Re-enchanting the World

Re-enchanting the World

Re-enchanting the World is a publication accompanying Małgorzata Mirga-Tas’s exhibition of the same name, shown in the Polish pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale. The exhibit is Mirga-Tas's manifesto on Roma identity and art, drawing inspiration from the Renaissance frescoes of the Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara and thus attempting to expand the European iconosphere and history of art with representations of Roma culture.

Holes Dug, Rocks Thrown

Holes Dug, Rocks Thrown

'Holes Dug, Rocks Thrown' is the first comprehensive presentation of the artist Line Skywalker Karlström's work. It documents a practice, that over a period of more than twenty years have been committed to 'queer feminist world making' using a performative and embodied approach.

Trading Zones

Trading Zones

This book introduces camera-based practices at the intersections of artistic and ethnographic research that critically examine the means of their own production and social embeddedness. In shared practices such as recording in the field, editing in post-production and modes of presentation, the camera is involved as an agent rather than an innocent device. How does the camera grapple with the invisible and how does it reveal what the camerawoman is unable to see? How do films, videos and photographs provide access to vulnerable knowledges and what presentation formats can extend the linearity of narration?

On Trials | محاكمات قيد الفحص

On Trials | محاكمات قيد الفحص

In On Trials: A Manual for the Theatre of Law, Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk explore the performativity of the law within Egypt’s spectral legal reality. The publication dissects material collected for their film On Trials, a work-in-progress that uses modes of documentary and fiction making.

Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box

Pandora's Box explores the form of conversation as a method of aesthetic solidarity and empowerment. As an online platform it collects and archives talks, stories, discourses and struggles to re-value and constantly reboot practices of solidarity. The conversations and texts published in this first Volume are starting and connecting points creating a web of support, exchange and dispersion being a catalyser for planetary solidarity and imaginary and real material nanocommunities.

Coming to Know

Coming to Know

Coming to Know asks how listening to the past together might transform our sense of the knowledge held in common. It sets aside the visual techniques of the archaeological site, the museum, and the larger project of colonial modernity, and instead constitutes itself as a resonant structure—a future-oriented monument to historically situated listening bodies as well as a dwelling place for community now.

A Slightly Curving Place

A Slightly Curving Place

A Slightly Curving Place asks what it means to listen to the past and its absence which remains. It responds to the practice of acoustic archaeologist Umashankar Manthravadi, whose life and work are a history of sound and technology through the second half of the twentieth century.

Becoming Van Leo

Becoming Van Leo

Becoming Van Leo is a study of the life and times of the late Armenian-Egyptian photographer. Born in 1921, Leon Boyadjian would come to be known as Van Leo, one of the most singular twentieth-century studio photographers in the Arab world.

The Many Headed Hydra Magazine #4

The Many Headed Hydra Magazine #4

The first in a series of publications emerging from the transoceanic platform a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. Kal, kal RITUALS proposes queer and trans feminist ecologies, embodiments and mythmaking.

Momentography of a failure

Momentography of a failure

Momentography of a failure [Addis Ababa] brings essays, timelines, film, photography, and a series of conversations together to deal with Ethiopia’s controversial urbanisation and the transformative space of the city. It explores the gradual transition of rural-urban space, inner-city migration, emerging and disappearing spaces, and commoning in public space.

Not fully human, Not human at all

Not fully human, Not human at all

The project Not Fully Human, Not Human at All looks into processes of dehumanization that are are taking place in Europe. Dehumanization is generally understood as the degradation of human life, that human beings inflict upon each other. The artists taking part in the project question the the obsolete category of the human, by imagining concepts from a new vocabulary of the process that can be called re-humanization

Xenogenesis – The Otolith Group

Xenogenesis – The Otolith Group

The publishing of the first catalogue raisonné on the work of the Otolith Group is timely and comes at a pivotal point in their practice. The work of this London-based artist’s collective comprised of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun covers politics of race and diversity and incorporates film making and post-lens-based essayistic aesthetics that explore the temporal anomalies, anthropic inversions, and synthetic alienation of the posthuman, the inhuman, the non-human, and the complexity of the envi-ronmental conditions of life we all face.

Helke Sander: I like chaos, but I don’t know, whether chaos likes me

Helke Sander: I like chaos, but I don’t know, whether chaos likes me

Die monografische Publikation „Helke Sander: I like chaos, but I don’t know, whether chaos likes me“ umfasst Texte aus „Frauen und Film“, der ersten feministischen deutschsprachigen Filmzeitschrift, die 1974 von Helke Sander gegründet und herausgegeben wurde. Die für die Publikation ausgewählten Texte fokussieren zentrale Fragestellungen der feministischen Filmarbeit, ökonomische sowie recht-liche Bedingungen und vor allem deren strukturelle Bedingtheit in gesellschaftlichen Verhältnissen und ihre radikale Kritik daran. 

