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

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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
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Turmoil CTM Magazine

Posted in distribution, music, Wholesale on March 7th, 2018

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Turmoil CTM Magazine 2018

This 108-page publication presents diverse points of entry into CTM 2018’s Turmoil theme via essays and articles authored by music journalists, researchers, theorists, and participating artists.

Covering topics such as identity politics, social media call out culture, strategies in exploring and hacking artificial intelligence in music, as well as insights into musical genres ranging from gabber to metal to experimental improvisation, the magazine brings together diverse voices exclaiming, confronting, examining and encompassing aspects of the Turmoil theme. Portraits and interviews of individual artists, collectives and scenes round out the publication, which was created as a support to the 2018 edition’s inquiry into the potential of sound and music to invigorate resilience and awareness at a time when we have begun normalising the ongoing barrage of political, social, and environmental crises, and the resulting disquiet that resonates through our on- and offline lives.

Content:

Uneasy Times Demand Uneasy Music
By Jan RohlfThe Sound of New Futures: In Pursuit of Different Truths
By Mollie Zhang

The Abyss Stares Back… And It’s Smiling
Colin H. Van Eeckhout in conversation with Louise Brown

Late-Phase Identity Politics
Terre Thaemlitz in conversation with Marc Schwegler

The Kids Are Alt-Right – Tracing the Soundtrack of Neo-Reactionary Turmoil
By Jens Balzer

In Sonic Defiance of Extinction
By Rory Gibb, Anja Kanngieser & Paul Rekret

Distributed Hypocrisy
By James Ginzburg

Calling Out For Context
By Christine Kakaire

This is Now a History of the Way I Love It
By Claire Tolan

Listening to Voyager
By Paul Steinbeck

Why Do We Want Our Computers to Improvise?
By George E. Lewis

Minds, Machines, and Centralisation: Why Musicians Need to Hack AI Now
By Peter Kirn

Music from the Petri Dish
Guy Ben-Ary in conversation with Christian de Lutz & Jan Rohlf

I Need it to Forgive Me
By Nora Khan

Gabber Overdrive – Noise, Horror, and Acceleration
By Hillegonda C. Rietveld

“I’m Trying to Imagine a Space a Little Better Than What We’ve Inherited”
Kilbourne in conversation with Christina Plett

Raving at 200 BPM: Inside Poland’s Neo-Gabber Underground
By Derek Opperman

Ernest Berk and Electronic Music
By Ian Helliwell

Zweikommasieben #16. Remo Bitzi (ed.). Präsens Editionen & Motto Books

Posted in distribution, Motto Books, music, Wholesale on November 15th, 2017
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To what extent can we imagine community, exchange, and collective projects that no longer fall back on the dominant narratives of nation, fatherland, and family? This question posed by Terre Thaemlitz in an exchange featured in the 16th edition of zweikommasieben is ever more pressing in a time, where the political and social fabric of western societies seems to disintegrate. The search for possible answers thus is subliminally present throughout the magazine—in the contribution on the independent Milan venue Macao, but also in interviews with NON-affiliate Farai or the American experimentalist Steve Hauschildt. Even the most hopeful answers remain ambivalent in the end it seems; ultimately there won’t be any utopias. „There’s a sun in the sky,“ as Laurel Halo points out in the magazine, „but it’s burning ever hotter.“
zweikommasieben #16 features interviews with Steve Hauschildt, Laurel Halo, DVA Damas, Mechatok, Farai, Parrish Smith and portraits on Nina of Golden Pudel and V.I.S., as well as Casual Gabberz’ Ēvil Grimace & Von Bikräv. There’s also an extended mail exchange with Terre Thaemlitz, “A Short History of the Aesthetics of Excess in Hip Hop”, various columns and a photo essay, plus contributions by Das Ding, Macao, Laraaji and German Army.

 

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intervals and forms of stones of stars. Nanna Debois Buhl. Humboldt Books.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, science, travel, Wholesale on August 31st, 2017
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intervals and forms of stones of stars investigates a Nordic man-made beach landscape. Located near Copenhagen, Køge Bay Beach Park is a 7-kilometer-long recreational area reclaimed from the sea. While highly planned and regulated, the idea was to create a landscape that looked like wild nature. The book is a reflection of this anthropocene biotope, its botany, and its cultural context. Through a series of cameraless photographic registrations, Buhl maps the biotope’s flora, fauna, and particles and draws connections between the characteristics of the site and its photographic representation. Her photographs are inspired by the cameraless photographic works of W. H. Fox Talbot (1840s) and A. Strindberg (1890s); images created without a photographic lens, only by use of light and light sensitive surfaces. In the photographs, dust particles resemble the night sky and the wings of an insect look like a topographical map. The book contains the series of full-page photographs as well as a text of field notes and two conversations, with N. Bubandt, Professor of Anthropology, Aarhus University and with L. Gallun, Assistant Curator of Photography at MoMA, New York.

