4° edition

2016

25—26—27 November

SPRINT—Independent Publishers and Artists' Books Salon  |  Milano

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NON-PROFIT
ART BOOK FAIR
TALK
SCREENING
FOCUS
DISPLAY
PERFORMANCE
ALL THE EVENTS
ARE FREE ADMISSION
EXCEPT THE WORKSHOP
AND THE FUNDRAISING
PARTY

CREW

An idea by

O' non profit association

Curated and designed

by artist Dafne Boggeri

Press Office

Gaia Martino, Roberta Pagani with Alessandra Piolotto

Risograph Workshop

Elena Radice

Volunteer Coordination

Valeria Baudo

Risograph Workshop

Elena Radice

Ph/Video 

Sofia Vogliazzo (Ph),

Aziza Vasco with Alice Bachmann, Morgane Quere (Video)

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VOLUNTEERS

Lisa Barbieri,

Gloria Basile,

Arianna Bertolotti,

Sara Bizzocchi,

Barbara Bordoni,

Martina Brembati,

Kelly Costigliolo, 

Claudia Cucca,

Rebecca Di Berardino,

Angela Delgado,

Audrey Dreyer,

Diego Giannettoni,

Daniel von Johnston,

Raul Mariani,

Gloria Nossa,

Eleonora Paciullo,

Ilaria Pittassi,

Petra Rocca,

Keti Shahini,

Marco Siciliano,

Brenda Vaiani

THANKS TO

Ilenia Arosio,

Ferruccio Ascari, 

Neri Bastiancich,

Beyoncé,

Alberto Boccardi, 

Elisa Bozzarelli,

Claudia Buraschi, 

Fabio Carboni, 

Marta Collini,

Daniela Cristadoro, Valentina Croci,

Alice Daneluzzo,

Zoe De Luca,

Regis De Waey@WOODLAND, Camilla Candida Donzella,

Ele,

Attila Faravelli, 

Giulio Fonseca,

Stefano Gilardino,

Emma Goldman in spirit, ilMark2.0,

Anna Levati,

Giorgio Maffei, Luxa/Gianluca Mariano, Laura Marino,

Roberta Mazzotti,

Matteo Nobile,

Carol Rama in spirit, Rammelzee in spirit,

Nicola Ratti, 

Caterina Riva,

Marika Rock,

Maite Rodriguez,

Kiki Sideris,

Aziza Vasco, 

2501 e Gayotti, 

Giulia Zorzi e Flavio Renzoni

PUBLISHERS

0-100  Milano

ADAMANT/Rada Koželj  Como

ALESSANDRO MENSI  Milano

AKV  Berlin

ARCHIVE BOOKS  Milano/Berlin

ATLAS PROJECTOS  Lisboa/Berlin

ATTO  Milano with  SUDARIO  Albano di Lucania

BLAUER HASE  Venice

BLISTERZINE by NASTYNASTY©  Milano

BTOMIC-GHOST & TALKINASS  La Spezia

CAMILLA CANDIDA DONZELLA  Milano

DELEMA BOOKS with PAPER RAD NY

DIORAMA EDITIONS  Milano

DOMINICA LA

DRAW DOWN  New Haven

ECOCORE  London

FOLDER BOOKSHOP  Milano

FUZAO STUDIO  Milano

GALLERIA OPULENZA  with  GIORGIO DI SALVO  Milano

GENDA  Milano/Shanghai

GIRLS LIKE US  Amsterdam

JUDITH ERWES  London

KABUL Italy 

KALEIDOSCOPE  Milano

MAREN KARLSON Berlin

MOLLY RICHARDS  London

MOOR  Milano

NERO  Rome

NOBODY’S BUSINESS  Wandering

NUMERO 10  Paris

ORLO Ferrara/Melfi

POMEGRANATE PRESS  Philadelphia/Orlando

PLLLLA PLLLLA  Milano

PRINTED WEB by PAUL SOULELLIS  NY 

PUBLIC COLLECTORS  Chicago

RICOCHET.CC Buenos Aires

RIVISTA LETTERARIA  Milano

RORHOF  Bolzen

RAWRAW EDIZIONI  Milano

RUMORE NERO  Milano

SHELTER PRESS  Rennes

SKINNERBOOX  Jesi

STEFANO REBOLI  Milano

STOLEN BOOKS  Lisbon

SUSANNE BÜRNER  Berlin

TEMPORARY SERVICES/HALF LETTER PRESS  Chicago/Auburn

TILE  Milano

TLTRPreß  Berlin

TUNICA NY

WITTY KIWI Turin

YES I AM WRITING A BOOK  Milano

SPECIAL GUEST ↝ IDIOLETTA ⟨Mattia Capelletti, Costanza Candeloro Milano/Bologna 

Concerning Poetry and Art  

— 26/27.11.16  1pm—8pm ↝ O'

DISPLAY  |   BILLION BALANCES exhibition and live action by LGG$B ⟨Geneva⟩, 

