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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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5 & 6 February 2016 Workshops and lecture: String Figures and Paper Plane Publishing by Philip Noble

In the frame of SMITHSONIANA, our program during the International Film Festival Rotterdam, we organise a series of workshops in the spirit of the extraordinary collections of Harry Smith.

Email us if you would like to participate. Workshops and lecture are free.

String Figures, lecture 5 February 2 pm:
Philip Noble presents a history and culture of string figures from around the world and illustrates this with many examples of string figures and some stories of the amazing people who went out of their way to collect these. At the end of the session the audience will be taught one or two simple string games.
The lecture is open for the public.

String Figures: workshop 4 – 6 pm (limited public access):
A detailed workshop on how to make string figures, centred on string stories and teaching slightly more complex games.
This session will end with giant string figures made co-operatively as a group.

Paper Plane Publishing workshop (limited public access), 6 February 2 – 4 pm:
Philip Noble demonstrates different planes and then each person will be taught how to fold three planes: one dart shape, one glider, and one boomerang.
The event is accessible to anyone from 8 years upwards.
We’ll find a high place for testing the airplanes and release them.

 Philip Noble has degrees in Science, Divinity and is ordained into Christian ministry.
In 1978 Philip co-founded the International String Figures Association with Dr Hiroshi Noguchi of Waseda University in Japan. Since then Philip has travelled widely teaching and collecting string figures, written two books on the subject and in 2008 worked with Audi cars in 2008 to produce a TV commercial of a car made out of string games.

Friday 29 January 2016: *Smithsoniana* *The Flip Collection VI* *Launch of Erigone’s Daughter by Lewis Klahr*

Opening 29 January, 5 – 7 pm

~SMITHSONIANA
Catalogue Raisonné, From the Collections of Harry Smith, Paper Airplanes and String Figures
Exhibition of photographs by Jason Fulford and workshops to celebrate the newly published books on the singular collections of Harry Smith, legendary filmmaker, painter and ethnomusicologist (1923 – 1991)
Published by J & L Books and Anthology Film Archives, 2015

~ The Flip Collection VI
PrintRoom’s international and growing collection of flipbooks by artists
~Launch of Erigone’s Daughter, a flipbook by Lewis Klahr (US), PrintRoom publication #15, co-published with Knust (NL)

~Signing session by Lewis Klahr at Lantaren Venster at 6.45 pm previous to the first festival screening of Klahr’s film Sixty Six, which starts at 7.15 at Lantaren Venster 6.  Tickets through the festival website iffr.com

~The documentary AMERICAN MAGUS – HARRY SMITH by Paola Igliori will be screened during opening hours.

~Workshops and lecture on Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February by Tomas Schats and Philip Noble

Presentation dates: 28 January – 5 March 2016
During the festival PrintRoom is open every day from 12 to 6 pm

 

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SMITHSONIANA
Filmmaker, painter, anthropologist, musicologist and occultist–Harry Smith (1923-1991) was an incomparable polymath and seminal figure in the realms of beat culture and avant-garde art. Smith’s kaleidoscopic experimental films have influenced generations of artists and cinephiles, while his landmark three-volume compilation, the Anthology of American Folk Music (1952), laid the foundation for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s. In addition to his ecstatic artwork, Smith is renowned for his vast collections of curious objects. The Collections of Harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné series spotlights and indexes his eclectic research obsessions.

Volume one features richly detailed photographic documentation of 251 paper airplanes gathered by Smith from the streets of New York City over an approximately 20-year period. Whimsical and weird, the paper airplanes rank among Smith’s most mysterious collecting pursuits. This extensive compendium presents the fruits of his extraordinary aeronautic pursuit and highlights the tangled history and myths that accompany them.

Volume two of The Collections of Harry Smith focuses on Smith’s erudite study of string figures, an age-old form of spiritual and recreational play that he passionately chronicled in multiple mediums. This immersive volume contains photographs of the extant mounted string figures created by Smith alongside interviews, film stills and selections from his unpublished anthropological research. Additional contextual materials include an introductory essay and a conversation between musician, photographer and filmmaker John Cohen, a longtime colleague of Smith, and painter Terry Winters.

Lectures and Workshops! 

Flipbook animation by Tomas Schats (NL), 4 February, 7 – 9.30 pm
In this workshop you are going to make a small narrative flipbook.
The essence of the workshop is conceptualizing a small story, which can be told in only 5 to 10 seconds using just a fine-liner and a pile of paper.

Tomas Schats makes clear line animations and drawings from which everything superfluous has been omitted. They are miniatures created in pencil and displayed against a blindingly clean and white background. The narratives he tells are layered and occasionally take unexpected turns. They tell stories about humankind, with all its possibilities and limitations.

String Figures, lecture 5 February 2 pm:
Philip Noble presents a history and culture of string figures from around the world and illustrates this with many examples of string figures and some stories of the amazing people who went out of their way to collect these. At the end of the session the audience will be taught one or two simple string games.
The lecture is open for the public.

String Figures: workshop 4 – 6 pm (limited public access):
A detailed workshop on how to make string figures, centred on string stories and teaching slightly more complex games.
This session will end with giant string figures made co-operatively as a group.

