Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir & Shame magazine presentations @ Motto Berlin. 13.12.2012

Posted in Events, Motto Berlin event on December 11th, 2012
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Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir & Shame magazine presentations @ Motto Berlin. 13.12.2012
start 7pm

A slideshow presentation addressing the sovereignty of the sign, and/or the independence of the phenomenon which had hitherto transported it, marks the official release of MINDGAMES – a publication conceived as abstract shapes, shrouded in words, to articulate a cross-dimensional plane of intrigue. The diagrams and images will describe the structures and concepts that occupied the mind of the author when creating the text. The presentation will include more than a hundred originally composed images and will be accompanied by a reading.

MINDGAMES incoporates metaphorical qualities depicting people and their relationships in an ongoing interchange between space, geometry, history, and meaning. This quadrangled story about shades and variations in co-dependence and sovereignty is inspired by a musician (John Lennon), a theorist (Henri Lefebvre), an author (Halldor Laxness), and a demented ruler of Rome (Caligula) – forming biographies that present portraits of associations rather than particular statements about individual lives. The publication was conceived as a way of enjoying information in the tradition of the autodidacts of the past – but in a style which is contingent to  a reverence towards traditional modes of archiving the world.

Published in collaboration with Werkplaats Typografie.
Designed by Noah Venezia, Werkplaats Typographie, Arnhem / ArtEZ Institute of the Arts.
Size: 12 x 17 cm
Pages: 152
Edition: 500
D 15€

“If shame emerges in the breach between you and me, between the private and the public, this magazine is a willfully idiosyncratic and multi-faced attempt to approach this breach, that is, to approach shame in its different registers from the sexual and personal to the political.“
Jenny Nachtigall
Shame is a recurring publication which observes and researches human feelings and the human body. Shame focuses on daily issues that easily pass by our attention and juxtaposes them to politics, design and art in printed form. This makes it look, at times, uncomfortable and embarrasing. Shame One was initiated and produced in the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL by visual artist Wolfgang Fuetterer and graphic designer Neda Firfova. As of 2012 Shame continues to be produced in Berlin.
Shame One contributors: Alexander, Nathaniel Boyd, Simon Denny, Nicholas Matranga, Shogo Matsushiro, Jenny Nachtigall, Wolfgang F. IX, Hinrich Sachs, Samo Tomsic

edition of: 200
pages: 52
published by: Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
D 15€

It’s her (Scenes for a play). Nadine Byrne, Eva Meyer, Lisi Raskin, Hinrich Sachs, Eran Schaerf, Joanna Zawieja. Published by OEI editör, Stockholm.

Posted in performance, theatre, writing on September 18th, 2012
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It’s her (Scenes for a play), Nadine Byrne, Eva Meyer, Lisi Raskin, Hinrich Sachs, Eran Schaerf, Joanna Zawieja, OEI editör, Stockholm

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Compiler *04

Posted in video on April 26th, 2012
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Compiler *04

reuse, reassemble, reinterpret, repurpose, rework, recombine, reappropriate, recontextualise, reinvent

The videos on COMPILER*04—Replay evince and reflect on the creation of versions and remixes, the use of found footage, and the reinterpretation of past events and artefacts. The backdrop to this production is the mass dissemination of tools able to modify digital images and sounds, the sheer infinite availability of online source material, and the carefree deployment of these means and methods by dedicated amateurs.

The growing tendency among amateurs, to pursue image manipulation, simulation, and remix and sampling techniques, plus the accelerated dissemination and remodification of such aesthetic practices (and the products that ensue) in Internet sub / cultures, throws new light on the contemporary as well as the historical deployment of these same practices in the art world, particularly on their deployment by artists active also within Net-based cultures.

A role is played thereby not least by paradox, for a creativity im- perative is inherent to contemporary consumerist culture—the Sony slogan “Be creative!” spells this out clearly—yet this imperative (which is intended also to foster the much-vaunted user-generated content), implicitly requires users to steer clear of any material for which those who voice it happen often to hold copyright…

Of course, the phantoms of emphatic concepts of authorship and originality are still among us.

The Videos:
Keller Kosmas
Alden Volney
Sabrina Ratté / Boxcutter
Aleksandra Domanovic´
John Michael Boling & Javier Morales
Paul Slocum
Oliver Laric
Kari Altmann
Harm van den Dorpel
Guthrie Lonergan
Beni Bischof
Marisa Olson / Tanlines
Körner Union/Larytta
Goldin + Senneby, Hinrich Sachs, Ethidium Gould & Jochen Schmith
Patrick Ward

Texts by Raffael Dörig, translated by Jill Denton
Graphic design by Dan Solbach, Basel
DVD-Authoring by Martina Jung

DVD PAL 16:9
No Region Code
78 Minutes

D 15 €

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