TUNED CITY BRUSSELS : Lecture-event #1 – MOTTO@WIELS – 12.02.2013 (7pm)

Posted in architecture, events, Motto @ Wiels, performance on January 30th, 2013
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Tuned City is a research platform from Berlin that creates a dialogue between the worlds of architecture, city planning and sound art, trying to use the possibilities of the spatial and communicative properties of sound as an instrument in artistic and urban practices. Q-O2, a workplace for experimental music and sound art, invites Tuned City to Brussels in 2013. The aim is studying the given urban and architectural situation, and experiencing and evaluating the city from an acoustic point of view.

On February 12th, Carsten Stabenow, founder of Tuned City, will briefly introduce the project and will give an outlook on the plans for Brussels. Dr. Lamberto Tronchin, Professor in Environmental Physics from the University of Bologna, recognised internationally as a leading authority on the subject of sound and acoustics and a pianist himself, will open the evening with a lecture about one of the most inspiring thinkers of sound and space in the 17th century, Athanasius Kircher. The Belgian architect and urban planner Luc Deleu, questions with his utopian projects the role of architecture and urbanism in the modern age, their position and duty in a global society and opens with his visions new perspectives of thinking architecture. Ariane Wilson, architect and art historian at the RWTH Aachen focussed her research on the role of sound in city and architecture and will give an overview about the current developments in that field.

A performance by Justin Bennett, who focusses in his work on the relationship between architecture and sound, will play with the elasticity of the concept of ‘space’.

Free Entrance
In English

Info & Reservation: welcome@wiels.org

F de C @ Motto Melbourne. 01.02.2013

Posted in events, fashion, Motto Melbourne event, writing on January 29th, 2013
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F de C Reader #2. Launch at Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston

380 pages. The F de C reader 2 showcases not work by ( in no particular order ): Yumiko Kikuchi, Spirit Komunika, Robert Cook, Ken Ngan, Arnaud Meuleman, Yu Cong, Shoichi Aoki, Joseph Keenan, Ren Hang, Anders Edström, Kawori Inbe, Alin Huma, Dan Hards, Keiichi Nitta, Dooling Jiang-Digest, Chiharu Ozaki, Jack Mauritsz, Erik Bernhardsson, Ann-Sofie Back, Daphne Mohajer, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Acquittal Report, Norihide Kose … Takashi Nishiyama … etc

Friday 1st February
5pm – 8pm

Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston
27 – 29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne
VIC 3066

Anne Schwalbe @ Motto Berlin. 01.02.2013

Posted in events, photography on January 29th, 2013
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Anne Schwalbe @ Motto Berlin
Book presentation

01.02.2013 from 7pm

Vulkan oder Stein

After “Blindschleiche und Riesenblatt” (2010) and “Wiese” (2011) this is Anne Schwalbe’s third self-published book. It’s about stones. More or less. – It is also about the sky and the earth, the fire, the river and the sea.

Self Published and Printed in Berlin.

http://www.anneschwalbe.de/

transmediale 2013 BWPWAP

Posted in music on January 26th, 2013
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transmediale 2013 BWPWAP

BWPWAP (Back When Pluto Was A Planet) is the catalogue of the 2013 transmediale festival.

transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies. In the course of its 25 year history, the annual transmediale festival has turned into an essential event in the calendar of media art professionals, artists, activists and students from all over the world. The broad cultural appeal of the festival is recognised by the German federal government who supports the transmediale through its programme for beacons of contemporary culture.

Editors, Translators: Kristoffer Gansing, Teresa Go, Sabine Weier, Lina Zuppke
Editorial Coordinator: Lina Zuppke

368 pages
German / English

D 12€

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4,492,040 (1969-74). Lucy R. Lippard. New Documents

Posted in art, distribution, Motto Berlin store, writing on January 25th, 2013
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4,492,040 (1969-74). Lucy R. Lippard. New Documents

