Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties: Writings 1954 – 2010. Anne König (ed.). Spector Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, film, history, literature, poetry, writing on December 10th, 2015
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Scrapbook of the Sixties is a collection of published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekas, filmmaker, writer, poet, and cofounder of the Anthology Film Archives in New York. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first films there. Mekas developed a form of film diary in which he recorded moments of his daily life. He became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Every week, starting in 1958, he published his legendary “Movie Journal” column in The Village Voice, writing on a range of subjects that were by no means restricted to the world of film. He conducted numerous interviews with artists like Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Erick Hawkins, and Nam June Paik. Some of these will now appear for the first time in his Scrapbook of the Sixties. Mekas’s writings reveal him as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the times—a practice that he has continued now for over fifty years.

Jonas Mekas (*1922, Semeniškiai / Lithuania), lives and works in New York. Film-maker, writer, poet and co-founder of the Anthology Film Archives one of the world’s largest and most important repositories of avant-garde film. Mekas’s work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide.

92 black-white images, adhesive bound softcover

Designed by Fabian Bremer and Pascal Storz

 

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David Horvitz. Mood Disorder book launch @ Randy’s Donuts Parking Lot. Los Angeles. 17.10.2015

Posted in Chert, events, food, poetry on October 15th, 2015

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DAVID HORVITZ. MOOD DISORDER BOOK LAUNCH
AT 11:59 PM.
IN RANDY’S DONUTS PARKING LOT, LOS ANGELES.

Xiu Xiu will have a gong to whisper into.*

Ed Steck will call in from Tampa Bay, FL and read poems over speaker phone.**

Michael Smoler will be telepathically reading poems from a donut store in London simultaneously with the launch.

Books will be sold for $15 us cash out of the trunk of my mom’s car. No receipts will be given.

* Xiu Xiu will buy dounuts for the first 21 people who whisper into the gong.

** Unless he falls asleep.

Mood Disorder documents the propagation of a photograph of David Horvitz across the internet. The image—a self portrait of the artist with his head in his hands, ocean waves crashing in the background—was initially uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, and placed on various Wikipedia pages. From there, the image began to circulate, appearing on over a hundred websites as a “stock” photo to illustrate articles on a wide range of mental health and wellness issues.

David Horvitz: Mood Disorder
With a text by Ed Steck. Co-published by Chert and Motto Books, Berlin. Designed by The Future.

35 × 25 cm
72 Pages, Staple bound
ISBN: 978-1-927354-23-0
First Edition (2015)
18€

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C Magazine #127 Poetry. Amish Morrell. C Magazine

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Motto Charlottenborg event, poetry on October 13th, 2015
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Issue 127 is guest edited by by Kari Cwynar, Danielle St-Amour and cheyanne turions, and features CAConrad on (Soma)tic Ritual Collaborations, Nasrin Himada on Positioning, “Three Parts on Poetry,” with contributions by Hanne Lippard, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Tiziana La Melia, Stacy Doris and Lisa Robertson, and Rachel Valinsky, an artist project by Alex Turgeon, and poems by Amy De’Ath, Andrea Lukic, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Taocheng Wang and Aisha Sasha John. Also included are reviews of exhibitions and books, as well as our regular sections On Writing by Lucy Ives and Inventory by Robin Simpson.

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Esprit Reprise. Dena Yago. Pork Salad Press

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, poetry, writing on June 2nd, 2015
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ESPRIT, an extended poem, was originally published in 2011 alongside an exhibition of images at Tomorrow Gallery in Toronto. The poem was written over the span of a year and is comprised of fragmentary observations of Yago’s immediate environments (both interior, domestic, and social) in New York City. ESPRIT REPRISE takes many of these fragments and interstices them with more composed poems, all written in 2015

500 copies

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pour jean sénac. Éditions Rubicube

Posted in books, history, men, poetry on May 28th, 2015
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Jean Sénac (1926–1973) was a controversial Algerian poet that was murdered in Algiers. Published by Centre culturel français d’Alger & Éditions Rubicube in 2004, this book is an homage to Sénac’s poetic and photographic appearances.