Paper Plane Publishing workshop (limited public access), 6 February 2 – 4 pm:
Philip Noble demonstrates different planes and then each person will be taught how to fold three planes: one dart shape, one glider, and one boomerang.
The event is accessible to anyone from 8 years upwards.
We’ll find a high place for testing the airplanes and release them.

 Philip Noble has degrees in Science, Divinity and is ordained into Christian ministry.
In 1978 Philip co-founded the International String Figures Association with Dr Hiroshi Noguchi of Waseda University in Japan. Since then Philip has travelled widely teaching and collecting string figures, written two books on the subject and in 2008 worked with Audi cars in 2008 to produce a TV commercial of a car made out of string games.

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Erigone’s Daughter, a flipbook by Lewis Klahr (US), PrintRoom publication #15, co-published with Knust (NL)

Lewis Klahr, called “the reigning proponent of cut and paste” by The Village Voice, is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic collage films and cut-out animations. His animations’ elliptical tales of sunshine noir and classic Greek mythology are inhabited by comic book super heroes and characters from Portuguese photo romans who wander through mid century modernist Los Angeles architectural photographs and landscapes from period magazines.

The Flip Collection VI

A flipbook (also called thumb cinema) is a booklet that, for a short moment, becomes a film.

Contributions by: Ghenadie Popescu (MD), Maike Hemmers (DE/NL), Gözde Türkkan | Mimiko (TR), Georg Traber CH), Elena Gilbert (US/DE), Rachel Sender (ES/NL), Antje Van Wichelen (BE), Lawrence-Olivier Mahadoo (US/FR), Han Hoogerbrugge (NL), Sarah Vanagt (BE) & Katrien Vermeire (BE), Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva (NL/RU), Esther Urlus (NL), Bas Fontein (NL), Gloria Glitzer (DE), Quinten Swagerman (NL), Scott Blake (US), Ricardo Leal Gomes (PT), Roger Bygott (UK), Alice Rice (US), Jenny Suhonen (FI), Loes Verstappen (NL), Ernesto Morales (MX), Terhi Ekebom (FI), Andre Pielage (NL), Jenni Rope (FI), Mariana Zanetti (BR), Kati Rapia (FI), Samuli Otto-Henrik Saarinen (FI), Anne Roecklein (US), Marieke Verbiesen (NL/SE), Derek Parker (US), Lise Duclaux (BE), Jan Voss (DE/NL), Com Amoras (PT), Maurizio Montalti (IT), Tomas Schats (NL), Michael Leigh (UK), Guilia Garbin (IT/UK), Anneke Nieuwdorp (NL), Armelle Caron (FR), Paulina del Paso (MX), Margarida Fernandes and Sofia Magalhães (PT), Team Zatara (ES), Katrien Zintzen (NL), Wil van Iersel (NL), Wouter Venema (NL), Martha Colburn (US/NL), Joris Lindhout and Maaike Gouwenberg (NL), Ines Schaber (DE), David Kühne (DE), Jessica Tankard ((US/NL), Corinne Janier (FR), Kamaya Lindquist (US), Rania Ho (US/CN), Jeanne van Heeswijk (NL), Francien van Everdingen (NL), Marjolijn Kok (NL), Antje van Wichelen (BE), Fiet van de Vijsel (NL), Bea van Golen (NL), Joost Stokhof (NL), Stefan Klein (DE), Kim Hospers (NL), Daphne Bom (ZA/NL), Michiel van Bakel (NL), Genevieve Hergott (FR), Akshara Verma(IN), Federico Antonini and Alessio D’Ellena (IT), Kathrin Wolkowicz (NL/DE), Primal (MX), Cetrucflotte (FR), Maia Gusberti (AU), Freerk Wilbers (NL), Dejan Habicht (SI), Tadej Pogačar (SI), Seripop: Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau (CA), Uta Eisenreich  (NL), Sayaka Abe (NL/JP), Lea Dahan (FR/BE), among others.

 

 

Invite The Flip Collection VI

You’re invited to contribute to The Flip Collection VI

PrintRoom joins the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) with an exhibition program and a presentation of flipbooks by artists, designers, filmmakers and photographers.
We invite you to donate your flipbook to our growing collection.

**A flipbook (also called folioscope, kineograph or thumb cinema) is a booklet that, for a short moment, becomes a film.**

You can confirm your contribution by e-mail until 15 January 2016 to info@printroom.org. Your book should be at PrintRoom before 23 January.

When you send in a contribution, please include in the parcel as well as in your e-mail:
-Your address details (post, web and e-mail),
-A short c.v.,
-The title of the book,
-The year it was made
-A short description

Please note that all flipbooks will become part of the PrintRoom collection as donations.
Although we handle all donations with care, we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage. Please send your flipbook to:
PrintRoom
Schietbaanstraat 17
3014ZV Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Presentation dates: 28.01.16 – 27.02.16

During the IFFR PrintRoom is open every day  from 12 to 6 pm.

Happy New Year from the PrintRoom team!

PrintRoom is closed from January 2 – 9