15 July – 10 September 2016: Post Internet Café

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The Post Internet Café is a social space for the consumption and digestion of our communication systems. On the menu for the next month will be: Mailing Lists, Contacts, D.I.Y Networks and Mail Art, handpicked from the Hypermarket and washed down with an continuous refill of filter coffee. Cafés have always been places for information exchange, places to read the paper, send postcards home, chat to friends and find out local information. Internet cafés were an evolution of the traditional café, providing public devices to access the internet and digital communication services.  Often people use them when traveling to access webmail, to stay in touch with family and friends, although in poorer communities they are the primary form of Internet access. As technology evolves the number of Internet cafés is decreasing since more and more regular cafés offer the same services. These cafés provide us with a place to recharge – and to work in a traditionally social space. Fueled by our love of coffee culture and personal wireless devices, we assemble in these spaces to communicate with our growing collection of ‘contacts’, often drinking our coffee alone.

The Post Internet Café is a social space designed to be shared with its users and other online and offline networks, to create a space for conversation and criticism on whatever is on the Menu. The first location is in PrintRoom where the Kiosk will open its hatch from Friday 15 July. To be added to the mailing list please send a postcard or email to: info@printroom.org

The Post Internet Cafe is a project by Eleanor Vonne Brown (X Marks the Bökship and Karin de Jong (PrintRoom).

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Coming up:

Saturday 16 July, 2 – 5pm
Postcard workshop with Eleanor Vonne Brown

Thursday 4 August, 7pm
Paul Soulellis Talk

Date TBC
Reading Group
Reading: The Internet Does Not Exist, Published by Sternberg Press, 2015.
P162 ‘What is the Social in Social Media?’ By Geert Lovink.
‘Create a soup of ideas and taste it frequently. Connect everyone that’s important to you, as fast as you can, as automatically as possible, and put the pedal to the metal and take your foot of the brake.’

 

 

 

8 and 9 July 2016, A Peek into The Kitchen of Hato Press and Wobby.club

PrintRoom welcomes Hato Press (UK) and Wobby (NL) for presentations and a publication workshop in Rotterdam, the second weekend of events in our summer program.
8 July, 8 – 10 pm (doors open at 7.30)
** HATO PRESS, presentation by Justin Bailey and Margherita Huntley
** WOBBY presentation by Marjolein Schalk and Jeroen de Leijer
** After the break you can learn how to draw a masterpiece during a master class by Jeroen de Leijer
9 July, 11 am – 4 pm
**Riso workshop with Hato Press

Join us to see the work of our fellow risograph printers, artists designers, illustrators and publishers from London and Tilburg; and to contribute to a new book with them!

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Hato Press is an independent printing and publishing house based in London, well-known for their inventive Risograph printing. Hato was established in 2009 to act as a support structure to help sustain its members’ practices and offer an affordable means of production for others. Hato now comprises of three parts: Hato Press, a printing and publishing house; Studio Hato, a design studio specialising in publications, exhibitions, education and workshops and its newest member Hato Labo, an interactive design studio.

Wobby.club is a collaboration of visual artists Jeroen de Leijer and Marjolein Schalk (Studio De Leijer) and Steppie Lloyd Trumpstein.
Four times a year they publish and print on riso the humorous, quirky zine Wobby, with contributions by various guest artists: a.o. Daan Botlek! Gees Voorhees! Paul Faassen! JipPiet! and Bobbi Oskam!
The new issue has work by Danielle Lemaire, Maia Matches, Nick J. Swarth, Roos Vlogman en Berend Vonk.

Saturday 9 July,  11am – 4 pm

Riso workshop with Hato Press, to compile, edit,  lay out and print a small series of booklets. These publications will bring together the documentation and related material compiled from the foraging walk and fermentation workshop with Zsófia Sonja Illés (Collective Plant, HU) and Anne-Lise Vredenbregt (Cuisine Vagabonde, NL) which took place on 26 June.

