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  • Upcoming book events & launches January 2023
  • Ronja Driessen
  • art book event Book launch design

Upcoming book events & launches January 2023

Upcoming book events & launches January 2023

Image: Rune Peitersen

We are excited to already announce the first book events and launches of the new year! 

RAABJERG - January 14th Club Colo

We will start 2023 with a book presentation of RAABJERG by artist Rune Peitersen on the evening of Saturday January 14th. RAABJERG takes outset in the changing landscape of northern Jutland (DK). The landscape changed due to climatological changes and human resource extraction, and the following attempts at ‘restoring’ and ‘reestablishing’ a ‘natural’ landscape. During the evening the eponymous film that's part of the project will be screened and a talk and presentation about the publication will be given. More info will follow.

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The Civic Empowerment Toolbox - January 18th Pakhuis de Zwijger

Followed by a book presentation of The Civic Empowerment Toolbox at Pakhuis de Zwijger on January 18th. Speakers Ben Schouten (author, emiritus lector Play and Civic Media HvA), Sabine Niederer (researcher Visual Methodologies HvA), Eleonoor Jap Sam (founder and director at Jap Sam Books), Willem van der Ven (Designer), Silvia Cazacu (PhD researcher at KU Leuven), and Saskia Beer (founder/director Transformcity) will engage in a conversation discussing the strategies and civic initiatives from the book from 4 different perspectives: Practice, Theory, Education and Media. In which scholars, designers and practitioner colleagues highlight engaged citizenship from their contribution to the book.

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Mother's Milk - January 19th Looiersgracht 60

The upcoming limited edition artist book Mother's Milk by artist Marie Ilse Bourlanges will be launched on Thursday January 19th. Mother’s Milk (re)constructs the story of Ilse, the author’s grandmother. Alienated in the psychiatric hospital of La Timone, in Marseille, Ilse resided there from 1952 until her death in 1983. Bringing together archival material, correspondences and conversations narrated via documentary poetry, Marie Ilse Bourlanges assembles the fragments of a family history hiding in plain sight. The publication is designed by Alix Chauvet in close collaboration with the artist, with an introduction text by Marta Pagliuca Pelacani. For this event Marie Ilse Bourlanges has developed a text-based performance with excerpts of Mother's Milk and inspired by EMDR, a form of therapy to treat post traumatic stress disorder. The performance will be followed by a discussion between the artist, Marta Pagliuca Pelacani (artistic researcher and editor), and Alix Chauvet (designer).

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Displace - January 21st Looiersgracht 60


The launch of the limited edition artist book Displace by artist Elena Khurtova follows soon on Saturday January 21st. Displace explores the process of entering into a dialogue with soil as a living entity and offers an intimate insight into Elena Khurtova’s research, process, and personal connection with displaced soils. Mediating with excavated soil management terrains in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France, Elena Khurtova welcomed 45 tonnes of displaced soil in the garden of 3bisF. With essays by writer Amelia Groom and the artist, Displace addresses the materiality of soil through an interplay of imagery, text and tactility. Elena Khurtova and graphic designer Tariq Heijboer have applied these very soils as pigments in a duo-color offset print resulting in an artist book that represents the artistic process of collaborating with soil. For this event there will take a discussion place between the artist, Maddie Rose Hills (researcher, curator, founder of mater), and Tariq Heijboer (designer). 


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