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Dis Voir (159 titles)
 

Paris
Dis Voir Editions publishes books on contemporary culture in the visual arts, cinema, music, philosophy, fiction, design and choreography. They currently produce books within 14 different series. Their ZagZig series, taking the form of book / CD sets, intends to create an original editorial space for sound works by artists. Their Fictions series, a collaborative effort with filmmakers, publishes written works and literary creations in the form of short stories, novels and tales for adults.
 
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French edition
This publication gathers the outcomes of a research project bringing together sociologists, art historians and artists to investigate the frontier as both a subject and an epistemic framework.

English edition
A tale loosely inspired by both the contemporary astrophysicist Aurelien Barrau's work on multiverses and the turn-of-the-century author H.P. Lovecraft's mystical stories. The book entwines astrophysics and fantasy literature through fiction, deconstructing the frameworks of narration, logic, identity, space, and time. Illustrated by Andréa Marchal, after Barrau's works.

French edition
A tale loosely inspired by both the contemporary astrophysicist Aurelien Barrau's work on multiverses and the turn-of-the-century author H.P. Lovecraft's mystical stories. The book entwines astrophysics and fantasy literature through fiction, deconstructing the frameworks of narration, logic, identity, space, and time. Illustrated by Andréa Marchal, after Barrau's works.

English edition
François Boutonnet's Mnemosyne offers the first consideration of the “Arts of Memory” from antiquity to contemporary art, connecting it to mind mapping in digital culture.

English edition
The script for Joseph, the new film by Peter Greenaway, an ironic portrayal of the figure of Joseph, father of Jesus. Here, God—“the other father”—becomes, in Greenaway's words, “vulnerable to jealousy… since he has a rival on earth.”

English edition
With this essay on Black British artists from 1970 onward, Sophie Orlando explores their influences on the Western contemporary art and introduces readers to an important, long-marginalized movement, recontextualizing it with groundbreaking scholarship.

French edition
With this essay on Black British artists from 1970 onward, Sophie Orlando explores their influences on the Western contemporary art and introduces readers to an important, long-marginalized movement, recontextualizing it with groundbreaking scholarship.

English edition
With its title echoing to Gilles Deleuze works The Movement Image and The Time Image, The Image-Matter, between philosophy, contemporary art and science, offers tools to create new mental images to understand this new vision of the world shaped by nanotechnologies and help us to do the necessary metamorphosis of our imaginary.

English edition
This magazine-style artist's book by European contemporary artist Nicole Tran Ba Vang parodies the stereotypes and prejudices of advertising and fashion, exploring the fantasies of a consumer society.

French edition
With its title echoing to Gilles Deleuze works The Movement Image and The Time Image, The Image-Matter, between philosophy, contemporary art and science, offers tools to create new mental images to understand this new vision of the world shaped by nanotechnologies and help us to do the necessary metamorphosis of our imaginary.

French edition
This magazine-style artist's book by European contemporary artist Nicole Tran Ba Vang parodies the stereotypes and prejudices of advertising and fashion, exploring the fantasies of a consumer society.

bilingual edition (French / English)
No World is an original piece in an audio book composed from daily images, sounds and texts collected through the Internet, songs, poems, interviews and field recordings created by Winter Family between 2011 and 2014 while living between Paris and in the Caribbean neighbourhoods of Brooklyn, NYC.

bilingual edition (French / English)
This audio art book documents an experiment in binaural sound by French artist Loris Gréaud performed around the world over five years. Using binaural beats, Crossfading guides the listener to the threshold of sleep. The book includes MRI images of the artist listening to the piece.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Last Words is a dual-input device: a book associated with a sound piece built from the last statements of all inmates executed in Texas since the resumption of executions on December 7, 1982.

bilingual edition (English / Japanese / French)
This artist's book / CD includes an innovative work made of sound and pictures related to an installation made by the artist in Japan in 2012.

English edition
Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka's love for Alma Mahler was so great that he had a life-sized model of her made. The OK Doll, by Peter Greenaway, is the script for an unrealized film about the doll that Kokoschka lived with for three years.

English edition
What happened to the boy Tadzio on the Venetian Lido beach in Thomas Mann's and Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice? British director Peter Greenaway relates Tadzio's future.

English edition
This script by Peter Greenaway follows Russian director Eisenstein to Guanajuato, Mexico, where he worked for ten days on Que Viva Mexico. Ten days that shook Eisenstein face to face with sex and death which changed the man and the filmmaker.

French edition
François Boutonnet's Mnemosyne offers the first consideration of the “Arts of Memory” from antiquity to contemporary art, connecting it to mind mapping in digital culture.

English edition
Medea is an original sound composition based on recordings of radio interceptions and field recordings compiled by Soundwalk Collective during a two-month journey by boat along the coasts of the Black Sea.

French edition
Medea is an original sound composition based on recordings of radio interceptions and field recordings compiled by Soundwalk Collective during a two-month journey by boat along the coasts of the Black Sea.

English edition
A comedic and poetic tell about a man back from the dead to haunt humans. The posthumous novel of Raoul Ruiz, achieved shortly before his own death.

English edition
This original radio sound piece unfurls a multiple electroacoustic flux in which audio archives of the voices of the great surrealist heroes of the Twenties (Man Ray, Duchamp, Aragon) are given a new breath of life and become electric.

English edition
A collaborative artist's book and audio recording which translates a previous collaborative theater work into a violent multimedia disquisition on puppetry, serial killing and homoeroticism. The play and book are based on the Texan serial killer Dean Corll.

French edition
This original radio sound piece unfurls a multiple electroacoustic flux in which audio archives of the voices of the great surrealist heroes of the Twenties (Man Ray, Duchamp, Aragon) are given a new breath of life and become electric.

