Kasia Fudakowski @ Motto Berlin / Chert. 28.08.2014

Posted in events on August 22nd, 2014

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We cordially invite you to the presentation of Kasia Fudakowski’s vinyl

‘Stoikerinnen’

→ Thursday 28th August 2014, starts at 7pm

hosted by Chert gallery and Motto Bookshop, Skalitzerstr. 68
organised together with Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg and Apparent Extent, Cologne.

Live performance by Kasia Fudakowski and Dorothy Feaver, 8pm sharp.

This record is part of the exhibition ‘Stoikerinnen\’ by Kasia Fudakowski, June 14 – September 19, 2014 at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, curated by Anna Sabrina Schmid.

Music sampled with kind permission from ‘Don’t Split Valley and Hill’ by Tobias Levin and Volker Zander. Recorded at Electric Avenue Studio, Westwerk e. V., Hamburg, 2014. Published by Apparent Extent and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof. All rights reserved.

Featuring Alexander Brenchley, Dorothy Feaver, Christopher Fillipini, Kasia Fudakowski, Sam de Groot, Paul Haworth, William Kherbek, Helen Marten, Ayumi Rahn, Anna Sabrina Schmid and Anna Szaflarski.

Isabell Heimerdinger @ Motto Berlin. 15.08.2014

Posted in events on August 12th, 2014

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Isabell Heimerdinger @ Motto Berlin. 15.08.2014
from 7pm

GIORGIO (INSIDE) HANA IKEBANA (OUTSIDE)
Published on the occasion of two newly released short films by Isabell Heimerdinger
printed offset and staple bound in an edition of 300
Motto Books
ISBN 978-2-940524-23-5

Motto @Torna, Istanbul. 2d-31st August. Temporary Bookshop.

Posted in events on July 30th, 2014

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Motto is opening a temporary bookshop at torna between 2nd – 31st of August. For the whole month of August you can find a great selection of Motto books. Only on this Saturday all books will be on %10 sale. Don’t miss it!

On the day of the opening we are hosting a talk by the Istanbul collective Bandrolsüz. They will be reviewing three new books by three Turkish photographers. Ali Taptık will present Seza Bali’s ‘One Man Show’; Selim Süme will present Halil Koyutürk’s new book ‘I am playing ping pong now’ and Sinem Dişli will present Atalay Yeni’s ‘Pulse/Module’ .

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 2nd between 16.00 – 20.00. Bandrolsüz talks will start at 17.00

http://www.tornaistanbul.com/now.html

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folio & Sleeperhold Publications @ Motto Berlin.25.07.2014.

Posted in art, events, photography, writing on July 25th, 2014
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folio & Sleeperhold Publications @ Motto Berlin.25.07.2014.

Please join us for the Berlin launch of folio issue two and interim project ‘Image / Object’ by artist Ella McCartney.

Issue two is guest edited by Antwerp based Ward Heirwegh and features artists Phil Baber, Kit Craig, Zoe Giabouldaki and Melike Kara. The issue is constructed around Samuel Beckett’s short play ‘Come and Go’ and includes an A2 insert poster by either Kit Craig or Melike Kara. Twenty limited edition copies contain a specially commissioned object by Kit Craig and the two artists’ posters.

Guest-editor Ward Heirwegh will also be showing publications from his experimental publication platform Sleeperhold Publications.

London based artist Ella McCartney’s ‘Image / Object’ project moves between the online space of folio’s website and the printed object, available to see at the launch.

Friday 25 July, 19.00 start

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Strasse 68
im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Call Super (Houndstooth) @ Sounds of the Universe, London.10.07.2014.

Posted in art, collage, design, events, graphic design, Journals, music, photography, writing on July 9th, 2014
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zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Call Super (Houndstooth) @ Sounds of the Universe, London.10.07.2014.

Please join us for the London launch of zweikommasieben #9, with:

Call Super  (Houndstooth)

zweikommasieben (2,7) is a Swiss music journal that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. Each issue features artist interviews and essays, as well as a particular focus on design, photography and illustration.

