Art & science fiction

 
 
 Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni - The Unmanned
2022
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
forthcoming
Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni echo the fictional world of their films and the real world of their objects and sculptures, at the end of an exhibition-series developed over a decade.
YWY, Searching for a Character between Future Worlds - Gender, Ecology, Science Fiction
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A conversation about science fiction and robotics, ecology and gender, Indigenous Futurisms and what it means to be human.
João Maria Gusmão - Terçolho
2022
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A new publishing project documenting the duo's artistic trajectory with a particular emphasis on their discursive production.
 Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - FUTURE MEMORIES
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The first installment of FUTURE, an ongoing series of publications by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, explores how our conceptions of the future have changed over the past few decades, how that affects our take on the present and our reactions to changes that lie ahead.
Steffen Zillig - The Decolonization of America
2021
English edition
Wirklichkeit Books
A social fantasy whose bizarre fault lines and conflicts bear an uncanny resemblance to those of the present day.
Mathis Gasser - Heroes and Ghosts
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
An ongoing series of figurative oil-on-canvas paintings by Swiss-born London-based artist Mathis Gasser, decontextualizing in the same gesture characters of the popular culture and figures of the history of the art.
H. R. Giger - 5 – Poltergeist II - Drawings 1983-1985
2021
bilingual (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
The facsimile edition of the visionary sketches and notes of the surrealist master for Brian Gibson's horror film Poltergeist II.
Michel Gouéry - Plethora
2021
French edition
Arsenicgalerie
Catalogue bringing together four virtuoso artists in excess, overflow and debauchery.
Jim Shaw - Paperback Covers
2021
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Monograph dedicated to Jim Shaw's “Paperback Covers” key series.
Un autre monde///dans notre monde - Évocation contemporaine du réalisme fantastique – Tome 2
2021
French edition
Supernova - Art
A dive into the world of fantastic realism through the works of some twenty contemporary artists.
Rä di Martino - Afterall (A Space Mambo)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Publication based on the eponymous futuristic / dystopian project of the Italian artist and film-maker.
João Maria Gusmão - João Maria Gusmão introduces Eugène Frey - Inventeur des célèbres Décors lumineux à transformations du Théâtre de Monte Carlo appliqués pour la première fois à l\'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Paraguay Press
A painter and an inventor, Eugène Frey (1863-1930) pioneered techniques of animated sets for the theatre at the same time period as the cinema was invented. While he is contextualized beside the creations of Loie Fuller, Georges Méliès or Lotte Reiniger, he is reinterpreted by the artist João Maria Gusmão. First publication devoted to the work of Eugène Frey, the luxurious catalogue of the exhibition at the New National Museum of Monaco presents texts by Stéphane Tralongo (University of Lausanne) and Laurent Mannoni (Cinémathèque française), as well as a work of fiction by João Maria Gusmão.
Margaret Cavendish - Observations upon Experimental Philosophy
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Clinamen
Four texts about the sky by Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673), English aristocrat, writer, philosopher and scientist whose salon was home to Descartes, Hobbes and Gassendi, precursor of feminism and author of one of the first works of science fiction.
Larissa Sansour - Research/Practice - Heirloom
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - Research/Practice
This publication documents the artistic research for Sansour's project for the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale: a dark science fiction narrative set after an eco-disaster, evolving into an intimate dialogue about memory, exile and nostalgia.
Matt Lock - Suffering Vehicles
2019
no text
Nieves
A series of illustrations depicting automobiles set in a chaotic post-apocalyptic world, inspired by the dystopian aesthetics of the 1980s and 1990s.
Panayiotis Terzis - Megalith Zero
2019
no text
Nieves
A collection of colorful paintings inspired by science fiction and classical Antiquity. A prequel to the artist's ongoing Megalith series of publications that acts as a PH sample of his broader painting, collage, and print studio practice.
Brittany Nelson - Out of the Everywhere
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Monograph dedicated to artist Brittany Nelson, who appropriates techniques from 19th century photography to create works of feminist science fiction and queer abstraction.
Denis Vierge - Braids - Memories of the Narratocene
2019
English edition
Dis Voir - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Adults
The new fantastic novel published in the “tales for adults” series, in which contemporary writers explore through fiction the most recent research in sciences, reviving a tradition in scientific literature. A tradition which aims at making dream and meditate on the way the world is represented as it redefines itself today.
Denis Vierge - Tresses - Souvenirs du narratocène
2019
French edition
Dis Voir - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Adults
The new fantastic novel published in the “tales for adults” series, in which contemporary writers explore through fiction the most recent research in sciences, reviving a tradition in scientific literature. A tradition which aims at making dream and meditate on the way the world is represented as it redefines itself today.
Un autre monde///dans notre monde - Evocation contemporaine du réalisme fantastique
2019
French edition
Galerie du jour agnès b. - Catalogues
A dive into the world of fantastic realism through the works of some twenty contemporary artists.
João Maria Gusmão - Lua Cão
2019
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A panoptic cinema.
Ascending from the Liquid Horizon
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Cura. - Cura.books
Ascending from the Liquid Horizon focuses on the possibilities and potentials once proposed by speculative narratives about the future, and reflects on the realm that is currently emerging from the intersection of science, corporate interests, and ecology. Vast developments in technology, advancing hand in hand with rapid climate change, predict a situation far more complex than the current one, defined by an environment where technology levels nature and notions of the biological, natural and terrestrial need to be revised.
