folio issue two launch event
Friday, 6 December, 7.00-9.00 pm
We’d love to invite you to the launch of folio issue two. folio is an independent art publication which seeks to operate as an exhibition space on paper, presenting the work of several artists per issue. The magazine offers a platform for three-dimensional, time-based and de-materialised work to be realised on the flat page. We work with a different guest editor in each issue to bring in influences from other disciplines, including music, architecture and writing.
The guest editor and designer of this issue is Antwerp based Ward Heirwegh. folio issue two artists are: Phil Baber, Kit Craig, Zoe Giabouldaki and Melike Kara.
The issue is based around Samuel Beckett’s short play Come and Go.
Regular copies come with A2 insert posters by either Kit Craig or Melike Kara. There’s also a limited edition of 20 copies featuring specially commissioned artwork by Kit Craig and both artists’ posters.
Regular copies: special launch price of £7.00 (normally £9.00).
Limited edition copies: special launch price at £13.00 (normally £18.00).
As well as folio, we will also present Cannon Magazine by Phil Baber.
when you move something happens
Project by TRASLOCHI EMOTIVI
Saturday, 26 October, 12.00-3.00 pm
Join us this Saturday for the launch of PAGe and a series of performances with Maxine Ma’atSankofa, JongSun Woo, Noa Shiff and Francesca Baglietto.
Traslochi Emotivi is an independent production house founded by Giulia Curra in 2010. Spreading through publications and galleries as a nomadic and viral form of art, it unfolds narratives from the occurrence of ‘happy coincidences’ which connect actions and thoughts.
Among the projects already completed by Traslochi Emotivi are: Di Madre in figli in 2010 with the curator Marina Wallace, Kabul-Roma Roma-Kabul with Salman Ali about the story of Alighiero Boetti, InSieMe for Fondazione Remotti, SHAKE IT with the artist Aki Sasamoto presented to Bullet Space in New York, TO SUD EST summer residence with the artist Cecilie Skov in the Pasquale Leccese’s Masseria, The muse is exhausted – an homage to Marlene Dumas’s poem with Maxine Ma’atSankofa, Autofficina during the exhibition AUTORITRATTI at MAMBO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Bologna, curated by Francesca Pasini, S-BALLO performance during the publishing exhibition Voglio fare subito un libro in the Gallery of Modern Art in Milan, TANDA for the show ARTRISSIMA curated by Chiara Guidi at ARTRA gallery in Milan, Progetto per Pomona. Che figata! during the Festival dei Sensi, in Puglia, a work in situ for the Conservatorio Botanico di Pomona.
PAGe, a double-page publication produced by Traslochi Emotivi, is a moving between people where the white space of a paper sheet becomes a dialogue between different artists and territories. Ti Pi Tin will present to the public all 9 issues published so far, host performances by contributors of the project and serve beverages from A Passo d’Uomo.
Skeletons in the Closet by Klaus Pichler
Thursday, 17 October, 6.00 pm
This Thursday [arthur-frank] are taking residency at Ti Pi Tin with the X|12 project for the first UK presentation of Skeletons in the Closet. So join us for a few drinks and the opportunity to browse through the book and a pop-up exhibition of 10 prints.
Skeletons in the Closet is Klaus Pichler’s collection of sometimes absurd sceneries and strange still lives, accompanied by written reflections on the bloody past of natural history museums. Unlikely arrangements are captured in Pichler’s behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, culminating in a photobook which ranges from the ironic to absurd.
It all started when I happenned to catch a glimpse through a basement window of the museum of natural history one night: an office with a desk, a computer, shelves and a stuffen antelope. This experience left me wondering: what does a museum look like behind the scenes? How are exhibits stored when they are not on display?
The Art Licks Weekend is a three-day event where young galleries, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects will be open to the public with special events and exhibitions of work by emerging artists. With 70 participating spaces showcasing over 250 artists, the Art Licks Weekend is a unique event that will encompass the most exciting artistic talent and innovative ideas in London. Ti Pi Tin will be hosting a series of activities organised by This Book reading group as a part of the festival.
Until I, I Know You Better
Attempts to craft ‘cooperation’ through a series of interventions.
4-6 October 2013
Until I… will enact both encounters with, and deviations from, Richard Sennett’s text Together. This Book aims to make reading and understanding a shared, social experience and has developed the project through a process of collective exploration.
The reading group views cooperation as the act of working together through a negotiation of content, space and commitment. Sennett writes that, ‘misunderstandings, separations, transitional objects and self-criticism…are tests of how we relate to other people’.
During Until I…, artworks, performances, screenings, readings, discussions and a growing visual glossary will unfold over three days to explore the weakening and strengthening of cooperation. This weekend is part of This Book’s ongoing investigation into ways of living and working together.
Until I, I Know You Better will include contributions from Aleph Trio, Chloe Cooper, Nisha Matthew, Amy McDonnell, Lucy Parker, Mónica Rivas Velásquez, Sian Robinson Davies, Katie Schwab and Jonathan Tibbs.