Artists featured in the new issue include: Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, TR\\ER (aka Truss & Tessela), Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super and Vatican Shadow.

Published by Präsens Editionen & Motto Books.

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Thursday 10th July, 18.30 start.

SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
7 Broadwick Street
Soho
London
W1F 0DA

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Alfabeto Dactilar – Finger Alphabet. Cristian Forte. L.U.P.I. @ Motto Berlin 13.07.14

Posted in art, Artist Book, events, poetry, writing on July 7th, 2014
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We are glad to invite you to the launch of Alfabeto Dactilar (Finger Alphabet), published by L.U.P.I. (Bilbao). In this artist book the Argentinean artist Cristian Forte presents a system of poetic writing based on fingerprints that goes beyond conventional alphabets and allows him to explore concepts such us identity, memory and literature.

Limited edition of 70. Including original fingerprints.

Sunday 13th of July, 17:00 start

zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Helena Hauff (PAN, Werkdiscs) @ Motto Berlin.05.07.2014.

Posted in distribution, events, graphic design, illustration, magazines, Motto Books, music, photography, writing on July 1st, 2014
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zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Helena Hauff (PAN) @ Motto Berlin.05.07.2014.

Please join us for the Berlin launch of zweikommasieben #9, with:

Helena Hauff  (PAN, Werkdiscs, Panzerkreuz Records)
Four S  (Haunter Records)
Konkrit

zweikommasieben (2,7) is a Swiss music journal that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. Each issue features artist interviews and essays, as well as a particular focus on design, photography and illustration.

Artists featured in the new issue include: Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, TR\\ER (aka Truss & Tessela), Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super and Vatican Shadow.

Published by Präsens Editionen & Motto Books.

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Saturday 5th July, 16.00 start.

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

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Dodo Magazine @ Motto Berlin. 27.06.2014

Posted in events, Uncategorized on June 26th, 2014

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To celebrate the launch of Dodo Magazine issue #2, we’re inviting you to a special celebration at Motto Berlin. We will set up a temporary exhibition about the history of time capsules along with the official Dodo Time Capsule. You can bring along any small object you’d like to put inside. We will photograph and document all the objects and they will appear in Dodo’s “Future” issue. These objects and the magazines will be inside the time capsule until April 2024. Then it shall be opened and the magazines will be delivered to their ten-year-older owners. The objects collated at the launches in Berlin and Madrid will remain in the time capsule and be buried somewhere secret forever, so it can be discovered again in three thousand years by some future living being, giving information about what we were like. What small object do you want to be remembered by in the future?

Dodo Magazine Issue 2:

This unusual experiment in publishing aims to remind people to maintain their spontaneous, lively spirit in years to come. Buyers of the current issue will receive the first half of the magazine, ‘Present’, on the day of purchase, and then can provide as many contact details as possible in order to be found again in April 2024 to receive their ‘Future’ magazine. Readers will also receive a letter written by themselves to their future selves.

“Present” Issue summary:

This issue celebrates the time now with content aimed to wake up your inner child. Inside you will find a guide to the stars, tips to pass unnoticed, an interview with Audrey, the plant of the little shop of horrors, an adventure bazaar, unexpected plants, a history of high fives, an interview with Hungry Castle, a trip to Pangea, pictures from Tobu World, a thorough guide to keeping a stick insect as a pet, the story about the strange inhabitants of Mecerreyes, the definitive article about Muppets creator Jim Henson, an adventure in finding Big Foot, a guide to survive a curse, and even more… The content is fully made by amazing collaborators from all over the world, Adam J. Kurtz, Aitor Saraiba, Álvaro Mingo, Bandid8, Bubi Canal, Cristina Velar, David Méndez Alonso, Emo Díaz, Enrique del Rivero Cuesta, Felipe Olaya, Gonzalo Baró, Ian Edgehill, James Clapham, Jan Buchczik, Lauren Ingram, Lilly Friedeberg, Lucía Martín, Miguel Ángel Belando, Noa Snir, Popy Blasco, Roc Canal, Rosa Soro, Rut Briones, Saria Dy, Sean Ford, Tak Tokio, Teresa Fernández, Thom Lambert, etc…

