Making Worlds. Amelia Barikin & Helen Hughes (Eds.). Surpllus.

Posted in Film, literature, science, Theory, writing on January 7th, 2014
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Making Worlds. Amelia Barikin & Helen Hughes (Eds.). Surpllus.

Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction is an anthology of new texts by artists, curators, art historians and writers who are self-confessed science fiction fans. The linking point is the idea of science fiction as a platform for the building of alternate art histories. This collection is concerned with the ways in which science fiction might be performed, materialised or enacted within a contemporary context.

Edited by Amelia Barikin and Helen Hughes, with contributions by: Adrian Martin, Amelia Barikin, Andrew Frost, Anthony White, Arlo Mountford, Brendan Lee, Charles Green, Chris McAuliffe, Chronox, Damiano Bertoli, Darren Jorgensen, Dylan Martorell, Edward Colless, Helen Hughes, Helen Johnson, Justin Clemens, Lauren Bliss, Matthew Shannon, Nathan Gray, Nick Selenitsch, OSW, Patrick Pound, Philip Brophy, Rex Butler, Ryan Johnston, and Soda_Jerk.

Design by Brad Haylock

Softcover, 320 pages.

15 €

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Motto presents ‘Making Worlds’ book launch and temporary store @ IMA, Brisbane. 15.08.2013.

Posted in Events, graphic design, literature, magazines, Motto Melbourne event, Stores, writing on August 8th, 2013
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Motto presents MAKING WORLDS: Publication launch & temporary store

Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction is a collection of new texts by artists, curators, art historians and writers who are self-confessed science fiction fans. The linking point is the idea of science fiction as a platform for the building of alternate art histories. This collection is concerned with the ways in which science fiction might be performed, materialised or enacted within a contemporary context. Published by Surpllus.

Motto will also present a temporary bookshop within the IMA during the event, offering a selection of books, magazines, artists’ publications and editions.

Thursday 15th August, from 6pm

Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006

Motto @ Papertrail book fair, Melbourne. Saturday 25th May.

Posted in Fairs, Motto Melbourne event, Zines on May 23rd, 2013
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Papertrail #2

The second installment of Papertrail events will be held this Saturday 25th May.


10 – 16 hr

Magic Johnston
27 – 29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne
3066 VIC





Motto Melbourne and Utopian Slumps present Don Carlos by Thomas Jeppe. Book Launch

Posted in Exhibition catalogue, Motto Melbourne event on April 18th, 2013
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Motto Melbourne and Utopian Slumps present:

Don Carlos
by Thomas Jeppe

Designed by Black & White, Los Angeles
Published by Surpllus

An interview with Don Carlos Ashida, Mexico’s biggest seashell collector, featuring approximately 25 colour illustrations. Conducted in Guadalajara in 2012, the discussion broaches themes of collecting strategies, aesthetic hierarchies, family dynamics, ethical limits, parallel approaches to art and nature, and the taxonomical urge.

Don Carlos forms an accompaniment to the exhibition Seaside Vernacular, currently on show and running until April 27th, at Utopian Slumps, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne.

Wednesday April 24th, 18-21hr

Magic Johnston / Motto Melbourne
27 – 29 Johnston St.
VIC 3066

Note: Special Guadalajara-recipe Micheladas will be served at the event.