curated by IDIOLETTA ⟨Mattia Capelletti, Costanza Candeloro⟩ — Talking about foot bathing with friends, we came to the conclusion that this strictly feminine practice of laying one’s feet into saltwater, comes from mermaids. Feet - the human equivalent of the fish’s tail - must reconcile with their original environment: saltwater, indeed. Definitely odd, this theory was useful to me over time, to explain a series of phenomena that, otherwise, would have just appeared alien-inscrutable. Loren, Gaia, Giulia, Sabrina and foot bathing are the example of how, through daily practices, one can have access to a recondite past and pass it on, how this process is driven by the necessity of founding a personal cosmology, a personal lineage that doesn’t have much to do with actual genealogy. LGG$B are the daughters of the Kahina, of Tori Amos and Tony Montana. Writing becomes constant, continuous it isn’t reduced to the mere act of writing, it is a process in which all their work is involved, because this way, they tend to the construction of a parallel dimension. This world in miniature, this network of affections, fits in their backpacks, in their bedrooms and even in an exhibition. LGG$B — An all-girl art collective, working on feminist, post-colonial, ecological issues. LGG$B are Gaia Vincensini, Loren Kagny, Giulia Essyad, Sabrina Röthlisberger — lggsb.earth. IDIOLETTA — Concerning Poetry and Art — IDIOLETTA aimed her attention at contemporary American poetry via a performative reading marathon by ten artists on the night of 20th September at O’, Milano. It was weird. Still, she cares about the divulgation of the text through its traditional vehicle: the book and its perversions. At her SPRINT booth you’ll find publications from authors and artists who joined forces with us up until now. A solo show by prophetesses collective LGG$B will open the ceremony — 25/27.11.16  1pm—7pm Agalma  |  Thanks to Istituto Svizzero and Marsèll

 

DISPLAY  |   TEN KILOS OF APPLES IN A STRAW BASKET AND A HALF AN HOUR SOUND PIECE SURROUNDED BY MAGICAL CARPETS by Félicia Atkinson/shelter press ⟨Rennes⟩ 

Apples have fallen. Yet to be eaten. Music has been recorded. Yet to be listen. The invitation is to listen, to eat apples and to sit on the carpets. Félicia Atkinson presents here an environment composed of a poem, a sound piece, ten kilos of apples surrounded by carpets. 

Félicia Atkinson is graduated with Honors from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris . 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 such as Rio de Janeiro, Brittany and most often the American West, where she collect sounds, objects and other materials for her visual and sound works — feliciaatkinson.com — shelter-press.org  |  26/27.11.16  1pm—7pm ↝ Aladino

 

 

DISPLAY  |   BLADE BANNER works by Chiara Fumai, Lorenza Longhi, Beatrice Marchi, Diego Marcon, Jacopo Miliani, Natália Trejbalová — Through B—B artists are invited to produce an image all-over printed in a 1x1m silk fabric, as a symbolic 'pixel' cut from their world. This series of modules is a collection produced by _\|/_ and showed during the salon, fed every year by new collaborations, with the idea of building the content for a future itinerant exhibition that can present a view of the most vibrant italian art scene. The banners exist in two copies, one given to the author while the other is kept in the collection  |  26/27.11.16  1pm—7pm La Isla Bonita @ Ostrakon

 

