al moderna museet di stoccolma, il 16 febbraio: presentazione del nuovo numero di oei (#79]

OEI #79: edit/publish/distribute!

The 79th issue of the magazine OEI is a special issue published in the form of a spatial presentation at Moderna Museet during the period 17/2–1/4. It deals with editing/publishing/distributing – in an experimental montage of different editorial practices in an expanded field between art, poetry, film, documents, theory and historiography.
To publish a magazine is not only a matter of producing a physical artifact, but also, and to an ever increasing extent, a matter of intervening in and acting for an entire ecology of publishing, where the possibilities of new and unprejudiced readings incessantly have to be created in new constellations and contexts. OEI #79 emphasizes the material and technical production of a magazine, scanning and printing, editing processes and forms of distribution, but also the magazine as an aesthetic and playful investigative practice, and the forms of social life made possible by editorial assemblages and encounters between people and groups from various fields and disciplines.
OEI #79 includes some hundred participants from different generations and geographical horizons in a multi-medial and multi-temporal montage distributed in clusters and sequences over walls, tables, shelves and floor. The challenge is to edit in three and – sometimes – four dimensions. The editorial enunciation circulates between magazines and books, sound-pieces and video-works, projections and displays in exhibition-cases, and aims to raise questions about visualization, reading, attention and criticality, distribution and the infrastructure of publishing. This is realized by means of a thematization of shifting speeds of reading and viewing, a montage between the readable and the visible, between text and image.
A number of important points of gravity in OEI #79 are constituted by inventive and continuously generative, but far too unheeded publishing projects such as Art Distribution, Wedgepress & Cheese, After Hand and Kulturmagasinet Vargen. The artist Lars Fredrikson’s works on books by the poet Claude Royet-Journoud accentuate the violent and yet fragile character of reading, whereas the typographer Gerold Propper, on the contrary, seeks a utopian readability by means of experiments with ”typograms” and book design. A publication that in an exemplary way carries several forms of display is Berndt Petterson’s I Påsen(Cavefors 1965). It is simultaneously an artist’s book, a booklet of visual poetry, an exhibition and a concrete form of distribution: the bag!
In parallel to such ’historical’ examples, OEI #79 also encompasses a long series of contemporary artistic and poetic practices of editing and publishing, ranging from the works by Åse Eg Jørgensen on paper and format to Tan Lin’s ambient investigations of the negotiations of the book and the act of publishing in digital environments and systems; from Stina Persson’s photocopied night sky and Marco Giovenale’s ”asemic writing” (a writing where the semantic meaning is receding behind the visual dimension) to Ana Luiza Dias Batista’s digital paper and franck leibovici’s mapping of the magazines by Claude Royet-Journoud.
Editorial practice, Nils Olsson writes in an essay in OEI #79, is the name of proceedings that today intervene in and traverse all fields of culture, all situations and functions. The promise of the editorial practice consists in its ”productive reluctance to take the prevailing differentiations between competences and media for granted”. Editorial practice operates ”on the very spot where general, specific, technical, ideological, historical and aesthetical conditions of articulation converge – which is also the only point from where it is practically possible to transform these conditions”. To edit is to work with what exists, but at the same time to make this into something more. Edit/publish/distribute!
As a part of OEI #79, we are organizing a series of conversations, presentations and lectures related to editing and publishing during five Friday evenings between February 23 and March 23. Communities of publishers, artists, poets and philosophers from Denmark, France, Portugal and Sweden will then join us at Moderna Museet.

Friday 16 Feb. at 18–23
Moderna Museet Stockholm 17/2 – 1/4

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il palinsesto di enrico capodaglio

È stato recentemente ampliato il sito di Enrico Capodaglio, Palinsesto Gli scritti sono distinti in 23 file, in formato pdf (leggibili online e liberamente scaricabili). L’opera è corredata ora dagli indici. (Ovviamente, all’interno di un singolo file, grazie alla funzione ctrl + f, si possono rintracciare le occorrenze di un autore o di un tema). 

Le pagine sono scandite in sequenze, introdotte da un titolo. Le riflessioni più ampie, che vanno dal settembre 2014 all’agosto 2016, pubblicate ora, sono dedicate a Berlin, Bonnefoy, Canetti, D’Annunzio, Dickens, Fenoglio, Flaubert, Goethe, Kafka, Leopardi, Manzoni, Montale, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Stendhal.

oggi, 5 febbraio, sede centrale upter: open day del corso “*verso* dove? – orientarsi nella poesia contemporanea”

Il corso “Verso dove? – Orientarsi nella poesia contemporanea” si terrà presso la sede principale dell’Upter (palazzo Englefield, via Quattro Novembre 157 – Roma) a partire dal 12 febbraio – ossia lunedì prossimo – e fino a giugno.

