Tags: Andrea Baccin, cura., Ilaria Marotta
by Attilia Fattori Franchini
Revised and expanded second edition of Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trent’s comprehensive reference Omniverse Sun Ra, originally published in 1994.
Omniverse Sun Ra features many previously unpublished photographs of Sun Ra and His Arkestra in New York in 1966 and Germany in 1979 by Val Wilmer, and Hartmut Geerken’s previously unpublished photographs from Heliopolis in Cairo, Egypt, in 1971, in addition to an updated comprehensive pictorial and annotated discography by Chris Trent, including chronological discography and alphabetical record title, composition, personnel, and record label indexes, as well as indexes of shellac 78RPM records, 45 RPM singles, jackets, and labels.
Also includes essays and photo documents by Hartmut Geerken, Chris Trent, Amiri Baraka, Robert L. Campbell, Chris Cutler, Gabi Geist, Sigrid Hauff, Karl Heinz Kessler, Robert Lax, and Salah Ragab.
Cameo by Stefan Hurtig
Includes pictures and texts of eleven video works from 2008–15,
three complete screenplays and a text by Franciska Zólyom
Graphic design: Lamm & Kirch
These collected essays, written in Beirut over a period of 10 years between 2006 and 2016, look at the conditions of living under a temporality theorized as the “protracted now” of a civil war, one structurally capable of perpetuating the conditions of its own dominance. This protracted now, these essays argue, remains untranquil in the many unfinished strains of a troubled history that resist falling back into a settled and distant past.
What unites the diverse essays of this book is an investment in the concept of labor, understood as both interminable and historical: the labor of min, the labor of the corpse, the labor of nearblindness and the labor of missing. These labors are interminable since they persist in a disinclination to join the various calls for regeneration and resurrection implicit in state-sanctioned and market-driven projects for the reconstruction of Lebanon. They are also historical since they frame this disinclination as an anti-historicist position open to a non-linear conception of memory that attempts to name the many pasts slighted by a forward-looking rush towards better futures.
Together, these labors develop into a critique of hope as a reactionary sentiment that numbs collective action in the present and propose that within the folds of war lie moments of political significance that can be recovered and thought through, in order to initiate a livable living built with the unwelcome but necessary knowledge shouldered by unreconciled survivors.
Written by Walid Sadek
Published by Motto Books & Taipei Biennial 2016
Size: 13 x 20.5
Weight: 198 g
Even Magazine – Issue 6
Edited by Jason Farago.
Essays by Chloé Buire, Frederick Deknatel & Daniel Fairfax.
Interviews with Matthew Barney & Ma Yansong.
Portfolio: The art of Ana Vaz.
Size: 230 x 165 cm
Weight: 480 g
The more stuff we accumulate, the more space we need to store it all. Vast portions of the landscape are claimed and governed by spaces of storage, their maintenance, and the goods that move through them—or remain buried within them indefinitely.
This issue of Harvard Design Magazine investigates and unpacks the contents, containers, and systems of storage that organize our world.
Storage is the aggregation and containment of the material and immaterial stuff of culture; but also the safeguarding—or hoarding—of energy and tools for some imagined future purpose. How does all this stuff mask or overcompensate for economic and ecological bankruptcy? Is storage about greed or need? Storage, perhaps, is everything we can live without but insist on living with.
“Shelf Life” explores what’s inside the box (shed, tank, urn, vault, crypt, crate, case, pot, bag, vat, morgue, safe, bin, archive, warehouse, cabinet, cellar, cemetery, depository, locker, freezer, landfill, library). Even as we attempt to reduce and recycle, the stuff that we dispose of also needs to be stored. Where do we put it? Our planet is now a saturated receptacle. This warehouse is full, and we’re all inside it.
Edited by Jennifer Sigler & Leah Whitman-Salkin.
Published by Harvard
Size: 30.5 x 22 cm
Weight: 810 g
The Issue of Narcissism
Narcissus is pretty. Narcissus doesn’t love you.
