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Tarantismo - Odyssey of an Italian ritual – Limited Edition (book + 2 vinyl LP)
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Flee
65.98 58.99 €
Limited edition including a double LP compilation and a 168-page publication gathering a complete documentation on Tarantismo, a project dedicated to a centuries-old choreo-musical ritual from Southern Italy, to exorcise women of a mysterious evil caused by the bite of a spider.
Tarantismo - Odyssey of an Italian ritual
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Flee
Publication documenting a centuries-old choreo-musical ritual from Southern Italy, used to exorcise women of a mysterious evil caused by the bite of a spider. It gathers contributions by artists, sociologists, anthropologists, scientists, and priests, and features a large ensemble of photographs.
Tarantismo - Odyssey of an Italian ritual (2 vinyl LP)
2019
Flee
This double LP forms a tribute to Pizzica, an antique music from Southern Italy, used to heal people suffering from tarantism, a mysterious disease caused by a spider. It includes field recordings of musicians-exorcists in the 1950's in Puglia, and six reworks by contemporary electronic musicians.
Michael Scott - The Drawing Center - He tried to swallow the world – and other drawings 2008-2019
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Michael Scott's ink drawings .
Pascal Mougin - Moderne / contemporain - Art et littérature des années 1960 à nos jours
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
An analysis of the relationship between art and literature over the last six decades.
Ulla von Brandenburg - Sweets Quilts Sun Works
2019
bilingual editon (English / German)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This lavishly illustrated catalogue comprehensively documents three recent projects by Franco-German artist Ulla von Brandenburg.
Werner Dafeldecker - Small Worlds (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
Edition Telemark
A composition for improvising sextet by Austrian double bassist, composer and improviser Werner Dafeldecker, providing a structure that doesn't curtail the qualities of the musicians, yet forces them to listen very closely to each other and make focused decisions about parameters that are often overlooked in completely free improvisation.
Guy Mees - The Lost Space
2019
trilingual edition (English / Flemish / French)
Paraguay Press
Publication devoted to the only statement the Belgian artist has ever published about his own work.
Yvan Salomone - Déluge & retrait
2018
French edition
Frac Bretagne
Produced as a follow-up to three previous publications edited by Mamco between 2010 and 2017, this monograph is a compilation of found images associated with Yvan Salomone's own photographs. It also features an interview with the artist and new essays examining his practice.
Romy Rüegger - Language is Skin - Scripts for Performances
2018
English edition
Archive Books
The scripts of Romy Rüegger's performances: a constellation of texts, largely written to be spoken. The scripts as they are printed do not document the performances primarily. They are indications of spacial and temporal layering, juxtapositions of aesthetic and poetic elements and bodies. Overlapping every day observations with archival material, confronting, jumping.
 Rosa Schamal, Peter Schneider & Manuel Süess - Altar
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
Through photographic documentation and essay, Altar documents the widespread human urge to elevate secular things to the status of “ritual objects” and combine them to form private altars. Whether they're dust catchers, knickknacks, souvenirs, found objects, meaningful artworks or earnestly and deeply revered objects, they all tell a peculiar story—not in words, but in things—about whoever built the altar.
Clarisse Hahn - Politiques de la présence
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Monographic study dedicated to director, video artist and photographer Clarisse Hahn. Edited by Nicole Brenez, the publication gathers writings encompassing the variety of her work, from contemporary art to cinema, guerilla groups, and eroticism; conversations with Clarisse Hahn, artists, and art historians; and a series of reproductions of her artworks, photographs, photograms, and videograms.
Frédéric Valabrègue - George Brecht, histoire d\'un effacement
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Contemporary Art
An essay by Frédéric Valabrègue on the American avant-garde artist, one of the main actors of the Fluxus movement.
Michèle Métail - Le cours du Danube - en 2888 kilomètres/vers… l\'infini
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
A long and vertiginous poem, virtually infinite, by Michèle Métail, built on the principle of concatenation and inspired by the editing techniques of electroacoustic music.
Michèle Métail - Le cours du Danube - en 2888 kilomètres/vers… l\'infini – Luxury Edition
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
A long and vertiginous poem, virtually infinite, by Michèle Métail, built on the principle of concatenation and inspired by the editing techniques of electroacoustic music, with an original and unique artwork.
Frédéric Acquaviva - The 120 Days of Musica
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Contemporary Art
120 true and oxymoronesque scores-instructions composed by Frédéric Acquaviva between 2015 and 2017 in Berlin.
Frédéric Acquaviva - The 120 Days of Musica - Luxury Edition (+ CD)
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Contemporary Art
120 true and oxymoronesque scores-instructions composed by Frédéric Acquaviva between 2015 and 2017 in Berlin. Luxury limited edition, signed, including an original artwork and the sound artwork “Oxymoron Music” on CD.
 The Yanomami - Ancient Lights And The Black Core (vinyl LP)
2017
French edition
Sub Rosa
Ancient Light and the Blackcore was originally published in 1995 as part of Sub Rosa's “Utopian Diaries” series. It gathers 5 tracks of hallucinatory music and extraordinary recordings of shamanic ceremony from the Yanomami communauty. Includes the text Subworld by David Toop. First vinyl issue.
 Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin - Aru Kuxipa - Sacred Secret
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This collaborative journey between Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto and members from the Huni Kuin indigenous communities brings to the fore the concept of “ancestral futures” and extends the concerns that have been evident in Neto's oeuvre over the past 20 years: a celebration of the sensuality of being, the unity of bodies and nature, and a longing for spiritual vision.
Émilie Parendeau - Ça m\'inquiète toujours ces sirènes
2017
no text
Boabooks
For her show at Mamco, the French artist borrowed from the museum collections to reinterpret a series of artworks by Imi Knoebel, Steven Parrino, Frank Stella, John M. Armleder, Luciano Fabro, Robert Filliou, and Christian Robert-Tissot. Both a catalogue and an artist's book, this publication replays the exhibition much like a snapshot collection.
Yael Bartana -
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Editions - Reference monographs
First comprehensive monograph dedicated to the work of Yael Bartana: a comprehensive overview of the artist's films, installations, performative projects, photographs, and sound works of the past 15 years. The publication highlights her fascination with the ways in which social rituals shape both individual identities and collective memory.
Hermann Nitsch - Streichquartett in 4 Sätzen (CD)
2017
French edition
Tochnit Aleph
First performance of the original 60-minute composition for string quartet in 4 parts, recorded at the Nitsch Foundation in Vienna in 2016. With Anne Harvey-Nagl and Diane Pascal on violins, Marta Potulska on viola, and Mara Achleitner on cello.
Yvan Salomone - Evaporation - 2006-2017
2017
French edition
MAMCO - Monographs
New monograph: a collection of 352 watercolors made since 2006 by the painter on the theme of industrial landscapes.
Marie Canet - Palestine, first name Charlemagne - Meshugga Land
2017
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Fama
Un essai biographique explorant les origines et les influences de Charlemagne Palestine, ainsi que les thèmes liés à sa vie et à sa pratique artistique – spiritualité, musique, performance, avant-gardisme – tout en livrant une véritable analyse technique et théorique de ses principaux travaux.
Marie Canet - Palestine, prénom Charlemagne - Meshugga Land
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Fama
A biographical essay which explores the origins and influences of Charlemagne Palestine, as well as themes related to his life and artistic practice—spirituality, music, performance, avant-gardism—together with an acute analysis of his main works. The study is followed by an interview with the artist, which provides a clever balance between personal anecdotes and reflection.