Per presentarlo, oggi, lunedì 5 febbraio, alle ore 17:30, sempre all’Upter, si terrà un open day con il coordinatore e docente Valerio Massaroni, il docente di filosofia Giuseppe D’Acunto, e il sottoscritto (che ha ideato il progetto e terrà varie lezioni, e dialoghi all’interno degli incontri).

Chi vuole partecipare all’open day, anche semplicemente per avere un’idea di cosa sarà la sequenza di lezioni e incontri, è opportuno compili anche oggi stesso il form a questo indirizzo:

Tutte le informazioni sul corso sono rintracciabili qui:


issue #48 of “otoliths” is now on line

Rounding out the twelth year of its existence, issue forty-eight, the southern summer, 2018, issue of Otoliths has just gone live, featuring

Sheila E. Murphy, Douglas Barbour, Texas Fontanella, John M. Bennett, Diane Keys, Baron Geraldo, Mark Cunningham, Alyssa Trivett, Bill DiMichele, Jim Meirose, Guy R. Beining, Kyle Hemmings, Seth Howard, Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Cecelia Chapman, Jim Leftwich, Steve Dalachinsky, Magdalena Ball, Sanjeev Sethi, Lynn Strongin, AG Davis, David Lander, Lawrence Upton, Raymond Farr, Trivarna Hariharan, Clara B. Jones, Jill Chan, Drew B. David, Jon Cone, Philip Byron Oakes, Karri Kokko, David Rushmer, Andrew Brenza, Marcello Diotallevi, Kathryn Hummel, Federico Federici, Mark Pirie, Diana Magallón, Laurent Grison, Jack Galmitz, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Sacha Archer, Justin Sheen, Felino A. Soriano, David Baptiste Chirot, Alice Savona, Thriveni C. Mysore, Howie Good, Thomas M. Cassidy, Brandon Roy, Brandstifter, Rich Murphy, hiromi suzuki, gobscure, Joel Chace, Volodymyr Bilyk, Olivier Schopfer, Brendan Slater, Joe Balaz, John Levy, Tom Beckett, Lakey Comess, Clay Thistleton, Anne-Marie Jeanjean, Poornima Laxmeshwar, Penelope Weiss, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Thomas Fink, Maya D. Mason, M.J. Iuppa, Ivan Klein, mary c fogg, Tony Beyer, Jeff Bagato, Charles Wilkinson, J. Paul Dutterer, Jessie Janashek, Jeff Harrison, Louise Landes Levi, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Mary Kasimor, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Michael O’Brien, Linda M. Walker, Keith Nunes, Jesse Glass, Andrew Topel, Cheryl Penn, Richard Kostelanetz, Edward Kulemin, Karl Kempton, Ryan Scott, Emma Burgess, Katrinka Moore, Timothy Pilgrim, Marilyn Stablein, Seth Copeland, Vassilis Zambaras, Bob Heman, Brooks Lampe, Anwer Ghani, Chris Brown, J. D. Nelson, Jacqueline M. Pérez, Michael Brandonisio, Paul T. Lambert, David Kjellin and Continue reading

alcune note sullo “zodiaco” osservando gli scatti di giaccone / giuseppe garrera. 2018

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Le fotografie di Fausto Giaccone ci restituiscono tutta la crudeltà (addirittura, al tempo, si parlò di immane crudeltà) e l’invidiabile arroganza dell’esposizione dello Zodiaco negli spazi di una galleria.

Il firmamento, le costellazioni, tirati giù dalle regioni siderali per far da trionfo alla fine dei tempi, delle stagioni, delle opere e dei giorni come annunciato dall’artista. Continue reading

archivio dei cinque cuori e altri archivi: alla fondazione baruchello (via del vascello, roma) – da gennaio ad aprile

Fondazione Baruchello



Martedì 30 gennaio 2018

ore 18:00 Inaugurazione
ore 19:00 Incontro con Paolo Virno 

Via del Vascello 35, Roma 

 Dal novembre 2017 la Fondazione Baruchello ha intrapreso la digitalizzazione di una sezione specifica dei suoi archivi. A partire da questa attività, che prosegue la catalogazione e l’ordinamento di tutto l’archivio iniziati nel 1998, una parte dei materiali sarà resa consultabile nella sede di Via del Vascello 35, attraverso un allestimento in progress.

Per riflettere sull’idea e sulla pratica dell’archiviare, dal 30 gennaio all’ 8 giugno 2018 parte di tali materiali sarà trasferita nella sede in Via del Vascello, 35.
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