Are You…Friends with Books? / Public Programmes 2014

Saturday, 13 December, 2014

12:00 h "Synaesthesia and the Unseen", a conversation with Rebecca Partridge and Lauren Reid on the occasion of the launch of Partridge's Notations (Broken Dimanche Press, 2014). Presented by Broken Dimanche Press.        

13:00 h Paul Hendrikse and Freek Lomme in conversation on Hendrikse's Moving Through Second-hand Sources (p.s.) (Onomatopee projects, 2013) expanding upon the complex and intriguing life of the South African poet Ingrid Jonker. Presented by Onomatopee projects.          

14:00 h Ines Lechleitner and Ana Teixeira Pinto discuss Lechleitner's first monograph, The Imagines (Sternberg Press, 2014), where, in response to critical text contributions, Lechleitner develops a visual section where elements and fragments of the selected projects build up their own narrative in relation to the specific space of the book. Presented by Sternberg Press.

15:00 h/16:00 h Presentation by Thomas Hvid Kromann, an editor of the new comprehensive publication Danish Artists' Books (Møller and Verlagder Buchhandlung Walther König, 2014); and following discussion with four Danish artists featured in the book and present at the fair, Jesper Fabricius and Åse Eg Jørgensen (Space Poetry and Pist Protta), Morten Søndergaard (Wordpharmacy), and Jasper Sebastian Stürup (Fluens Forlag). Presented by Friends with Books and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

Sunday, 14 December, 2014

12:00 h Art historian and curator Dr. Sophie Berrebi, author of The Shape of Evidence (Valiz, 2014) in conversation with Susanne Kriemann, examines the role and use of visual documents in contemporary art, looking at artworks in which the document is valued not only as a source of information but also as a distinctive visual and critical form. Presented by Valiz.

13:00 h A conversation between Charlotte Birnbaum and Daniel Birnbaum on F. T. Marinetti and Fillìa's The Futurist Cookbook (Sternberg Press, 2014), edited by Charlotte Birnbaum, as the fourth edition of the On The Table Series. Originally published in 1932, this manifesto-as-culinary-innovation is replete with experimental recipes and a multilayered exploration of cultural metabolisms, with the dining table as its centerpiece. Presented by Sternberg Press.

14:00 h "Context and the Rashomon Effect", a talk by Adam Kleinman, Chief Editor of WdW Review. "If the exception proves the rule, what to make of a world today that is defined by ever expanding, and often conflicting, states of exception?" Join WdW Review as we discuss how a context might be cleaved from within such opposing circumstances. Presented by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art.     

15:00 h/16:00 h Join e-flux journal for a mini-symposium with Julieta Aranda and Ana Teixeira Pinto, Diedrich Diederichsen, Metahaven, Hito Steyerl, and others in anticipation of e-flux journal's forthcoming reader, The Internet Does Not Exist (Sternberg Press, 2015) "The internet doesn't exist. We thought it was made of wires and black boxes because that's what computers used to look like. It's no longer inside a browser window or floating on a cloud. It has no material base. The internet already dissolved into us, into a heap of effects and affects. In warped identity recognition, bling memory, loving solidarities and nasty breakups, secrecy and ad-hoc informalism, do-gooder corruption, algorithms converting light and exuberance into capital and back." Presented by e-flux journal.