“Future” Issue summary:

The “Future” issue is a magazine exclusively made to be read in 2024. The topics included will discuss the future but with the key of the past. There will be an interview with a fortune teller about what life will be like in 2024, so when we read the Future issue we’ll finally find out whether or not they are a fake. Articles about time machines and time capsules, a guide on what to do if the future is not what you expected, and many surprises that you will be just able to read if you order it now. This double issue is a limited edition because we will have to undertakeplenty of research in the future to find all of the owners. So be fast and don’t stay without your copy.

split/fountain. Book launch & presentation @ Motto Berlin. 28.06.2014.

Posted in architecture, design, events, graphic design, writing on June 24th, 2014
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split/fountain. Book launch and presentation @ Motto Berlin

Please join us in welcoming Layla Tweedie-Cullen (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Werkplaats Typografie, Walker Art Center) who will be speaking about her Auckland based project split/fountain, her recent distracted-workshop project at Brno design biennial and also introduce the distracted-reader publication series.

distracted-reader is a new publication series that seeks readerly parkour through selected terrain of art and design. We see rhythmised literacies of image, text, and concept. distracted-reader does thinking as making, and print design as speculative thought. With general art monographs as coffee-table artefacts, and university presses not funding conjecture, distracted-reader notes accented sequencing. Less clarion call to a vanishing new, more through-lines with incidents and discernible increments; writing and thinking as marked-up copy; stuttered narration; material views.

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distracted-reader #1 Mixtures: Xin Cheng and Allan Smith. 156 pages with drawings, photographs and texts by Xin Cheng, and drawings, photographs and texts by Allan Smith. The title Mixtures comes from a 2011 Xin Cheng exhibition; in this publication Cheng mixes memories of a Chinese childhood with recipes for healthy eating, photographed pages of anthropology texts showing Mongolian Yurts, and knitted socks from Scandinavia, images of ingenious low-tech merchandising stands in Cambodia, drawings of stone walls, and a bread igloo. Smith writes about the copiousness and fabricational inventiveness of Cheng’s practice, and about the accumulative materiality in the collages and architectural practice of ex-pat architect M.K. Smith. Allan Smith’s ‘un-illustrations’ set old school ink drawing and comic-book sequencing to work on the textured ‘push and pressure’ of a densely textured world.

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distracted-reader #2 Michael Parr and Blaine Western. A ridge, a section, an existing boundary, additions, a removed partition. A floor; concrete (where possible). 160 pages; includes 10 tipped-in colour plates. With essays by Michelle Menzies, Lance Pearce, and Henry Babbage. Parr and Western segue a photographic essay on the ruinous state of Barton Gillespie’s modernist house in Westemere into photographs of mutely eloquent architectural and landscape fragments taken in Los Angeles and Mexico. Menzies’ essay reads the Barton Gillespie house as a figure of rapport between people, topography and climate. Pearce considers the itinerancy and conceptual mobility of Parr and Western’s practice. Babbage reflects on the different audiences that Parr and Western’s temporary, quasi-architectural spaces create, and the way the spaces operate as platforms for occupancy and performance.

Saturday 28th June, 19.00 start.

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
im Hinterhof
Berlin 10997

Olaf Nicolai / Rollo Press @ Kunsthalle Basel. 19.06.2014

Posted in events on June 17th, 2014
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Olaf Nicolai / Rollo Press @ Kunsthalle Basel. 19.06.2014
from 4pm

olaf nicolai
hotel nacional rio
rollo press zürich (rollo no. 40), 256 photographs, 148 pages
isbn 978-3-906213-07-1

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