Sleep. Grouper. Fillip Editions

Posted in art, events, music, performance on December 8th, 2012
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Sleep. Grouper. Fillip Editions

**Edition of 800 white 180g vinyls housed in a PVC-lined innersleeve with glossy cover** Breathtaking stuff from Liz Harris presented by Canadian publication, Fillip with suitably refined production values. This edition of ‘Sleep’ is a fragment of a longer composition (we could imagine it exponentially longer) first performed at the Berkeley Art Museum in 2011. More recently the label organised its performance in an abandoned polar bear enclosure at Vancouver’s decommissioned Zoo and now it finally reaches yours and our ears like some cathartic cloud of harmonised tape symphonics that just floated across the Atlantic. It’s difficult to say exactly what the source material is – it could be vocals, it could be synths – but that’s beside the point, and whatever it is, it’s one of the most beautiful things we’ve heard all year.

Size: 31 x 33 cm
Weight: 320 g
ISBN: 978-1-927354-06-3
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Fillip. #17

Posted in art, distribution, writing on October 18th, 2012
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Fillip issue no.17 – Fall 2012, Kristina Lee Podesva (Ed.)

With contributions by: Kristina Lee Podesva, Jeff Khonsary, Caren Kaplan, Maria Muhle, James Langdon, David Geers, Miwon Kwon, Helen Molesworth, Walid Sadek, David Hartt

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Institutions by Artists. Vancouver. 12-14 October 2012

Posted in events on October 12th, 2012
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October 12 – 14, 2012. SFU, Vancouver

Motto runs a bookstore @ Institutions by Artists, a three day international event that evaluates and activates the performance and promise of contemporary artist-run centres and initiatives.

more information: http://fillip.ca/events/institutions-by-artists

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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Recent Publications @The Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver. 28.04.2011.

Posted in books, Motto Vancouver event on April 23rd, 2011
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Recent Publications

April 28, 2011
The Waldorf Hotel
8 pm – late

Fillip and Motto present “Recent Publications,” a party hosted by the Waldorf Hotel in conjunction with the release of two new Fillip Editions publications: Fact ‘n’ Value by Donato Mancini and How High Is the City, How Deep Is Our Love by Jeff Derksen. Copies of the recently released spring issue of Fillip magazine will also be available, along with a large selection of other new titles from Motto, including recent and back issues of Graphic, The Exhibitionist, 032C, May, and Piktogram. Other titles for sale will include new releases from Roma Publications, Nieves, Sternberg Press, Bedford Press, Spector Books, and Occasional Papers, among many others.

Mittens & Gloves (Jeff K. and Courtenay W.) and Christopher Olsen will play pop music from the past five decades.

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings Street, Vancouver. The event will take place in both the Hotel’s Lobby and downstairs, in The Hideaway Room.

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Fillip #13

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Motto Vancouver store, Motto Zürich store, writing on March 17th, 2011
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Fillip #13
Contributors: Antonia Hirsh, Jan Verwoert, Candice Hopkins, Carson Chan, Anthony Downey, Jeff Khonsary, Claire Tancons and Jesse McKee, Lisa Marshall, Haema Sivanesan, Ryan Trecartin and Kristina Lee Podesva.

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Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun), Antonia Hirsch. Launch @ Motto Vancouver, 12.02.2011.

Posted in art, books, Motto Vancouver event on February 8th, 2011
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Please join us Saturday, February 12 at 8 pm for the launch of Komma at Motto Vancouver at the Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver. The event coincides with the opening of the Or Gallery exhibition Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun), featuring the 16 mm film installation associated with Hirsch’s new book. The exhibition runs through March 19.

Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun), Antonia Hirsh.
With accompanying essays by Maria Muhle and Kristina Lee Podesva.
Published by Fillip Editions, an imprint of Fillip, Vancouver, specializing in books of critical writing and artists’ publications.

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Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun), Antonia Hirsh.

Posted in art, books, distribution, literature, Motto Vancouver store on January 27th, 2011
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Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun), Antonia Hirsh
Includes an accompanying pamphlet with essays by Maria Muhle and Kristina Lee Podesva.

The companion piece to a 16 mm film installation by the same title, Antonia Hirsch’s book is based on Hollywood scriptwriter Dalton Trumbo’s seminal anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun. As a modified facsimile of the original book’s first edition, the project re-imagines Trumbo’s novel through its syntactical idiosyncrasy, the omission of all commas.

The word “comma” is derived from the Greek komma, meaning “something cut off,” reflecting eerily on the plight of the fictional Johnny—a young American soldier who has been brutally mutilated as a result of combat.

Addressing issues of silencing, censorship, and instrumentalization, the project is refracted through the original novel’s historical context and Trumbo’s personal history. Komma proposes to represent the suppressed or “negative space” of the novel by isolating the text’s missing commas, rendering visible a subtext that the author made traceable only through an absence.

2011, English
14 x 20.3 cm, 316 + 16-page pamphlet
ISBN: 978-0-9738133-9-5
Published by Fillip Editions, an imprint of Fillip, Vancouver, specializing in books of critical writing and artists’ publications.

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Motto Vancouver Store launch. 9.12.2010

Posted in distribution, Motto Vancouver event, Motto Vancouver store on December 7th, 2010
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December 9, 6pm
Motto Vancouver launch (permanent store!)

The opening takes place of the occasion of the Or Gallery Edition Sale: A one-night artists’ edition sale with work from Artspeak, the Or Gallery, the CAG and others. Fillip will also also present a portion of the AAAARG Library Card Catalogue project.

Motto Vancouver
at the Or Gallery
555 Hamilton Street
Vancouver BC
Canada V6B 2R1

Motto Vancouver is organized in collaboration with Fillip publisher Jeff Khonsary.

Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism. Fillip and Artspeak.

Posted in art, critique, distribution, Motto Berlin store on September 9th, 2010
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Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism.
Published by Fillip and Artspeak.

Participants:
Jeff Derksen
Diedrich Diederichsen
Maria Fusco
Kristina Lee Podesva
Tom Morton
William Wood
Tirdad Zolghadr

Over the course of the past decade, we have seen unrelenting levels of market speculation in contemporary and historical art at the same moment that global conflict and war has escalated and world economies have begun to crumble. Concurrent to these developments, there has been a new wave of interest directed toward the efficacy and function of art criticism. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism will engage with many of the key issues coming out of these conversations, specifically returning to the role of judgment and valuation in contemporary art writing.

Described by Joseph Koerner and Lisbet Rausing as the “troubled objects of criticism,” value and judgment are—and have always been—at the forefront of debates about the social function of the art critic. For many, the end of the twentieth century saw the mitigation of the importance of critical valuation established within high modernist discourses. Instead, many critics argued for a more open dialogue between texts and objects, pursuing modes of critique that allowed for the exploration of ambiguity and interpretation, thus detaching art writing from questions of quality.

With the start of the new millennium, a growing chorus of critics began to suggest that a return to judgment was a remedy to the cauterized state of contemporary art criticism. Yet can judgment operate within new modalities of writing that hold open a reflexive space for ambiguity and dialogue? How would these new forms read? If, as Boris Groys has claimed, critical discourse today is an attempt to “bridge the divide” between the “inherited older public office” of the critic who judged art “in the name of the public” and the “avant-garde’s betrayal of this office,” can new forms of criticism remake judgment anew, without explicit determinations of quality?

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