CRU #1 (+ CD + DVD)

Posted in art, magazines, music, performance on August 1st, 2015
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CRU (Contemporary Radical Underground), is the annual magazine that documents what’s happening at La Plaque Tournante, a non commercial artist space in Berlin and run by French composer Frédéric Acquaviva and English mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg.

This first issue of Frédéric Acquaviva and La Plaque Tournante’s audio / video hybrid magazine, includes a CD with music by Frédéric Acquaviva and Phill Niblock, a DVD with performances by Tomomi Adachi, Bernard Heidsieck, Katherine Liberovskaya, Jacques Lizène, Alvin Lucier, and Alex Mincek. Packaged in 12“ sleeve with postcards, posters, and various documents.

CD with Phill Niblock ‘V & LSGH’ (2015) performed by Loré Lixenberg (voice) and Guy de Bièvre (lapsteel guitar). Frédéric Acquaviva‘Loré Ipsum’ performed by Loré Lixenberg (voices) and Frédéric Acquaviva (dead electronics), Berlin version.  

DVD with Tomomi Adachi, Loré Lixenberg, Alex Mincek, Jacques Lizène, ‘Silver streetcar for Orchestra’ from Alvin Lucier, ‘Vaduz’ from Bernard Heidsieck, a film from Katherine Liberovkaya with a music from Phil Niblock.

Paper cover in plastic sleeve, 33 x 33 cm., containing:

2 folded posters, 60 x 80 cm. each
2 folded posters, 42 x 59 cm each.
2 postcards, 10,5 x 14,5 cm. each
1 loose printed sheet, 452 x 29,5 cm.
2 press realese, 4 mimeographed pages each, 29,5 x 21 cm.
2 DVD

Published by Editions Acquaviva.

€20.00

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Satisfaction: Consumption Art in Poland, 1973-1979. DVD set

Posted in art, distribution, film, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, video on March 17th, 2015
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Satisfaction: Consumption Art from the communist Poland of the 1970’s.

During the revitalization of avant-garde practices in 1970s Poland, a strain of artmaking emerged that applied Pop aesthetics to the unlikely subject matter of consumer identity in a Communist state, responding to a new initiative by the government that encouraged the private consumption of luxury goods in the service of a more modern socialism. The films that arose from this moment engage with absurd, colorful and even scandalous content. Informed by Marxist analyses of the Western culture industry, they examine the effects of a socialist-consumerist experiment through sensuous fantasies of desire and excess

2 x DVD, poster and booklet

Polish / English

D 25

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Öyvind Fahlström. U-BARN. OEI editör.

Posted in books, film, politics, writing on September 15th, 2012
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U-BARN by Öyvind Fahlström, published by OEI editör

OEI editör in collaboration with Amundön presents the first DVD edition of Öyvind Fahlström’s short film U-BARN from 1968. This edition also includes three booklets with an essay on Fahlström’s relation to film (in fact the first more comprehensive essay on this subject), an interview with Stefan Jarl (who was production manager for U-BARN), and transcriptions in Swedish and English of the dialogue track in the film, as well as images and documents related to Fahlström’s film productions in Sweden.

While well-known for his inventive and various visual art (paintings, collages, installations), for his concrete poetry and his “concretist” manifesto “Hätila ragulpr på fåtskliaben” (“HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY”) from 1953, and, at least in some contexts, for his radio art, happenings, and plays, Fahlström’s relation to film belongs to the more unexplored territories of his multifarious work. Even so, film was part of his aesthetic interests from the very beginning, and it was an interest that would linger on during the decades to come. Eventually, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, it would also result in the production of a handful of films, of which the most well-known is perhaps Du gamla, du fria (“Provocation”) from 1972.

U-BARN, though, is Fahlström’s most experimental and complex film. The dialogue is extremely literal and embedded in specific contexts of learning and protest. As a conventional subtitling would be impossible due to Fahlström’s highly complex sound work, which actively resists a normalizing treatment, we have chosen to publish the dialogue track as a transcription in a separate booklet (in Swedish as well as in English).

Languages: Swedish & English

D 17 €

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