These new publications serve as the pilot of our series NET Books, a collection of instruction books (cook books, DIY books, manuals) in which we’ll collaborate with like minded publication initiatives, including X Marks the Bökship (UK), Temporary Services (US), Collective Plant (HU), Hato Press (UK) and more. The digital files for NET Books will be distributed between these organisations and each of them will print their version on their own stencil machine and distribute the collection via their network.

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25 & 26 June, 7 – 9 pm: Walk with Me – Jasper Griepink, Zsófia Sonja Illés / Collective Plant and friends

We’re celebrating the start of summer with book presentations,  performances, a foraging walk and (wild!) snacks and drinks

You’re invited!!

25 June, 7 -9 pm

* Collective Plant
by Zsófia Sonja Illés

 *My Wavy Sarong,
book presentation by Jasper Griepink
with sound performance in collaboration with Maia Lyon Daw

Sunday 26 June, 11 am – 4 pm:

Foraging walk and wild food preparation

email us if you’d like to participate! info(at)printroom(dot)org

Collective Plant zines and calendar – foraging trip and meal

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My Wavy Sarong by Jasper Griepink

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For the presentation of My Wavy Sarong at PrintRoom, Jasper Griepink will be collaborating with Maia Lyon Daw to conjure an interactive and exploratory sound and narrative landscape. Free-style slam reading, field recordings and traditional Indonesian Gamelan music enter into in the mystical journey of My Wavy Sarong.

My Wavy Sarong (2016) is an animistic and sensual short novel in which the reality of a white western youngster with shamanic aspirations meets up with the current reality of Indonesia. In the story line, a tension is created between the free appropriation of exotic cultural elements as a means to make the world more magical and free, and the awareness that this doesn’t always work out. During the travel, the protagonist discovers that the spiritual ‘self-development’ of the West is in fact deeply rooted in an early-colonial esoteric philosophy. Via dialogues with granite temple-complexes, cute boys, snake-spirits and various traditional rituals, the spirituality and sexuality of the author are reflected against his experience of the South East Asian country.

Collective Plant is a community foraging project based in Budapest, founded by the artist and photographer Zsófia Sonja Illés. Collective Plant organises community activities, such as workshops and foraging trips which encourage urban dwellers to come closer to nature and natural sources of nutrition that grow wild in our cities.

Collective Plant publishes community cookbooks and risograph foraging fanzines with Budapest-based artists.

Zsófia Sonja Illés participated in the 2015 Istanbul Biennale with a cookbook project and organised a Foraging city walk for Urban Series Festival Istanbul in April 2015. She has been artist in residence in both Lisbon and the Azores islands on arts and sustainability projects.

 

Sunday 26 June, 11 am – 5 pm:

Foraging walk and wild food preparation

PrintRoom welcomes Collective Plant and Cuisine Vagabonde for a day-long workshop and invites a small group to explore Rotterdam on foot to forage for edible plants growing wild in our city.
The walk will lead us to the kitchen of Het lachende varken, where Anne-Lise and Zsofia instruct us in preparing the seasonal, wild ingredients found along the way. We’ll use these to make tea, lemonade, pesto, shrubs/sodas and salads.

Our findings, texts, photos and drawings will make their way into a new publication by PrintRoom on the wild edible foods we can find here in our city, together with instructions and our experiments in preserving food.

It will be the pilot of our series NET Books, a collection of instruction books (cook books, DIY books, manuals) in which we’ll collaborate with like minded publication initiatives, including X Marks the Bökship (UK), Temporary Services (US), Collective Plant (HU), Hato Press (UK) and more. The digital files for NET Books will be distributed between these organisations and each of them will print their version on their own stencil machine and distribute the collection via their network.

Cuisine Vagabonde is run by Anne-Lise Vredenbregt. Working always with organically grown seasonal vegetables and organic products, Anne-Lise Vredenbregt runs cooking workshops in Rotterdam and is a chef at the local vegetarian restaurant Het lachende varken (The Smiling Pig.)