This Book was set up by curator Amy McDonnell and artists Katie Schwab and Mónica Rivas Velásquez in 2012 as a space in which to discuss, share and exchange ideas on fictional and non-fictional texts.
Thursday, 3 October
6.00 – 9.00 pm
7.30 – 9.00 pm
Aleph Trio will play a live response to artworks and content present in Until I…
Each image will be used as a score interpreted in the space by the contemporary jazz trio.
Saturday, 5 October
Visitors can participate in collective reading of short stories.
Rehearsal, Sian Robinson Davies
Sian is becoming a comedian via a competition and wants some feedback.
Sunday, 6 October
Face, Nisha Matthew
Nisha will open up the process of her embroidery practice, inviting visitors to join in a workshop exploring facial forms.
A Transparent Reflection, Chloe Cooper
Host building Ti Pi Tin introduces a vaguely interactive presentation of cooperation between the built environment and its users including musings on the role of windows and mirrors in the formation of Richard Sennett’s Uncooperative Self.
Some Grit, Some Flames, Lucy Parker
HDV 31 minutes.
Inspired by research into a British group that stablished in the 1970′s, The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers – the video describes a writers group meeting. The Freirean pedagogical model that the group adopts is challenged through varying levels of ambition and criticality.
Æ Folklore Comics
Thursday, 25 July, 6.00 – 9.00 pm
Join us tonight at Ti Pi Tin for an evening of new comics and old favourites. Æ Folklore will be installing a mini zine library for one night only to celebrate a recent flurry of new releases of comics and prints. As well as bringing down their entire back catalogue of comics and zines, they will be launching four new publications (including two new issues of their comic saga, Mevlana of the Golden Age).
Æ Folklore is a small, independent press that produces hand-printed (and bound) comics, zines, and prints. Their work focuses on the mystical and the mythological, the overlap between fact and fiction, and draws on the stories and characters of folklore.
Ti Pi Tin will be relocating to the Copeland Book Market 2013 from Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 July, where we’ll be also hosting a book signing for Speaking of scars by Teresa Eng at 1.30pm on Saturday, 20 July.
Please join us!
Speaking of scars deals with trauma and memory. During a three-year period, photography was used to process an experience that couldn’t be processed. In the book memory takes the form of images, as it repeats and reconfigures itself around new and existing experiences.
Despite the fragile nature of the images, the book expresses its brutal subject in a delicate way as it explores the complexity of trauma. The details of banal life offer up a world where things once seemingly benign become menacing; yet beauty holds resonance.
Speaking of scars is an expression of the unspeakable, taking inconceivable events and transforming them into a visible language.
The book was shortlisted for the Les Rencontres Arles Prix du Livre 2013.
VERFREUNDUNGSEFFEKT with special guest Frank Klötgen
Wednesday, 10 July, 6.00 pm
Join us at Ti Pi Tin on Wednesday, July 10 for the first special evening event curated by Lillian Wilkie.
Focusing on the Anglo-German arts journal Verfreundungseffekt edited by Jen Calleja, this evening will feature talks, projections and performances exploring cultural exchange between the UK and Germany, the German language in English translation and bilingual publishing in a broader sense. It will also celebrate the opening of submissions for the second volume of Verfreundungseffekt, due for release in Spring/Summer 2014.
Curator Olivia Reynolds will discuss her work with LoBe, a residency program based across London and Berlin. Using the residency format as a curatorial strategy, LoBe manages two project spaces with a strong focus on installation and site specific practice, as well as art communication. Olivia will demonstrate how dialogue between artists from different cities has produced exciting new art situations, and further discuss the challenges faced by cross-cultural and cross-language initiatives and the current state of cultural and artistic exchange between the UK and Germany.
Rebecca May Johnson will present her ongoing work on Barbara Köhler’s epic cycle of poetry Niemands Frau (2007). Niemands Frau is centrally an engagement with Homer’s Odyssey, although it incorporates a vast number of intertextual references and themes including Ovid’s Metamorphoses, T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland, Plato’s Republic, biographies of Alan Turing, the voice of Greta Garbo, quantum mechanics, computers and films. Rebecca will present Niemands Frau as an intervention in a tradition of translation; a ‘minor translation’ that represents a shift from an understanding of reality in which objective fact can exist and predictions made to an understanding which produces plural probability, and where finite, single truth is not possible.
Rebecca’s talk will be followed by a poetic response to themes in Niemands Frau, ideas around the “translator persona” and disintegration of the text written and read by Jen Calleja.
The evening will culminate with a very special, rare performance by multiple award-winning German poet Frank Klötgen, who will be travelling all the way from Berlin to perform on the night. His poems can be both hilarious and dark, and are remarkable for the energetic way the German language is made to dance through his writing and performance. Jen Calleja’s English translations of the poems will be projected during the performance.
