Henri Chopin: Film Artefacts by Xavier García Bardón
A key figure in the history of 20th Century avant-garde Henri Chopin (France, 1922 – UK, 2008) was a sound poet, a publisher, a graphic artist, a film-maker and much more. Through his REVUE OU he published and connected artists working in the fields of concrete and sound poetry coming from diverse backgrounds and pursuing various artistic approaches. Articulated around a screening of graphical and filmic documents, the event will also focus on the rare film works by Henri Chopin.
L’énergie du sommeil (Henri Chopin / Gianni Bertini / Serge Béguier, France, 1965, 6′)
14th of May 2013, at 18:00
The event will take place at Galleri Mejan
Excersisplan 3, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
This screening coincides with the release of Mejan Residents publication.
To mark the occasion we welcome you to join us for drinks from 17:00.
Xavier García Bardón (b. 1976, based in Brussels) is a film curator at the Centre For Fine Arts and a lecturer at Ecole de Recherche Graphique (both in Brussels). A doctoral candidate at Université Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, he is doing research on the history of the Knokke-le-Zoute EXPRMNTL film festival (1949-1974). He curated Henri Chopin’s last performance on Dec 15, 2007.
This event is in conjunction with Tris Vonna-Michell´s artistic development and research project at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, and is a co-production with Mount Analogue.
A new edition by Robin Watkins, consisting of a hand-numbered letterpress cover, a compact disc and a 32-page booklet, published by Mount Analogue. The edition documents naturally occurring low frequency electromagnetic fields alongside man-made currents. The recordings were made in and around the derelict Cockatoo Island power plant, during night and dawn of the 29th of January 2012.
In relation to the release Robin Watkins will stage Sundays, a 24-minute sound screening
on the 13th of December between 20:00 and 20:24
To mark the occasion we invite you to join us for drinks from 19:00
Audio selections arranged by Robin Watkins
Mastering by Martin Ehrencrona
All photographs taken on site by Robin Watkins
Printed parts and layout by Robin Watkins
CD illustration taken from the book Bebodda Verldar by Camille Flammarion, published by
L.J. Hiertas Förlag, Stockholm, 1866
The recordings were originally made for a site- specific installation in the powerplant on Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour (Australia), as part of the 18th Biennale of Sydney
Thanks to Nina Canell, Diana Kaur, Tris Vonna- Michell, Travis Rice and Catherine de Zegher
All content © the author, 2012
Audio n©b Robin Watkins, 2012
Published & distributed by Mount Analogue, Stockholm, 2012
Book presentation at Mount Analogue on Wednesday 15 February 2012, 7-10 pm
For the occasion the book will be displayed in an expanded form
Mount Analogue presents a recently completed book project (2009-2012) by Tris Vonna-Michell in which the stories and the visual material marks a continuation and implementation of his artistic practice through the medium of an artist’s book. Behind an identical cover, the seemingly same is presented in two variations that were developed through performative improvisations over earlier text versions, and repositioning of images and inserts.
The two variations were pendently constructed; book I began in November 2009 at Halle für Kunst in Lüneburg, in which several chapters, texts and images were printed on a Heidelberg GTO printing press on a daily basis during the exhibition ”Capstans”. In 2010 book II began as a revisitation and expansion of the first variation, in which the previous narratives, images and inserts were reconstructed.
Manuel Raeder with Tris Vonna-Michell
Tris Vonna-Michell, 2011
Softcover, 210 x 260 mm
Images 15 color / 19 b/w
Printed in Germany, 2011
SEK 260 / EUR 28
This publication was supported as Catalogue No. 117 by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung under its support prize ”Catalogues for Young Artists”.
The Tell-Tale Show
Bestué/Vives, Rubén Grilo, Alexandre Singh and Tris Vonna-Michell
Art in Translation
La Casa Encendida, 2011
Printed in Spain, 2011
The artists and La Casa Encendida, 2011
Excerpts from the publication
ak28 revisited and three parallel visions
ak28 was a self-organised, primarily self-funded, collective of artists, architects and curators, which ran a space for exhibiting artistic practices in Stockholm between 2003 – 2009. This book combines the legacy of ak28 with the presentation of three individual artistic stances derived from varying collaborative experiences. These initiatives operate in the same non-profit sphere as ak28, but on different, or rather parallel premises. These are Elysa Lozano for Autonomous Organization, based in New York, John W. Fail from Ptarmigan Helsinki/Tallin and Ola Ståhl, from what was a loosely London-based artist collective, C.CRED.
John W. Fail
Johanna Gustafsson Fürst
Christopher West (www.christopherwest.se)
Translation Swedish to English of Gustafsson Fürst and Torvén’s text
Diana Kaur and Tris Vonna-Michell
Copyright: ©2011 Mount Analogue and the artists
Print run: 500 copies
Paper: G-Print Smooth, Munken Print, Munken Lynx
Copy-stand photography: Diabolaget
Printer: Exaktaprinting Malmö AB, Malmö
ak28 revisited and three parallel visions is supported by Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden and ak28 (www.ak28.org)
Printed in Sweden 2011
SEK 55 / EUR 6
Window display at Lundagatan 57
Diagram for the New Art World Economy
By Elysa Lozano for Autonomous Organization, 2010 printed on the occasion of the release of ak28 and three parallel visions