A P R I L   2 0 1 5

Politics of Memory
Documentary and Archive
Edited by Elisabetta Galasso
and Marco Scotini
T H E   W I T N E S S
Anguish Language:
Writing and Crisis
Edited by John Cunningham,
Anthony Iles, Mira Mattar
and Marina Vishmidt
A N T H O L O G I E S
Martin Beck
Summer Winter East West
Edited by Christina von
Rotenhan and Sabine
Rusterholz Petko
P R O J E C T S
Maya Schweizer
Lieux de Mémoire
and Desire
P R O J E C T S

The Psychopathologies of
Cognitive Capitalism:
Part Three. Edited by
Warren Neidich
V O X
Upcoming titles:

Re-publications
Edited by Virginie Bobin
and Mathilde Villeneuve
H O R S   S É R I E S

The Forest and The School: Where to sit at the dinner table?
is co-published by Archive Books and the Academy of Arts of
the World in Cologne. Edited by the writer and visual artist
Pedro Neves Marques, this publication is a thorough
anthology on Brazilian Antropofagia. It presents Antropofagia
not simply as an aesthetic movement, based on acculturation
or an hybridity exemplary of the tropics, but as a full scope
South American cosmopolitics, defined by predation and the
immanence of the enemy, by an humanity unbound from
species, and a technology aimed at leisure.
The first half of the book, ‘The Forest and The School’ gathers
texts from sixteenth century chronicles on cannibalism, the
Brazilian avant-garde, Tropicália, and the anthropology of
Pierre Clastres, Bruno Latour, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, as
well as of Davi Kopenawa. The second half ‘Where to sit at the
dinner table?’ collects recent texts and new commissions
relating Antropofagia to multinaturalist perspectivism, the
declaration of the Rights of Nature, or the centrality of the
indigenous in current political struggles.  

Deimantas Narkevičius
Da capo. Fifteen Films

Between 1961 and 1967, the French filmmaker Chris Marker
published, through Éditions du Seuil, two volumes entitled
Commentaires. Marker himself, who had collaborated as both
an author and editor with the publishers – for whom he had
conceived and curated, amongst others, the illustrated
volumes of
Petite Planète series (1954–1964) – designed the
two publications that contain the ‘commentaries’ or scripts of
his first films. As a cineast and bibliophile, Marker’s interest
in the relationship between images and text underscored both
the film-essay and the book ‘ersatz cinema’.
The structure and compositional method chosen for this
volume ‘revisits’ Marker’s form of commentary, making its
own a theme that is dear to the Lithuanian artist and
filmmaker. Indeed, the parallels and superimpositions
between film material and printed matter are not secondary
in Narkevičius’ work ...


Space Sounds
Susanne M. Winterling

Surface spaces and sound realms

A diamond into surface space

A record with sounds that portrait spaces, traces:
a row of choreographed sounds like a sea breeze
in Malmoe, Berlin birds and traffic on a pavilion,
angry drumming girls in Shanghai, Virginia Woolf’s
words in the storm, plankton in mosquito bay under the
surface recorded with a hydrophon, Mexican dogs and
airplane dynamics and breaking glass

Details that we might take for granted precisely
arranged as in life

Are you listening?

Judith Raum
eser

eser is a comprehensive publication on Judith Raum’s works,
installations and lecture performance texts from 2011 to 2014.
It is also a theoretical reader and material collection on the
semi-colonial advance of German entrepreneurs and bankers
into the Ottoman Empire before World War I in connection
with the construction of the Anatolian Railway. In this frame,
the logics of capitalism and geopolitical interests connected the
engineers’ tasks with less obvious efforts: to get a hold of
Anatolian agriculture, archaeology and the working conditions
in the country. Judith Raum’s work suggests that gestures and
rhetorics of power and domination are the consequences of an
economic principle that did not end with the colonial era and in
fact persist today. Her works and texts take her research on site
and in archives as a starting point, they exhibit an autonomous
aesthetic dimension, however, and as such suggest an
alternative approach to ‘artistic research’.     