ECOCORE exploits Narcissus as the symbol of the modern subject. Our imagination of the subject is made intricate by new perspectives on identity, the virtual, transcendence and how our aesthetic embodiment relates to capitalism. What are we as subjects and why is this question so often explored as a discourse of the body? What is our ‘nature’, and how do we get to it? How do we commune with the external as if it weren’t hostile? How do we cultivate an environment we want to participate in? Our psychic/social ecology meets with the environmental in haemorrhage of inner to outer.
Narcissism is pathologised as a personality disorder/a phenomenon/a force that affects our precarious relation to the other. Our tech-driven, screen-gazing society enables a solipsistic narcissism, to the extent that we can identify it as typical of our cultural mood, our pixelated age. Narcissism is easily read as a destructive impulse towards extinguishing otherness, but is also identified as a traumatised and debilitated loving in which the only happy love can be the contained self-love by which all libidinal investment belongs to the ego.
Your mouth is the only part of yourself that you can kiss in the mirror.
Featuring: Gabriele Beveridge, Martin Soto Climent, Patrizio di Massimo, Buck Ellison, DeSe Escobar, Seth Fluker, Isa Genzken, Rochelle Goldberg, Ethan James Green, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Richard Hawkins, Lukas Hofmann, Lars TCF Holdhus / TCF Tea, Adrian Manuel Huber, Benjamin Ahmed Huseby, Emily Jones, Marie Karlberg, Veit Laurent Kurz, Paul Levack, Stefanos Mandrake, Marco Pio Mucci, Josip Novosel, Lisa Radon, Stefan Schwartzman, Ser Brandon Castro Serpas, SSTMRT, Anthony Symonds, Frances Stark, Thomas Tait, Anna Uddenberg, Francesco Vezzoli, Tore Wallert, Phillip Zach, Jamie Sterns, Eli Pitegoff, Michele d’Aurizio, Fabrizio Ballabio, Boris Groys, Kristin Dombek.
GX Jupitter-Larsen is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. In Nihil Ad Rem, his well-known performance art group The Haters is extensively documented from its inception to the present. From tearing paper in 1979, to blowing up hillsides in 1986, to amplifying erosion during the 1990s and 00s, to recent paintings, Jupitter-Larsen’s work celebrates entropy and his own self-created lexicon of units of measurement.
Size: 16,5 x 23 cm
Weight: 240 g
Issue 8 – Self/Love
Sally O’Reilly, Daniella Valz Gen, Victor Burgin, Olivier Richon, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Tim Etchells, Adrian Paci, Philippa Snow, Lara Konrad, Hannah Regel, Naomi Segal, Alice Hattrick, Sophie Calle, Megan Nolan, Alex Cecchetti, Anthony Auerbach, Oisín Byrne, Patrick Coyle, Isobel Wohl, Marine Hugonnier & Michael Newman, Adrian Rifkin, Jessica Worden, Ann-Marie James, Tai Shani, Francesco Pedraglio and Lauren De Sa Naylor.
Edited by Sami Jallili.
Published by EROS Press
Size: 18.7 x 12.7 cm
Weight: 348 g
Atlas soccer is part of atlas, a collection of images taken from newspapers and gathered from 1990 to 2010 and later filed by subject. The material, exclusively in paper format, was found by chance and collected without a particular reason other than the compulsive attraction to the photographic image. It was only later, in the filing process, that it has found its current form, a sort of map of the author’s obsessions.
Atlas soccer is different from other, more uniform, collections in that inside the soccer world there are an infinite series of sub-categories that can be traced back to the actions and gestures taking place on the 90 minutes of the match. This chain of gestures opens to wider reflections on performance and production. Every gesture goes beyond its primary nature of spontaneous action and into the hybrid territory of representation. Soccer players, modern heroes relentlessly followed by camera lenses, give vent to their narration in a chain of poses that find their outlet in the image itself, displaying forms dripping with erotism and involuntary history of art. The match becomes synonym with the world; its gestures being its subjective variant.