dsr Dom Sylvester Houédard

Published by Lisson Gallery, London, 2018, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 13 × 24.8 cm, English

Price: €14

Widely recognised as a leading theorist and international practitioner of concrete poetry, Dom Sylvester Houédard (1924–1992) was a practicing Benedictine priest and noted theologian, also known by his initials ‘dsh’ or ‘the Dom.’ He wrote extensively on new approaches to art, spirituality and philosophy, and collaborated with artists such as Gustav Metzger, Yoko Ono and John Cage.

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Dom Sylvester Houédard at Lisson Gallery, New York (2 May – 16 June 2018).

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Thresholds: A Prosody Of Citizenship Lisa Robertson

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

Price: €9

‘In De vulgare eloquentia, Dante developed a poetics of the vernacular – the collectively accessible speech of the household and the street, distributed unilaterally rather than intentionally acquired via a disciplined pedagogy of grammar, and transformed in open bodily exchange, irrespective of social position, gender or rank. “The vernacular,” Dante says, “[is] the language which children gather from those around them when they first begin to articulate words; or more briefly, that which we learn without any rules at all by imitating our nurses.” A vernacular is not structured according to a valuing hierarchy or an administration of history; it is improvised in tandem with the rhythmic needs and movements of a present-tense yet tradition-informed body among other bodies, each specific.

Lisa Roberston’s reflection of political subject formation, through poetry and vernacular forms, acts as a critical anchor for the ideas and experiments published in this new series, Dialecty.

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.

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Notes On Just Back From Los Angeles: A Portrait Of Yvonne Rainer Adam Pendleton

Published by Book Works, London, 2018, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €9

Adam Pendleton’s Notes on Just Back From Los Angeles: A Portrait of Yvonne Rainer stems from the transcript of the script prepared by Pendleton for Yvonne Rainer to read during their day spent filming at the Ridgeway Diner in Chelsea. The text mixes citations from Stokely Carmichael, Malcom X, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and excerpts from Rainer’s own published works; the film ends with the gospel song ‘I Am Saved’ by the Silver Harpes over the footage of Rainer’s now canonical Trio A, 1978. Pendleton’s chapbook plays on the duality of meaning in the word ‘movement’, exploring the synchrony of art and politics, and shared potentials of language and the non-verbal.

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.

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Talking to Women Nell Dunn

Published by Silver Press, London, 2018, 215 pages, 13 × 19.6 cm, English

Price: €13

With an introduction by Ali Smith and a new Afterword by Nell Dunn

In 1964, Nell Dunn spoke to nine of her friends over a bottle of wine about sex, work, money, babies, freedom and love. The novelist Ann Quin says she appears to be a ‘singular girl, singular and single’ but questions the use she makes of her freedom. The Pop artist Pauline Boty reveals she married ‘the first man I could talk very freely to’ ten days after meeting him. Kathy Collier, who worked with Dunn in a Battersea sweet factory, talks about what it takes to ‘get out’ of a life that isn’t fulfilling. Edna O’Brien tells us about the time she inadvertently stole a brown georgette scarf and the lesson she took from it: ‘Morality is not the same thing as abstinence.’ After more than fifty years out of print, Talking to Women is still as sparkling, honest, profound, funny and wise as when it was first published.

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Carrier K.r.m. Mooney

Published by Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2018, 164 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, German / English

Price: €19

The work of K.R.M. Mooney inhabits an intermediary position between autonomous, abstract sculpture and context-specific projects. With carefully placed objects and spatial interventions they dissolve clear boundaries between interior and exterior, initiating a more comprehensive perception of objects, bodies and space that is always co-produced with the relational, environmental and embodied. K.R.M. Mooney, Carrier is published on occasion of the artists’ solo exhibition at Kunstverein Braunschweig’s Remise. It includes an introduction by Christina Lehnert, an interview between K.r.m. Mooney and McIntyre Parker, a statement by Nele Kaczmarek and a poem by Susanne M. Winterling.

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Photopaper 31 Daniel Gustav Cramer

Published by Kasseler Fotografie Festival, Kassel, 2018, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29 cm, English

Price: €5
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