TRANForMED

SHIFTED

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8° edition MUTATED

2020

November 20 – January 21

SPRINT—Independent Publishers and Artists' Books Salon  |  Milano

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ART BOOK FAIR

AS MAIL ART

SCREENING

TALK

BILLBOARD

URL
 
EXTRAVAGANZA

PODCAST

LECTURE

WORKSHOP

VOLUNTEERS

— Rossella Carifi, Luisa Carnevale Baraglia, Alina Cortese, Erica Curci, Camilla Dalla Bona, Eleonora Deligio, Rosita Mahmuti, Alberto Martino, Caterina Migliore, Francesca Mussi, Marvin Nwachukwu, Natalia Polvani, Andrea Sabetta, Martina Stomeo, Benedetta Tuzzi, Francesca Varalda, Valeria Zanetti

THANKS TO

— Claudia Buraschi, Silvia Carollo, Chez Jeannette [Paris], Emma Goldman in SPIRIT, Tilly Krebitz, Michele Lombardelli, Giorgio Maffei in SPIRIT, Laura Marino, Sofia Mattioli, Giada Yeya Montomoli, RAMM𝝨LZ𝝨𝝨 in SPIRIT, Roberto Archivio Primo Moroni, Roberto Graphidea, Nat Marcus & Zoe Darsee [Tabloid Press, Berlin], Marika Rock, Maite Rodriguez, Giulia Tognon & Constantin Jopeck w/Keechie

THE CREW20

An idea by

O' non profit association

Curated and designed

by Dafne Boggeri

Assistant 

Claudia Agusto

Risograph Workshop

Coordination 

Elena Radice

Volunteer Coordination

Susanna Morari

Petra Rocca

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PUBLISHERS

0331  Sesto Calende

045 PUBLISHING  Verona

A DANCE MAG  Beirut

ACTUAL SOURCE  Provo US

ADAMANT/Rada Koželj  Lecco 

ALTANA  MI

AMPHIBIA  Turin

ARCHIVE APPENDIX  Berlin

ARCHIVIO MAGAZINE  Turin

ATELIER ÈDITIONS  LA

ATTO  MI

RICCARDO BANFI  MI

MARCELLO JACOPO BIFFI  MI

BLANK FORM  NY

BRACE-BRACE  MI

ANNA BROUJEAN  Paris

CAFÉ ROYAL BOOKS  Southport UK

COLLLETTTIVO  MI

COMPULSIVE ARCHIVE  MI

COWARD RECORDS  Pesaro

DALE ZINE  Miami

DDOOGG  Vancouver

DÉPART POUR L’IMAGE  MI

CAMILLA CANDIDA DONZELLA  Bologna

FOLDER Bookshop–SoundOhm  MI

FRANKENSTEIN MAGAZINE  MI

FUZAO STUDIO  Locarno CH  with Imageless, Yanshu book, Monday Off/惬意忙, Erzhuo Zhao, Ti Re Zhong, Strongman [Gong Yuwei], 214

GIRLS LIKE US  Bruxelles

GLORIA GLITZER  Berlin

HAIL HARE HARE  Lanzo d’Intelvi

HOMIE HOUSE PRESS  MI/Yucaipa US

IT’S FREEZING IN LA!  London

KABUL  Turin

KNUST PRESS  Nijmegen NL

LEEBINSOYEON  Seoul

LICIT ILLICIT mobile bookshop  MI

MAILBOMB   St.Petersburgh

MASALA NOIR  Paris

MG POSANI + QUEER GUIDE  Bologna

MONDO EROTICO PUBLISHING  Bristol

MONROE BOOKS  Berlin

MOUSSE MAGAZINE & PUBLISHING   MI

NERO EDITIONS  Rome

NIEVES  Zurich

OSSÌ  Rome

PANTEON MAGAZINE  Rome

PITTOGRAMMA  MI

POETIC PASTEL PRESS  London

PRESS PRESS  MI

GIORGIO RUGGERI / VAA PPRESS  MI/Vilnius

SALI E TABACCHI JOURNAL  MI/London

SKINNERBOOX  Jesi

TABLOID PRESS  Berlin

TAKE CARE  Bari

TAZI ZINE  MI

UNPATIENT BOOKS London

VIAINDUSTRIAE PUBLISHING Foligno

VLEESHAL CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART Middelburg NL

WITTY BOOKS  Turin

  list of allies who have donated materials to the Mail Art project

SPRINT MILANO ART BOOK FAIR 

AS MAIL ART PROJECT

In such a particular moment SPRINT transforms itself into an expression of Mail Art, to keep alive and visionary that relationship of exchange and dialogue, dedicated to independent publishing and artist's books, which the platform has been explore since 2013.​ This edition condenses its perimeter into a a collector's piece envelope that will contain material produced specifically and partly edited by the same Artists/Publishers involved in the initial physical version of the Art Book Fair & Public Program 2020.​ Inside the envelope, in addition to unpredictable multiples and traces of past & present collaborations, you will also find our first publication - in tabloid format - in which the profile of all the realities involved will be deepened together with many contents.​ SPRINT envelope one different from the other, will be sent free, for a limited number, upon registration by 29 November 2020.​ In addition to this physical dimension, we will also have a digital Program or 'quasi' stretched until January 2021

 

SCREENING

CONJUGAISON DU DÉSIR ~ VAVA DUDU, DOCUMENTARY DIRECTED by ILENIA AROSIO

A portrait of the Parisian artist Vava Dudu, crosses the practice of drawing and writing, on every surface and consistency, from paper, to fabric to sound and performance with the electro-zouk group La Chatte formed together with Stéphane Argillet/Stereovoid & Nicolas Jorio/Nikolu, for the cult label Tsunami-Addiction [2010].