 

 

10 – 11- 12 June PrintRoom at Miss Read, the Berlin Art Book Fair

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Friday 8 April, 8 – 10 pm, IMPRINTS – Paper and Clay: presentations by Manuel Raeder and William Cobbing

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Manuel Raeder (DE) ~ BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE
~Presentation of a selection of books and other work by Studio Manuel Raeder

William Cobbing (UK)
~Book presentation: Transactions of The Duddo Field Club ~Performance: What are Words Worth

Other books by William at PrintRoom are Boooook, on the life and work of Bob Cobbing and Gradiva Project

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Manuel Raeder is founder of Studio Manuel Raeder and the publishing house BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, based in Berlin and Mexico City.
The studio’s works have a wide range of formats exploring the boundaries between exhibitions, ephemera, books, type design, editing, publishing, to furniture design, approaching them as carriers of information, or experimental devices to document or conceit narratives. The studio has developed long standing collaborations with artists such as BLESS, Eran Schaerf, Mariana Castillo Deball, Haegue Yang, Nora Schultz,  Leonor Antunes, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Danh Vo and Sergej Jensen. It has been responsible for the communication strategies and graphic identities of several cultural institutions including Kölnischer Kunstverein (2007 – 2011), Para Site, Hong Kong (2013 – 2014); k.m, Kunstverein Munich (2010 – 2015); and Artists Space, New York (since 2009).

In 2011, Raeder founded the publishing house BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE together with Manuel Goller (who left the publishing house in 2014). Since then it’s run by Studio Manuel Raeder, which currently consists of Migle Kazlauskaite, Enno Pötschke, Manuel Raeder and manager Annette Schryen.

Transactions of The Duddo Field Club documents recent sculpture, video and performances by William Cobbing, that were exhibited at Hatton Gallery in Newcastle, and mima in Middlesbrough. The book documents a series of monolithic-looking sculptures, formed through pressing rocks into heavily grogged clay, with a random selection of books then slotted into their surfaces: monuments to inaccessible knowledge and trivia. It includes new texts by Beth Collar, Jonathan P. Watts, Louicse Chignac, and a seiries of six booksmarks by Arnaud Desjardin. The book is designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio.

William Cobbing born 1974, lives and works in London. Since studying at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, he has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2002); Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, Belgium (2006); and group exhibitions including ‘A Secret History of Clay: from Gauguin to Gormley’ Tate Liverpool (2004); ‘Body-Con’ AIT, Tokyo (2004); and ‘Library of Babel’ Courtauld Institute of Arts, London (2005).

PrintRoom also highly recommends Manuel Raeder’s talk at Stroom in The Hague, where Manuel and Mariana Castillo Deball participate in the show ‘Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi’.

Thanks Stroom for sharing your guest with us.

Manuel Raeder is one of the artists contributing to the Stroom Den Haag – exhibition Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi. Together with Mariana Castillo Deball he has developed a series of playful sitting objects based on the work of Lina Bo Bardi. He’s also responsible for the graphic art work for the exhibition. On Thursday 7 April, 8 pm Manuel will talk about Lina Bo Bardi’s love to the body in space, activating architecture and her spirit in relation to Hélio Oiticica, Tropicalia and Rogério Duarte.

Friday 18 March 2016, 7pm: French Kisses: On Tips of Tongues, and Feeling as Taste

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Celebratory launch of the publication “French Kisses: On Tips of Tongues, and Feeling as Taste”, edited by Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler (Side Room)

With the Touchy Sound-Lecture “Touching Tones with Tender Buttons” by Olive Michel and Fred Hystére

The publication “French Kisses: On Tips on Tongues, and Feeling as Taste” emerged out of a project of the same title, which Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler hosted last autumn at the art space District and other homes and places across Berlin. French Kisses was a four day gathering of a group of international cultural practitioners, friends, guests, audiences and organizers. During the four days, we thought about forms of taste which do not stem from separateness, social distance or distinction, but are based on tasting as touching, being in touch, being touched and affected.
 
