Returning to Berlin: A symposium, publication and exhibition on repetition and photography. 11.08.2013

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Returning to Berlin: A symposium, publication and exhibition on repetition and photography

@ Motto Berlin, August 11, 2013, 3-6 PM

We are pleased to announce that RETURNING TO BERLIN, a symposium on repetition and photography, is happening Sunday, August 11, 2013. Hosted by MOTTO Berlin, the event will take place in the courtyard, beginning at 3 p.m. Becky Beasley, Leslie Dick, Ulrich Gebert, Vanessa Place, Kim Schoen, Olivier Richon, Olga Fernandez Lopez and Duncan Wooldridge will be speaking. There will be a short intermission of 30 minutes and the event will end at 6, drinks to follow. Surrounding the talks in the vitrines at Motto there will be an exhibition of photographs by Becky Beasley, Zoe Crosher, Ulrich Gebert, Christian Hagemann, Rosalind Nashashibi, Olivier Richon, Kim Schoen, and Duncan Wooldridge.

The title of this symposium and publication comes from a venture in ‘experimental psychology’ that Kierkegaard undertakes in his book Repetition. He writes: “You can, after all, take a trip to Berlin; you have been there once before, and now you can prove to yourself whether a repetition is possible and what importance it has.” He embarks on this repeat trip to Berlin, somewhat absurdly, as a foil to start to question repetition as a concept.

This performed ‘return’ is the subject of the day—the return in relation to photography. What does it mean to have ‘seen it before?’ The nostalgic qualities of photography always seem to position the photograph as an aide de memoir, the ultimate ‘recollection.’ And photography as a medium itself embodies repetition. But Kierkegaard asserts that genuine repetition is recollected forward, the opposite in movement to recollection, which is remembering backwards. What might photography’s function be if not for recollection? Can there be a different, as Gertrude Stein might say, insistence for a photograph? The participants will bring forth the dislocations, problems, and pleasures that repetition can perform.

We are also pleased to announce a Limited Edition Box Set of Photographs in conjunction with this symposium. There are five box-sets available with eight 8×10 prints from Becky Beasley, Zoe Crosher, Ulrich Gebert, Christian Hagemann, Rosalind Nashashibi, Olivier Richon, Kim Schoen, and Duncan Wooldridge.

http://www.materialpress.org/rtb/

Concatenation – MATERIAL issue #3. Material Press.

Posted in magazines, writing on August 15th, 2012
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Concatenation – MATERIAL issue #3, Ginny Cook & Kim Schoen (Ed.), Material Press

MATERIAL exists as a platform for the artist’s voice. Each issue brings together a different group of artists who write, as well as a new collaboration with a graphic designer. During the production of this third issue, the designer Zak Jensen put forth the idea of concatenation– the act of linking together, or the state of being joined.

With contributions from Farrah Karapetian, Renee Petropoulous, Nate Harrison, James Welling, Natalie Häusler, Harold Abramowitz, Shana Lutker, Stephanie Taylor & Alice Könitz, Frank Chang and Emily Mast.

Includes a poster by Paul Zelevansky of ‘Let There Be Chairs’, an excerpt from The Book of Takes.

D 15 €

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Material Press. Skalitzer 68. Berlin. 11.08.2012

Posted in art, events, Motto Berlin event on August 10th, 2012
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Skalitzer 68. 11.08.2012

PULL THE STOPS OUT, COME ON! THE BERLIN LAUNCH OF MATERIAL ISSUE 3

starts at 7.00 pm.

MATERIAL is a journal of writing by visual artists, a platform for divergent opinions, uses, and appropriations of language. Published in Los Angeles, and co-edited by artists Kim Schoen and Ginny Cook, Issue 3 features artists Farrah Karapetian, Paul Zelevansky, Renee Petropolous, Nate Harrison, James Welling, Natalie Häusler, Harold Abramowitz, Shana Lutker, Stephanie Taylor, Alice Könitz, Frank Chang, and Emily Mast’s English translation of Édouard Levé’s Œuvres. At the Motto launch, Stephanie Taylor and Alice Könitz will give a live, costumed performance of their piece from Issue 3: A Leash for Fritz and Kale for Stray Bunny (9PM SHARP!). The evening will also feature a special guest performance by artist David Raymond Conroy. Natalie Häusler will present the new installation For Ann (rising) in the showcases, which will remain on display for the occasion.

http://www.materialpress.org/motto/

Skalitzer. 68
July 21 – August 25 2012
Saturdays only!

Further Programme details here:

http://www.mottodistribution.com/site/?page_id=24742

Material Press #2

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, writing on January 27th, 2010
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Material Press #2

Featuring: Adam Berg, Ellen Birrell, Ginny Cook, Maria Fusco, Jesse Aron Green, Daniel Hockenson, Jonathan Miles, Regine Petersen, Kim Schoen, Emma Shercliff, Jesper List Thomsen.

D 16,50€
Available for distribution.

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