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Azin Feizabadi - After Cinema - Fictions from A Collective Memory
2019
English edition
Archive Books
This book marks the ten-year anniversary of the project A Collective Memory by Azin Feizabadi. The project encompasses five narrative-driven films, alongside other artworks. Each film has its own urgency, approach, and point of departure. The films naturally vary in their subjects, they touch upon stories of migration, uprising, transformation, revolution, renewal, collapse, defeat, depression, and desire that connect the life of the artist with those around him. The research materials that have come up over the course of this project consist, on the one hand, of concrete historical events and, on the other hand, all the innumerable, fragmented personal memories spread between pats, presents, and futures that narrate every-changing stories of how things were, are, and may be.
How to translate the principles of such layered project into a publication? How to imagine through the films? What stories could be further told? What happens after leaving the cinema? Where does cinema begin and where does it end? After cinema collects narratives, each contributor to the publication was asked to watch one of the five films in A Collective Memory and to write a fiction in response. Or rather, a continuation of the story, a personal variation, a translation in the literal sense: a carrying over of the film into one's own language. In many ways, the artist wanted to let go of his films and see them anew through the eyes of others. Indeed, to whom belongs a film—to its author, its director, its cast and crew, its audiences, its critics? The films are showed in the book as images that flicker across the screen or the page, exploring how the stories of others intersect with them, together forming unexpected conversations.
Amongst the authors, both Rasha Salti and Shahab Fotouhi have composed screenplays in response, a decision that engages with the formal backbone of film itself. In doing so, a transformation has taken place: two very different films appear, in Salti's case a re-articulation of The Negotiation with a new set of characters and a dialogue that updates itself to address her personal, political concerns, while Fotouhi transposes the psychological abstraction in The Epic of the Lovers: Mafia, God and the Citizens to create concrete personalities that reflect the contemporary social and emotional tensions hә wishes to portray as a filmmaker. Jan Verwoert and Ashkan Sepahvand have both written short stories that subtly entangle their respective biographies with that of their fictional narrators. Having grown up in the Ruhr Valley where Cryptomnesia takes place, Verwoert's story takes the small-town, post-War humdrum that characterizes the area's cities to present us with an uncanny place, possibly in the after math of a disaster, where not much at all takes place beyond everyday routine—that is, until something does. For Sepahvand, the transposition from one body to the next that drives the narration of Uchronia allows him to imagine the story of a figure who may or may not be himself in another tịme and place. For Sarah Rifky, the dreamlike structure of The Conference of the Birds inspires her to suggest altogether different dates and settings within which words generate poetic images.
Running throughout the book, a text by Nanna Heidenreich poses questions and reflections on the role of media, memory, migration, belonging, and authorship, a conversational form that simultaneously expresses her critical perspective as an engaged viewer of film and her long-term familiarity with A Collective Memory.
Elena Vogman - Dance of Values - Sergei Eisenstein\'s Capital Project
2019
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
Researcher Elena Vogman examines the unpublished archival material relating to the film adaptation of Karl Marx's Capital by Sergei Eisenstein. The analysis of these materials reveals the clear and ambitious idea that animated the Soviet filmmaker for this aborted project: to build a visual theorization of value.
Laura Mulvey - Fétichisme et curiosité
2019
French edition
Brook
French edition of Laura Mulvey's writings which range from analyses of Xala, Citizen Kane and Blue Velvet, to an extended engagement with the creations of Native American artist Jimmie Durham and the feminist photographer Cindy Sherman.
Pauline Mari - Hartung Nouvelle Vague - De Resnais vers Rohmer
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Dedalus
Hans Hartung and the cinema.
Lee Chang-dong -
2019
French edition
Dis Voir - Cinema – Monographs
First monograph.
Lee Chang-dong -
2019
English edition
Dis Voir - Cinema – Monographs
First monograph.
Jean-Luc Bouvret - Pierre Soulages / Michel Lorblanchet - Moments d\'origine (DVD)
2019
film in French version with English subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions - Documents & Video Works (DVD)
A conversation between painter Pierre Soulages and prehistorian Michel Lorblanchet about parietal art and the origins of art.
Manoel de Oliveira - A Casa / The House
2019
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Serralves
Taking Manoel de Oliveira's posthumous film A Visita ou Memórias e Confissões as a point of departure, this publication offers a broader questioning of the concept of the house in the filmmaker's oeuvre. Lavishly illustrated with archive material and images of his films, it includes several especially commissioned texts, together with an unpublished conversation between Oliveira and architect Álvaro Siza.