Edited by Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler, with a poster by Felicia von Zweigbergk, a script by Olive Michel and Fred Hystére, and contributions by Aline Benecke, Hannah Black, Lotte Meret Effinger, Karlijn Eskens, Anna Frei, Max Göran, Amelia Groom, Janine Halka, Emma Haugh, Isa Hönle, Suza Husse, Fred Hystére, Andrea Caroline Keppler, Lary, Witold Leynse, Anja Lückenkemper, Olive Michel, Gabriele Netzer-Guggenbichler, Nana Owusu-Ansah, Andreea Pavel/D.R.E.E.A, Romy Rüegger, Sodi St. Jean, Lorenzo Sandoval, and Felicia van Zweigbergk.
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During the launch event, Olive Michel and Fred Hystére will present a performance which they developed for the French Kisses days: the collective listening session – with black light and non-newtonian fluids – “Touching Tones with Tender Buttons:”
“Is it us who touch the tones or is it the tones touching us? Through the nightmares of reduction, the dreams of queer seduction, the staying-in-touch and letting go. Of ringing bodies, the languages of joy and fluidifying modes of representation. Hearing as a way of touching distance, distance as a way of listening closely.”

Fred Hystère/Anna Frei lives and works in Zürich. She worked and works in collaborative art- and music projects, as a freelance graphic designer and as conceptrice of publications and editions (Edition Fink, Les Complices*, OOR Editions…), gives weekly Risograph workshops, organizes and curates several discursive experimental audio formats and concerts, and is a passionate vinyl-researcher and DJ. In 2014 she’s co-initiated OOR (One’s Own Room), a record- and art bookstore, soundspace and sound related production context that is collectively run in Zürich. The OOR Saloon Series seek to create collective and discursive spaces for negotiations of emancipatory, contemporary artistic practices related to sound.Olive Michel lives and loves in Marseille. Involved into several collective writing and performance practices on passing, passing names, naming, intimacy and the politics of dissolving.

The Side Room is the awkwardly shaped side room of the micro-brewery and bar Butcher’s Tears in Amsterdam. Since two years, Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler host various kinds of events, gatherings, and conversations there, which all have in common that they investigate, share, and nurture intersectional feminist, queer, anti-colonial and anti-racist discourses and practices.

The performance “Touching Tones with Tender Buttons” is kindly supported by the Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia.

Saturday 12 March 2016, 8 – 10 pm, CENSORSHIP NOW!! book presentation and performance by Ian Svenonius

CENSORSHIP NOW!! is Ian F. Svenonius’s new collection of sixteen essays and stories. It ’s reorganizing people’s ideas about censorship, Ikea,documentary filmmaking, the Berlin Wall, the film Heathers, the twist, the frug, the mashed potato, shaving one’s body, Apple, Inc., Nordic functionalism, the supposed benevolence of the Wikipedia, hoarding, college rock, the origins of the Internet, and more. It’s an underground smash which has been met with a horrified gasp in all respectable quarters and gog-eyed enthusiasm in artist garrets the world over.

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Performance:

ESCAPE-ISM is a found-sound dream-drama starring Ian Svenonius, singer (Chain & the Gang, The Make-Up, Weird War, etc), author (‘The Psychic Soviet,’ ‘Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group,’ ‘Censorship Now!!’), talk show host (Soft Focus), experimental filmmaker (‘Launching of the Dream Weapon,’ ‘What is a Group?,’ ‘The Seduction of Paolo Hewitt’), and public speaker.

ESCAPE-ISM is “live collage” with a beat box, a ritual offering to the fractured landscape of AM radio. It features original performances of songs, game-time sportcasts, eye-in-the-sky traffic reports, doppler radar weather forecasts, live interviews, sermons, world news and opinion, guest appearances, electric guitars, drum machine, electro-magnetic tapes, fuzz box, sickening sounds, and stolen samples. Critics have been unanimous in saying “I didn’t see anything; I mind my own business. Listen, I don’t want any trouble.”

ESCAPE-ISM originally was designed as a live performance to accompany the book tour promoting Svenonius’ “Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group”(2013 Akashic) but has since mutated, devolved, and is now sought out to play rock ’n’ roll gigs, art openings, shindigs, conventions, and the like.

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