Too Much World: The Films of Hito Steyerl (2014)

25 September 2016, dusan

“Hito Steyerl is considered one of the most exciting artists working today who speculates on the impact of the Internet and digitization on the fabric of our everyday lives. Her films and writings offer an astute, provocative, and often funny analysis of the dizzying speed with which images and data are reconfigured, altered, and dispersed, many times over, accelerating into infinity or crashing into oblivion.

Published to accompany the artist’s survey exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Too Much World gathers a series of essays and close readings of Steyerl’s films from 2004-2014. Newly commissioned texts by Sven Lütticken, Karen Archey, Ana Teixeira Pinto, and Nick Aikens, alongside writings by Thomas Elsaesser, Pablo Lafuente, David Riff, and Steyerl, are spliced with over one hundred pages of color stills.”

Edited by Nick Aikens
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2014
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License
ISBN 9783956790577
247 pages

Exh. reviews: Amelia Groom (2014), Paula Albuquerque (Necsus 2015), Dylan Rainforth (LEAP 2015), Kate Woodcroft (Artlink 2015), Scott Redford (Ran Dian 2015).

Exhibition (Van Abbemuseum)
Exhibition (IMA)
Publisher (Sternberg)

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Michael Snow: The Collected Writings of Michael Snow (1994)

24 April 2016, dusan

“Writing, for Michael Snow, is as much a form of “art-making” as the broad range of visual art activities for which he is renowned, including the “Walking Woman” series and the film Wavelength. Conversely, many of the texts included in this anthology are as significant visually as they are at the level of content — they are meant to be looked at as well as read. Situated somewhere between a repository of contemporary thought by one of our leading Canadian artists and a history book as it brings to light some important moments in the cultural life of Canada since the 1950s, these texts tell their own story, marking the passage of time, ideas and attitudes.

The works included here, ranging from essays and interviews and record album cover notes to filmscripts and speeches (which, in Snow’s hands, often fall into the category of performance art), are not only “built for browsing,” they offer insights into both the professional and the private Snow. Together, they expand the context of Snow’s work and show the evolution of a great Canadian artist, beginning with his early attempts at defining art, to his emergence and recognition on the international art scene.

This book is one of four books that are part of the Michael Snow Project. Initiated by the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Power Plant Gallery, the project also includes four exhibitions of his visual art and music.”

Included texts: The Real “New Jazz,” 1950; Poem, 1957; Something You Might Try, 1958; Title or Heading, 1961; A Lot of Near Mrs., 1962-63; Around about New York Eye and Ear Control, 1966; Statements/18 Canadian Artists, 1967; First to Last, 1967; Crafts, 1967; On Wavelength, 1968; Abitibi, 1969; Tap, 1969; Ten Questions to Michael Snow, 1969; La Région Centrale, 1969; Converging on La Région Centrale: Michael Snow in Conversation with Charlotte Townsend, 1971; Michael Snow: A Filmography by Max Knowles, 1971; Passage (Dairy), 1971.

With a Foreword by Louise Dompierre
Publisher Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ontario, 1994
ISBN 0889202435, 9780889202436
viii+295 pages
via KD


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Navilouca: almanaque dos aqua-loucos (1974) [BR-PT]

7 March 2016, dusan

Navilouca is a Brazilian avant-garde art and poetry magazine, of which only a single issue appeared, in 1974.

“Navilouca foi uma revista de poesia e arte de vanguarda brasileira, que circulou apenas uma edição, em 1974.

Inspirados pelas publicações do Concretismo, como Noigandres e Invenção, os poetas Torquato Neto e Waly Salomão elaboraram em 1971 o projeto de uma revista que revelasse a produção poética experimental do Brasil da época, influenciada pelo Tropicalismo e pela contracultura.

A revista teve projeto gráfico de Óscar Ramos e Luciano Figueiredo. Em formato grande (27 x 36 cm), apresentava-se já na capa como “edição única”, funcionando como uma antologia de poetas experimentais. No enanto, o grupo não conseguiu reunir os recursos necessários para imprimir e distribuir a sua criação.

Torquato morreu em 1972, sem conseguir ver a revista publicada. Com a intermediação de Caetano Veloso, Waly conseguiu que André Midani, executivo da Polygram, apoiasse a ideia. Navilouca foi finalmente lançada em 1974 e oferecida como brinde de Natal a clientes da gravadora. Em 1975, alguns exemplares foram distribuídos e vendidos em livrarias.” (Wikipedia)

With Augusto de Campos, Rogério Duarte, Torquato Neto, Waly Salomão, Décio Pignatari, Duda Machado, Hélio Oiticica, Jorge Salomão, Stephen Berg, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, Chacal, Luciano Figueiredo, Óscar Ramos, Ivan Cardoso, Lygia Clark, Caetano Veloso, and Haroldo de Campos.

Edited by Torquato Neto and Waly Sailormoon
Publisher Edições Gernasa e Artes Gráficas, Rio de Janeiro, [1974]
[92] pages


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