Pater Noster Video Stories. Michal Pěchouček. Jiri Svestka Gallery

Posted in art, video on September 7th, 2011
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Pater Noster Video Stories
Michal Pěchouček

Michal Pechoucek fits neither the label of a video-artist nor that of a film-maker; however, his moving images are among his most remarkable artistic achievements – next to his analogue photography and fabric artworks. Michal is a visual artists who analyses the language of various media through thorough observation of daily routine, from which he extracts his stories of moving images, sometimes slapstick, always funny.

The DVD comprises 12 short films made from 1999 to 2005:
– Magic Skyscraper
– Back to School
– Usual Hostage
– Gentle Mail
– Greetings from Prague
– Guard of Honour
– Collector
– Playtime
– Zrzavy Film
– Pram Room
– Passenger Train
– Pater Noster

Includes an interview with the artist by Martin Mazanec.

107min
Published by Jiri Svestka Gallery

D 15€

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Baldessari sings LeWitt, Rollo Press

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, video on May 16th, 2011
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Baldessari sings LeWitt

Song Book by Toom Tragel (EE)
40 Pages, 21 × 29.7 cm, Second Edition of 100, Rollo Press 2009

“Con-cep-tu-al art-ists are mys-tics rath-er than ra-tio-nal-ists.
They leap to con-clu-sions, that lo-gic can-not reach.”

D 10€

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Lessons in Art, Michal Pěchouček

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, Motto Berlin store, painting, photography, video on May 3rd, 2011
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Lessons in Art / Lekce v umění

Catalogue published on the occasion of the eponymous solo exhibition by a significant figure on the Czech art scene Michal Pěchouček.

The exhibiton Lessons in Art consists of two rather dissimilar parts situated on two floors of The Stone Bell Gallery. The visitors may feel as if they attended an exhibition of two artists who have nothing in common. This is by no means a deliberate concept; lately, my work have gone in two parallel yet distinct directions, for which there is no reasonable explanation.
– Michal Pěchouček

In English and Czech. Published by Jiri Svestka gallery, 2011.

D 15€

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Oops Wrong Planet by Anouk De Clercq. Published by MER, Paper Kunsthalle

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, video on April 25th, 2011
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Artist book Oops Wrong Planet by Anouk De Clercq, published by MER, Paper Kunsthalle in 2009.

Edited by Edwin Carels, Anouk De Clercq, Jan Knops, Landschip.
Bookdesign by Boy Vereecken and Kasia Korczak.

In English, French and Dutch.

D 20€
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Ruchomy Pamiętnik / Mobile diary

Posted in literature, music, video on March 4th, 2011
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Ruchomy Pamiętnik / Mobile diary

The last part of the Mobile Diary series. It is a book based on memories of people, who came to Slupsk in 1945-50 to live in a new land. The book includes double record cd/dvd with radio theater by Marcin Dymiter, and video work by Ludomir Franczak. Published in Polish and German languages.

Authors: Daniel Odija, Marcin Dymiter, Ludomir Franczak, Magdalena Franczak
Layout: Ludomir Franczak
Edition of 500, 112p., cd/dvd, hard cover, 2010
Published with the financial help of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and City of Slupsk

 

Rocznik 1934
First book of the Mobile Diary project – based on years 1945-51 in Pomerania, when Polish and German culture was coexisting in the territory. Published in Polish and Kaszebe.

Authors: Brzozaki Group, Weronika Fibich
Layout: Ludomir Franczak
Edition of 500, 16p., soft cover, 2010
Published with the financial help of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and City of Slupsk

 

Second book of the Mobile Diary project. Contemporary interpretation of the project’s idea made by 3 visual artists, and art historian. Published in Polish and German.

Authors: Adam Witkowski, Hubert Bilewicz, Paweł Kula/Maria Stafyniak
Layout: Ludomir Franczak
Edition of 500, 64p., soft cover, 2010
Published with the financial help of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and City of Slupsk

 

D 20€
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Around the Cave of the Double Tombs – Lina Selander

Posted in art, books, design, Motto Berlin store, video, writing on November 17th, 2010
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Around the Cave of the Double Tombs – Lina Selander

Artist Book
608 pages, b/w
13,3 x 21,4 cm
Edition of 750 copies

Text by Felix Vogel in German and English
Designed by Johan Thermænius
Published by OEI editör
D 30€

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ESTATE (2010). Aleksander Komarov. Torpedo Press

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, video on September 29th, 2010
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ESTATE. Aleksander Komarov.
Edition of 500 copies.
Published by Torpedo Press.

