The Short and the Long of It. Uriel Orlow. Mousse Publishing

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions, film, photography, zines on July 30th, 2011
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The Short and the Long of It. Uriel Orlow. Mousse Publishing

The fanzine, produced by La Rada in Locarno, CH,, is published to accompany and document the final chapter of a series of exhibitions of new work by Swiss artist Uriel Orlow. Taking as the starting point the failed passage of fourteen cargo ships through the Suez Canal in 1967, The Short and the Long of It is a modular installation, created over two years and conceived as an exploded film, which comprises video, photography, text and drawing.

Edition of 800 numbered copies
40 pages
English
21 x 15 cm

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Theatre of Thought – Snejanka Mihaylova – Critique & Humanism

Posted in theatre, Theory, typography on July 28th, 2011
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Theatre of Thought – Snejanka Mihaylova – Critique & Humanism

“Theatre of Thought ” measures the possibility of a theatre based on languages in state of trans, from which emerges its own paradox of representation and the opening to a language-in-between. The author is a philosopher in her background and a performing artist. She proposes this highly original work as a performance-in-a-form-of-a-book or as a-book-in-a-form-of-a-performance.

This is the first publication of the Critique & Humanism collection “One Day I Discovered To My Own Great Astonishement”, dedicated to the relation between theoretical thinking and performing arts. The name of the series is an homage to Sigmund Freud’s ‘Interpretation of Dreams’.

Design by Céline Wouters

Published by Critique & Humanism, Sofia

Edition of 1000

D 12.50€

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A Circular #1

Posted in art, design, Motto Berlin store, writing on July 27th, 2011
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A Circular #1

A Circular #1 – Summer 2011 was edited and designed by Pedro Cid Proença and Alfonso Martins.

It includes the following:

– The Chair of Decency by Stefan Themerson

– Never Odd or Even by Fay Nicolson

– Under the Counter-Culture by Robin Fior

– The Impostor by Nathanael West

– Open Letter to Monotype by Open Source Publishing

– A Knight in the White House, A Quarrel with a Post

Marxist by Mathew Whittington

– Middle of Nowhere (continued) by Will Holder

– Notes of intention for a letter to the film by Maël

Fournier- Comte

– Throwing A Rubber Band in the Air by Xavier Antin

English / 112 pages

D 9€

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OK Talk: Helsinki/London

Posted in art, critique, design, distribution, Theory on July 25th, 2011
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OK Talk: Helsinki/London

OK Talk brings together designers, artists and theorists operating in Finland and Britain to talk about emerging questions in design philosophy and strategic design. The series of events started at Helsinki Design Week on September 4.

Topics:

Making Places

Making Places takes a fresh view on spatial practice. It studies both existing and imaginary places, looking at their creation, evolution and essence. The speakers for the two Making Places talks, one in Helsinki and another one in London, range from architects that build, design systems or make music to researchers and designers who create places through cultural activities or visual identities. Using Helsinki and London as starting points, we will encourage the discussion to revolve freely around placemaking in relation to day and night, the natural and the human-made, infrastructure and spirit of spaces, cities and citizens, or planning and spontaneity.

Strategies of Participation

Strategies of Participation explores the design of encounters, interactions and collaborations. Having used tools and methods such as intuition, friends, different media, travelling, coffee and the paper that you are holding in making OK Talk, we are keen on learning new ways to design participation. The panelists include creative professionals in the fields of interaction design and cultural production specialised in events, online platforms or exhibitions. They are invited to share their skills and insights on creating constructive collisions between people.

Borderlands

Borderlands explores the crossing of boundaries between design, art and other fields with an emphasis on collaborative practices. The idea of this talk is to look at the role of the designer in the increasingly interconnected world where we see the ambiguity of professional identity, often connected with varied locations, people and modes of practice, as an asset. What can working in between disciplines offer for creative professionals and the world at large? How are design processes changing? The speakers will tackle these questions through their backgrounds that vary from architecture and music to critical and experimental design, publishing and curating.

Contributors:

Bryan Boyer, Hanna Harris, Amanda Levete, Shohei Shigematsu, Nene Tsuboi, Åbäke, Nene Tsuboi, Sarah Ichioka, Teemu Suviala, Tuomas Toivonen, Finn Williams, Celine Condorelli, Ulla-Maaria Engeström, HyperMarketo, Karen Mirza, Suvi Saloniemi, Revital Cohen, Martti Kalliala, Zak Kyes, Max Lamb, Designer, Aamu Song

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The Grand Domestic Revolution Goes On

Posted in architecture, art, design, distribution, Theory on July 24th, 2011
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The Grand Domestic Revolution Goes On

This publication is a reflection and MIDTERM MANUAL for ongoing artistic and design research and activities for User’s Manual: The Grand Domestic Revolution. Features include surveys of contemporary cooperative and co-housing movements, an essay linking artistic and domestic labour and an interview with Dolores Hayden, author of the ‘original’ The Grand Domestic Revolution, a chronicle of 19th century material feminist design movement in the United States. With an overview of the project processed thus far and extracts offered from the evolving project library, this publication is a proposition for readers to engage with the collective research process of GDR.

