Kapriole (vinyl). Leo Hofmann. Präsens Editionen.

Posted in music, vinyl on March 18th, 2022
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Kapriole is the debut album by Zurich- and Hamburg-based artist Leo Hofmann– after working in music theatre, sound art, and performance contexts. Central to the album, which refers in its title to a joyous jump, is the ambition to translate an ephemeral practice into recorded matter. Fixed but never static, Kapriole is informed by intimate and detailed listening situations and sound practices like ASMR or the acoustically sheltered world of noise cancelling headphones. And while it is apparent that Hofmann has a deeply rooted understanding of technology and its abundant possibilities, Kapriole is a tender and almost analogue feeling affair. The human voice occupies a central role in the musical configuration of the album: quirky repetitions, hushed fragments and poetic statements, circling topics like communication, mobility, and immersion occupy the album’s eight tracks. The result is a sonorous sensation, which, in its scarcity, paves the way for meticulously crafted and delicate soundscapes.

Written, recorded, and produced by Leo Hofmann.

Mastering: Stefan Betke (Scape Mastering Berlin)
Graphic Design: Karan Kobel

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Rehabilitation of Ancestors. Yoshinori Niwa.

Posted in Artist Book on February 22nd, 2022
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Rehabilitation of Ancestors is an artist’s book based on the media research of Vienna-based artist Yoshinori Niwa. In recent years, Niwa has tried to diversify his approach by using different media forms, from direct interventions in the space, such as performances and happenings, to public campaigns using traditional media. For example, in the work “Dragging Adolf Hitler out of Private Space” (2018), he dared to place an advertisement in a daily newspaper, which is now considered as an old media, and planned to contact the elderly generation in order to get to know their ancestors who lived during the Nazi regime, which casts a dark shadow over Austria. Web works such as “Having a Birthday Party for Someone” (2019), a week-long random viewing of more than 600 videos of private birthday parties uploaded to YouTube but left unseen by most people, are an example of how people socialise in the age of social media. (2019), which was inspired by the way people socialize in the age of social media. In this age of high performance visual media, which are now easily accessible to everyone, the artist is determined to grasp a new image of humanity and to move society forward in the face of these changing roles.

Planning: Yoshinori Niwa
Editing: Mika Maruyama
Text by: Beatrice Forchini, Curatorial Assistant, Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation for Contemporary Art (TBA21), Jeremy Epstein, Gallerist, Eder Asanti, Takahiro Okuwaki, Curator, Aomori Museum of Art, Sebastian Cichocki, Chief Curator, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw Chief Curator, Museum of Modern Art), Ana Maria Montenegro Jaramio) (Artist, Curator of the 45th Salon Nacional de Artistas)

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“ZARATHUSTRA IN BERLIN” A Spoken Words performance by Mazyar Zarnadar @ Motto Berlin

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27th, 2022
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Dear friends,

we are pleased to invite you to:

“ZARATHUSTRA IN BERLIN” 
A Spoken Words performance 
by Iranian multidisciplinary artist of African, Indian and Mongol descents 
Mazyar Zarnadar based in Switzerland. 
Warm-up: @cobeia
Spoken Words: @zarathustra_official
Check out Zarathustra’s first LP on bandcamp: https://zarathustra-official.bandcamp.com

Sgomento in Motto Berlin

Posted in art, Artist Book on September 29th, 2021
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Sgomento is a cultural initiative based in Switzerland, Canton Vaud, started in 2018 by Matteo Pomati and Marco Pio Mucci. The association aims to promote forms of art, such as visual arts, music & performance and publishing, in the form of shows as well as other different events, by gathering young and emergent artists with their national and international renowned counterparts. Further editorial material, accessible to the audience at large, is used to concretize events and collaborations.

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Désirer, ne pas voir | Joachim Perez Performance with Morphena @ Motto Berlin | Thursday 19th August

Posted in art, events, Motto Berlin store on August 17th, 2021
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Joachim Perez

Performance with Morphena

19.08.2021

6-8pm

@ Motto Berlin

Bruno & Metricubi presents Posture – Tactic #2: Brandon LaBelle, Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian. 27.09.13.

Posted in books, events, Motto @ Bruno, performance, writing on September 25th, 2013
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Posture – Tactic #2: Brandon LaBelle, Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian.

Bruno & Metricubi presents: Brandon LaBelle (USA/DE)
Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian (book and performance)

Friday 27 September, 7 pm

Free entrance

Metricubi
Campiello delle Erbe 2003
San Polo 30125 Venezia