“This book is not for reading but for wandering. Its lines do
not roll out continuously but superimpose each other to
infinity, creating not a compendium of knowledge but a web
of prescience. It does not follow a logical framework but
unfurls a grid with multiple entries. It does not assert a set
subject or conclusive postulate. At most it invites us to probe
the recesses of a mind in motion, and steeps us in the driving
material that brings it to life. It reflects the works it exhibits,
the documents it discloses and the commentary it gener- ates:
it aspires to ubiquity. Anabasis, the very real linking thread
that stitches it together, serves not just as an archaeological
enigma, but also as an allegorical force. The main author of
this ocean crossing, Eric Baudelaire, is both a collector of
vestiges and a sketcher of wandering lines who has
surrounded himself with other meticulous voices (Pierre
Zaoui, Homay King, Jean-Pierre Rehm), fellow-travellers in
this library secret. Readers will be able to enjoy the grad- ual
unfolding of the story of war and politics whose underlying
intellectual and poetic adventure this book enables us to
recall—that of its repetitions, ramifications and
hybridisations: the story of Anabasis after Anabasis (or from
Xenophon’s Anabasis to that of Paul Celan by way of Alain
Badiou’s), from an ancient narrative to its modern
reappropriation.” (Morad Montazami)
About the book

Edited by
Pedro Neves Marques

Texts by
Hans Staden, Jean de Léry, 
Michel de Montaigne, James
Frazer, Manuela Carneiro da
Cunha, Alfred Jarry, Oswald de
Andrade, Antônio de Alcântara
Machado, Oswald Costa,
Freuderico, Japy-Mirim
Poronominare ...

Designed by Nuno da Luz

English
Softcover, 13 × 20 cm
600 pages, black & white

ISBN 978-3943620269

€ 25.00
The Psychopathologies
of Cognitive Capitalism:
Part One
Edited by Arne De Boever
and Warren Neidich
V O X

The Psychopathologies
of Cognitive Capitalism:
Part Two
Edited by Arne De Boever
and Warren Neidich
V O X
Der Standpunkt der Aufnahme
Point of View
Edited by Tobias Hering
A N T H O L O G I E S
Biography
Elmgreen & Dragset
Edited by Gunnar B. Kvaran
and Kjersti Solbakken

P R O J E C T S

Ruti Sela’s work borders both cinema and video art as it
activates and documents power relations performed through
sexuality, militarism, parenthood, and professional relations
as these take shape around the camera. Under the conditions
of neoliberal optics of leisure and surveillance, Sela’s films
offer a groundbreaking visual ethics. The neoliberal visual
logic converges two traditions of documentary film – direct
cinema and cinéma verité. In the first, the camera assumes
the position of ‘a fly on the wall’ while in the second, the
cinematographer takes an active part in constructing the
filmed situation. From Candid Camera to Big Brother,
neoliberal framing combines these two traditions into abuse
and entertainment – terror and pornography, selfies and
closed circuit television, global positioning systems and
aggregated movement control. In this visual reality, Sela is
able to lay out a counter proposal through which masquerade,
role playing and even deceit bring forth sincerity, integrity
and courage. As she engages with random acquaintances,
students, family members, local and international artists and
curators, famous and unknown, Sela not only documents
situations but also generates them with her presence.

About the book

Edited by
Joshua Simon

Texts by
Yair Garbuz
Julia Moritz
Eduardo Thomas
Ana Teixeira Pinto
Vít Havránek
Joshua Simon

Designed by
Archive Appendix

English
Softcover, 14.8 × 21 cm
224 pages, colour

ISBN 978-3943620276

€ 20.00
About the book

Anabases
Eric Baudelaire

Edited by
Eric Baudelaire
and Anna Colin

Texts by
Morad Montazami,
Pierre Zaoui, Homay King
and Jean-Pierre Rehm

Designed by
Regular
Jean-Marie Courant

Published following
the exhibitions at
Centre d’art contemporain
la synagogue de Delme
Curated by Marie Cozette
and at Gasworks
Curated by Robert Leckie
www.gasworks.org.uk

Published with
the support of CNAP
Centre national
des arts plastiques
(aide à l’édition),
ministère de la Culture
et de la Communication

Fluxus Art Project
Franco British programme
for contemporary art

Galerie Greta Meert

Galería Juana de Aizpuru

English / French
Softcover, 16,5 x 23,5 cm
304 pages, colours

ISBN 978-3-943620-15-3

€ 32.00
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