eeebooks: Out of the Fire
Your collection of books what a pain... eeebooks
is a serial publication for iphone published by Marius Schwarz.
At Annual Reportt he will show an overview over the project and rerelease the third publication OUT OF THE FIRE by and with Jacob Darfelt. There’ll be a talk, White Russians and plenty of matchboxes.
OUT OF THE FIRE: Words and finds on the fire of Casa Rosso, Amsterdam, 1983.
Shortly after Red Light District’s legendary casino and strip club burned down, stories started rumouring the streets. Someone heard something of someone. A secret tunnel. A bouncer in love with a dancer. Gasoline and jealousy. GASOLINE! “Zwarte Joppie,” as the the big-boss was called. Broken legs and arms. An elephant, that could not stop the fire. A perpetrator from Russia, persecuted murderer in the USA. Bystanders pulling the fireboat down the Gracht. Maltese knights, in number 100, keeping their church wet, protecting it from the flames. And later a “rich cesspit” was found under the ashes.
All that and more, recalled by five eyewitnesses. Displayed word by word, which reads like listening to their stories first hand.
Opening: January 12th 2018, 18.00.
Exhibition period: 12.01.18 – 09.02.18.
Pandæmonium is a video installation by the Berlin-based duo PWR
, Hanna Nilsson (SE) & Rasmus Svensson (SE).
Central to the exhibition is a piece of code written by PWR, an algorythm which autonomously generates seemingly meeningful text, based on an analysis of linguistic consensuses. This code was used to create a double sided poster, while also being output on this website.
Pandæmonium is a logistical nightmare. Pandæmonium is a pancomputational dream sequence. Pandæmonium shows a future where digital networking has merged with fundamental reality. Everything is an interface to something else. Everything is connected to everything else. Everything is inhabited by autonomous agents acting according to opaque programming. Human hands manipulate physical matter to grasp control. Pandæmonium follows a process along the supply chain where it is unclear who is producing and who is consuming – what is useless – what is valuable.
2017, HD Video 9:32 min.
(Hanna Nilsson (SE) & Rasmus Svensson (SE)) works with practical investigations into systems for communication and information storage, from the Cloud to Dirt.
PWR are previous fellows at Jan van Eyck Academie, V2 and Rupert. They have exhibited at ZKM Karlsruhe, de Punt Amsterdam, Futura Prague, Kunsthaus Rhenania, Guggenheim Museum New York, Moma NewYork et.al. Workshops at HFBK Hamburg, UDK Berlin, Bauhaus University Weimar, Impakt festival Utrecht, New Museum New Yorket .al.
Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble)
Book release and film screening
by Rudy Guedj and Will Pollard
27.12.2017 at 6pm
It is our pleasure to invite you to the launch of the publication Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble) and screening of the film of the same name.
First shown as an installation comprising a video and a wall drawing, the work is the result of a collaboration between the designer Rudy Guedj and the writer Will Pollard. It was originally produced for the exhibition ‘Signals From The Periphery’
which took place at the Tallinn Art Hall in July 2017.
Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble)
, the publication, puts the text and illustrations created for the video into a new dialogue, functioning thus as a documentation and a last translation of the work. It is the first book to be released by Building Fictions.
The screening will start at 18:30.
Gin-tonics of every ratio will be served.
Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble)
narrates and illustrates a series of fictional after-hours encounters set within imagined versions of the Tallinn Art Hall and the club located in its basement. Its characters play a drunken game of association, passing through images and metaphors of the digesting body and of architectural form. Drawing and writing are here the parallel instruments of a collaborative (and serendipitous) investigation into the abstraction of language and form.
Launch of BD/ABJ—Clip
by Asger Behncke Jacobsen & Bold Decisions
22.12.2017 at 6pm
It is our pleasure to invite you to the launch of BD-Clip, a typeface revived by Asger Behncke Jacobsen in 2016, and completed with Mads Wildgaard in 2017. Clip’s design is as obscure as its’ history. It was produced by the Spanish type distributor Letrayon somewhere between 1960 and 1979 and sold as envelopes of sticker sheets. Such an envelope, containing uppercase A–Z, was discovered in an office supply store in Amsterdam in 2016. From these drawings the missing characters were extrapolated.
Please join us on Friday the 22nd of December at 18.00 for X-mas salutations and the release of BD-Clip. Drinks will be served!
is an online foundry, founded by Mads Wildgaard, Kristoffer Halse-Sølling and Rasmus Schønning in 2015. Bold-Decisions offers retail typefaces and has produced custom fonts for a wide range of commercial clients and cultural institutions.
Asger Behncke Jacobsen
is a Copenhagen based freelance designer and programmer. He works mainly in the cultural field for a broad spectrum of institutions, artists and designers.
