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Continuous Moment: Sordid’s Hotel Damiano Bertoli

Published by The Narrows, Melbourne, 2014, 4 page concertina fold (b/w ill.), 10.5 × 29.7 cm (folded) 42 × 29.7 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €2

Produced on the occasion ofContinuous Moment: Sordid’s Hotel, Centre for Contemporary Photography, February 7 – March 23, 2014.

Continuous Moment: Sordid’s Hotel is part of Bertoli’s ongoing research and investigation into Picasso’s play Le Désir Attrapé par la Queue (Desire Captured by the Tail). Referring to both a 1944 reading of the play and a staging of the play in 1967 by Jean Jacques Lebel, Bertoli’s work addresses ideas of repetition, reprise and continuity. Like Picasso’s text and Lebel’s production, Bertoli draws on a vast network of references and influences. In this light, Continuous Moment: Sordid’s Hotel can be understood as an assemblage of existing voices through which Bertoli is part of the aggregating authorship around ‘Le Désir’.

Text by Helen Johnson. Designed by Warren Taylor.

#2014 #damianobertoli #ephemera #helenjohnson #thenarrows #warrentaylor
Social Aesthetics Merlin Carpenter

Published by The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris, 2010, 32 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €5

Twice a year, The Institute of Social Hypocrisy publishes a fanzine. These publications serve as a tool with a dual purpose. Primarily they are a means to put out developing art projects by a range of invited artists and contributors, throughout the duration of the Institute project.

These fanzines are neither publications for reference, nor books of completed projects. They are a means for artists to put their work in front of new audiences in order to invite input and discussion, thus helping the project to develop. They allow the artist to take a level of control and give a certain independence with regards to the traditional scope of the distribution of their work.

#2010 #merlincarpenter
Posters Experimental Jetset

Published by The Narrows, Melbourne, 2007, foldout poster (colour & b/w ill.), 10 × 21 cm (folded) 30 × 42 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €6

Poster/invitation produced on the occasion of Experimental Jetset’s exhibition Posters, July 13 – August 4, 2007 at the Narrows, Melbourne.

Experimental Jetset is a small, independent, Amsterdam-based graphic design studio, founded in 1997 by (and still consisting of) Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations, and describing their methodology as “turning language into objects”, Experimental Jetset have worked on projects for a wide variety of institutes.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

#2007 #design #ephemera #experimentaljetset #poster #thenarrows #warrentaylor
I love it when translation can be found to agree with our weird desires Ulufer Çelik and Alaa Abu Asad

Published by Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, 2020, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 10.3 × 14.5 cm, Palestinian Arabic, Turkish, English

Price: €30

From the authors: “Do you know what şemsiye means? Do you use the word kırbaç for a whip? For around three years, we have been asking each other about identical words used in both our languages: Turkish and (vernacular) Palestinian Arabic. It is a process that can last for good – as long as our friendship lives. We spend time together uttering words that are held in common and draw them, discovering whether they carry the same meaning, are slightly different, or are false friends.”

#2020 #alaaabuasad #uluferçelik
Serena Josephine Pryde

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2001, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 27 cm, English

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of Josephine Pryde’s exhibition Serena at Kunstverein Braunschweig, April 28 – June 10, 2001.

Pryde’s work attacks stock photographic aesthetic by technically reworking and reconfiguring images and by addressing the conditions of their display. The surfaces of glossy fashion photographs are disrupted by the insertion of aluminium tubes, which emphasise their ‘objectness’ and their status as artworks. Colourful photoshop juxtapositions of MRI scans of the human foetus and macro-lens desertscapes are unnervingly loaded. They refer to the history of darkroom experimentation and to contemporary medical-imaging techniques. Pryde doesn’t reject the language of photographic imagery, rather she adopts it and layers it up. Her guinea pig portraits are inspired by ‘cute pet photography’ but her choice of subject conjures associations with laboratory research.

Texts by Pamela M. Lee, Pauline van Mourik Broekman and Josef Strau.

#2001 #abstractphotography #josephinepryde #photography
My body, this paper, this fire Pedro Barateiro

Published by P/////AKT, Amsterdam, 2019, 72 pages (b/w ill.), 19.5 × 26.2 cm, English

Price: €7.50

My body, this paper, this fire is an artist book featuring this text and the essay Kissing Someone in the Middle of a Crowd: Translating Ernest de Sousa’s “Orality the Future of Art?” (2018). The book features a variety of images by the artist including drawings and other materials gathered around the texts.

#2019 #pedrobarateiro