Verfreundungseffekt is a German-English language magazine exploring ‘Germanness’ and ‘The Angloamerican’ designed by Joe Hales and edited by Jen Calleja. The magazine views cultures as ‘mythologies’ created by the tourist or the emigrant from another nation. This perspective raises questions about the performance, idealisation and stereotyping of nationalities, as well as the possibility and problems of translation, alienation and cultural understanding. Verfreundungseffekt is a more ethnographic record of the modern-day emigres moving from the UK to Germany/Germany to the UK/America compared to the academic, analysed and generalised accounts of these countries’ history and culture.
Olivia Reynolds is the initiator of LoBe and lives in Berlin and London. As an artist she has exhibited throughout the UK, Scotland, Poland and Germany, and as a curator she was involved in ‘Out of Mind, Out of Sight’ at Kelvingrove, Glasgow and the group show ‘Hackgold’ at Space Gallery, London. She has recently been a judge in the U-Bahn Art poster competition in Berlin. Since 2009, she has run LoBe as a full time occupation.
Jen Calleja is a writer, poet, literary translator, reader and editor of Verfreundungseffekt. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in many independent publications and her first book translation Made On Earth by Wolfgang Korn is published by Bloomsbury. She has translated essays for PEN International and has written for Modern Poetry in Translation magazine and In Other Words, the journal of the British Centre for Literary Translation. She will soon become Acting Editor of the journal New Books in German.
Rebecca May Johnson is a writer and journalist. She has written for The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, Monocle, Tank for Observer magazine and Salt magazine amongst others. She is currently completing a PhD on Contemporary German Poetry at UCL with a focus on the theoretical and poetic work of Barbara Köhler.
Frank Klötgen is a Berlin-based poet and novelist. He has won the Die Zeit newspaper’s Pegasus Prize for his work of hyperfiction Aaleskorte der Ölig, and has won and been runner-up of multiple national slam championships and competitions. In 2011 he was Writer in Residence of Innsbruck and this year was invited and supported by the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region to perform at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. He has published prose, novels and poetry and is permanently touring Germany and other parts of the world.
We are grateful to the Goethe-Institut London for their support.
Nachtigall Book Presentation/Pop-Up
Wednesday, 26 June, 6.00 pm
This Wednesday [arthur-frank] are taking residency at Ti Pi Tin with the X|12 project for the presentation of Nachtigall.
Nachtigall is the second edition of a self-published book by Berlin-based photographer Lena Grass.
What remains when the day rests in silence and the world holds its breath at night? When light and sound are swallowed and we are embraced by darkness?
The Nightingale’s song is the symbol for this book’s overall mood… Unexpected, sometimes bewildering and disturbingly beautiful, as is the night.
Pieces, fragments, schemes and shadows appear out of dusk before our eyes. Blinking we try to gain hold, try to focus…but too late, the moment passes, the image sinks in dreams.
Please join us in presence of Lena Grass for a drink and a chat!
In case you can’t make it on Wednesday, the book and a pop-up exhibition of 10 prints will be up till Sunday at Ti Pi Tin.
ECHO/PLASM Book Launch
Thursday, 20 June, 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Ectoplasm refers to a body outside the body. In a spiritualist sense, it refers to the physical manifestation of a spirit body through the body of a medium. Breath is replaced by a spirit manifestation, the act of respiration exchanged for the production of ectoplasm, and it is through the shifts in breathing that the performance finds its script. The ectoplasm stands in for speech and also stands in the way of speech. It is a kind of smothering, a kind of breathlessness.
Echo/plasm is a small booklet split into two sections ‘Ecto’ and ‘Echo’, and modelled after educational pamphlets from the late Victorian period. Like those pamphlets, it has a small selection of photographs, dense and serifed text and a simple design. The booklet was printed by Hato Press, using a Risograph machine, which, although a contemporary technology, best replicates the quality of the low-cost presses used to produce pamphlets at that time. It has a white card cover with black text and is hand-bound, saddle stitched. It has black paper endnotes that act as stage drapes and echo the curtains referred to in the descriptions of ectoplasm performances from the late Victorian period. They enclose the book, giving it a beginning and an end.
Jessica Worden is a Dutch/American artist living and working in London, UK. She is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at Brunel University where she is looking at different ways that breathlessness can be performed on the page. Her practice is influenced by photography, but based in performance writing. She produces artist books, installations and performance pieces. Her aim is to explore writing-as-performance and the interplay between the visual and the textual.
Travelling Audio Book
‘a day without olives is like a day’
by Jack Piers Scott
1 – 30 June, 2013
a day without olives is like a day – published by Corporeal January 2013 – is the latest book of poetry and prose by Jack Piers Scott and an audio version of the same work with the author in collaboration with the composer Lucy Claire Thornton.
A small wooden box has been built to enable the audiobook to travel around the country and to be listened to in a variety of locations. It will be installed at Ti Pi Tin for the entire June!
Comprising a small amplifier, mp3 player, headphones, and a row of six headphone sockets, together with compartments for the book and CD, the box allows up to six people to sit around and listen to the audio version whilst thumbing through the book at the same time. With a running time of 70 minutes and set on a loop, the work allows people to join and leave at any point.
Copies of the book and CD are also available for sale.