Harmony Korine - Key Zest
2019
English edition
Nieves
The script of Harmony Korine's new movie The Beach Bum.
Laida Lertxundi - Landscape Plus
2019
trilingual edition (English / Spanish / Basque)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph.
En Court - Variations sur  la Première Image (DVD)
2019
bilingual edition (English / French), DVD original version, English / French subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions - Variations on...
Boxset containing a book and ten artist's films (Mali Arun, Ismaïl Bahri, Hicham Berrada, Antoine Danis, Maïder Fortuné, Ana Maria Gomes, Daphné Hérétakis, Joachim Olender, Clément Postec, Dania Reymond) on DVD.
Stephen Barber - Film\'s Ghosts - Tatsumi Hijikata\'s Butoh and the Transmutation of 1960s Japan
2019
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
An essential book for readers engaged with film and performance, urban cultures and architecture, and Japan's experimental art and its histories.
Dork Zabunyan - The Insistence of Struggle - Images, uprisings, counter-revolutions
2019
English edition
IF Publications
In this compilation of essays, Dork Zabunyan analyses the creation, use and circulation of images in the contexts of the “Arab Spring” and the Syrian War.
Karl Fousek - In The Forest (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
Second Editions
Serving as a score for David Hartt's film of the same name about the Habitat Puerto Rico project by Moshe Safdie, In The Forest finds Karl Fousek at his most focussed and controlled.
 Keren Cytter & Antonio Grulli - Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Diary
2019
English edition
Humboldt Books
A travel diary / a screenplay.
 Jean-Luc Godard & Philippe Sollers - The Conversation (DVD)
2019
film in French version with English subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions - Documents & Video Works (DVD)
Jean-Paul Fargier's film about the historical encounter between the filmmaker and the writer in 1984.
Emmanuelle K. - L\'oiseleur
2019
French edition
Supernova - Books
A courtly tale that takes the form of prose poems, dedicated to Surrealist artist Benjamin Péret. Written by Emmanuelle K., poet, storyteller, video artist, and companion of the Situationist International.
 Alexandre Estrela & João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva - Lua Cão
2019
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A panoptic cinema.
Carmelo Bene - L\'esthétique du déplaisir
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
Two interviews in which Carmelo Bene exposes his working method and his ideas on television, and opens a reflection on the links between artistic avant-gardism and mass diffusion.
Babette Mangolte - Selected Writings - 1998-2015
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
A collection of texts by the French-American photographer and filmmaker in which she reflects on her artistic practice and discusses her collaborations with other filmmakers, artists, dancers and choreographers such as Marina Abramović, Chantal Akerman, Trisha Brown, and Yvonne Rainer.
Florence Lazar - You Think The Earth Is A Dead Thing… It\'s So Much More Convenient! Dead, We Thus Trample On It…
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
This catalogue accompanies the exhibition by Florence Lazar at the Jeu de Paume. It is also her first monograph.
Vincent Nordon - Berlioz, Baden-Baden - Un opéra plutôt comique
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Fama
It is a hundred and fifty years since Hector Berlioz is caught between storm and passion, violence and adolescence. This book wants to get out of these cliches, even to sink into others.
Michael Snow - The Last LP (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
Song Cycle Records
currently out of stock
Michael Snow's The Last LP is an extraordinary collection of tracks “of rare music derived from threatened, obsolete, or now-extinct cultures from around the world” that although the claiming of being field recordings of ancient musical experiences, are in fact pieces played, conceived and recorded by the artist himself.
Giorgio Wolfensberger - Foto Povera
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
First monograph dedicated to the artistic freelance photography of industrial photographer and filmmaker Giorgio Wolfensberger (1945-2016). Beginning with the black-and-white documentary photography of his first years, the publication then documents a rich body of colorful photographs depicting with humor, the strangeness of everyday life and its objects.
Léon Moussinac - Journal des 60 ans - 19 janvier 1950 – 19 janvier 1951 + L\'Héritage de Spartacus (livre / DVD)
2019
French edition
EnsAD
Léon Moussinac was an influential French art critic and communist intellectual. This critical edition of his diary offers a unique testimony on political and cultural life in post-war France. This edition comes with a DVD of the documentary Léon Moussinac – L'héritage de Spartacus, directed by Patrick Cazals.