15.12.2017 at 6pm
On the occasion of the exhibition Sportification & Yes Yes Yes
we looked further into the politics, ethics and language of sport and society by screening the video [FIFA]
by EW-GHK. EW-GHK is the collaborative practice of Emil Willumsen and Gustav Holst Kurtzweil.
is a film with an investigative approach, looking at the connection between the commercial language of football and the actions of the president and board members of the FIFA organisation, in the specific corruption case of 2015. The individual skills of the players that are praised in the branding strategies of Nike and Adidas, such as the “Predator”, “Hypervenom”, “Control Everything”, “Cause Chaos” and “Built to Win” campaigns, was the exact same rhetorics and sometimes words used by journalists in a negative sense to describe the people involved in the corruption case. The film is a visual and literal investigation into the double meanings of the rhetorics of football, as a specific visual culture, and the rhetorics that forms and corrupts the actions in the culture of neoliberal corporate management.
2016, HD Video 14:50 min.
Sportification & Yes Yes Yes
Group show, various artists
Opening: Saturday, 18.11.2017, 6pm
It is our pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition SPORTIFICATION & YES YES YES, a collaboration between Annual Reportt and Viaindustriae publishing/COLLI Independent
. The exhibition combines and unfolds collected original materials from the two research projects. In extension to the subjects of these, the exhibition features (new) works contributed by:
Federico Antonini & Alessio D’Ellena (IT), Studio Atlant (DK), Bart de Baets (NL), Giandomenico Carpentieri (IT), Prill Vieceli Cremers (CH), Dallas (IT), Emilie Ferrat (FR), Moonsick Gang (KR/US), Ben Ganz (CH/US), Till Gathmann (DE), Rudy Guedj (FR/NL), Studio Hato (GB), Will Holder (GB), Experimental Jetset (NL), Pauline Kerleroux & Adéla Svobodová (CZ), Maziyar Pahlevan (IR/US), Clemens Piontek (DE/CH), Regular Practice (DK/UK), Shared-Space (BG/KR), Dexter Sinister (US/GB), Batia Suter (CH/NL), Wrong Studio (DK).
SPORTIFICATION. Eurovisions, Performativity and Playgrounds
is a long term research and a set of cultural actions based on several archives about “historical” European TV casts or Eurovisions (Games without frontiers/Jeux Sans Frontieres/Spiel Onhe Grenzen). Sportification is an interdisciplinary research focused on analyzing the subject of sport, of agon and of game nowadays. The basis of the work is a critical-comparative and sociological analysis dictated by a wide archive of images and videos of the famous tv-show Giochi Senza Frontiere / Jeux Sans Frontieres / Spiel Onhe Grenzen / It’s a Knockout, which constitues a master guide and a “true” archeology of the competitive action from the times of picturesque villages, to Eurovision, passing through the postpolitical era of European Community. The project deals both with the utopia of a playful society and with the social musculature leading to “sportification” of the collective body and to politicization of sport.
Yes Yes Yes Alternative Press/1966–1977 from Provo to Punk
is an evocative display of original materials selected from a long research on alternative European and American press. Starting from Dutch Provo publications and their influence in Europe, to the British scene and to the wide American scenario of east and west coast, the research especially focuses on aspects of graphic design of a wide hidden publishing scene which has been mainly analyzed, until now, from the political and countercultural point of view.Copublished by a+mbookstore.
COLLI Independent Art Gallery
is a space for contemporary art in Rome, dedicated to printed matter, bookworks, editions and multiples. The structure is divided into three main areas: the art space that hosts the exhibition programs of the artists, the publishing platform (practical library), a collaborative tool for publishing and co-editing research projects, and the bookstore.
by Felix Salut
Opening: Friday 13.10.2017, 5pm
It is our pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Be Right Back
by Felix Salut
at Annual Reportt. Be Right Back
is an exhibition by Felix Salut. Central to the exhibition is a game called Galapagos
with which visitors are invited to play, while Felix went elsewhere.
On the occasion of the opening Felix will give a talk about his work at 5pm.
The exhibition is centered around the Galapagos
game invented by Felix Salut. The game was used as a prop for his 2014 short film Shut Up I’m Counting of which the script turned book, published by Spector Books
, was awarded the Walter Tiemann Prize the same year. The game consists of 45 stones (100% Polyester, each 7,5cm x 7,5cm x 1,5 cm). It features 9 basic graphic elements to be combined in numerous ways, pointing towards both basic graphical composition and typographical constructions, conjuring associations to a gamified language. Visitors are invited to interact and play with the game during the period of the exhibition. These interactions will be documented and subsequently turned into a new format/edition as a collaboration between Felix Salut and Annual Reportt.
