Torpedo Press

This publication documents a spontaneous homage to Virginia Woolf’s essay ‘On Being Ill.’ In the early days of pandemic isolation, Ane Thon Knutsen worked from her private letterpress studio at home, printing one sentence a day from March 23rd to August 29th, 2020. This process shaped a diary in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and allowed for research on pandemics through the creation of an artist book. The publication also contains reflections on teaching during the pandemic in the spring of 2021, including insights and works by master’s students in graphic design and illustration at The Oslo National Academy of The Arts, using Woolf’s essay as a mirror for their own pandemic experiences. With an introduction by Mark Hussey.
On Being Ill
Ane Thon Knutsen (& Virginia Woolf)

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Year:
2023

ISBN:
9788270384303

299 NOK
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“LAST, but not least”

F.R.DAVID was concerned with the organisation of reading and writing in contemporary art practice. Following an open call, this is—the very last issue—a collectively-compiled "Erratum", or addendum [if you will] to the twenty-three issues from 2007 until now.

Edited with Paul Abbott, After 8, Alma Sarif, Phil Baber, Daniel Blumberg, Thomas Boutoux, Kristien Van den Brande, Chloe Chignell, Martina Copley, Anthony Elms, Chris Evans, Carolina Festa, Kasper Feyrer, Richard Finlay Fletcher, Ben Green, Mariëtte Groot, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Léa Guillon, Sarah Handley, Gloria Hasnay, Loes Jacobs, Michel Khleifi, Willis Kingery, gerlach en koop, James Goggin, Keira Greene, Léa Guillon, Jacob Lindgren, Kobe Matthijs, Martino Morandi, Zen Nguyen, Alice Notley, Robert M. Ochshorn, Oscar the dog, Willem Oorebeek, David Reinfurt, Scott Rogers, Andrés de Santiago Areizaga, Rosa Sarholz, Clara Schulmann, Andrea di Serego Alighieri, Sabrina Tarasoff, Kristy Trinier, Seymour Wright and Unknown.
F.R.David "Erratum"


Published by:
uh books

Year:
2023

ISBN:
9781916249974

140 NOK
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The Complex Answer presents the reader with a selection of texts—from 2010 to 2021—that introduce an exercise in how a practice of art and exhibition making has been influenced by philosophical thinking. One form of thinking oriented towards the production of an epistemological space where art is not illustrating ideas but enacting thinking and activating experience as an epistemological force that slowly erodes and, eventually, erases the culture-nature divide.

All the texts have been published before and yet—for the sake of creating a dramaturgy and stressing the thesis—they have been reedited and partly rewritten. The texts aim to enforce the idea that art is an intelligence that is influenced by ideas and the emergence of new notions but also thinking through experience. An experience that is aesthetic and epistemological in equal terms.
The Complex Answer - On Art as a Nonbinary Intelligence
Chus Martínez

Published by:
Sternberg Press

Year:
2023

ISBN:
9781915609175

250 NOK
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yksihW kcalB recounts the 15-year history of the production of a "German scotch" Black Whisky, made by Dexter Sinister together with Stahlemühle, a distillery set up by former publisher, Christoph Keller. The story is told in reverse, starting with the delivery of 342 bottles to Berlin in 2022, and ending with an interview with Christoph for the journal Dot Dot Dot in 2007, during which the idea began to germinate. A summary of the project is accompanied by photographs taken at the time, interspersed with five previously published texts (an essay, three conversations, and a statement of intent) written along the way.
yksihW kcalB
Dexter Sinister

Published by:
Sternberg Press

Year:
2023

ISBN:
9781915609069

310 NOK
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Notes on Book Design is a collection of 50 texts written by designers Siri Lee Lindskrog and Amanda-Li Kollberg of graphic and type design studio Formal Settings, based on books from the collection of Hopscotch Reading Room in Berlin.

“Choosing a different book as the subject for each text, our main focus is the visual and tactile aspects of books—materials, format, typography, binding, etc. Our aim is to understand the role and potential of books, seen through a design lens—mapping what they communicate through their physical form.” The texts draw parallels between the book as a design object and the cultural movements, political landscapes and economic conditions under which it was created.

The 50 texts are paired with an introduction by Formal Settings, a foreword by Hopscotch Reading Room and an afterword in which designer, author and educator Prem Krishnamurthy offers additional framing and perspective to the project.
Notes on Book Design
Formal Settings

Published by:
Onomatopee

Year:
2023

ISBN:
9789493148963

240 NOK
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A Sudden Drop documents the garments Jóhannsson found on the street on the way to his studio in Oslo. Throughout the course of a year, the artist collected assorted sweaters, shoes, shorts, socks, gloves, stockings, bras, and dropped them, arbitrarily, on his parquet studio floor to photograph. The book catalogues 741 collected items photographed individually and arranged to cover full pages or comprising grids of three by three. Jóhannsson creates a sense of calm and order through his consistent compositions and careful arrangements of color. The book invokes questions around belonging, privacy, processes of aging, and collecting. Included is an accompanying pamphlet, Eight and a Half Days, which shows the end of this process, in which Jóhannsson compacts these garments into four wooden baskets and photographs them on the side of the street.
A Sudden Drop
Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson

Published by:
Multinational Enterprises

Year:
2015

ISBN: 
9788799645305



250 NOK
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Textile Spaces presents different approaches to using textile as spatial definer and artistic medium. The publication collages images and text, art and architecture, science, philosophy and litterature, process and product, past, present and future. It forms an insight into soft materials' functional and poetic potentials, linking the disciplines through fragments that aim to inspire a further look into the artists' and architects' practices,while simultaneously framing theses textiile visions in a wider context.

With contributions from Akane Moriyama, Aurora Passero, Else Leirvik, Tove Storch, Maria Kjaer Themsen, Marte Danielsen Jølbo, Nicola Louise Markhus, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen.
Textile Spaces
Marte Danielsen Jølbo, Nicola Louise Markhus (Eds.)

Published by:
Another Space

Year:
2013

ISBN:
9788799645305


200 NOK
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