PERVERSE DECOLONIZATION?

PERVERSE DECOLONIZATION?

New nationalisms, toxic patriotisms and systems of exclusion have been on the rise for the last decade, reinforced by technology and rooted in colonialism, slavery and class oppression. Our time offers a unique twist on these age-old structures: rhetorics of decolonization are now weaponized by autocratic regimes, just as they are normalized in the phantasmagoria of cultural practices.

PERVERSE DECOLONIZATION?

PERVERSE DECOLONIZATION?

Neue Nationalismen, toxische Patriotismen und Ausgrenzungssysteme sind auf dem Vormarsch, verstärkt durch Technologien und verwurzelt in Kolonialismus, Sklaverei und Klassismus. Unsere Gegenwart stellt eine einzigartige Verdrehung dieser uralten Strukturen dar. Die Rhetorik der Dekolonisierung wird heute von autokratischen Regimen missbraucht und durch immer gespenstischere kulturelle Praktiken normalisiert.

La ragione nelle mani

La ragione nelle mani

By drawing a connection between a local condition such as that of an alpine valley in Italy – the Valle Camonica – with its artisan knowledges and some untranslatable words belonging to languages from across the globe, artist Stefano Boccalini brings out territoriality and biodiversity as new-found precious awareness against loss and homologation.

They inhabit while working

They inhabit while working

Elsewhere critical thinking and mundane life have followed separate paths, one rending the other impossible or irrelevant. Somehow, in some worlds, you can’t do one while doing the other. In Jaana Laakkonen’s book we have a record of the successful transgression of this binary prohibition developed through years of careful artistic practice and living with reading.

Resonating with Zapatismo

Resonating with Zapatismo

To Navigate Backward: Resonating with Zapatismo a book-within-a-book, the first of three mouvements (as in a musical composition) is a collection of essays titled When the Roots Start Moving: Chto Delat and Free Home University—investigating predicaments of rootedness and rootlessness and notions of belonging and of displacement across different geographical and epistemological coordinates.

Wicked Little Town

Wicked Little Town

Wicked Little Town gathers more than fifty artists and critical thinkers traversing trans-temporal imaginations of resistance, unruliness, and non-compliance across genders, abilities and national borders. Highlighting companionship, alliances, and bonds, this publication tunes to critiques of normativity and dialogues around the interdependency between intersectional oppressions and collective paths of liberation. It assembles non-violent grammars and vocabularies, especially of those artists, scholars, and activists who are often excluded from dominant narratives.

Imagine something new, like justice

Imagine something new, like justice

Imagine something new, like justice is a publication project realised by the 2019–2021 fellows of the Graduate School programme at the Berlin University of the Arts: Yalda Afsah, Salwa Aleryani, Neslihan Arol, Anthony R. Green, Mariam Mekiwi, Rindon Johnson, and R A Walden. The intricacies of building societal, historical, corporeal, and environmental justices today in theory and praxis make the common denominator among their sonic, visual, filmic, theatrical, literal, sculptural, and installation oriented researches. Intersections, collapses, overlaps and resonances among their voices make this publication a unique artist book that questions the agency of imagination in the artistic, discursive and political realms.

Silver Rights

Silver Rights

Silver Rights focuses on the ancestral bond between the communities and the land (mapu), a bond eroded and denied by colonising forces that have mutated over the centuries to gradually establish themselves in recent decades through neo-extractivist practices; a settlement process resulting from the convergence of investment policies and commercial agreements between South American governments and foreign multinationals, including the Italian Benetton.

Anachoresis

Anachoresis

Published on the occasion of Cyprus’ participation at the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice, Anachoresis: Upon Inhabiting Distances gathers a collection of texts and visual material from a multidisciplinary group of Cypriot and international practitioners, including architects and designers, curators and writers, sound and movement artists.

School of Waters

School of Waters

Mediterranea 19—School of Waters imagines a Biennale as a temporary school inspired by radical and experimental pedago- gies and the way they challenge artistic, curatorial, and research formats. From this standpoint, School of Waters acts as a collective tool to defamiliarise stereotypes that manipulate our geographical imaginaries, especially those linked to the eurocen- tric interpretation of the Mediterranean area. 

Force Times Distance. On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies

Force Times Distance. On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies

Amidst everything that has and is still going on, what is silenced and what rever- berates? What is revealed and what is ignored? Is solidarity resonating? Do we perceive its echoes while some people keep being denied breath? The curatorial framework of sonsbeek20→24, centered around labour and its sonicities, connects a millenary history crossing times and geographies to the present moment, through a multi- tude of voices, sounds, and ripples.