Experimental cinema

 
 
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.
 Keren Cytter & Antonio Grulli - Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Diary
2019
English edition
Humboldt Books
A travel diary / a screenplay.
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.
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.
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.
Dziga Vertov - Le ciné-œil de la révolution - Écrits sur le cinéma
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
A collection of texts by Soviet avant-garde filmmaker and theoretician Dziga Vertov, including a critical apparatus and visual documents.
Ellen Cantor - A history of the world as it has become known to me
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Publication focusing on Cantor's final project Pinochet Porn (2008–16)—an epic experimental film taking the form of a soap opera about the intimate life of people under the military dictatorship of Chile. A dramatic, transgressive and explicitly feminist work, embodying and radically extending Cantor's multifaceted artistic practice.
Keren Cytter - The Brutal Turtle
2018
English edition
Centre d'édition contemporaine
Second in a trilogy of children's books, The Brutal Turtle tells the story of a Turtle wandering in the desert, trying to reach the animal farm. Facing cruel obstacles during his journey, he becomes angry and terrorizes the farm's people once he arrives at the farm. A tale on power's relativity, hate, violence, and on the importance to be nice.
Keren Cytter - The Furious Hamster
2018
English edition
Centre d'édition contemporaine
The last in a trilogy of children's books, this publication tells the story of a hamster stuck between the pages of a book. Wishing to escape to discover the animal farm, he will find the help of his own fleas. A story about caring and learning, by artist Keren Cytter.
Paolo Gioli - Etruschi Polaroid 1984
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
This publication features an unpublished series of artworks by artist Paolo Gioli based on polaroid images of etruscan funerary sculptures set in the Italian city of Volterra. The volume is supplemented by a text on Volterra by novelist D. H. Lawrence, and an essay by historian of photography Roberta Valtorta.
Gianfranco Baruchello - Archive of Moving Images - 1960-2016
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The publication is the first comprehensive study of Baruchello's relationship with the moving image from the sixties on.
 Workshop of the Film Form / Warsztat Formy Filmowej -
2018
bilingual edition (English / Polish)
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
An overview of the works of the avant-garde group Warsztat Formy Filmowej (WFF), pioneers of video art in Poland and structural cinema in Central and Eastern Europe between 1970 and 1977. The publication examines all of the aspects of the WFF's activity, as well as their pedagogical heritage.
Ben Rivers - Ways of Worldmaking
2018
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First comprehensive monograph on British experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers.
Józef Robakowski - Nearer–Farther
2017
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First major catalogue dedicated to one of the biggest representatives of Polish art and experimental cinema, Józef Robakowski. The publication presents some of the artist's most significant works and his research on the language of film and montage. It includes and interview with Marina Abramović, one of Robakowski's colleague at the time of the Soviet Union.
Érik Bullot - Le film et son double - Boniment, ventriloquie, performativité
2017
French edition
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
An investigation on the performative future of cinema, followed by two studies on Lettrist's cinema and on the end of the projectionist.
Ute Holl - The Moses Complex - Freud, Schoenberg, Straub/Huillet
2017
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
With this essay, Ute Holl analyzes in detail and deep historical context major works by Freud, Schoenberg, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, all inspired by the figure of Moses. The author offers a dynamic and comprehensive political and cultural theory of migration and violence.
 Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi - The Arrow of Time - Notes from a Russian Journey – 1989-1990
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
This publication reproduces the experimental filmmakers' notebooks from their journey in the Soviet Union at the end of the 1980s. Gianikian & Ricci Lucchi undertook this travel to gather the memories of the cinematographic literary and artistic Russian avant-garde of the '20s and '30s, seeking out survivors and listening to their life stories.
Morgan Fisher - Off-Screen Cinema
2017
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collection of texts by researchers, artists and critics, exploring Morgan Fisher's filmography in relation to his other artistic practices.
 Gianfranco Baruchello & Michele Mari - Dreams
2017
English edition
Humboldt Books
In this publication, artist Gianfranco Baruchello and writer Michele Mari join forces to provide descriptions of their own dreams. Baruchello's illustrations and Mari's written notes unveil oneiric worlds made of symbols, recurring images, and obsessions, and address the question: just what are dreams made of?
Morgan Fisher - Un cinéma hors champ
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collection of texts by researchers, artists and critics, exploring Morgan Fisher's filmography in relation to his other artistic practices.
Keren Cytter - A-Z Life Coaching
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - Fiction
The new novel by Keren Cytter: an incomplete guide for life.
Michael Snow - Music For Piano, Whistling, Microphone And Tape Recorder (2 vinyl LP)
2016
French edition
Song Cycle Records
A collection of musical works from the seventies by the Canadian multidisciplinary artist.
 Keren Cytter & Nora Schultz - Terminal
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Nora Schultz gathered digital associations made with Google's image search engine, and then asked nine other artists to build a series of textual and visual narratives around her results (an artists' book designed by Keren Cytter).
Tony Conrad - Two Degrees of Separation / Über zwei Ecken
2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
A compact monograph containing gathering a visual documentation, two essays and a conversation with Tony Conrad, whose multi-faceted contributions since the 1960's have influenced and redefined music, filmmaking, minimalism, performance, video and conceptual art.
Jack Smith - Hamlet, mise-en-scène - EXTRA TROUBLE – Jack Smith in Frankfurt
2015
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
The publication brings together extensive material from Hamlet, mise-en-scène, an homage to Jack Smith presented at Portikus in 2012, along with recently restored and never-published stills, drawings, and writings by the American filmmaker related to his film Hamlet in the Rented World (A Fragment) (1970-73).