French edition
A collaborative artist's book and audio recording which translates a previous collaborative theater work into a violent multimedia disquisition on puppetry, serial killing and homoeroticism. The play and book are based on the Texan serial killer Dean Corll.

English edition
Part philosophical anthology and part science fiction, this illustrated volume tackles the mind-boggling phenomenon of post-humanism. Journey to the End of the Species offers various proposals to actually create successors to the human race, establishing a set of resources--literary, artistic and political--to initiate thinking about a previously inconceivable future beyond humanity as we know it.

French edition
Part philosophical anthology and part science fiction, this illustrated volume tackles the mind-boggling phenomenon of post-humanism. Journey to the End of the Species offers various proposals to actually create successors to the human race, establishing a set of resources--literary, artistic and political--to initiate thinking about a previously inconceivable future beyond humanity as we know it.

English edition
Halfway between science-fiction novel and thriller, this tale by Nicolas Ancion, illustrated by Killoffer, revisits the figures of the mad scientist and the sorcerer's apprentice.

French edition
Halfway between science-fiction novel and thriller, this tale by Nicolas Ancion, illustrated by Killoffer, revisits the figures of the mad scientist and the sorcerer's apprentice.

English edition
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Conceived as an homage to Musique Concrète pioneer Pierre Schaeffer's Solfège de l'objet sonore, Dataphonics is a project that focuses on the relationship between the data of sound and the sound of data. The work deploys frequencies at the very edges of human hearing, sounds that, as Ryoji Ikeda explains, “the listener becomes aware of only upon their disappearance.”

French edition
Conceived as an homage to Musique Concrète pioneer Pierre Schaeffer's Solfège de l'objet sonore, Dataphonics is a project that focuses on the relationship between the data of sound and the sound of data. The work deploys frequencies at the very edges of human hearing, sounds that, as Ryoji Ikeda explains, “the listener becomes aware of only upon their disappearance.”

English edition
The book and audio CD Water Days documents an exchange of pictures, texts, sounds and voices between multimedia artist Leah Singer and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo inspired by the contrast between wanderlust and the desire for home.

French edition
The book and audio CD Water Days documents an exchange of pictures, texts, sounds and voices between multimedia artist Leah Singer and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo inspired by the contrast between wanderlust and the desire for home.

English edition
The screenplay of Goltzius & the Pelican Company‏—the second feature film in the series “Dutch Masters” of Peter Greenawayabout Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints.

English edition
The infinite monkey theorem states that a chimpanzee randomly typing on a typewriter will sooner or later end up composing a sonnet by Shakespeare. Pierre Sanges carries the metaphor further with this ethological tale illustrated by Nicolas de Crécy.

French edition
The infinite monkey theorem states that a chimpanzee randomly typing on a typewriter will sooner or later end up composing a sonnet by Shakespeare. Pierre Senges carries the metaphor further with this ethological tale illustrated by Nicolas de Crécy.

English edition
An intimate journey into the personal universe of the artist through a series of daily leaps: from her New York studio in Tribeca to the numerous travels and landscapes she crossed over a whole three month period.

English edition
To Petrarca works as a sound diary with images and sounds following a structure similar to Mekas' pioneering film diaries. Originally broadcasted on French radio, this original sound piece culled from the artist' personal archives. The accompanying book expends it with personal drawings, photos and correspondence.

French edition
An intimate journey into the personal universe of the artist through a series of daily leaps: from her New York studio in Tribeca to the numerous travels and landscapes she crossed over a whole three month period.

French edition
To Petrarca works as a sound diary with images and sounds following a structure similar to Mekas' pioneering film diaries. Originally broadcasted on French radio, this original sound piece culled from the artist' personal archives. The accompanying book expends it with personal drawings, photos and correspondence.

English edition
This artist's book proposes to construct a “mental space” through a narrative—mixing ravers, science-fiction and comic strips—presented through illuminations in the style of old children's books.

French edition
This artist's book proposes to construct a “mental space” through a narrative—mixing ravers, science-fiction and comic strips—presented through illuminations in the style of old children's books.

English edition
This study on the fabrication of Posthumanity questions us on the limits of the human, its boundaries and its possibilities in our “biotech” era. It examines the fundamental distinction between natural and artificial, nature and technology, human and machine, body and flesh.

French edition
This study on the fabrication of Posthumanity questions us on the limits of the human, its boundaries and its possibilities in our “biotech” era. It examines the fundamental distinction between natural and artificial, nature and technology, human and machine, body and flesh.

English edition
Both a prelude and a continuation to Raoul Ruiz's film, Treasure Island, made in 1984, this text presents itself as the follow up, or rather, a pursuit of Stevenson's novel. A formidable example of the way Ruiz parodies the text and plunges the story inside the story, before losing the reader in a labyrinth of strange images.

French edition
Both a prelude and a continuation to Raoul Ruiz's film, Treasure Island, made in 1984, this text presents itself as the follow up, or rather, a pursuit of Stevenson's novel. A formidable example of the way Ruiz parodies the text and plunges the story inside the story, before losing the reader in a labyrinth of strange images.

English edition
At the junction of art and science, Life Extreme intends to present new living beings created by man, beings no longer produced solely by “nature”. This poetic proposition takes the form of a guide to new lives among the most astonishing that have appeared at the beginning of the Twenty-first century.

French edition
At the junction of art and science, Life Extreme intends to present new living beings created by man, beings no longer produced solely by “nature”. This poetic proposition takes the form of a guide to new lives among the most astonishing that have appeared at the beginning of the Twenty-first century.

English edition
The first volume of an experimental series on historiography devoted to the place of gesture and language in the historical narrative.

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