David Horvitz
‘When The Ocean Sounds’ (SP102)

David Horvitz When the ocean sounds Shelter Press

David Horvitz When the ocean sounds Shelter Press

David Horvitz When the ocean sounds Shelter Press

David Horvitz When the ocean sounds Shelter Press

DAVID HORVITZ
WHEN THE OCEAN SOUNDS

104 pp.
loose sheets housed in silkscreen PVC sleeve
1 color offset
Size: 24 x 32 cm
Print run: 500 copies
Language(s): English
Rennes / Paris, November 2018
ISBN: 978-2-36582-026-4
Edition Number: 1

ENGLISH David Horvitz made the score ‘When the ocean sounds’ for human voices intended to mimic the sound of the sea.
The work is linked to an idea of maritime biologist Rachel Carson, who wrote that the percentage of salt in the sea is equal to the salinity of our blood. This idea supports a theory that all life comes from the sea. Imagine the first life forms, with porous skin or cell walls, through which the sea could freely flow into and out of their small bodies. At a certain moment, however, these life forms evolve. They come out of the sea and develop a different type of skin, one that allows them to keep liquids within their bodies. These liquids are ultimately seawater, and so the creatures – as do we – carry the sea with them, no matter where they go. In a way, transcribing and performing the sounds of the sea are exercises in listening and meditating out loud. At the same time, they are exercises in imagining or remembering that we are actually
part of the sea.

Intended to be performed by 51 participants, the score is printed on 60gsm uncoated paper, and slipped in a silkscreened PVC sleeve, with instructions printed on front. First edition of 500 copies.



Felicia Atkinson
‘Ambient Park’ (SP090)

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Felicia Atkinson new book 'Ambient Park' out on Shelter Press & Perimeter Editions design Bartolome Sanson
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Felicia Atkinson new book 'Ambient Park' out on Shelter Press & Perimeter Editions design Bartolome Sanson
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Felicia Atkinson new book 'Ambient Park' out on Shelter Press & Perimeter Editions design Bartolome Sanson

Felicia Atkinson ‘Ambient Park’

Technical

24 pages
19 x 29 cm
4c printing
2017
first edition of 400 copies
saddle stitched softcover

ISBN: 978-0-9953586-6-9
Publication date: August 2017
Printed in Australia
Co-published by Perimeter Editions (Melbourne, Australia) & Shelter Press (Rennes, France)

Design: Bartolomé Sanson

About the book

Ricocheting quietly between photographic landscapes, drawn abstractions and poetic recollections, Ambient Park – the latest artist book from Shelter Press cofounder Félicia Atkinson – assumes the form of a deferred performance. Serving as a kind of response to the French artist and experimental musician’s recent sonic and visual output, the book comprises a series of film stills shot during her travels to New Mexico and Arizona, overlaid with a collection of at once crude and delicate drawings made in Australia.

Co-published by Shelter Press and Perimeter Editions to coincide with Atkinson’s Australian tour, Ambient Park echoes of Brian Eno’s On Land or The Plateaux of Mirror (with Harold Budd) as astutely as it offers a nod to the untethered line work and colour of Clifford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, Amy Sillman or John Baldessari.

Working to navigate a path across real lands, negative spaces and psychic topographies, Ambient Park manifests in the filmic trace, the words that spring to mind and the lines the body can draw.

About the artist

Félicia Atkinson (born 1981 in Paris) is graduated with Honors from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and studied also anthropology and contemporary dance (BOCAL project with Boris Charmatz in 2003).

She is a visual artist, an experimental musician and the co-publisher of the independent imprint Shelter Press/curatorial platform Argument with Bartolomé Sanson.

Here works deals mostly with the topics of improvisation, fiction, instant composition, noise, abstraction and poetry.

Her paintings, drawings, sculpture, texts, installations, performances, and musical compositions are mostly abstract and are fed by multiples expeditions to many places where she collect sounds, objects, materials and other diverse materials to her visual and sound works.

