Easy to see who is coming and going
The artist book IN BETWEEN of the Portuguese video artist José Carlos Teixeira was realised on the basis of the video work Between Clarity and Fog from 2009. The book documents Teixeira's trip along the inner German border, searching for the built as well as for the immaterial heritage of the former border.
Jahrbuch 10 – Things Beyond Control
Roselyne Titaud - Solitude quotidien/alltäglich
»Roselyne Titaud's photographs have no human beings, but their performances and their actions are so strongly present that their absence-presence is literally surreal. So once the image has done its job of presenting the ›sweet-home‹ it sets forth to understand the ›interior‹, the very-defined enclosed and contained frame of the ›inside‹. ...«
Light Is a Kind of Rhythm
Light Is a Kind of Rhythm provides a speculative history of cinema: Alena Williams investigates the relationship of light and moving images from an early moment in the history of film to that of the present day. She assumes that contemporary artists like Jan Hammer, Jutta Koether, Andreas Wutz, Die Tödliche Doris, and Matthias Müller return to a 1920s-style engagement with cinema.
The Light House
In his comic book The Light House, the Indonesian artist and designer Popok Tri Wahyudi both plumbs the nature of a collective work process among artists, and creates a visual study of communication in an artistic think tank.
MEDIATING SPACE. soft geometries – textile structures – body architecture
With her projects, Gabi Schillig has developed a language and a system that renews our thinking about the interaction between body, space and movement in a refreshing way. Whether in the urban context, within existing spaces or outdoors, Schillig develops felt objects that can simultaneously be garments, living space and communications devices.
TOURISM | DISPERSION | CAMOUFLAGE
The study TOURISM | DISPERSION | CAMOUFLAGE, by the Chilean architect Luciano Basauri and the Croatian designer Dafne Berc, deals with mass tourism as a continually expanding industry and societal phenomenon, whose negative side effects allow a rift to form between tourists and the residents of destination countries. Here, the authors are less concerned with the present condition than to present new ways of reading the dis-course on tourism’s developments, and to reveal new solution strategies.
Krieg + Stadt. Eine Reise nach Sarajevo / City + War. A trip to Sarajevo
Under the title City + War, Annett Zinsmeister assembles a wide range of photographs, drawings and essays. Since the beginning of human history, dwellings and cities served to protect citizens and deter enemies. In light of the increasing threat that wars, attacks and catastrophes represent to our cities, however, the fundamental question remains whether major urban centers in the 20th and 21st centuries can offer their residents adequate protection and security.
Jahrbuch 9 - Von etwas, das nie aufhört [Of something that never stops]
The new yearbook came out just in time for the summer festival. »Von etwas das nie aufhört« [Of something that never stops] documents the past two years’ activities with contributions from fellows in photos, reports and images. The book was designed in Buenos Aires and produced on the hand press in the Eloísa Cartonera’s print workshop, where each copy was individually painted and bound.
EXTRA WORK (Taking the Figure of the Extra in Cinema Production as a Metaphor)
01. February 2008
EXTRA WORK is an invitation to a journey into the hyper-real world of moving images where no familiar thing should be taken for granted. It can be seen as a meditation and critical analysis on the language of cinema and its influences on contemporary culture. The publication gathers four art projects (photographs, graphics and video works) by Krassimir Terziev that elaborate on specific procedures of film production.
Sometimes I Whisper In The Wind Until I Hear You
31. January 2008
In her catalog Sometimes I Whisper In The Wind Until I Hear You – Chinese Kites, Japanese Ghosts and Other Flying Devices, Ingrid Hora presents the results of her artistic experiments with rituals that connect people to the sky, in which she tells stories of loneliness, the need to hide and the desire to reach out. The artist has produced elegant and functional objects, that are not necessarily airborne, but that intensify dreams of flying.
01. January 2008
Electronic sounds that develop in a slow and yet vibrant manner function as a dynamic frame for active listening and a frame for silence as a spiritual mirror of the now and the self. Perhaps this CD could be titled »Silence« too.
22. November 2007
»Illuminationen« depicts current works by Mamak Azarmgin, situated in the long tradition of Iranian illumination (tazhib).
Institut für Allgemeine Theorie – Institute of General Theory
The Institute for General Theory – founded by Hagen Betzwieser – sees itself as a laboratory for all kinds of experiments in thought. It deals with the most varied phenomena, exploring, questioning and translating them into an artistic vocabulary in objects, photographs, installations and videos. The volume collects numerous works of the Institute for General Theory from 2001 – 2007.
Hallo, ich bin tragbar (Hello, I’m Portable)
The catalog and DVD cover Stebler’s works from 1999 to 2007, among them jewelry, drawings, photos, videos, texts and sketches. With texts by Akademie director Jean-Baptiste Joly; professor of philosophy at the University of Paris X Nanterre Catherine Perret; jewelry artist Johanna Dahm, Zurich; Fiona Raby, partner at Dunne & Raby and tutor at the Royal College of Art, London and Berlin-based jewelry designer Wolli Lieglein.