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Film (Fahrbereitschaft) Trims, 2017 Margaret Honda

Published by Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, 2017, 1 of 33 polyester lighting gels in paper envelopes, 10.5 × 24 cm (each), English

Price: €35

Signed, dated, numbered, edition of 2 + 1 ap.

Margaret Honda’s films grow out of a sculptural practice that privileges a material relationship to the medium above any narrative or representational concerns. Honda aims to reconsider the standards of film production protocols, often rearranging the order in which things are done or utilising only certain aspects of the production chain.

#2017 #artistedition #experimentalfilm #film #margarethonda
Film at Wit’s End : Eight Avant-garde Filmmakers Stan Brakhage

Published by McPherson & Co Publishers, New York, 1991, 183 pages (b/w ill.), 15.1 × 22.7 cm

Price: €12

In these eight biographies, Stan Brakhage brings us into intimate acquaintance with some of America’s most influential independent filmmakers; Jerome Hill, Marie Menken, James Broughton, Christopher MacLaine, Maya Deren, Sidney Peterson, Bruce Conner and Ken Jacobs.

#1991 #bruceconner #experimentalfilm #film #jeromehill #mayaderen #stanbrakhage
Writings Morgan Fisher

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2012, 280 pages (b/w ill.), 20.5 × 28.5 cm, English

Price: €29 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Morgan Fisher’s exhibitions The Frame and Beyond at the Generali Foundation, Vienna, March 2 – July 29, 2012 & Translations at Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, October 23 2011 – February 5, 2012.

Complementing Fisher’s Two Exhibitions monograph, this volume compiles the Los Angeles-based artist’s writings of the past three decades, from 1975 to the present. Fisher discusses his own films, paintings, installations and photographs and the works of artists such as Carl Andre and Blinky Palermo. A final section compiles his film and video transcripts and narrations.

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Two exhibitions Morgan Fisher

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2012, 240 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 28.5 cm, English / German

Price: €34 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Morgan Fisher’s exhibitions The Frame and Beyond at the Generali Foundation, Vienna, March 2 – July 29, 2012 & Translations at Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, October 23 2011 – February 5, 2012.

Morgan Fisher studied art history at Harvard from 1960 to 1964 before attending film school in Los Angeles and going into film. He then worked in Hollywood for several years, mostly as an editor, an experience that shaped his experimental practice. In the 1970s, Fisher created several film installations that can be described as works of Expanded Cinema. From the mid-1990s, in a further development, he turned to monochrome painting and installations of monochrome paintings.

With introductions by Sabine Folie and Susanne Titz, essays by Thom Andersen, Rainer Bellenbaum / Sabeth Buchmann, Yve-Alain Bois and short texts by Morgan Fisher

#2012 #experimentalfilm #film #morganfisher #sabinefolie #thomandersen #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig #yvealainbois
Writings Tony Conrad

Published by Primary Information, New York, 2019, 576 pages, 12.7 × 18 cm, English

Price: €25 (Out of stock)

Writings is the first collection to widely survey this singular polymath’s prolific activity as a writer. The book spans the years 1961 – 2012 and includes fifty-seven pieces: essays originally published in small press magazines, exhibition catalogs, anthologies, and album liner notes, along with other previously unpublished texts. Conrad writes about his own work, with substantial contributions on The Flicker, Loose Connection, Four Violins, Articulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals, Early Minimalism, Yellow Movies, Slapping Pythagoras, and Music and the Mind of the World, as well as that of his peers: Tony Oursler, Jack Smith, Rhys Chatham, and Henry Flynt, among others. He devotes critical essays both to grand subjects—horology, neurolinguistics, and the historical development of Western music—and more quotidian topics, such as television advertising and camouflage. Designed by Scott Ponik.

#2019 #experimental music #experimentalfilm #primaryinformation #scottponik #tonyconrad
Devotional Cinema Nathaniel Dorsky

Published by Tuumba Press, Berkeley, 2014, 54 pages, 13.9 × 20.1 cm, English

Price: €13

“The films of Nathaniel Dorsky blend a beauteous celebration of the sensual world with a deep sense of introspection and solitude. They are occasions for reflection and meditation, on light, landscape, time and the motions of consciousness. Their luminous photography emphasizes the elemental frisson between solidity and luminosity, between spirit and matter, while his uniquely developed montage permits a fluid and flowing experience of time. Dorsky’s films reveal the mystery behind everyday existence, providing intimations of eternity.” – Steve Polta, San Francisco Cinematheque.

In Devotional Cinema, Dorsky moves through meditations on image-moments in works by key filmmakers (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Yasujiro Ozu, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Roberto Rossellini), and arrives at the heart of what constitutes a devotional practice.

#2014 #experimentalfilm #film #michelangeloantonioni #nathanieldorsky #yasujiroozu