Awhām magazine Launch. Motto Berlin. 26.10.2017

Posted in events, magazines, Motto Berlin event on October 24th, 2017
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Awhām magazine launch @ Motto Berlin
Thursday 26th October 2017
6-10pm

Awhām magazine is pleased to invite you to the launch of its debut issue at Motto Berlin.

Awhām translated from arabic, means “Illusions”. Awhām is a collaboration among young and up-and-coming creative talents, across a range of mediums, drawn from the worlds of fashion, art, and politics, but not confined by their traditional boundaries.

Based in Berlin, Awhām is part photo journal and part graphic novel, with images and text presented to explore creatively different narratives associated with a particular theme or subject matter. Come around and celebrate with us!

+++Video work by Pandagunda+++

Real Review #4. Jack Self (ed.). Real Foundation.

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, politics, writing on October 23rd, 2017
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WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE TODAY

The contemporary 24-hour news cycle is a swirling gyre of political and economic intrigue, a rolling wave that surges ceaselessly, always building power but never forming a crest. To surf the slipstream of the news is to be forever on the brink of BREAKING.

Against all the uncertainty and fear, nothing seems more eternal, more universal and (unlike our political leaders) quite so strong and stable as love. Summer 2017 is therefore dedicated to what it means to love today. Leap into our fervid arms.

 

€12.00

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Blank Forms #1. Lawrence Kumpf (ed.). Blank Forms.

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, music on October 18th, 2017
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MAGAZINE is the inaugural issue of Blank Forms’ journal, bringing together a combination of never-before published, lost, and new materials that supplement our live programs. It is envisioned as a platform for critical reflection and extended dialogue between scholars, artists, and other figures working within the world of experimental music and art.

Following “Let Freedom Fry”—a short statement by Joe McPhee drawing out the contemporary political climate in relation to his practice as a creative improviser—the magazine is bookended by four texts surrounding the practice of pioneering sound artist Maryanne Amacher; an essay by Bill Dietz on his collaborations with Amacher and his work with her archive; an unpublished 1988 interview highlighting Amacher’s ideas around her Long Distance Music and Mini Sound Series; a conversation between Marianne Schroeder, Stefan Tcherepnin, and Lawrence Kumpf revealing the archival questions raised by Amacher’s work; and science fiction writer Greg Bear’s short story Petra, a tale of gargoyles coming to life and breeding with humans in a post-apocalyptic Notre Dame, from which Amacher’s 1991 piece got its name.

This issue also includes Branden Joseph’s interview with The Dead C’s Bruce Russell, accompanied by Russell’s essay exploring the Situationist tradition of ‘mis-competence’ in New Zealand electronic music. Charles Curtis contributed notes on the interpretive challenges posed by a posthumous performance of Terry Jennings’ minimalist classic Piece For Cello And Saxophone. Shelley Hirsch, Richard Skidmore, and Dennis Hermanson provide a series of writings on and remembrances of the late Ralston Farina, whose scarcely documented “visual poetry” was an important precursor to what we now call “performance.” And from her own 2016 performances at the Emily Harvey Foundation, Dawn Kasper supplies her original proposal document and score notes for an improvisational interpretation.

MAGAZINE features two new French-translations: an excerpt from François Bonnet’s book of phenomenology, The Infra-World, translated by Robin Mackay, and a Christophe Broqua interview with enigmatic huntress of sounds Anne Gillis, translated by Adrian Rew. Ian Nagoski’s rare 1998 conversation with Éliane Radigue, conducted and largely ignored at a time when there was little interest in her music, provides one of the clearest overviews of the visionary composer’s early work and life. Supplementing the texts are numerous archival photos and documents, plus “Dark Matters,” a poem by Joe McPhee.

Edited by Lawrence Kumpf and Joe Bucciero with contributions by Greg Bear, François Bonnet, Bill Dietz, Dennis Hermanson, Shelley Hirsch, Branden W. Joseph, Dawn Kasper, Joe McPhee, Ian Nagoski, Adrian Rew, Bruce Russell, and Richard C. Skidmore

 

€20.00

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Motto Extra Bookshop @ DOC Paris 15-22.10.2017

Posted in Uncategorized on October 12th, 2017

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Open daily
15th — 22nd October 2017
2 — 8pm

DOC
‪26 Rue du Docteur Potain‬
75019 Paris

Motto is pleased to install a temporary bookshop at DOC Paris during FIAC. During its week of operation, the display of publications from all around the world will be accompanied by an extensive programme of events, including exhibitions, performances and concerts.

The bookstore will present a full range of backlist titles, including projects co-published with partners such as Bergen Kunsthall, CAC Geneva, ChertLuedde, Compagnia, Harun Farocki Institut, HEAD Geneva, MAO Ljubljana, Museo Fundacao Berardo, New Documents, Supportico Lopez, Terremoto, WIELS and zweikommasieben.

Next to these publications, artist’s editions by Sara MacKillop, Simon Popper, Erik Steinbrecher, and Jean-Michel Wicker will also be on display.

Motto Books’ main bookstore is based in Berlin-Kreuzberg, with a selection of more than 15,000 titles ranging from artist’s books, design, photography, poetry and theory. In recent years, Motto’s publishing activities have developed into releasing over 20 titles a year, with many books made entirely by the artists themselves.

The extra bookstore will be open daily at DOC Paris ‪from 2pm until 8pm‬, ‪from the 15th to 22nd of October‬.

