Anagram Books: Mute & Kuda Book Launch, 27 April 2017

Anagram Books Berlin.

Look at Hazards, Look at Losses and Anti-Wall
Two books are being launched with talks by the contributors, Anthony Iles (Mute), Zoran Pantelić (kuda.org) and Howard Slater.

Thursday 27 April 2017 event starts at 20:00, followed by drinks.
This event is FREE!

Anagram Books Distribution
Lausitzerstr.35
10999 Berlin – DE

Brought to you by Mute and kuda.org

Look at Hazards, Look at Losses developed out of a series of conversations, exchanges and visits between kuda.org, Anthony Iles and Marina Vishmidt over 2015-2017 through which different approaches to common problems of cultural production in early-21st century Europe and its peripheries were debated and conceptually probed. Setting out from Theodor W. Adorno’s concept of ‘the aesthetic relations of production’ these discussions proceeded to explore problems bearing upon organisation in small groups in the field of culture, philosophical idealism and materialism, poetry, error and crisis. The anthology assembled reflects these concerns through engagement with the writing of others who have helped orientate us through these discussions. The book which is the outcome consists of seven original contributions by poets and theorists which attempt to move toward new political interventions in culture and beyond ‘crisis as a way of life’.

The publication of this book is part of the project ‘Aesthetic Education Expanded’ realised in collaboration with kuda.org, Novi Sad; Multimedia Institute and Kulturtreger Zagreb; Kontrapunkt Skoplje and Berliner Gazette Berlin, and supported by the EU cultural program Creative Europe.

Contributors: Group for Conceptual Politics (GKP), Danny Hayward, Anthony Iles, Lisa Jeschke, Benjamin Noys, Eirik Steinhoff, Marina Vishmidt

Anti-Wall – Contribution to a more or less caput comprehension of Surrealism
Authors: Mystić Constructions & The Boring One
Poetic translation and transduction: Howard Slater, London
Translation interventions: Group for Conceptual Politics & New Media Center_kuda.org, Novi Sad
Publisher: kuda.org, 2017
Languages: English and Serbo-Croatian

Anti-Wall has come together as one of many steps in kuda.org and GKP collaboration with Howard Slater over recent years. This latest co-operation saw us coming together around a mutual interest in the manifestations of the Surrealist movement both locally and world-wide. Anti-Wall, then, operates as a conjunction point (‘communicating vessel’) between the Belgrade Surrealist Group and those in the Antilles that came together around the journals Legitimate Defence and Tropiques. It also became a means of investigating political, affective and art organisations, then, here and now:

Infra- and OurOrganization, politics as thought, distance from the State and political parties are just some of common themes embedded into the poetic and experimental transduction of Anti-Wall, originally published by Surrealist Publications, Belgrade in 1932 (by Marko Ristić & Vane Bor). This book, we hope, will help us get over our own walls.

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