with Jack McCluskey as the second peasant. The issue was released as a 4″x6″ microfiche (‘cinefiche’) and an invitation to screenings of ‘Einstein’s Joke’ in San Francisco and Toronto

Les Levine

Author: Eldon Garnet (Ed.)

Publisher: impulse [b]

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Companion #07: Motion. Karel Martens. Kunstverein München and Roma Publications

Posted in art, books, exhibition catalogue, graphic design, video on January 23rd, 2023
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This publication is part of Motion, a major exhibition by Dutch artist, graphic designer, and educator Karel Martens at Kunstverein München.

Co-edited by Martens and Julie Peeters, the bulk of the content for this book comes from the video Not for Resale – a sequence of photographs from Martens’ studio wall in Hoog Keppel in 2000. The videos Lost & Found (2004), and Tol (2008) are also included in the book, as well as a transcription of a conversation between Martens and Kunstverein director Chris Fitzpatrick, followed by an afterword (both in English and German).

Edited by Karel Martens and Julie Peeters
Texts by Chris Fitzpatrick and Karel Martens
Designed by Julie Peeters

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Screening 12.11.2021 @ Motto Berlin – Giselle’s Books presents a selection of Inventory’s films

Posted in art, critique, film, Motto Berlin event, video on November 8th, 2021
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Beton Insel, Inventory, 2004, Courtesy of the artists

Giselle’s Books and Motto invite you to the screening of Inventory’s film. For the occasion, we will be showing the following videos: Ostalgia (2004), Beton Insel (2004), Sleepwalkers (2003) and Flesh and Stone, a geology of an Urban Existence (2003).
Friday, 12 November 2021 at 7pm

First Screening at 7:15
Second Screening at 8:15

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

British art collective Inventory was founded in London in 1995 by Damian Abbott, Paul Claydon and Adam Scrivener. Since 2004, they are based in Kent (UK) and Toulouse (France).
Inventory’s previous solo exhibitions were at the Rob Tufnell gallery, London (2014 and 2016) White Columns, New York (2005); The Approach, London (2004, 2002 and 1999) and at The Modern Institute, Glasgow (1999). Recent collective exhibitions include: Condo London, Rob Tufnell (2018); The Revolutionary Suicide Mechanised Regiment Band, Rob Tufnell, Cologne (2016); Corruption Feeds, Bergen Kunsthall (2014); Make the Living Look Dead, 2nd Cannons Project Space, Los Angeles (2014); Ruin Lust, Tate Britain (2014); Keywords, INIVA (2013); A journey through London’s subculture, the ICA at Old Selfridges Hotel, London (2013), De Appel, Amsterdam (2008); Kunstverein Hamburg (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2007); Kunsthaus Dresden (2006); Aspen Art Museum (2006); Portikus, Frankfurt (2004); ICA, London (2003); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2003); Lenbachhaus, Munich (2002); the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2001); their work is held in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Tate Gallery, London. Their work is represented by Rob Tufnell.

Giselle is conceived as a system for enabling interactions that focuses on the dissemination and gathering of artistic practices. It was conceived by Lucas Jacques-Witz and Ryder Morey-Weale as an experimental exhibition space and currently operates as Giselle’s Books, an independent Archive Library of foreign Artist’s Books, editions, and printed material in Marseille. The space is dedicated to researchers and amateurs with an interest in contemporary art books.

Richard Maxwell and New York City Players: The Theater Years

Posted in art, books, curating, film, Motto Berlin store, Motto Books, video on September 6th, 2019
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This is the first publication on the plays of New York–based experimental theater director and playwright Richard Maxwell (born 1967) and his company New York City Players. His plays have been commissioned by The Wexner Center, Columbus; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Performance Space 122, The Kitchen and Soho Rep in New York; and The Barbican Centre, London. The book captures the experience of actually watching the plays by way of screen-grabs and captions, and in doing so documents nearly 20 years of work.

Text by Jim Fletcher, Emily Hoffman, Richard Maxwell, Robert Snowden.
Published by Westreich Wagner and Greene Naftali.

 

€45.00

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A Step Towards the Sea (+ DVD). Roman Signer. Humboldt Books

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue, video, Wholesale on August 29th, 2016
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A Step Towards the Sea tells the relationship between the artist and Italy through a selection of installation views and video works. The accompanying DVD includes an unreleased film and a documentation on every actions carried out in Italy by Signer since the 1990s.
Signer’s bond with the country is a special one, bearing in mind some of his most renown works, produced on the Stromboli volcano, or the numerous actions and sculptures that revolve around an Italian iconic subject such as the Ape Piaggio. The central section of the book is dedicated to Sardinia, with a conversation between Lorenzo Giusti and the artist and a photographic essay by Barbara Signer. A text by Barbara Casavecchia contextualizes Signer’s Italian dimension by introducing the viewing of Reisen Italien: a personal collection of filmic notes produced by the artist in the course of his journeys with the family in the 1990s. The essay by Rachel Withers introduces the hefty iconographic setting of his entire Super-8 production, which consists of 205 clips filmed between 1975 and 1989 and presented in a large installation within the exhibition in Nuoro. The book is accompanied by a DVD which, in addition to the unreleased film, gathers all of the actions Signer carried out in Italy starting from the 1990s and a piece he produced specifically for the exhibition, after which the book is titled.
Published following the exhibition “Roman Signer. Films and Installation,” at the MAN, Nuoro, from April 22 to July 3rd, 2016.
Born 1938 in Appenzell, Switzerland, Roman Signer lives and works in St. Gallen.