Events:
Concert:
Martina Lussi (Live)
ZWEIKOMMASIEBEN DJs
‪Präsens Editionen book display
19.10.2017 6 — 10pm

Launch:
Rosie Ruiz Shortcuts to Fame
Lisa Guedel-Dolle
Motto Publishing
21.10.2017 4 — 8pm

Further programming:
http://doc.work/project_category/evenements/

para/log 001 – Yuki Okumura. Yuki Okumura. Edition Nord

Posted in Artist Book, exhibition catalogue on October 9th, 2017
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Edition Nord is launching a series of publications called “para/log”, presenting an aspect of an exhibition and/or the attitude of an artist through the form of flexible and conceptual artist’s books, unlike heavy and comprehensive ‘catalogues’. The first publication is Yuki Okumura’s “YUKI OKUMURA”.

Yuki Okumura is a Japanese artist based in Brussels and Maastricht. “YUKI OKUMURA” is a concept book for his latest project, in which he mixes Gordon Matta-Clark and himself. The contents and the design of the book precisely follow a Matta-Clark catalogue published by ICC, Antwerp, 1977.

”Through the auspices of Flor Bex, the former I.C.C. and MuHKA director, and with little-to-no municipal objection, Okumura has nearly finished a major film work in Brussels entitled Welcome Back, Gordon Matta-Clark. The project is nearing completion this summer in conjunction with an exhibition at MISAKO & ROSEN just in front of the streetcar in Minami-Otsuka. It consists of an elaborate series of holes and slices worked out in an almost musical score where a fixed set of elements played their way up and down throughout the layers. A terrific sense of disorientation in walking through multiple times is created by an unnerving elimination of death and from perspectives not normally visable in a living”. ––– From the press release of his solo show “Yuki Okumura”, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, 2017

This book also has a special edition that encloses an artwork of Okumura in the form of photographic prints mounted on both sides of an aluminum plate., Edition Nord, Japan

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Paris is in Asia. Jacopo Benassi. bruno.

Posted in Motto Berlin store, photography on October 4th, 2017
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“… This book is a testament against the immaculately quaffed cunts who live their lives on social media networks hoping to score big points because they manipulated the perfect lie via filters and apps, that ape artifice and exaggeration. It is a much needed example of the down and dirty, the all to real, the in your face – fuck you – to false standards of an unattainable beauty that is based on bullshit and deceit that dominates Western culture and acts as just another consumer con, preaching conformity and product placement as it tries desperately to erase the individual.” — Lydia Lunch

Risograph + slipcase silk-screen printed
500 copies (Numbered)

 

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Turning the Page. Kasper Andreasen. Motto Books.

Posted in Artist Book, Motto Berlin store, Motto Books, writing on September 20th, 2017
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This small publication is an edited reprint of the essay ‘The Book in Intermediary Form’ written by Kasper Andreasen. It was originally published by Wintertuin, Nijmegen as part of a compilation about the future of the book. Turning the Page also contains a script for the audiovisual book Tomorrow, which is a collaborative work between Hanne Lippard and Kasper Andreasen reflecting on the status of the (photography) book in audiovisual form.

Designed by Toni Uroda. First edition of 140 copies. © The authors, Motto Books 2011/2017.

 

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Christa Blümlinger/Harun Farocki: The ABCs of the Essay Film. Christa Blümlinger, Harun Farocki. Harun Farocki Institut & Motto Books.

Posted in film, Motto Berlin store, Motto Books, writing on September 19th, 2017
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In Autumn and Winter 2013/2014, Christa Blümlinger and Harun Farocki worked on the dialogical “ABCs of the Essay Film,” which is published here for the first time in its original German version. In 26 short paragraphs, reacting to key terms suggested by Christa Blümlinger (from “A for Adorno” to “Z for Zidane”), Farocki explores his proximity, but also his distance to filmmakers like Chris Marker, Jean-Luc Godard, Artavazd Peleshian, or Alexander Kluge and speaks about specific operations in his films, TV programs, and installations.

The text is complemented by a short text by Farocki which was published in 1987 to accompany a film program at the Berlin Akademie der Künste, where the essay film is described as a film “that is useful without being subservient and without standing to attention.”

 

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Every Copy of S,M,L,XL I’ve Ever Seen. Lieven Lahaye. Atoll K.

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, writing on September 19th, 2017
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‘An essay about every copy of S,M,L,XL I’ve ever seen, featuring plastic foil salesmen, first jobs, the letter ‘K’, books, bookshelves and details of where a family’s passports are hidden. ‘Every copy of S,M,L,XL I’ve ever seen’ is published as a series of bumper stickers, each one depicting the spine of a different S,M,L,XL edition.’

The publication is part of “Catalog”, an ongoing series of publications about cataloging, written by Lieven Lahaye and designed by Ott Metusala. This is issue #8. Previous issues have dealt with vertical organization (with a strong preference for ‘the stack’, as opposed to ‘the pile’) , functional rocks in Amsterdam, desperate measures (by way of the metric system), etc.

The making of this publication is supported by the AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst)

 

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Works on Paper. Minna Henriksson. Rab-Rab Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, Motto Berlin store on September 14th, 2017
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Minna Henriksson’s artist book Works on Paper is a graphic story with forty linocuts on the political history of paper industry in Finland. The book has two chapters; one of which focuses on the role of the paper industrialist’s support of the right-wing movements in Finland, and the other on controversial paper trade with the South African apartheid regime, and the boycott initiated by the worker’s unions. Designed by New Collectivism, the book is printed in the edition of 300.

 

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