The soft invisible weight of your absence takes so much space. Aimé Dabbadie

Posted in art, books, zines on July 22nd, 2022
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“The soft invisible weight of your absence takes so much space” is a zine and an installation compiling photographs, paintings, prints, fabrics, visual poems, and texts exploring and diving in the themes of absence and grief.

Delving into what seems insignificant at first, such as unreadable notes, blurry photos, missed shots and faceless portraits, Aimé threads different multi-layered attempts to grasp the space that remains where absence begins. Haunted by the influence of writers such as Marguerite Duras, Sarah Kane, Jean Luc Lagarce and Fabrice Melquiot, they explore the different feelings tied to absence and grief relating to the concepts of identity, gender, relationships, family, the body and collective imaginaries. The result is visions of paradoxes, in-betweens and nonplaces, suspended outside of time and space, flying out of a stranger’s hands.

2nd limited edition of 40 copies

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Edition Schwimmer in Motto

Posted in photography, politics, zines on July 19th, 2022
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Edition Schwimmer’s booklets, Hofter Monthly and TheSchwimmer by Sibylle Hofter are available in Motto.

Hofter Monthly and TheSchwimmer are monthly photography publications drawing from Sibylle Hofter’s work and archive.

With contributions by Wolfgang Hofter, Sophie Holz, Mania Lohrengel, Patricia Nya Njaounga, Sheney Okan, Christian Seidel, Daniel Sellek and Anna Tietz.

Sibylle Hofter is a Berlin based visual artist exploring film, text, site-specific sculpture, installation in public space, and photography, participatory and individual. She is also a curator of various projects, and co-founder with Sven Eggers, of the on-going political, media-critical semi-participatory photo project Agentur Schwimmer (Swimmer Agency), that she currently runs with Daniel Sellek. Hofter process usually includes extensive research on extra-cultural fields. Since 2011 she edits Hofter Monthly booklets and TheSchwimmer booklets on paper. She focuses on emancipatory, post-colonial, collaborative work.

The booklets are sold individually or in a special edition box set.

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PARECÍAMOS ETERNAS. Romina Reyes. Hambre Hambre Hambre

Posted in illustration, writing, zines on July 18th, 2022
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Second edition of the short story by Chilean writer Romina Reyes about female love and friendship in a public school of Chile during student protest. Includes drawings by Chilean artist Violeta Cereceda.

Hambre Hambre Hambre is a lesbian initiative from Santiago, Chile, that amplifies the work of women and dissidents in Latin America. We experiment from a feminist perspective with economic publications, unconventional formats and propaganda. Each fanzine is a unique recipe, cooked intimately with its collaborators. Our editions include similar interventions that value manual trades. Among the authors are the artists and writers Oni88, Fernanda Ivanna, Lucia Reissig, Romina Reyes and Paz Ortúzar.

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Ugly Duckling. Alex Anyaegbunam. Otto Resource powered by Innen

Posted in photography, zines on July 15th, 2022
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In Alex Anyaegbunam’s work, photographs don’t just document moments, they manifest memory. In “Ugly Duckling,” Anyaegbunam’s show with Otto Resource c/o Adam Barnard, Polaroid portraits of the artist from childhood to young adulthood explore the formation of his identity at the same time that they convey how these captured moments made him feel.

Instances of double-exposure and visual distortion combined with illustrations in paint and Sharpie imbue each photo with an emotional realism, which gives insight into the subjective experience, sometimes of the photographed subject, sometimes of reflective artist, sometimes of both.

The recurring motif of a red, flaming, shonen-anime wig becomes a symbol of sorts for, among other things, creativity and boyhood. Polaroid portraits of intimate others — at times alongside the artist, at times alone — also demonstrate the relationship that experiences with and memories of others can inform notions of selfhood.

The fanzine comes with a set of stickers.

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LIMBO-01. Helene Schirch, Jb Burguet.

Posted in zines on June 26th, 2022
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„I once heard a song and the lyrics to me sounded like: « use your other eyelid ».
(…) D enters the waiting room. Name some of your angels here : Write them down or say them out loud or think them to yourself.
If it’s not ok, then it’s not the end, thoughts getting cut cut and cut”

25 exemplars, numbered

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Die Nacht Der Lebenden Toten. Hendrik Hegray

Posted in zines on April 22nd, 2022
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Die Nacht Der Lebenden Toten
Hendrik Hegray
02.2019

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Kushtetuta? #3. Petrit Halilaj & Alvaro Urbano (Eds.)

Posted in art, Artist Book, history, politics, zines on August 27th, 2021
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Kushtetuta? #3, 2021

Printed zine, edited by Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano.

Kushtetuta, an independent fanzine started in 2012 whose title means “constitution” in English. In Albanian, if you divide the word into KUSH TE TUT A?, it means “who scares you?”.

This is a special issue coinciding with Kosovos Parliament‘s drafting of the Civil Code.

This time we would like to celebrate queer lives under the theme of codes. Such as language code, gestural code, gender codes, secret codes..

Edition 1/500

Contributions:

Daniela Aparicio Ugalde & Jo Landt @gorditx_petrolerx
Atdhe Behluli @atdhe_5000
Cooking Sections @cookingsections
Forrest Bess
dyqlberizm
Sokol Ferizi @havok_celeste
Hal Fischer
Nezim Frakulla
Plator gashi & Hashim Shala
GENERAL IDEA @aa_bronson
Robert Gober
Felix Gonzalez-Torres @felixgonzaleztorres.foundation
Enver Hadzijaj @neverenver
Petrit Halilaj
David Horvitz @davidhorvitz
Jetmir Idrizi @jetmiridrizi_jetko
jehonË Jahaj @nanajoteneberlin
Egzon Krasniqi
Maria Loboda @marialoboda000
şugarİye madİsİ @ovulundesi
AD MINOLITI
Ndre Mjeda
Henrik Olesen
Jill Peters
Leart Rama @leart_rama
Morgan le Ferec & Marouchka Payen
Arbër Selmani
Diamond Stingily
Christine Sun Kim @chrisunkim
Gábor Tóth @rehfeldt_mailartarchive
Alvaro Urbano @alvaro_urbano
Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt @rehfeldt_mailartarchive

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Xanadu vol.3,5. Everest (Metal907). Self published

Posted in Artist Book, books, illustration, zines on June 23rd, 2021
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Xanadu vol.3,5

2021

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CLUBBING 04 – HUBERT. Julie Boukobza (Ed.). CURA.

Posted in art, magazines on February 16th, 2021
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“Je pense aux Bains Douches,
l’endroit où j’ai appris à vivre”*

Issue no. 4 of CURA. Clubbing fanzine is out now! Titled HUBERT and edited by Julie Boukobza, it is dedicated to the iconic Parisian club Les Bains Douches and to its unforgettable founder. Through the words of his two daughters, Julie Boukobza and Lily McMenamy, and an amazing collection of private photographs, published for the first time, the fanzine features an unconventional portrait of one of the protagonists of the clubbing scene and of the place he created.
*(Guillaume Dustan, Nicolas Pages, 1999) Quote sent by Constance Debré

This publication dedicated to the clubbing scene is a special project conceived, designed and published by CURA.

Guest Editor: JULIE BOUKOBZA
Texts: JULIE BOUKOBZA, LILY MCMENAMY
Cover image: CARSTEN HÖLLER

Year: 2021
Edition of 499

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