 

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NEWNEW. Shinro Ohtake. edition.nord

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, design, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, Japan, video on August 31st, 2015
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The official catalogue of Shinro Ohtake’s exhibition held at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, 2013.

As the title suggests, “NEWNEW” consisted of only new, recent and never-exhibited works by the artist, deliberately placed throughout the museum to make the most of its unique locational environment and architectural structure.
The exhibited works included installations such as “MON CHERI: A Self-Portrait as a Scrapped Shed,” his contribution to Documenta 13, in addition to large-scale sculptures, collages, oil paintings, oversize drawings and small Gouache paintings on paper.

The catalogue consists of separate sheets, leaflets and a DVD, tied together with a paper faster that is also detachable. Sorted according to their techniques or where they were exhibited, the works are reproduced either in the books or on the sheets. The DVD contains a video documentation of the exhibition from a visitor’s perspective, beginning from a front view of the museum to the deep end of its exhibition rooms.

Larger than A3 in size, each of the eight sheets documents a different large-scale installation by the artist. With the front side covered by a full-bleed photo showing a whole picture of the work, they could be hung on a wall as a poster, while the back side shows details of the work and informs of other related works along with their captions. The three leaflets are formatted in different sizes; two feature image-based works (oil paintings / collages and drawings) and the other contains texts and reference data.

Printed and bound in Japan

 

€35.00

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The Best of Keren Cytter / The Worst of Keren Cytter. Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Posted in art, Artist Book, video on August 18th, 2015
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Published by Kunsthal Charlottenborg/Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Text by Naomi Beckwith, Jacob Fabricius

The Best of Keren Cytter/The Worst of Keren Cytter is the first comprehensive publication of the video screenplays written by Keren Cytter (born 1977). Cytter has been widely heralded for her video work, which challenges conventions of narrative cinema through its pared-down style, deliberately kitschy effects, knowing manipulation of familiar genres and fractured storylines. For her exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the artist invited the exhibition’s two curators, Jacob Fabricius and Naomi Beckwith, to read and categorize transcripts of the entire body of her video work. The curators then debated the merits of every screenplay, dividing them into the “best” or “worst” of Cytter’s work. This two-volume publication anthologizes all of Cytter’s screenplays and includes short essays by the two curators.

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Satisfaction: Consumption Art in Poland, 1973-1979. DVD set

Posted in art, distribution, film, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, video on March 17th, 2015
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Satisfaction: Consumption Art from the communist Poland of the 1970’s.

During the revitalization of avant-garde practices in 1970s Poland, a strain of artmaking emerged that applied Pop aesthetics to the unlikely subject matter of consumer identity in a Communist state, responding to a new initiative by the government that encouraged the private consumption of luxury goods in the service of a more modern socialism. The films that arose from this moment engage with absurd, colorful and even scandalous content. Informed by Marxist analyses of the Western culture industry, they examine the effects of a socialist-consumerist experiment through sensuous fantasies of desire and excess

2 x DVD, poster and booklet

Polish / English

D 25

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Joe Hamilton: Hyper Geography book launch and screening @ Motto IMA. 13.11.2014.

Posted in art, Artist Book, Motto IMA, video, writing on November 11th, 2014
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Joe Hamilton: Hyper Geography book launch and screening @ Motto IMA. 13.11.2014.

Motto and IMA is pleased to present the Australian launch of Joe Hamilton’s artist book, Hyper Geography, published by Jean Boîte Éditions, 2014. The publication, a four meter long unfoldable leporello, includes a previously unpublished essay by Nicolas Thély – Landscapes Without Roots: In Search of the Foundations of an Interconnected World.

The launch will be accompanied by a looped projection of selected works by the artist.

Thursday 13th November, 6pm start.

Motto IMA
Institute of Modern Art
Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006
Australia

 

NOIT – 2: Burning. Lisa Le Feuvre (Ed). Camberwell Press & Flat Time House.

Posted in books, critique, magazines, Theory, Uncategorized, video, writing on July 23rd, 2014

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NOIT – 2: Burning. Lisa Le Feuvre (Ed). Camberwell Press & Flat Time House.

Flat Time House is pleased to announce the publication of the second issue of NOIT, FTHo’s creative journal published in conjunction with Camberwell Press. NOIT–2, guest edited by Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, considers how burning, an action predominant in Latham’s ideas, has been deployed by artists in various ways.

In addition, NOIT–2 Burning includes interviews with William Raban on Stephen Cripps, and with Annea Lockwood on her ‘Piano Burnings’; and visual contributions by artists Anthony McCall, Camila Sposati and Marlie Mul. Also included with NOIT is a DVD documenting a series of recent ‘Skoob’ performances undertaken as experiments in relation to the recent exhibition, God is Great (10 -19) – John Latham and Neal White at Portikus in Frankfurt.

Pages: 107
Price: €13,50

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