Between 1969 and 1974, the influential curator Lucy Lippard (born 1937) curated four decisive Conceptual art exhibitions, and in doing so reinvented the exhibition catalogue. 4,492,040 is a facsimile reprint of the extremely scarce and hugely important catalogues produced for those exhibitions: 557,087 (the Seattle Art Museum), 955,000 (the Vancouver Art Gallery), 7,500 (the California Institute of Art) and 2,972,453 (the Centro de Arte y Comunicación). Titled after the populations of the cities in which the shows were held, each catalogue was an envelope of loose note cards containing statements, documentation and conceptual works by each artist, to be rearranged, filed or discarded at will. If Lippard described Conceptual art as the dematerialization of the art object, these catalogues effectively announced the dematerialization of the art exhibition. (One reviewer claimed Lippard had been the artist, and that her medium had been other artists.) 4,492,040 includes such iconic figures as Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Siah Armajani, Terry Atkinson, John Baldessari, Michael Baldwin, Robert Barry, Rick Barthelme, Daniel Buren, Rosemarie Castoro, Hanne Darboven, Walter de Maria, Jan Dibbets, Christos Dikeakos, Eleanor Antin, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Eva Hesse, Douglas Huebler, On Kawara, Edward Kienholz Sol LeWitt, Roelof Louw, Duane Lundon, Bruce McLean, Robert Morris, N.E. Thing Co., Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Jeff Wall and Lawrence Weiner.

Author: Lucy R. Lippard (curator) & Jeff Khonsary (Ed.)
Publisher: New Documents
Language: English
Pages: 460 individual cards
Size: 10.5 x 15 cm

Price: €25.00

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From The Archives. Don Hudson. Editions FP&CF

Posted in photography on January 24th, 2013
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Don Hudson is an amateur photographer born in 1950 in Michigan, USA.

From The Archives shows nearly fifteen years of personal archives and presents for the first time these photographs as a collection edited.
Native of Detroit, the Motown (Motor Town), Don Hudson had the heyday of the automobile which was then the Michigan region of global production. Three major U.S. automakers, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler also have their headquarters in the Detroit area.

From the early 70s, Don Hudson has documented his personal relationship with the streets of Motown and small towns of Michigan. Over the years, he has compiled a unique visual archive of American daily life.
These photographs, made at political rallies, parades, fairs, or high school football games, tell of a common social landscape of the American Midwest. However, each scenario becomes a personal excuse to allow the camera to suggest alternate meanings to the literal visual world described. Each scene is an excuse to catch a fugitive and incongruous situation.

However, if the book has a certain vision of the American daily life’s style in an era of recklessness and full employment, the collection began in 1973, date of the first oil shock, and also announces that go deep tensions irreversible mark the lives of the americans and dent more the “American Dream.”

Author: Don Hudson
Publisher: Editions FP&CF
Language: English / French
Pages: 128
Size: 19 x 26 cm
Binding: Softcover

D 29€
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Camenzind #10

Posted in architecture, art, distribution, writing on January 24th, 2013
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Camenzind #10

Inhalt / Content (die eine Hälfte der Beiträge ist Deutsch, die andere Englisch):
– Die 80ies. Das Interview mit Bettina Köhler
– Jessica Bridger: Belief in massive failure – The Space Shuttle Challenger
– Krishna Bharathi: My Father’s Car
– Stephan Becker: Dreiundzwanzig Jahre später
– Laura J Gerlach: Pre-Facebook-Time / Memphis-Design
– Markus Podehl: “Weil er sich immerzu dreht, kehrt er zurück, der Wind”
– The Caretaker. Interview with Tom Emerson
– Sonja Malm: Kill your Landlord. Kreuzberg, die 80er und die Gegenwart
– Dennis Schep: Ghosts in the Machine. The Supernatural is/in Technology
– Leila Peacock: Megalithic Modernism and a Modern Megalith
– Aleksander Tokarz: “That’s just Rubbish”
– William Davis: Welcome to Foreign
– Christian Salewski on Scenarios
– Busters-Interview. Memory spielen mit Florian Graf

D 8€
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Cine Qua Non #6

Posted in art, distribution, Theory, writing on January 22nd, 2013

Cine Qua Non #6
English and Portuguese texts

INDEX
NOTAS EDITORIAIS / EDITORIAL NOTES
Ana Luísa Valdeira da Silva

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Por fora / From abroad

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT / UMA DECLARAÇÃO AUTOBIOGRÁFICA
John Cage

THINKING, YET AGAIN ABOUT JOHN CAGE / PENSAR MAIS UMA VEZ EM JOHN CAGE
Christian Wolff

FIVE STATEMENTS ON SILENCE BY JOHN CAGE / CINCO DECLARAÇÕES SOBRE O SILÊNCIO DE JOHN CAGE
James Pritchett

JOHN CAGE & MERCE CUNNINGHAM
David Vaughan

CAMERA-READY CIRCULAR VISUAL POEMS
Richard Kostelanetz

Ensaios / Essays

COLOR AND POWER: REFLECTIONS ON MATISSE IN A.S. BYATT’S “ART WORK” / (DA) COR E (DO) PODER: REFLEXÕES SOBRE MATISSE EM “OBRA DE ARTE” DE A.S.BYATT
Alecia Sudmeyer