David Horvitz
‘A Disappearance from Winschoten’ (SP084)

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David Hortvitz A Disappearance from Winschoten Shelter Press
David Hortvitz A Disappearance from Winschoten Shelter Press
David Hortvitz A Disappearance from Winschoten Shelter Press

David Horvitz ‘A Disappearance from Winschoten’

Technical

32 pages
14 x 20 cm
black / white offset
2017
first edition of 500 copies
saddle stitched

Credits

All works by David Horvitz
Design by Bartolomé Sanson

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About

In 2012 I was asked to be in an exhibition in Holland themed around the Dutch artist, Bas Jan Ader. I was to come to the small town of Winschoten for a month and make the work for the exhibition. The town was a short bike ride away from the small village where Ader’s father was a minister. After staying in Holland for about a week, I became annoyed with the curators. From this annoyance I decided what work I would give to them for their exhibition. I was to disappear from Winschoten. Not to romanticize Ader’s own disappearance at sea, but to disappear from a situation I did not want to deal with. Obviously, I would not tell them any of this. So one morning I left. I went off as if I was going to a coffee shop to work on my computer. I had my laptop, a small amount of money in my pocket, my camera, my passport. I was wearing a light jacket, and also had my notebook and a book I was reading. In my room was my wallet with some money and all my credit cards and library cards and various other IDs. I left a pile of books and the rest of my clothes and my suitcase. I left food, various notebooks, watercolors, my laptop case, various photocopies and receipts, and all my toiletries. I left my phone charger, my laptop charger, and my camera charger. I then got on a train and left Winschoten. There were still two or three more weeks until the exhibition was to open, and it was scheduled to be on view about a month. From that day until the exhibition’s scheduled closing day, I remained off of all social media. No one was to know what happened to me. On the last day of the exhibition I came back online and explained my piece to the curators.
— David Horvitz

Xavier Antin
‘When ‘I’ met ‘K” (SP078)

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Xavier Antin ‘when ‘I’ met ‘K”

Technical

24 pages
14 x 20 cm
black / white offset
2017
first edition of 600 copies
saddle stitched

Credits

All works and design Xavier Antin

Order

About the artist

Xavier Antin (b. 1981) lives and works in Paris. He received an MA in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art, London (2010) and an MA in Graphic Design at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (2008).

Solo exhibitions include: when ‘I’ met ‘K’, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris (2017), if, La vitrine du Plateau, Frac Île-de-France, Paris (2016); L+T, La BF15, Lyon (2015); An Epoch of Rest, Palais des Beaux-Arts, ISDAT, Toulouse; News from Nowhere, MABA, Nogent-sur-Marne; Offshore, galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris (all 2014).

About the book

“We ‘square men’ had a sign by which we knew each other. If a true brother came to my case, ostensibly to borrow sorts, and idly let a few lower-case ‘i’ s’ sift through his fingers, I would let some lower-case ‘k’ s’ sift through my fingers. Thus we would understand each other without need of conversation.”From “when ‘I’ met ‘K'”, Xavier Antin, 2017
Published at the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris.
January 27 — March 18

Felicia Atkinson
‘Audio Book’ (SP077)

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Felicia Atkinson Audio Book Shelter Press

Felicia Atkinson ‘Audio Book’

Technical

272 pages
14 x 21 cm
1 c printing
2017
first edition of 200 copies
perfect bound / softcover

About the book

Uncompromising collection of found images and original work from Felicia Atkinson, composing a rasterized visual score.

Audio Book could be a radio program without sound, but it’s a travel guide for a destination that doesn’t exist. It’s a take-away environment. It’s a deep looking into the palimpsests of a landscape.
It gathers two hundred images, some are found materials some are originals. Some images are words. Each of those images contains a grain, a noise, a distortion, a blur, a change of frequency.
The book is the territory. The pages are the knitters of a strange kind of duration.
In the book there is no need for frontiers and passeports, language is a river to cross or to swim in.  We are all foreigners of something. There are only derives and situations. The book travels for you, circulates, is exchanged, stolen, given or lost.

If you’re into publications like Batia Suter ‘Surface Series’ or Louis Reith ‘Decor’, this one comes highly recommended.

