HooT #7 – Giselle’s Books & Inventory. Gufo; Giselle’s Books

Posted in magazines on June 6th, 2022
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Spring 2022

HooT* Spring issue invites Giselle’s Books and the British collective Inventory.

On Hoot proposal, they had two long conversations about their publishing projects, happenings, travels, their past and future but more significantly their present. If these interviews help getting closer to their enterprise as an art collective, it definitely uncovers their ability to moving through times with an uncanny vision. From Inventory’s eponymous journal, their football match riot on the endroit in London to their exhibition a doctrine of scattered occasions at Giselle’s Books in 2021, this issue of Hoot helps connecting the dots of the missing parts in Inventory confidential but dissident and subversive practice.

Founded by Lucas Jacques-Witz and Ryder Morey-Weale as an exhibition space, Giselle is conceived as a vehicle for interaction focusing on the gathering and dispersal of artistic practices. It currently operates in Marseille as Giselle’s Books, an archival library of artists’ books and art writings.

Inventory was founded in 1995 by Damian Abbott, Paul Claydon and Adam Scrivener. Known for the fourteen issues of their eponymous journal (1995 – 2005), their most recent publication, The Counsel of Spent, was published by Book Works in 2018. Their most recent solo exhibition was at Giselle’s Books, Marseille (2021).

Graphic design by Traduttore, traditore and Cédric Elmerich
Co-published by Gufo and Giselle’s Books

*HooT is a printed conversation, a transcribed dialogue with a worker in the field of art, a collective around the notion of work as an activity, method, environment, symbol and necessity. Each issue will be transcribed according to the language used in the conversation

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Screening 12.11.2021 @ Motto Berlin – Giselle’s Books presents a selection of Inventory’s films

Posted in Film, Motto Berlin event, video on November 8th, 2021
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Beton Insel, Inventory, 2004, Courtesy of the artists

Giselle’s Books and Motto invite you to the screening of Inventory’s film. For the occasion, we will be showing the following videos: Ostalgia (2004), Beton Insel (2004), Sleepwalkers (2003) and Flesh and Stone, a geology of an Urban Existence (2003).
Friday, 12 November 2021 at 7pm

First Screening at 7:15
Second Screening at 8:15

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

British art collective Inventory was founded in London in 1995 by Damian Abbott, Paul Claydon and Adam Scrivener. Since 2004, they are based in Kent (UK) and Toulouse (France).
Inventory’s previous solo exhibitions were at the Rob Tufnell gallery, London (2014 and 2016) White Columns, New York (2005); The Approach, London (2004, 2002 and 1999) and at The Modern Institute, Glasgow (1999). Recent collective exhibitions include: Condo London, Rob Tufnell (2018); The Revolutionary Suicide Mechanised Regiment Band, Rob Tufnell, Cologne (2016); Corruption Feeds, Bergen Kunsthall (2014); Make the Living Look Dead, 2nd Cannons Project Space, Los Angeles (2014); Ruin Lust, Tate Britain (2014); Keywords, INIVA (2013); A journey through London’s subculture, the ICA at Old Selfridges Hotel, London (2013), De Appel, Amsterdam (2008); Kunstverein Hamburg (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2007); Kunsthaus Dresden (2006); Aspen Art Museum (2006); Portikus, Frankfurt (2004); ICA, London (2003); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2003); Lenbachhaus, Munich (2002); the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2001); their work is held in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Tate Gallery, London. Their work is represented by Rob Tufnell.

Giselle is conceived as a system for enabling interactions that focuses on the dissemination and gathering of artistic practices. It was conceived by Lucas Jacques-Witz and Ryder Morey-Weale as an experimental exhibition space and currently operates as Giselle’s Books, an independent Archive Library of foreign Artist’s Books, editions, and printed material in Marseille. The space is dedicated to researchers and amateurs with an interest in contemporary art books.