OLHAR O TEATRO CONTEMPORÂNEO: UMA PERSPECTIVA NÃO TOTALITÁRIA / LOOKING AT CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: A NON-TOTALITARIAN PERSPECTIVE
Gustavo Vicente

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Por dentro / Inside of

A OFICINA DA CANÇÃO / THE WORKSHOP OF SONG
José Mário Branco

O TEMPO, FODA-SE, O TEMPO. ALGUMAS NOTAS SOLTAS SOBRE JÁ PASSARAM QUANTOS ANOS, PERGUNTOU ELE / THE TIME, THE FUCKING TIME. SOME NOTES ON HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN, HE ASKED
Rui Pina Coelho & Gonçalo Amorim

SPOILER
A VERGONHA DOS OUTROS / THE SHAME OF OTHERS
Jorge Vaz Nande

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Porcino Grand Opening (featuring Ed Steck). Berlin. 18.01.2013

Posted in art, events on January 18th, 2013
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PORCINO
68 Skalitzerstrasse, Berlin
(in the hole inside Chert Gallery)
Opening reception June 18 at 8pm.

“I Am Down Here With the Boogens After All” – Ed Steck
A self-portrait is a reflection.

A self-portrait is a reflection: materials constructing images, sensations structuring
architectural moments (definitive personal modulations), chronological impertinences,
yourself creating your self, a frozen practice of an accumulative entirety until a singular
point, the expression before the potential atmospheric capsizing. It is a resolution of the
self-encapsulated within the frames of an image; it is how one is seen while seeing.
“I Am Down Here With the Boogens After All” is a day-book-like piece of self-portraiture
that follows the perspective intake of an individual (a subject, a viewer) constantly
absorbing material references. It is a moment of loss fixated on the repetitious revisiting of
the mundane, the familiar, and sensational: misremembered memory to personal insertions
into film, entering the fixed present to relive a cultivated past, and human grotesqueness to
exaggerated special effects.
A self-portrait is a manufacturing of a self-portrait.
Ed Steck is a writer from Southwestern Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Publications include A Time Stream in Spaces: The Cultic Parody of Time-Induced Capital
published by West as part of the Let Us Keep Our Own Noon group show, Field of Vision
– a limited edition chapbook published by Reactor Press, Beach published as part of “Public
Access” in collaboration with David Horvitz, Chinese Bondage in Peru in collaboration
with Wintergarten LTD, and Mountain as part of “Archive for a Mountain” by Marc
Handelman’s solo exhibition “Geological Sketches at Home and Abroad” at Sikkema
Jenkins & Co. His work has appeared in the anthology Strange Attractors: Investigations
In Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities published by Encyclopedia Destructica,
Capricious Magazine, the Brooklyn Rail, LIT (forthcoming),1913: a journal of forms
(forthcoming), in the publication for the 2012 Columbus Prize Exhibition at Kunsthalle
Ravensburg on the work of painter Natalie Haeusler, and with a contribution in Omer Fast:
5,000 Feet Is Best published by The Power Plant and Sternberg Press. He is one third of
American Books. He graduated from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the
Arts.

Open by appointment only. Please contact David at hikarusaru@gmail.com

South #2

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, photography, politics, Stores, writing on January 17th, 2013
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SOUTH as a State of Mind grew up fast to become a bi-annual contemporary arts and culture magazine published by Epomenos Stathmos (Greece) and Phileleftheros Publishers (Cyprus) and distributed internationally. People from different -literal or metaphorical- Souths are renegotiating the southern attitude, partly to define it and partly to invent it. Possessed by a spirit of absurd authority, we are trying to contaminate the prevailing culture with ideas that derive from southern mythologies, such as the perfect climate, easy living, chaos and the dramatic temperament, to name but a few. Each 160-page issue includes a thematic section and columns inspired and named after key traits of southern life. Through our twisted – and southern – attitude, expressed through critical essays, artist projects, interviews and features, we would like to give form to the concept of the South as a state of mind rather than a set of fixed places on the map. Opening up an unexpected dialogue among neighbourhoods, cities, regions and approaches, SOUTH as a State of Mind is both a magazine and a meeting point for shared intensities.

This issue features: ARCADIA, Juergen Teller, Anafi, Martin Kippenberger, Temenos, and others

Author: Marina Fokidis (ed.)
Language: English
Pages: 160
Size: 23 x 32 cm

Price: €10.00
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