About the artist

Félicia Atkinson (born 1981 in Paris) is graduated with Honors from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and studied also anthropology and contemporary dance (BOCAL project with Boris Charmatz in 2003).

She is a visual artist, an experimental musician and the co-publisher of the independent imprint Shelter Press/curatorial platform Argument with Bartolomé Sanson.

Here works deals mostly with the topics of improvisation, fiction, instant composition, noise, abstraction and poetry.

Her paintings, drawings, sculpture, texts, installations, performances, and musical compositions are mostly abstract and are fed by multiples expeditions to many places where she collect sounds, objects, materials and other diverse materials to her visual and sound works.

Louis Reith
‘Décor’ (SP071)

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Louis Reith ‘Décor (P, TG-AIH, TAHoS AE, PGaA ofUS, TF-OtHoJA, S:FaM)’

Technical

24 pages
14 x 20 cm
black / white offset
2016
first edition of 500 copies
saddle stitched

Credits

All works by Louis Reith
Editing and design by Louis Reith & Bartolomé Sanson

About the artist

With an interest in printed matter, book design and craftsmanship artist Louis Reith creates drawings, collages, paintings and installations. The found material is always chosen by personal interest into form, theme and balance, which are then translated into new compositions. These compositions are made intuitively and refined consciously, playing with the illusion of mechanical versus handmade. Reith graduated from the AKI Academy for Arts and Design, Enschede in 2010 and lives in Amsterdam. He exhibits his work through international solo and group exhibitions. Besides his studio practise he also runs a small publishing house called Jordskred and he co-organises the annual Grafixx festival in Antwerp, Belgium.

About the book

Décor (P, TG-AIH, TAHoS AE, PGaA ofUS, TF-OtHoJA, S:FaM) contains a collection of recent collages assembled from found book pages, in which the artists specifically seeks a relationship between the abstract and the figurative, and thereby creating new narratives.

The source material is derived from vintage books, in which not only subject and size play a role, but also the printing technique and colour. These books are stripped from their covers and subject to observant deconstruction. What remains are loose pages and spreads that are processed, with their actual compositions as a coincidental starting point. The final composition leads to transformed subjects as if it were a fictional archive from the future. With just the abbreviations of the titles as a reference to the used books.

In his collages Reith creates serene worlds where abandoned shelters and tranquil sculptures present a modern history, where black and white landscapes are disrupted by bold geometric constructions. He tries to resist technology in favour of physical and craft-based media.

Together with Shelter Press, Reith selected 18 collages from different series which were divided onto 24 pages, in which the works were reorganised and emerged as new compositions.

Anne Brugni
‘Metamorphosis’ (SP065)

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Anne Brugni ‘Metamorphosis’

Technical

32 pages
20 x 26 cm
color offset
2015
first edition of 700 copies
saddle stitched / american dust cover

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About the book

Mottled sausages, icy landscapes with worms that seem to have died trying to make it over hurdles, portals to impossible lands: welcome to the accidental world of Anne Brugni.

Her workspace resembles a sort of paper autopsy gone wrong, with marbled organs, multicolored hides and strange texts scrawled in shaky brushed script scattered around. We are witnesses to a new sort of Frankenstein, who pieces all of these disparate parts together to create new creatures: joyful, perplexing, but always in the end, intriguing.

METAMORPHOSIS is a period piece of a work in progress, a cross section of ideas that eliminates a good quantity of works already made, and ignores the future. It is not a “best of”.

The book itself is made in the same manner of the works displayed within: using instinct, not too much revision (but revision nonetheless) and just enough material to give a glimpse of a narrative without becoming redundant or conclusive. The primary question that the work makes us pose is: WHAT?

What does this represent? What is this material? What is going on?

Therein lies the attraction, for the work is not for curious people, it makes people curious. It demands us to ask questions, to question it and ourselves at the same time.

Sure the material is profane: simply paper & clay (if boiled down to the bare essentials). But the treatment, the textures and compositions give us clues to a mania, a research, an exploration that is flabbergasting.