SCREENING  |   A WALK WITH DOROTHÉE DUPUIS AND JESSICA GYSEL

AROUND THE CHINESE PAVILION AND THE JAPANESE TOWER IN BRUSSELS

by Buenos Tiempos, Int. ⟨Bruxelles⟩ — The video introduces two editors of feminist art magazines – Dupuis Petunia and Gysel Girls Like Us – chatting and strolling around Laeken Park in Brussels. The park hosts two very significant constructions designed by the French architect Alexandre Marcel and erected under the kingdom of Leopold II. The Japanese Tower 1905 and the Chinese Pavilion 1910 are illustrations of the fin-de-siècle Orientalism and cultural imperialism. The reading of Las Vegas, Laeken: A History of Architectural Drag Alberto García del Castillo and Marnie Slater, 2014 presents a short essay crossing the history of both The Japanese Tower and the Chinese Pavilion with Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour’s Learning From Las Vegas 1972. Buenos Tiempos, Int. is an online exhibition space thematically concerned with 'faggotry as it is today' – recent shows include Natalie Diaz, Natasha Papadopoulou, Steev Lemercier, Vava Dudu, Juliana Huxtable and CAConrad. It is a collaborative production initiative focused on 'power transvestism' – its productions have been presented in Petunia magazine 2014, at La Loge in Brussels 2015, at El Almacén in Mexico City 2016 and at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo 2016. It is the programmer of an annual Evening of Poetry in Brussels – in 2016, the first edition included Olivia Dunbar, Benjamin Seror and Geo Wyeth – and the organizer of a yearly summer party in collaboration with Girls Like Us magazine, also in Brussels. Alberto García del Castillo and Marnie Slater founded Buenos Tiempos, Int. in 2014 — buenostiemposinternational.com  |  26.11.16  |  Looped video 1pm—5pm + Readings at 3pm and 4pm Teatro Verdi

 

 

SCREENING  |   BLANK (INTANGIBLE) BOOK .gif.mov by Luigi Amato — Contribution to the publication The Multiple Lives of a Blank Book ⟨Booksfromthefuture, London⟩ a cross-cultural tale of bookness, blankness and multiplicity, bringing the cinematic genre of documentary fiction to the printed page. Luigi Amato is a graphic designer and artist working in the fields of visual culture, communication and expanded publishing. His practice moves through projects on commission, personal works and ephemeras. Since 2012 he’s part of the unprofitable and lazy design collective SPECTACLE — luigiamato.net   |  26/27.11.16  1pm—7pm O’

 

SCREENING  |   Stolen Books presents BOOTLEG GROCERY UNLEASHED,

A GERMES GANG VIDEO THING by Germes Gang ⟨Lisbon — 'Everything is sarcasm, everything is spam, everything is traumatic. Germes Gang are not a problem, they are problematic.' Germes Gang — 'We are a Crew based in Portugal. We have a lot of projects related and not-related to Graffiti. We started in 2006, our first interest was to create some Style that doesn’t exist before, something mega dirty, mega trashy and the ultimate badass Style, but always with some kind of humor behind, ironical and Evil, something really bad in all senses.' extract from ptwschool.com/blog⟩ — germesgang.com   |  26/27.11.16  1pm—7pm O’

 

 

SCREENING  |   NOTHING TO LOSE by Nobody’s Business — Immersive browsing into the first book from the performative platform Nobody’s Business, produced during the series of meetings organized by Nobody’s Indiscipline/Milano ⟨April 2016⟩. The video installation investigates the personal and the universal concept of ‘wasting time’ through a multiplier factor, the infinity of possible variations in which are opening worlds and imaginary systems. The screening is based on the book Nothing To Lose by: Emanuele Braga, Luca Chiaudano, Marzia Dalfini, Maddalena Fragnito, Camilla Pin Montagnana. With contributions from: Annamaria Ajmone, Francesca Antonino, Eleanor Bauer, Alessandra Bordino, Glen Caci, Ilenia Caleo, Mara Cassiani, Sara Catellani, Maria Giovanna Cicciari, Elisabetta Consonni, Francesca De Isabella, Laura Dondi, Simone Evangelisti, Elisa Ferrari, Nassia Fortouni, Giulia Franceschini, Helene Gautier, Jacopo Jenna, Francesco Laterza, Sara Leghissa, Paola Stella Minni, Valerio Sirna, Davide Tidoni. Nobody’s Business is an open-source platform for the sharing of artistic practices in Performing Arts — nobodysbusiness.wordpress.com   |  27.11.16  1pm—7pm O’