Texts by Peter Bakker, Binna Choi, John Curl, Dolores Hayden, Maiko Tanaka, Marina Vishmidt

Designed by Scott Ponik

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Fleeting – Tuukka Kaila – Lugemik

Posted in books, distribution, photography on July 24th, 2011
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Fleeting by Tuukka Kaila

4/4 Offset print with 2/0 dust jacket, staple bound

Design: Indrek Sirkel & Jan Tomson

Published by Lugemik

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The Concept of Non-Photography – Francois Laruelle – Urbanomic / Sequence Press

Posted in art, books, critique, photography, Theory, writing on July 22nd, 2011
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The Concept of Non-Photography – Francois Laruelle

Myriads of negatives tell of the world, speaking among themselves, constituting a vast conversation, filling a photosphere that is located nowhere. But one single photo is enough to express the real that all photographers aspire one day to capture, without ever quite succeeding in doing so. Nevertheless, this real cohabits intimately with negatives, with clichés as embedded in our lives as they are imperceptible. Photographs are the thousand flat facets of an ungraspable identity that only shines – and sometimes very faintly – through something else. What more is there to a photo than a curious and prurient glance? And yet it is also a fascinating secret.

The Concept of Non-Photography develops a rigorous new thinking of the photograph in its relation to science, philosophy and art, and introduces the reader to all of the key concepts of Laruelle’s ‘non-philosophy’.

In English and French.

D 18€

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Drawing Room Confessions #3 / #4 – Mousse Publishing

Posted in art, distribution on July 21st, 2011
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Drawing Room Confessions #3 / #4 – Mousse Publishing

Made of words and exchanges, with no images, Drawing Room Confessions is open to diverse practices and voices. It is named after a game played at the end of the nineteenth century in England and France, which consisted of a fixed questionnaire answered by players to reveal their tastes, aspirations and personalities. For every issue of the journal, we invite one artist to play the serious and playful game of conversation. Each section follows a set of rules, only the players change, as interviewers from a wide range of fields contribute to a portrait of the artist at a certain time.

DRC #3 stars:
Miriam Cahn as Miriam
Rene Pulfer as The Egoist
Griselda Pollock as The Blind Man
Andreas Osterwalder as Tango

DRC #4 stars:
David Lamelas as David
David Gothard as The Egoist
Robrecht Vanderbeeken as The Blind Man
Celine Condorelli as Tango
Gerard Hemsworth as The Double Dealer

D 11€

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Fillip #14

Posted in art, distribution, writing on July 20th, 2011
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Fillip #14

Fillip is a publication of art, culture, and ideas released three times a year by the Projectile Publishing Society from Vancouver, British Columbia.

In This Issue:

Series: Intangible Economies, edited by Antonia Hirsch-
Broadening the notion of economy beyond its financial dimensions, this series focuses on the multifarious forms of exchange fueled by affect and desire. Intangible Economies speculatively investigates the fundamental role these affective transactions play in modes of representation and, accordingly, in cultural production.

Monika Szewczyk – Investing in the Blank
Hadley + Maxwell – Someone That Happens
Markus Miessen et al. – Architectural Space As Agent

Vector Association and Kristina Lee Podesva – Via Satellite
Diedrich Diederichsen – Living in the Loop
Michael Turner and Reid Shier – Upon Further Reflection
Amy Zion – Ascetic Desire
Kathy Mezei – Shadows and Blind Spots
Ahmet Ogut and Berin Golonu – Between the Scaffold and the Ruin
Commission: David Horvitz – Scotch Broom
Jeff Khonsary – The Encyclopedia That Anyone Can Edit

112 pages / English

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Komfort Mag #6

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, photography on July 18th, 2011
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Komfort Mag #6

Komfort on the trail. A precisely executed deduction, direct evidence and the subsequent cross examination lead to a confession. The upcoming summer issue of the visual magazine Komfort will bring you a crime-themed photo series by Michal Šeba, the author of a successful exhibition at the Prague Rudolfinum; photos of confiscated objects by Lena Amuat & Zoë Meyer; the trauma of Czech detectives, dealing with a real and unsolved mystery of the mass murderer Hubert Pilčík will be covered in a picture reconstruction by Michal Adamovský. The project Selection, where Dominik Hejtmánek and František Polák collect anonymous photographs from private archives and work with the nostalgic energy of this medium, will be presented in the curatorial selection of Václav Jirásek. Scenes from the Diary of the Maid will be provided by Petra Steinerová, and everything will be accompanied by prose from the tough school of Jan Čumlivský.

Language: English / Czech

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