Ecodeviance CAConrad

Published by Wave Books, Seattle, 2014, 160 pages, 19.1 × 25.2 cm, English

Price: €19

This series of 23 new (Soma)tic poetry rituals and resulting poems by CAConrad create what we can refer to as an “extreme present” set to reveal the creative viability of everything around us. Poetry rituals such as riding escalators and showing photographs of himself to strangers asking, “Excuse me, have you seen this person?” In another he pollinates flowers for security cameras, exclaiming, “I’M A POLLINATOR, I’M A POLLINATOR!” One was written with a ghost, another by stargazing to build his own constellations. (Soma)tic rituals are a practice of unorthodox steps aimed at breaking us out of the quotidian and into a more political and physical spiritual consciousness of The New Wilderness.

#2014 #caconrad #poetry #wavebooks
Live Oscar Tuazon

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2014, 2 volumes in slipcase, 368 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 29.3 cm, English/German

Price: €25

Live Volume 1, concentrates on a major exhibition of new sculptural works at Museum Ludwig. A full-scale reproduction of fragments of the artist’s house in Los Angeles grafted onto the architecture of the Ludwig museum, the exhibition collapses two spaces together, producing a strange third space.

Live Volume 2, comprises a photographic monograph of selected works covering the artist’s unconventional production over the past five years. Combining documentation of significant individual works, exhibitions, and large-scale installations with the artist’s own production documentation of works in the studio, the book is a unique look at works in progress.

#2014 #museumludwig #oscartuazon #waltherkönig
Not Available Marc Nagtzaam

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2014, 64 pages + insert (b/w ill.), 22 × 29 cm, English

Price: €30 (Temporarily out of stock)

In this book, recent work by Marc Nagtzaam is shown together with installation views and some of his older drawings. As a result, the previous works can be viewed from the perspective of the new, and vice versa. Nagtzaam sees exhibitions and books as single works. The same compositional approach used when making the drawings is also reflected in the structure of this book. In this manner, Nagtzaam reveals the link between the hard-edge abstraction of the drawings, which can be read as architectural plans, and his spatial installations in which they function as elements in a larger composition, suggestive of an obscure organising principle. Designed by Marc Nagtzaam in collaboration with Roger Willems.

#2014 #marcnagtzaam #romapublications
Draft Score For an Exhibition Pierre Bal-Blanc

Published by Nero, Rome, 2014, 76 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 21 cm, English / France

Price: €10

A book that documents an oral presentation given by Pierre Bal-Blanc to a jury of professionals, as part of his application to curate the 7th Berlin Biennale. Devised as an exhibition in several acts, the session adheres to the rules of a score performed by its author or by a third party. With scores by Július Koller, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, La Monte Young, George Brecht, Cornelius Cardew, Lawrence Weiner, Roman Ondák and others.

Designed by Vier 5.

#2014 #corneliuscardew #georgebrecht #juliuskoller #lamonteyoung #mariecoolfabiobalducci #pierrebalblanc #romanondak #vier5
J+K! Július Koller & Květa Fulierová

Published by Sputnik Editions, Bratislava, 2014, 120 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23 cm, English / Slovak

Price: €14

The everyday as an artistic act: a look back at the artistic and romantic relationship between Július Koller and Květa Fulierová through a series of personal belongings and documents (artist’s book).

Edited by Petra Feriancová.

#2014 #juliuskoller #kvetafulierova #sputnikeditions
Matt Mullican’s Pure Projection Landscapes

Published by If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, Amsterdam, 2014, 64 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English

Price: €14

Since the late 1970s, American artist Matt Mullican has developed a practice of performing under hypnosis that extends from his investigations into representation and subjective projection. The evolution of this body of work offers perspectives on repetition and renewal in performance practice. This book is the outcome of an extensive research project into Mullican’s hypnosis performances and a shared exploration of character construction, undertaken as part of the If I Can’t Dance project together with invited researcher Vanessa Desclaux. In her essay, Desclaux addresses the question of personification in light of her analysis of Mullican’s creative process.

#2014 #ifican’tdanceidon’twanttobepartofyourrevolution #mattmullican