 

PERFORMANCE  |   DIRE COSE CON LE PAROLE SU COSE A CUI NON PIACCIONO LE PAROLE by Gilda Manfring — SAYING THINGS WITH WORDS ABOUT THINGS THAT DON’T LIKE WORDS is a words and sound performance, that combines a poetry reading with a suspended dance floor. How do you say the things that you intuitively get but you are not really able to explain  with words? Hidden, untold, almost imperceptible, forgotten, unnoticed, unheard things constitute the materials from which this live set is trying to take form. Repetitions of beats and loops in the background suggest the pleasant atmosphere of a dance floor made up of distractions, waiting, skin and glittering eyes. A reading of poems, navigating the borders that words create, in a vital, yet unstable, attempt to turn vulnerability into affirmation ⟨or into something at least⟩. Gilda Manfring works with words, music and sounds, trying to develop the best language to say things she needs to say. She recently graduated with a MA in Sound Arts at London College of Communication and she now lives in Milan — gilda.fyi —Thanks to Beatrice Boatto, Teresa Cos, Dan Helgi Helgason ì Gong, Andrea Goffo, Fernando Nequeçaür, Emanuele Lombardini, Tommaso Maria Speretta  |  27.11.16  |  2.30pm3pm  |  3.30pm4pm  |  4.30pm5pm Studio Pepe 36

 

TALK  |   GIRLS LIKE US Amsterdam⟩ — Girls Like Us' founder and editor Jessica Gysel will talk about independent magazine making and publishing via the different themes Girls Like Us magazine has tackled so far, such as work, play, body and family. Why an a-typical design, a quest for new formats and a constant questioning of the current patriarchy/capitalist system are an important factor for radical change. Girls Like Us is an independent magazine turning the spotlight on an international expanding community of women from all genders within arts, culture and activism. Through personal stories, essays and vanguard visuals Girls Like Us unfolds feminist legacies in arts and writing. Mixing politics with pleasure, the magazine is mapping new routes towards a feminist, post-gender future — girlslikeusmagazine.com  |  26.11.16  |  14.00—15.00 ↝  O’~SoundOhm ⟨basement⟩

 

TALK  |   ECOCORE ON NARCISSISM a retrospective look by Alessandro Bava on past issues and a preview of the upcoming — ECOCORE is an irregularly published ecology magazine, which aims to explore the camouflaged souls of ecology. It has pioneered the discussion on ecology in art since 2011 and has participated to the Serpentine Marathon in 2014. ECOCORE addresses the improper valuation given by hyper consumption to shared, finite, natural resources. Negative externalities born by public and subsidised lives are calling for a re-examination of the 'good cause'. ECOCORE recognises that ecology’s identity has been repressed or relegated to area’s where it ought not to be. Relying on prettiness as a tool to convey its ideas, ECOCORE strives to furtively edit ecology’s muddled identity and environmental awareness. There are many new leading actors, decision makers, and partnerships that play increasing important roles in what happens to the natural world. The proliferating complexity, immediacy, and ubiquity of environmental crises therefore demand fresh and unusual human responses towards this new eco-governance. It has been defined the 'world sexiest ecology zine' by i-D Magazine — ecocore.co  |  26.11.16  4pm—5pm ↝ O’~SoundOhm ⟨basement⟩

 

TALK  |   HANGOUT WITH TEMPORARY SERVICES & HALF LETTER PRESS with Brett Bloom & Marc Fischer ⟨Chicago/Auburn—Indiana⟩ — Temporary Services is Brett Bloom & Marc Fischer 'We have made publications as an element of our collaborative work since 1998. We created Half Letter Press, a publishing imprint and online store, to publish and distribute book and booklet length works by ourselves and others. We are interested in using this endeavor to build long-term support and expanded audiences for people that work creatively in experimental ways. We are particularly interested in supporting people and projects that have had difficulty finding financial and promotional assistance through mainstream commercial channels' — temporaryservices.org  — halfletterpress.com  |  27.11.16  4pm—5pm ↝ O’~SoundOhm ⟨basement⟩

