Starship 20

Posted in Art, magazines on March 27th, 2024
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This is the 20th issue of Starship and we are proud and very happy to present it, and mainly want to thank all the artists, the contributors, the columnists, and the people who helped us gather images of exhibitions past, and gave us texts from books not yet published. Starship never starts with a clear concept about its future content, or what could be called a theme, but always with a sort of attentive interest. The theme may develop through its columnists—we now think it is easy to distinguish lines of thoughts, images, and texts answering each other. But it surely does so out of this editorial interest that wanders, and finds, and collects, is enthusiastic about artworks, and texts, and people, and then, well, brings this all together in a magazine. This was our working mode during the past year, and the responsiveness of those who regularly write for Starship (the columnists) has shown us that out there others are involved in thoughts that run very much in parallel. It is a strange form, a magazine like this, not getting funded, appearing irregularly, but still following a sort of conventional form that shows its consistency. It is at its core an excess of producing something that might prove itself valuable and liberating in the future.

—Ariane Müller, Henrik Olesen

Contributors to Starship № 20:

Rosa Aiello, Terry Atkinson, Tenzing Barshee, Gerry Bibby, Mercedes Bunz, David Bussel, Jay Chung, Eric D. Clark, Caleb Considine, Hans-Christian Dany, Albert Dichy, Nikola Dietrich, Martin Ebner, Ruth Angel Edwards, Stephanie Fezer, Jean Genet, Simone Gilges, Julian Göthe, Michèle Graf, Selina Grüter, Ulrich Heinke, Toni Hildebrandt, Beatrice Hilke, Karl Holmqvist, Stephan Janitzky, G. Peter Jemison, Charlotte Johannesson, Julia Jost, Julia Jung, Jakob Kolding, Nina Könnemann, Lars Bang Larsen, Anita Leisz, Norman Lewis, Elisa R. Linn, Sebastian Lütgert, Vera Lutz, Chloée Maugile, Robert McKenzie, Ariane Müller, Christopher Müller, Robert M. Ochshorn, Henrik Olesen, Kari Rittenbach, Nina Rhode, Ulla Rossek, Cameron Rowland, Mark von Schlegell, Ryan Siegan Smith, Philipp Simon, Valerie Stahl Stromberg, Josef Strau, Vera Tollmann, Eleanor Ivory Weber, Camilla Wills, Amelie von Wulffen, Florian Zeyfang

Thanks to: Hollybush Gardens, L’Institut du monde arabe, L’Institut mémoires de l’édition contemporaine, Paris, and Albert Dichy, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Friederike Gratz, and Galerie Buchholz, Kunsthalle Friart and Nicolas Brulhart, Richard Sides and The Wig, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Canal 47, Kevin Space, Hannes Schmidt and Galerie Schiefe Zähne, Timo Schröder and Edition Nautilus, Cameron Rowland. Thank you to everyone from freier magazine, especially Nina Rhode for organizing and clarifying with all the artists and contributors, as well as KM Galerie, and Martin Eberle for their kind support.

Spring 2024

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WORD SQUARES. Karl Holmqvist. Compagnia & Motto Books.

Posted in Motto Books on June 14th, 2017
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PERIODICO #1. Marc Asekhame & Teo Schifferli (eds)

Posted in magazines on May 23rd, 2017
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PERIODICO #1. Marc Asekhame & Teo Schifferli (eds)

Marc Asekhame in conversation with Julia Moritz

Timothy Standring

Sceneries: a dialogue on publishing arrangements
Sabrina Tarasoff in conversation with Naoki Suter-Shudo

Ursina Gysi

Ilya Lipkin

Supplements, Models, Prototypes
Christopher Williams

Zones of Accumulated Distortion
Jan Vorisek

How I Wrote ‘Elastic Man’
Bob Nickas

Miriam Laura Leonardi

Karl Holmqvist

Bleeding From The Waist
Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho



SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ by Karl Holmqvist / Motto Books

Posted in Motto Books on October 10th, 2014
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SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ by Karl Holmqvist / Motto Books

18 pages
17 x 24.5 cm
Edition of 800
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Releeeeease party of PEACOCKS WITH HICCUPS @ Motto Berlin. 25/5/2014.

Posted in Motto Berlin event, performance on May 22nd, 2014
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Releeeeease party of PEACOCKS WITH HICCUPS @ Motto Berlin

Sunny sunday afternoon releeeeease party of new issue of Poetic Series; PEACOCKS WITH HICCUPS
featuring poems by Luna Miguel, Catherine Wagner and Karl Holmqvist and drawings by Koo Jeong-A. There will be a bar and a spoken word reading by Karl Holmqvist so pleeeease swing by.

Sunday 25/05
4pm @ Motto Berlin

Skalitzer Str. 68
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Berlin 10997

Karl Holmqvist – Peep Hole Sheet #08 . Mousse Publishing

Posted in literature, poetry, writing on May 10th, 2011
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Karl Holmqvist – Peep-Hole Sheet #08, A Trip to Tangier . Mousse Publishing

Working mainly with written, spoken, or performed texts, poet and artist Karl Holmqvist experiments here the potential of the ‘empty spread’ of Peep-Hole Sheet. Investigating thus the inner nature of the medium and its open, ambiguous and sometimes contradictory relations with the ‘caravan of signs moving across it’. His A Trip to Tangier is in fact not only a travel in time and space, conveying a strong sense of awareness and freedom, but is also an hypnotic wandering through the possibilities and limits of language. As for many of his publications and videos, Holmqvist opts here for the sharpness of black and white: “I have stuck with black-and-white because it ’s stylish and refers back to text, and to the idea that all of reality could be seen as a type of writing or an act of communication.”

Published by Mousse Publishing
Text in English and Italian

D 10 €

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Bad Day #9

Posted in Fashion, Film, magazines, Motto Berlin store, music, photography, poster, writing on December 16th, 2010
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Bad Day magazine, issue 9

Interviews with: Shary Boyle, No Age, Luis Jacob, Glenn O’ Brien, Karl Holmqvist, Gaspar Noé, Trembling Bells, Fred Armisen
Contributors: Asher Penn, Bruce la Bruce, Paul Kneale, Nick Flanagan, Jeremy R Jansen, Cathérine Hug

Extra: limited edition Karl Holmqvist poster inside

D 10€

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May #5

Posted in literature, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Theory on November 3rd, 2010
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May #5

Préface / Preface
Learning to Breathe Protest
Apprendre à souffler la révolte

Le Soi, le Groupe et le Mac : deux faces d’une institution
The Self, the Group and the Pimp : Two Sides of an Institution


La Possibilité d’un monde
The Possibility of a World

Alexandre Costanzo

From the A to the K
Karl Holmqvist

« Regardez-la un instant. Puis, tournez la page. »
“ Look at it for a moment. Then turn the page. ”

Camille Pageard

“Please cremate my body. Loathing.”
« Prière de m’incinérer. Dégoût.»

Robert McKenzie

Le Complot de l’ornement
Gallien Déjean

Kim West

Moyra Davey, “Speaker Receiver”
Elisabeth Lebovici

D 10 €

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The K. Protocol by Karl Holmqvist

Posted in graphic design, photography, writing on July 6th, 2010
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The K. Protocol by Karl Holmqvist

Published by Akiyoshidai International Art Village and Karl Holmqvist.

Cat People by Karl Holmqvist

Posted in Motto Berlin store, poetry on July 6th, 2010
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Cat People by Karl Holmqvist

D 25€