Samuel Etienne - Bricolage Radical - Génie et  banalité des fanzines do-it-yourself – Tome 2
2019
French edition
Strandflat
A panorama of the world of do-it-yourself fanzines.
Hilary Galbreaith - The Bureau
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Lendroit éditions
A kafkaesque artist's graphic novel.
Mike Wilson - Rockabilly
2018
English edition
Diaphanes - Forward Fiction
After a meteorite crashes into his yard, the daily life of Rockabilly and of his neighbors takes a strange turn… Mike Wilson's third novel combines social criticism and science fiction, depicting the dark corners of American suburbs at night.
Alain Séchas - Passe-temps
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
MASC (Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix)
This book revisits the oeuvre of Alain Séchas as a whole, with a particular focus on the works produced over the past decade—most notably his paintings and drawings.
Stefan Banz - One Rock Upon Another - Marcel Duchamp, Jules Verne, Max Bill, Joseph Beuys, Fischli | Weiss, Ai Weiwei
2018
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
Six essays dealing with still rarely discussed aspects of the work of Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Fischli | Weiss and Ai Weiwei, but also Jules Verne, in their relationship with the various artistic concepts of Marcel Duchamp.
Will Sweeney - Vorpal Sword
2018
no text
Nieves
Will Sweeney's new graphic narrative is set in a retrofuturistic England ruled by a twisted elite who exploits a population inhabiting decadent urban centers. Monsters populate this strange world, and humanity's last chance lies in the power of the Vorpal Sword—a metaphysical blade of vital creative energy…
Robert Smithson - Mémoire et entropie
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A synthesis of the multiple dimensions of the protean oeuvre of a legendary artist, which we measure today to what extent they find an echo in contemporary environmental, cinematographic, aesthetic and social issues.
Tacet - The sounds of Utopia
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Tacet
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
The sound arts and experimental music annual review's 4th issue, on the theme of utopias.
Heman Chong - Ifs, Ands, or Buts
2018
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
The catalogue for Heman Chong's first solo museum exhibition in mainland China, at the Rockbund Art Museum, provides an insightful and critical look into the Singaporean artist's recent practice.
Éric Arlix - Terreur, Saison 1
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
A thriller novel set in a dystopian Europe where a medicine against depression radically changes people's behavior…
E-flux journal - Art Without Death – Conversations on Russian Cosmism
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - E-flux journal
This book of interviews and conversations with today's most compelling living and resurrected artists and thinkers seeks to address the relevance of Russian cosmism and biocosmism in light of its influence on the Russian artistic and political vanguard as well as on today's art-historical apparatuses, weird materialisms, extinction narratives, and historical and temporal politics.
Andréas Marchal - Theory of MultiDream - A cosmic-dream investigation by H.P. Lovecraft
2017
English edition
Dis Voir - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Adults
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.
Andréas Marchal - Théorie des MultiRêves - Une enquête cosmo-onirique de H.P. Lovecraft
2017
French edition
Dis Voir - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Adults
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.
Félicia Atkinson - Hand In Hand (CD)
2017
Shelter Press - Records
Atkinson's most ambitious musical work to date, Hand In Hand combines 80's sci-fi anxious aethetics with today's transparency of digital sounds. Placing the voice at the epicenter of the recording, the French artist and musician convokes fiction, composition and abstraction in the manner of Joan La Barbara, Robert Ashley, or Delia Derbyshire.
Beyond the Globe - 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Catalogue dedicated to the artistic exploration of the cosmic space (in the framework of the 8th edition of the Triennial of Contemporary Art U3 in Ljubljana).
Dorian Gaudin -
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Palais de Tokyo (Paris)
Palais de Tokyo - Monographs (coedition Les presses du réel)
First monograph.
Alain Séchas - Arty Charade
2016
French edition
Jannink - L'art en écrit
A set of charades invented by Alain Séchas and illustrated with original drawings.
Alain Séchas - Arty Charade - Limited edition
2016
French edition
Jannink - L'art en écrit
A set of charades invented by Alain Séchas and illustrated with original drawings, with an original artwork signed by the artist.
Tony Oursler - Imponderable - The Archives of Tony Oursler
2016
English edition
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
(last copies available!)
The artist's own archive of phantasmagoria: a unique collection of objects and ephemera relating to magic, the paranormal, occultism, pseudoscience, technology as well as their cultural and media portrayals (new edition).
Change numérique - Édition intégrale de la revue Change (1968-1983)
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Motion Method Memory
The complete PDF edition of the avant-garde journal Change, created by Jean Pierre Faye in 1968: 42 facsimile issues in a 8482-page file with free-text search engine.
Benjamin H. Bratton - E-flux journal - Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - E-flux journal
Benjamin H. Bratton's kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian fantasies of political violence with the equally utopian programs of security and control. Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled with paranoid master plans, failed schemes, and dubious histories.
Tacet - The sounds of Utopia
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Tacet
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
The sound arts and experimental music annual review's 4th issue, on the theme of utopias.
Peter Hutchinson - La Flèche de l\'amitié
2015
French edition
Mix
An unpublished novel by one of the great figures of Land art.
David Sillanoli - Courir après Ouma Kapal
2015
French edition
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
17.00 8.00 €
A tale on the search for an ancestral relic that has the power to annihilate the universe. At the crossroads of an adventure novel, a science-fiction narrative, and a punk story.
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