ESTATE (2010) by Aleksander Komarov, is an artist book based on the film ESTATE from 2008. The idea of the
book was conceived following a discussion between Lena Prents and Aleksander Komarov in the run-up to the
exhibition FALL OUT –– ART, DESIRE and DISENGAGEMENT at Gl Holtegaard, Denmark and at Malmö Konsthall,
Sweden. The book ESTATE reflects on the means of evaluation of artistic production.
To an extent, ESTATE is a response to the current condition of contemporary art and its relation to broader economic contexts. The project focuses the viewer’s attention on basic resources and the movement between
material and immaterial types of labour, gathering along the way diverse statements on the migration of value.
In her essay, Lena Prents recalls the images and issues raised in Aleksander Komarov’s film ESTATE (2008),
and questions the current position of artists, oscillating between the demands of the market, the conditions of work
beyond the “cult of genius” and the immaterial value of artistic labour.
Boris Buden draws on the wider context of the material presented in ESTATE, that of rationalised labour, then focus
on projects by Aleksander Komarov which balance the issue of being an artist working under current economic
conditions against the artistic “soul at work”.
The conversation between Aleksander Komarov and Jule Reuter deals with questions about the coherence between
(migrated) identity, value production and the personal way in which one position oneself.

ESTATE (2010) by Aleksander Komarov, is an artist book based on the film ESTATE from 2008. The idea of the book was conceived following a discussion between Lena Prents and Aleksander Komarov in the run-up to the exhibition FALL OUT –– ART, DESIRE and DISENGAGEMENT at Gl Holtegaard, Denmark and at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden. The book ESTATE reflects on the means of evaluation of artistic production. To an extent, ESTATE is a response to the current condition of contemporary art and its relation to broader economic contexts. The project focuses the viewer’s attention on basic resources and the movement between material and immaterial types of labour, gathering along the way diverse statements on the migration of value. In her essay, Lena Prents recalls the images and issues raised in Aleksander Komarov’s film ESTATE (2008), and questions the current position of artists, oscillating between the demands of the market, the conditions of work beyond the “cult of genius” and the immaterial value of artistic labour. Boris Buden draws on the wider context of the material presented in ESTATE, that of rationalised labour, then focus on projects by Aleksander Komarov which balance the issue of being an artist working under current economic conditions against the artistic “soul at work”. The conversation between Aleksander Komarov and Jule Reuter deals with questions about the coherence between (migrated) identity, value production and the personal way in which one position oneself.

D 15€
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Noir Complex – City, Story, Destruction & Death. Spector Books

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, photography, video on July 21st, 2010
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Noir Complex – City, Story, Destruction & Death.
Curated by Maik Schlüter and featuring Jerry Berndt (USA), Laura Bielau (GER), David Deutsch (USA), Charles Gaines (USA), Caroline Hake (GER), Andreas Schulze (GER), Clare Strand (GB), Amy Patton (USA) and Marco Poloni (CH).

This book was published by Spector Books (Leipzig) on occasion of the exhibition Noir Complex – City, Story, Destruction & Death, May 29 – August 22, 2010, at Magazin4 – Bregenzer Kunstverein, Potsdam.

D 16€
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Home #2: Motto presents Rafskinna mag @WMF 03.12.09

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, video on November 25th, 2009
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ALEX BARCK (Jazzanova) and DIRK RUMPFF (OFFtrack) play a wild combination every first thursday. next on dec 3rd with MOTTO presenting dvd-mag RAFSKINNA from iceland.

Wir freuen uns, am 3. Dezember bei HOME zusammen mit der Buchhandlung MOTTO das isländische DVD-Magazin RAFSKINNA vorstellen zu können. Die mittlerweile dritte Ausgabe mit dem Titel „Reflections“ beinhaltet Kurzfilme, Dokumentationen, Videos, Live Performances und vor allem Musik von isländischen und internationalen Künstlern wie Casper Electronics, Dälek, Emilíana Torrini, FM Belfast, Jukka Kärkkäinen, Marie Losier, Michael Madsen, Nico Muhly, Ólöf Arnalds, Psychic TV und Ragnar Kjartansson. Das Thema „Reflections“ nimmt Bezug auf die aktuelle Zeit des Tumults und Aufbruchs.

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http://homeberlin.net/
http://rafskinna.com/