€120.00

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Fivehundred places 2015 set. Jason Dodge (Ed.)

Posted in distribution, poetry on March 10th, 2015
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5 booklets, one each from CAConrad, Noelle Kocot, Eugene Ostashevsky, Ishion Hutchinson and Sarah Fox, published in 2015.

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Fivehundred places is a press established by Jason Dodge in an attempt to bring new readers to some of the poets that have been so important to his thinking and working over the past decades.

With a single printing of 500 copies, each book will find itself in one of 500 places.

Each Fivehundred places book also features a Dead Scissor by Paul Elliman on its cover.

40 euros as a set or 8 euros each.

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Alfabeto Dactilar – Finger Alphabet. Cristian Forte. L.U.P.I.

Posted in art, Artist Book, poetry, typography on July 14th, 2014
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In this artist book the Argentinean artist Cristian Forte presents a system of poetic writing based on fingerprints that goes beyond conventional alphabets and allows him to explore concepts such us identity, memory and literature.

Limited edition of 70. Including original fingerprints and silk-screen printings.

Language: Español – English

Price: €28.00
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Alfabeto Dactilar – Finger Alphabet. Cristian Forte. L.U.P.I. @ Motto Berlin 13.07.14

Posted in art, Artist Book, events, poetry, writing on July 7th, 2014
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We are glad to invite you to the launch of Alfabeto Dactilar (Finger Alphabet), published by L.U.P.I. (Bilbao). In this artist book the Argentinean artist Cristian Forte presents a system of poetic writing based on fingerprints that goes beyond conventional alphabets and allows him to explore concepts such us identity, memory and literature.

Limited edition of 70. Including original fingerprints.

Sunday 13th of July, 17:00 start

The Burning Sand Vol. 3. Sarah Lowndes (Ed.).

Posted in art, distribution, literature, magazines, music, poetry, writing on June 12th, 2014

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The Burning Sand Vol. 3. Sarah Lowndes (Ed.).

Volume 3 of Glasgow-based bi-annual prose poetry and art magazine The Burning Sand, was edited by Sarah Lowndes and designed by Sophie Dyer and Maeve Redmond.

It includes distinctive voices including a new image-text work from artist Kathryn Elkin, a collaborative contribution by Wolf (musician and composer Kim Moore and artist Fergus Dunnet), Jenny Brownrigg’s story, Five art curators consider transforming an interior, three Untitled acrylic paintings composed on pieced newspaper by Tony Swain, Nerea Bello’s eloquent analysis of the controversial annual ritual Alarde parade, Lauren Gault’s evocative composition Such Lush Detail and Luke Fowler’s researches into the live electronic work of maverick Canadian composer Martin Bartlet.

Language: English
Pages: 48

Price: € 4,70

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I can not repeat what I hear. Natalie Czech. Spector Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, poetry on May 19th, 2014
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I can not repeat what I hear

Natalie Czech’s works meander between concrete poetry and conceptual photography. In der newest publication she directs her main focus to the writing process and its inherent possibilities. For the series “Voyelles”— which refers to Rimbaud’s eponymous poem — Czech invited ten authors to describe a fictitious synesthesia-invoking photography in her name. In the publication’s other series, “Poems by Repetition”, the stylistic device of repetition simultaneously creates echo, music, rhythm, stuttering, and beat. Natalie Czech uses newspaper articles, record covers, books, different iPad models and Kindle readers as supporting media for the poems and thus creates a dialogue between printed text and illustration, the literary form of a poem and the artistic practice of photography. The artist transforms literary into visual strategies and formally writes poems in the medium of photography.

Author: Natalie Czech
Publisher: Spector Books
Language: english / german
Pages: 139
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-944669-07-6
€28.00

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