Frothing, Foaming and Teeming
Opening and booklaunch: Friday 01.09.2017, 5pm
the dead ecologies of economy are haunted. their geographies and bodies are looming over and shining out, as malign agents of a hyperobject wraith that looms over and shines out through all and everywhere.
a seething bioform is cannibalizing the company building in which it has been grown. the very architecture of the company is blossoming into abject life, and sprouting ghosts that haunts the occupants, as they still seek to capitalize on the infested commercial enterprise.
three mercenaries and an alchemist roams through the headquarters of the european central bank, in search of a fabled magic mushroom reputed to grow within the semi-deserted building. what they find will illuminate something festering in both the building and themselves.
an a nameless container-port, a shipping company is loading a mythic cargo onto a freighter. but in the metal cubicles of the port, forgotten things have lingered and grown, and from the sea, things rise and sink and rise again.
Frothing, Foaming and Teeming is both an exhibition and a graphic novel. The exhibition serves as a temporary physical index for the publication; the borders between the two porous, as their narratives and figures infiltrate and betray each other. Their story unfolds as fragments of ontological disaster-sites discharged by capitalism in a climate-chaotic age, where uncanny fictions infest geography and sprout visceral monsters, and radical otherness may be a way to resist inside the catastrophe.
(DK) is a visual artist from Copenhagen, Denmark. He works with drawings, text, installation and objects, to stage and examine relations between human and nonhuman agencies, and their possibilities for production of crisis and critique. He holds a MFA from the Academy of Arts in Bremen, Germany. He has previously exhibited at among other; Kunsthal NORD (DK), Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art (DK), Tranen – Contemporary Art Centre (DK), Museum of Cycladic Art (GR), Vejle Art Museum (DK), Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre (GR), Munch Gallery (USA), Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EST), Photographic Centre (DK), Westwerk (DE), Rauma Art Museum (FL).
Talk: Microbes I Have Known and Loved, 20.06.2017
by Jenna Sutela
Presented by The Reading School
On June 20th, 2017 we hosted a Skype talk session and screening with The Reading School
and Jenna Sutela, followed by a round table discussion.
The artist Jenna Sutela gave the talk Microbes I Have Known and Loved
and screened the video work 'Nam-Gut' (the microbial breakdown of language).
lives and works in Berlin and Helsinki. Her installations, text and sound performances seek to identify and react to precarious social and material moments, often in relation to technology.
The Reading School is run with support from the Danish Arts Foundation and initiated by Hanna Bergman
Meanwhile, in Time
Meanwhile, in Time
was accompanied by a small introductory reader written by Klara Li Scheutz which is accessible HERE
Sasha Portis (US),
Untitled, 2017, Perpetual
Meanwhile, in Time
Opening: Friday 16.06.2017, 5pm
Three actors perform peculiar activities like having sex—while one, along with a dog, is seen in real-time, each frame of the other two is archived so that they are perceived through time, and the images of their bodies create an architecture of their actions. A camera is circulating on the inside of a round building structure, reaching back to its starting point in exactly one minute—pointing out the inevitable repetition of our cyclical perception of time.
It is our pleasure to invite you to the opening of Meanwhile, in Time at Annual Reportt, opening June 16th at 5pm. Drinks will be served, all are welcome.
Meanwhile, in Time is a group exhibition featuring works by a series of international artists and designers from USA, The Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, France and Denmark. Despite their differing origins, varying observations and intentions, the presented works are bound together by a relation to the concept of time and its possible mediations. Through different perspectives, we are confronted with the consequences of the conception of time: parts of what we experience as the passing of time and its impact on our orientation within it.
Through June 16th–17th all seven video works appear inside Annual Reportt simultaneously. Subsequently they will alternately tone in on different screens in the window next to the street. The exhibition unfolds over time and is only complete once the last video has finished. The exhibition will run night and day, all the time.
Featured artists: Ronja Andersen (DK/NL), Tim Enthoven (US/NL), Joshua Graver (US), Ayşe Köklü (TR/UK), Olof Olsson (DK), Sasha Portis (US), Clément Rouzaud (FR/CH), Maria Trenkel (CH), Olya Troitskaya (RU/UK).
Galerie, Grand Opening
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Grand Opening
of Group Show
by the immaterial art gallery Galerie
, which we will celebrate with drinks and good company this friday, February 17th 2017.
is an exhibition of immaterial artworks in the format of a performance. The artworks span over a wide range of media like dance, therapy, poetry, conflict and others. All of which could fit into the category of what we call immaterial artworks, artworks that can not be reduced the a material object or the documentation of an action. Group Show
will be performed at Dansehallerne in the period 22th—25th of Februrary 2017.