Nanna Debois Buhl is a visual artist who lives and works in Copenhagen and New York. She participated in The Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, New York (2008-09), and received her MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2006). Her practice is a continuous investigation of historical and cultural knowledge through botany, animal life, imagery, and architecture. Her work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Pérez Art Museum, Florida; SculptureCenter, New York; Art in General, New York; The Studio Museum, Harlem, New York; MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Lunds Konsthall, Sweden; ARKEN Museum of Modern Art; Kunsthal Charlottenborg; Kunsthallen Brandts; Museum for Contemporaty Art, Roskilde; and Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark.

 

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Things Keep Their Secrets. Emily Wardill. Bergen Kunsthall & Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books, Wholesale on August 30th, 2017
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Published on the occasion of Emily Wardill’s exhibition “Matt Black and Rat” at Bergen Kunsthall.

Featuring production stills and images from the exhibition, this book also includes new texts by philosopher Michael Marder, critic and writer Kirsty Bell, and a conversation between Martin Clark and Emily Wardill.

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Natalia LL. Consumer Art and Beyond. Agata Jakubowska (Ed). CSW Zamek Ujazdowski.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Wholesale on August 22nd, 2017
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Natalia LL. Consumer Art and Beyond
Edited by Agata Jakubowski
Published by CSW Zamek Ujazdowski

Language: English
Pages: 182
Size: 16 x 22.5 cm
Weight: 380 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788365240262

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T9 Numerology. Moritz Greiner-Petter.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, graphic design, Wholesale on August 19th, 2017
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T9 (short for ›text on 9 keys‹) is a predictive text technology developed in 1995. It was designed to optimize text entry on 3×4 numeric cell phone keypads commonly used at that time. On these standard 12-key layouts the number keys from ›2‹ to ›9‹ are assigned to a group of three to four letters each. In T9, a sequence of single keystrokes is matched against a stored dictionary. Words associated to the entered sequence of numbers are then presented to the user to choose from. Coincidentally and inherent to the working principle of T9, one sequence of keystrokes can potentially represent many different words. This guide book compiles an incomplete and subjective selection of these so-called ›textonyms‹ to be found in the English language. It exposes the collateral poetry, incidental truisms, and semantic comedy that are latently lurking in encoding and compression technologies like T9.

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LVMH. Charlotte Krieger, Agathe Zaerpour (eds.). Editions TSAR

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on August 16th, 2017

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TSAR 16
LVMH Le Vermino Helvétique
by Charlotte Krieger and Agathe Zaerpour
Around the work of Simon Paccaud

With contributions from:
Stéphane Kropf, Stéphanie Serra, et Joël Vacheron.

136 pages
22.5 × 30 cm
Français / English
Softcover with hand painted cover
Color Offset
ISBN 978-2-9700842-5-9
First edition 2017

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Time Machine™. Malte Bartsch.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on August 8th, 2017
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The Time Machine booklet is an artist publication as well as a manual of the Installation “Time Machine”. A Machine at which visitors press a button and a cash receipt is printed as long as the button is pressed, telling how long they pressed the button. Each booklet is delivered with a unique cashreceipt pressed by the Artist Malte Bartsch in his studio in Berlin.  The booklet is a co-work with Johannes Breyer from Dinamo Typefaces and is an artwork itself. 

Editon of 500 pieces. 

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Narr #22. Daniel Kissling (Ed).

Posted in distribution, magazines, Wholesale, writing on July 20th, 2017
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Featuring: Noémie Boebs, Sagal Maj Comafai, Viktor Dallmann, René Frauchiger, Jonis Hartmann, Ruth Loosli, Gorch Maltzen, Valerie-Katharina, Meyer, Jan Müller, Anna Ospelt, Rüdiger Saß, Adam Schwarz, Noemi Steuerwald, Adi Traar, Wolfgang Wurm.
Illustrations by Tobias Gutmann. Guest contributions from studio marcus kraft.

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