Pfeil #7. Anja Dietmann & Janina Krepart. Montez Press.

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Dedicated to the specific theme of each issue, PFEIL MAGAZINE oscillates between book, collection and object. Taking the form of a key word, each theme adds to an indexical collection of word-objects as objects of obsession. Through this process, each word’s meaning is expanded, eroded, overused, misused and ultimately enjoyed.

There are different ways to flip one PAGE to get to the next. Mostly used for this action is the forefinger in connection with the thumb. First, the thumb slides underneath one leaf, then the forefinger joins by tipping onto the visible page, while the pinky, ring, and middle fingers provide outstretched support. During this process, thumb and forefinger are connected, with only a single sheet separating them. In this way, forefinger and thumb form a ring. Regardless of the visual ability of the reader or the quality of the reading material itself, this gesture could be read as a sign of excellence, an o.k. in diving communication, or even indication of one part of a pair of glasses, like a monocle. But certainly this gesture would take place somewhere else. For the monocle, the circled thumb and forefinger would be in front of one eye, and in the other instances the whole hand would be raised in the air or even under water.

Tomoo Arakawa, Ceal Floyer, Fort, Harry Gamboa, Karl Holmqvist, Clara Jo, William Joys, Moritz Lacler, Michaela Schweighofer, and Phillip Zach

 

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WORD SQUARES. Karl Holmqvist. Compagnia & Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, Motto Books on June 14th, 2017
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KARL HOLMQVIST, WORD SQUARES. COMPAGNIA/MOTTO BOOKS 2017,
PUBLISHED WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF THE CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN, GENEVA, TO COINCIDE WITH THE ARTIST’S EXHIBITION, 31.5.– 27.8.2017.

WORD SQUARES DESIGNED BY KARL HOLMQVIST AND BENEDIKT REICHENBACH.

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PERIODICO #1. Marc Asekhame & Teo Schifferli (eds)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on May 23rd, 2017
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PERIODICO #1. Marc Asekhame & Teo Schifferli (eds)

Editorial
Marc Asekhame in conversation with Julia Moritz
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Hammersmith
Timothy Standring

Sceneries: a dialogue on publishing arrangements
Sabrina Tarasoff in conversation with Naoki Suter-Shudo

Ursina Gysi

VENUS
Ilya Lipkin

Supplements, Models, Prototypes
Christopher Williams

Zones of Accumulated Distortion
Jan Vorisek

How I Wrote ‘Elastic Man’
Bob Nickas

Olivia
Miriam Laura Leonardi

WORD SQUARES
Karl Holmqvist

Bleeding From The Waist
Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho

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SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ by Karl Holmqvist / Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books on October 10th, 2014
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SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ by Karl Holmqvist / Motto Books

18 pages
17 x 24.5 cm
Edition of 800

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Releeeeease party of PEACOCKS WITH HICCUPS @ Motto Berlin. 25/5/2014.

Posted in Motto Berlin event, performance on May 22nd, 2014
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Releeeeease party of PEACOCKS WITH HICCUPS @ Motto Berlin

Sunny sunday afternoon releeeeease party of new issue of Poetic Series; PEACOCKS WITH HICCUPS
featuring poems by Luna Miguel, Catherine Wagner and Karl Holmqvist and drawings by Koo Jeong-A. There will be a bar and a spoken word reading by Karl Holmqvist so pleeeease swing by.

Sunday 25/05
4pm @ Motto Berlin

Skalitzer Str. 68
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Berlin 10997

Karl Holmqvist – Peep Hole Sheet #08 . Mousse Publishing

Posted in art, distribution, literature, poetry, writing on May 10th, 2011
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Karl Holmqvist – Peep-Hole Sheet #08, A Trip to Tangier . Mousse Publishing

Working mainly with written, spoken, or performed texts, poet and artist Karl Holmqvist experiments here the potential of the ‘empty spread’ of Peep-Hole Sheet. Investigating thus the inner nature of the medium and its open, ambiguous and sometimes contradictory relations with the ‘caravan of signs moving across it’. His A Trip to Tangier is in fact not only a travel in time and space, conveying a strong sense of awareness and freedom, but is also an hypnotic wandering through the possibilities and limits of language. As for many of his publications and videos, Holmqvist opts here for the sharpness of black and white: “I have stuck with black-and-white because it ’s stylish and refers back to text, and to the idea that all of reality could be seen as a type of writing or an act of communication.”

Published by Mousse Publishing
Text in English and Italian

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Bad Day #9

Posted in art, design, distribution, fashion, film, magazines, Motto Berlin store, music, photography, poster, writing on December 16th, 2010
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Bad Day magazine, issue 9

Interviews with: Shary Boyle, No Age, Luis Jacob, Glenn O’ Brien, Karl Holmqvist, Gaspar Noé, Trembling Bells, Fred Armisen
Contributors: Asher Penn, Bruce la Bruce, Paul Kneale, Nick Flanagan, Jeremy R Jansen, Cathérine Hug

Extra: limited edition Karl Holmqvist poster inside

D 10€

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May #5

Posted in art, distribution, literature, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Theory on November 3rd, 2010
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May #5

Préface / Preface
Learning to Breathe Protest
Apprendre à souffler la révolte


Le Soi, le Groupe et le Mac : deux faces d’une institution
The Self, the Group and the Pimp : Two Sides of an Institution

salong

La Possibilité d’un monde
The Possibility of a World

Alexandre Costanzo

From the A to the K
Karl Holmqvist

« Regardez-la un instant. Puis, tournez la page. »
“ Look at it for a moment. Then turn the page. ”

Camille Pageard

“Please cremate my body. Loathing.”
« Prière de m’incinérer. Dégoût.»

Robert McKenzie

Le Complot de l’ornement
Gallien Déjean

Sphinx
Kim West

Moyra Davey, “Speaker Receiver”
Elisabeth Lebovici

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The K. Protocol by Karl Holmqvist

Posted in art, books, graphic design, photography, writing on July 6th, 2010
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The K. Protocol by Karl Holmqvist

Published by Akiyoshidai International Art Village and Karl Holmqvist.

Cat People by Karl Holmqvist

Posted in art, books, Motto Berlin store, poetry on July 6th, 2010
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Cat People by Karl Holmqvist

D 25€

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