Amongst Equals, 1991 Tom Zubrycki

Published by 1856, Melbourne, 2018, 8 pages, 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €2

Produced the occasion of the screening of Tom Zubrycki’s unfinished documentary film on the history of the Australian labour movement, from the 1850’s up until the bicentenary of 1988. Originally sponsored by the Australian Council for Trade Unions, produced by Film Australia, and funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority, the film was effectively censored when the ACTU rejected the film’s representation of union history.

With an excerpt from John Hughes’ manuscript for his essay Zubrycki’s Point: Amongst Equals, utilitarian film in the Australian labour movement, on the controversy surrounding the production of Amongst Equals.

More information on the screenings can be found here.

#1856 #2018 #ephemera #film
The Broad Church of Night Jason Dodge with Ishion Hutchinson

Published by Jason Dodge, Berlin, 2018, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 18.5 cm, English

Price: €45

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Jason Dodge with Ishion Hutchinson: The Broad Church of Night, September 25 – December 21, 2018 at the University of Chicago, Neubauer Collegium for Culture.

The title of this exhibition was suggested to the artist by the Jamaican poet Ishion Hutchinson, who composed and recited a poem of the same name for the exhibition’s ceremonial dismantling on December 1. An audio recording of the reading replaced the sculptural installation for the final three weeks of the show.

Edition of 200. hand bound with 4 inserts. Each copy is unique

#2018 #ishionhutchinson #jasondodge
B – The Mail Art Archive of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and Robert Rehfeldt

Published by ChertLüdde, Berlin, 2018, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 32 cm, English

Price: €75

B – The Mail Art Archive of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and Robert Rehfeld, is the second publication of the series presenting the archive of mail art works received by the two German artists from beginning of the 1970s until the early 1990s. This second edition deals with correspondence with artists whose surname (or name of an artistic group) began with the letter B.

Ruth Wolf and Robert Rehfeld met in Berlin in 1954 and married one year later. They played a central role in the dissemination and development of the Mail Art Movement in Germany. Their activity, spanning for more than two decades, created an impressive web of connections between artists and artistic groups from all over the world.

More information on the project and archive can be found here.

#2018 #concretepoetry #mailart #ruthwolfrehfeldt
ENN GRAMATEN Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams

Published by Book Works, London, 2018, 16 pages, 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €9

‘N u there p?
L yes b.
N Working on this Diego thing
L how is it
N It’s making me think about my Kreol. Did I tell you
how I lost it?
L I know you mourn it
N It was the first language I knew
L the first one you spoke?
N y. the only one. Til I went to nursery school and no one understood me. They told my folks to speak English to me. So Kreol became language of adults/familial authority
L Didn’t you
know any kids who
spoke it?
N nope.
N I never stopped understanding it
N but the speaking seized up
L Funny when you think how under colonialism, use of pidgins/creoles by colonised subjects = justification for colonials to infantilise them, while English = language of authority…
L Have you read Moten’s ‘Blackness and Nothingness’?
N No. Send!’ – from Enn Gramaten

A cautionary tale of academic privilege and misadventure in Diego Garcia via a Kreole translation, and parallel live chat.

Dialecty, conceived by Maria Fusco with The Common Guild, considers the uses of vernacular forms of speech and writing, exploring how dialect words, grammar and syntax challenge and improve traditional orthodoxies of critical writing.

#2018 #bookworks #experimentalwriting #lukewilliams #mariafusco #natashasoobramanien
SKRUBOLZ GARBILLKORE Robert Herbert McClean

Published by Book Works, London, 2018, 20 pages, 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €9

‘Ohwnleeeinn Bellphasst wudyah b’borninn ahplace cauld Frendleee Whay wiffahfuckin myuralaffa bandahfukin terrroristz whanwiffah rauckettlawnchar whanwiffah ayedunnowha anh whan blade wiffah masheeengunn.
Frendleee Whay iffyur furrrtha rahpublikin cawz lak.
Whattzap frum Flukeyluke anh Daza mahcuzinn. Uppattah Sentraall Staishinn abowtaah gyett affah trane frumm Larrnn tha shitehoal werther wuzah yoovee-eff parrteee tha nite baahphore furr summ kunt ouwttah maggabbreee. Flukeyluke ohvarherd summ kunt slabbarinn tha therr wuz gunnah beeah striparr attah thiss parrteee.

Here, for Dialecty, Robert Herbert McClean presents us with a phonetic tale of Flukeyluke and Belfast friends.

Dialecty, conceived by Maria Fusco with The Common Guild, considers the uses of vernacular forms of speech and writing, exploring how dialect words, grammar and syntax challenge and improve traditional orthodoxies of critical writing.

#2018 #bookworks #experimentalwriting #mariafusco
IT DISAPPEARS IN BLUE AND RED AND GOLD Helen Nisbet

Published by Book Works, London, 2018, 16 pages, 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €9

‘Shetland wis won by Harald Hårfagre, in da days whan
da Vikings wir settin oot in aa da aerts wi dir axes,
longboats and stinkin haps tied aboot dir backs. Dis cam eftir
da time dat giants roamed an fokk wid wakken in
dir beds tae hear bairns greetin wi a big wan clawed trow
comin in da bedroom window, tearin at dir throats.’

Helen Nisbet makes a return to family history and memories of Shetland and the displaced reverberations in her contemporary life.

Dialecty, conceived by Maria Fusco with The Common Guild, considers the uses of vernacular forms of speech and writing, exploring how dialect words, grammar and syntax challenge and improve traditional orthodoxies of critical writing.

#2018 #bookworks #experimentalwriting #mariafusco