 

TALK  |   GRRRLS, QUEERS & ZINES with Giulia Vallicelli — The almost unknown punk press scene of Italy: riot grrrl and queercore zines between the 1990s and the mid 2000s. What to preserve? How to enhance them? Ideas and archival hypotheses with scissors in hand. Giulia Vallicelli is a filmmaker and audiovisual archivist, she has been working to reconcile images and sounds of different ages and formats. After years of trying to hide a controversial taste in music, today she candidly admits to be the founder of Vida Loca Records  |  27.11.16  6pm—7pm ↝ O’~SoundOhm ⟨basement⟩

 

ACTION  |   SHAME TATTOO by Camilla Candida Donzella — Camilla tattooes people starting from her original research based on hand lettering, which spontaneously investigates alphabets inspired by various subcultures, music and related territories, showing a personal interpretation of the meaning and significance in a human and inhumane way. The signs will also be presented in a series of small editions available as a preview at SPRINT. Camilla Candida Donzella started tattooing herself in 2001, since then she likes to experience the indelible mark of her particular style on herself and sensitive people surrounding her. For this special occasion she will set up a studio ad hoc — camillacandidadonzella.it  |  26/27.11.16  1pm—8pm ↝ Studio Matias Guerra

 

WORKSHOP  |   RISOGRAPH  |  THE RISO CLUB with Pierrick Brégeon and 

Clément Rouzaud ⟨CH⟩ EUROSTANDARD, assisted by artist Elena Radice — Risograph is an eco-friendly printing system that approaches the color response of screen printing with ease of reproduction photocopy. It is a technique that lets you print small editions economically and professionally, enhancing the quality of drafting of colors and the intensity of the images’ halftone. For the second consecutive year SPRINT will host Pierrick Brégeon and Clément Rouzaud, visual designers also known under the collective name EUROSTANDARD, who have been working with institutions as ECAL, the Swiss National Film Archive ⟨Lausanne⟩, the Visuelle Gestaltung Büro Bonbon ⟨Zurich⟩, with a passionate RISO-experimental-practice developed in several publishing projects. The workshop will be assisted by artist Elena Radice, with the coordination of ATTO studio — p-b.li — clementrouzaud.tumblr.com — leraneacide.tumblr.com — atto.si —Thanks to Istituto Svizzero  |  26-27.11.16 ↝ ATTO

 

FUNDRAISING PARTY  |   Dj Set by ALIENI  +  ASHASHA ⟨TOMBOYS DON'T CRY

Dembow  ◊  ↪↪↪↪↪↪↪  Footwork  ◊  ↪↪↪↪↪↪↪  Industrial Island  ◊ — For all those willing to support the project, _\|/_ organizes a fundraising party at KO Club, a landmark for the LGBTQAIXYZ community in Milan — soundcloud.com/alieni  — soundcloud.com/ashashabside — soundcloud.com/tomboysdontcry  |  26.11.16  11pm—04am ↝ KO Club

 

POSTER/CATALOGUE  |   CLAIRES FONTAINES by Antoine Orand, drawing, poster 56x84 cm, paper gr.250, edition of 600, free to the public 'Sometimes it seems very impossible to avoid something happening. Even if we try to avoid it, we just go faster into it. The causes and effects we are surrounded by are limitless. Consequently our lives, often, look like a slot machine. This is the point of the present drawing.' extract from nieves.ch⟩ — Antoine Orand is a French drawer living in Brussels. His work is disseminated along publications with different publishing houses in Europe like Nieves ⟨Zurigo⟩, Bronze Age ⟨Glasgow⟩, Editions Du Livre ⟨Strasbourg⟩ — lecontrevent.tumblr.com  |  26/27.11.16  1am—8pm ↝ O’

LOCATIONS

Agalma via Confalonieri 36

Aladino via Pastrengo 12

ATTO via Galla Placidia 12

La Isla Bonita @ Ostrakon via Pastrengo 15

KO Club via Resegone 1

O' via Pastrengo 12

SOUNDOHM via Pastrengo 12

Studio Pepe 36 via pepe 36

Studio Matias Guerra via Pastrengo 13

Teatro Verdi via Pastrengo 16

Zona K via Spalato 11

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