Christina Carter
‘Juvenile Records’ (SP028)

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Christina Carter ‘Juvenile Records’

Technical

36 pages
14 x 19 cm
black & white printing
2013
first edition of 50 handnumbered copies
perfect bound / soft cover

Shelter Poetry Book #4

About the book

Juvenile Record is the new poetry book wrote by the Texan singer and musician Christina Carter.
Like a prayer from the South, where voices and glasses are breaking in the heavy night, memories escaping like water, falling from the hands and evaporating in the air.

Objects, days, names, ages, charms, collected in the mind, folded, shouted or kissed, oftenly blessed, and sayed again.

A walk, a song, a drive, a dialogue, a pair of shoes, one life’s humble and beautiful quest.

About the artist

Christina Carter was born in the bayou city of Houston, Texas in November of 1968, and co-founded the group Charalambides there in December of 1991. Ever since then, she has deeply mined her own vein of sound-as-music with voice, guitar, piano, and keys.

For the past several years, Christina has utilized extended improvisational guitar passages within and without song-medley structures; re-contextualized certain Charalambides songs within the spare single guitar/voice form that birthed much of the group’s music; and recently, investigated ‘the song’ as a thing unto itself, specifically concentrating on ‘the word’- both in her own lyric writing and her interpretions of the work of other lyricists.

Concurrent with her work as a musician, Christina has expanded her involvement in writing and visual art. Her poetry has been published by Digitalis Industries, The Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, Glass Eye, and Slow Toe Press.

Felicia Atkinson
‘Twenties Are Gone’ (SP021)

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Shelter Press / SP021

Felicia Atkinson ‘Twenties Are Gone’

Technical

54 pages
14 x 19 cm
black & white
2013
second edition of 700 copies
perfect bound / soft cover

About the book

Twenties Are Gone is sentimental journey written in the mist of a Finnish August of 2012.

It guides us as a reconstructed and DIY « carte du Tendre ». Reconstructed through the primordial forests – from the californian redwoods to the northern finland. A statement led by the experience of making sculptures and having drinks under a porch, drawing as making sandwiches, being in love and singing songs, watching tv shows and staring at sunsets. Both highly in the now and at the same time metaphysical.
The Twenties are gone. And thirties are opening their wild gates.

This is the first poetry book wrote by the visual and sound artist Felicia Atkinson.

About the artist

Félicia Atkinson is born in 1981 in Paris, France. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She is graduated with Honors from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and studied also anthropology and contemporary dance.

She is a visual artist, an experimental musician and the co-publisher of the independent imprint Shelter Press.

Her paintings, drawings, sculptures and musical compositions are mostly abstract. Her work takes its sources from the American tradition of painting (Morris Louis, Cy Twombly, Richard Tuttle) and from avant-gardes figures who worked on chance and randomness (Fluxus, John Cage, La Monte Young…) as much as feminist figures in music and art.

Ben Vida
‘Tztztztzt Î Í Í …..’ (SP018)

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Ben Vida ‘Tztztztzt Î Í Í …..’

Technical

72 pages + download code
14 x 19 cm
black & white printing
2013
first edition of 50 handnumbered copies
perfect bound / soft cover

Shelter Poetry Book #3

Released on vinyl by Shelter Press as Slipping Control (SP038)

About the book

The 61 pages that make up the score for Tztztztzt Î Í Í … were interpreted and performed by three vocalists: Ben Vida, Tyondai Braxton, and Sara Magenheimer. Utilizing envelope following, vocoder analysis and trigger sensing the recordings of these performances were analyzed and converted into control sources. These control sources were used to activate analog and digital synthesizing systems and functioned to trigger envelopes and gates, determine pitched materials and act as modulating sources for frequency and amplitude modulation. Though the voice of the performer becomes almost completely obscured through this process, all rhythmic patterns, compositional forms and musical gestures were derived from the vocalist’s performance – the voice remains an intrinsic element of the final synthesized tracks.

About the artist

Ben Vida is a Brooklyn based composer, improviser and artist. He produces compositions that utilize analog and digital synthesizing technologies and focus on aural phenomena and auditory illusions. He has released records with Shelter Press, PAN, ALKU, Thrill Jockey, Drag City, Kranky… As both a solo artist and in collaboration he has presented his work in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

Felicia Atkinson
‘Twenties Are Gone’ (SP011)

Felicia Atkinson Shelter Press

Felicia Atkinson ‘Twenties Are Gone’

Technical

54 pages
14 x 19 cm
black & white
2013
first edition of 50 copies
perfect bound / soft cover

Shelter Poetry Book #2

About the book

Twenties Are Gone is sentimental journey written in the mist of a Finnish August of 2012.

It guides us as a reconstructed and DIY « carte du Tendre ». Reconstructed through the primordial forests – from the californian redwoods to the northern finland. A statement led by the experience of making sculptures and having drinks under a porch, drawing as making sandwiches, being in love and singing songs, watching tv shows and staring at sunsets. Both highly in the now and at the same time metaphysical.
The Twenties are gone. And thirties are opening their wild gates.

This is the first poetry book wrote by the visual and sound artist Felicia Atkinson.

About the artist

Félicia Atkinson is born in 1981 in Paris, France. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She is graduated with Honors from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and studied also anthropology and contemporary dance.

She is a visual artist, an experimental musician and the co-publisher of the independent imprint Shelter Press.

Her paintings, drawings, sculptures and musical compositions are mostly abstract. Her work takes its sources from the American tradition of painting (Morris Louis, Cy Twombly, Richard Tuttle) and from avant-gardes figures who worked on chance and randomness (Fluxus, John Cage, La Monte Young…) as much as feminist figures in music and art.

Christopher Schreck
‘Burnt Grass’ (SP010)

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Christopher Schreck ‘Burnt Grass’

Technical

54 pages
14 x 19 cm
black & white
2013
first edition of 50 copies
perfect bound / soft cover

Shelter Poetry Room #1

About the artist

Christopher Schreck lives and works
in New York city.

Extract

you buying

got something’ll untangle them blue veins

keep em from curling up like you seen
the gray fingernails of ash smeared street saints
with eight pound dreads
whove fed their very arms
to atrophy

im telling you man

theres no need to conjure up reasons

no cause to be kneeling
or numb’d into needing

there is still holiness in america

been ransomed and hidden
and driven to dirt

but its there to be found
dropping blossoms
in its meaningless

(which is not to say worthless
insipid or petty but only
with no purpose for being)

(and thus holy)

m o v e m e n t

you just gotta keep it straight in your mind

that beauty’s anything
you can see without blinking

and if you want to be free
of what leads to confusion
all you have to do
is forget about you