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“oei”, april 10 and 11: moving mountains & mounting transitions 

OEI_moving_mountainsMoving mountains & mounting transitions

2 days on “editorial thinking” with OEI at Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation

This event will be live-streamed via Index’ Twitch channel: www.twitch.tv/indexfoundation

Saturday April 10 and Sunday April 11, 14:00-17:00

On the occasion of the exhibition Editorial Thinking at Index, OEI magazine organizes a two-day event, inviting artists, editors, publishers, writers, and scholars to reflect on the notion of “editorial thinking” in relation to their different practices. Each day will comprise two sessions and will be live streamed via Twitch. The talks take in conversations around editing and publishing as artistic and literary practices, as well as focusing on new and latest publications by OEI.
Guests include Alice Centamore, Pierre Paulin, Michalis Pichler, Nils Olsson, Sezgin Boynik, Lytle Shaw, Axel Andersson.

Saturday 10 April, 14:00-17:00
Addressing “(im)proper places for other books”, Michalis Pichler will talk about historical and recent initiatives of artists who have tried to break out of the process of cultural confinement of their books. This talk will be followed by a short lecture by Nils Olsson on editorial practices taking its cue from Walter Benjamin’s “The author as producer”. Joining us from Paris, Pierre Paulin and Alice Centamore will focus on editing and publishing through the lenses of art, poetry, archives, and curating.

Sunday 11 April, 14:00-17:00
After an introduction to some of the complexities between fieldwork and editing by Jonas (J) Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg, Lytle Shaw will talk about his new book New Grounds for Dutch Landscape (OEI editör), where he uses an experimental, site-specific method to demonstrate how 17th century painters Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Meindert Hobbema did not so much represent the newly made landscape of Holland as re-enact its reclamation and ongoing threats to its stability.
Axel Andersson presents his new book Negative Geology – A Cultural and Technical History of Early European Mountaineering (OEI editör), on mountaineering before Romanticism, which traces the interconnected developments in literature, visual arts, philosophy and technology contributing to the continent’s intense interest in mountains. Sezgin Boynik, the guest editor of the latest issue of OEI, #90–91: “Sickle of Syntax & Hammer of Tautology. Concrete and Visual Poetry in Yugoslavia, 1968–1983”, tackles the question of how to edit avantgarde archives while introducing this new OEI issue.

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

OEI #79: edit/publish/distribute!

https://www.modernamuseet.se/stockholm/en/exhibitions/oei-79/

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.

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http://oei.nu/w/1.html
Friday 16 Feb. at 18–23
Moderna Museet Stockholm 17/2 – 1/4

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