 

A foray into the world of Vava through the meticulous observation of the microcosm of her studio, with infinite references, a collection of records that sound like a Manifesto, the evocation of three-headed creatures, the continuous echo of the blue color that brings the strength of the Antillean sea, and the pillar around which this vortex rotates, the first anthology of poems created by Vava during a recent residency at the BOZAR in Brussels, with the contribution of the musician Geo Wyeth and the writer/curator Alberto García Castillo, published by Tabloid Press, Berlin, and printed in Risograph by the We Make It lab. Very young assistant to Jean Paul Gaultier, Vava won the prestigious ANDAM French Fashion Award with Fabrice Lorraine [2001], collaborating among others with Peaches, Bjork, Neneh Cherry, Rihanna, with some of her pieces in the collection of the Galliera Museum and Lafayette Anticipations.

 

Despite this, an outsider's path that allows Vava to move outside any systems to continue to give voice and stretch to her desire for creation. The video, directed by the photographer Ilenia Arosio, will be available for free from 24 November to 15 December streaming on Afterimage, with an introduction write by the French critic Elisabeth Lebovici.

Afterimage is a new online platform, launched by Spazio Maiocchi in Spring 2020, dedicated to moving image works, aiming to carve out a space for meaningful and immersive viewing, who have an urgency to emerge. Originated in 2017 in Milan by Carhartt WIP and Slam Jam, Spazio Maiocchi is a multidisciplinary space to shape new cultural experiences  |  ⤷  33 min., 2020, O.V. French with English subtitles  |  PREMIÉRE  |  24 NOV – 15 DEC  |  Afterimage

 

SCREENING

BOOKS AS HOOKS #2  with A FREI Zurich

SPRINT new performative video series, to discuss the publishing projects of the Swiss spirits A Frei, sound artist, sonic community organizer researcher, record store co-operator, experimental/essayistic DJ [aka fred hystère] and graphic designer focussing on sound related projects and art books. From the multiverse catalog for Chewing the Scenery, Swiss Off-site Pavilion, project curated by Andrea Thal at the 54th Venice Biennale [2011], to the Risograph flyers and posters for OOR Records store that A co-run in Zurich. In the frame of The Most Beautiful Swiss Books, supported by Istituto Svizzero  |    from 14 DEC  |  WATCH HERE

PODCAST

COUNTERCULTURE: EXPERIENCES IN PUBLISHING BETWEEN MILAN ANS SWITZERLAND IN THE 70'S   

with ARCHIVIO PRIMO MORONI

Through the point of view of the Primo Moroni Archive/Calusca City Light bookshop in Milan, we navigate the trajectories of recent history, between politics and culture, which intertwines independent publishing with actions and movements of struggle for an opening to alternative voices of Italian and Swiss society: how should we live? Between progress, attempts and failures of the system and the anti-system. In the frame of The Most Beautiful Swiss Books, supported by Istituto Svizzero  |    from JAN 21  |  LISTEN HERE

LIVE STREAMING - STUDIO VISIT  

WAYS OF PRINTING AND MAKING KNUST PRESS/EXTRAPOOL Nijmegen NL

Knust is the name of the graphic space in artist-run-organisation Extrapool that has been highly specialized in the stencil printing technique, started in 1984 with Roneo's and nowadays Riso and Ricoh machines, A3 and A2 format with 50 different color drums. A conversation between Jan Dirk de Wilde [founder] and Alice Schiavone [artist and printmaker] will give a glimpse on the printshop diverse activities, showing the studio and chatting about ways of printing and making at Knust. A walk-in-studio where printing machines, colors, prints, editions and other printed matter will be explored through a variety of outputs  |  ⤷  27 NOV  4pm  |  fb/sprintmilano

LIVE STREAMING – STUDIO VISIT

FROM A MYCOLOGICAL FORAY TO AN ATLAS OF RARE & FAMILIAR COLOUR

with PASCALE GEORGIEV – ATELIER ÉDITIONS LA/London

Atelier Éditions is a limited-edition publishing house. Authoring archival monographs, contemporary art books, and exploratory printed matter, the atelier regularly curates exhibitions, envisages cultural programming, initiates seminars, and enacts memorable collaborations. To discover the degree of separation between mushrooms, the American composer John Cage, the tone Lapis Lazuli and Cobalt Blue, passing by International Signal Code Alphabet  |  ⤷  27 NOV  6pm  |  fb/sprintmilano

 

LIVE STREAMING – TALK/LISTENING SESSION

HELICOTREMA - LIVE LISTENING HYPNOSIS Book & Flexy Edition IT

Helicotrema is a non-profit festival started in 2012 that presents a program of recorded audio tracks, with the aim of investigating the possibilities of an environment and a form of collective listening. In 2020 Helicotrema, as winner of the 5th edition of the Imagonirmia Prize, presented a site-specific edition of the event within the Modena Ovest Artisan Village. For the occasion, Helicotrema is working on a book that will be published by Viaindustriaea/Imagonirmia. In addition to the presentation of the volume we will follow an online listening session of Vault, the sound work by Marcos Lutyens commissioned for the 2020 edition of the festival, which will be released on flexy disc as part of the book  |  ⤷  28 NOV  4pm  |  fb/sprintmilano

LIVE STREAMING – STUDIO VISIT

BOOKS ARE ALTERNATE SPACES UNDER AESTHETIC AND SOCIAL ASPECTS

with FRANZISKA BRANDT & MORITZ GRüNKE – GLORIA GLITZER, WE MAKE IT, HERBARIUM RISO LIBRARY Berlin

Gloria Glitzer is a publisher and avatar of the artists Franziska Brandt and Moritz Grünke. Founded in 2007, Gloria Glitzer develops, creates, and publishes art zines and artists’ books, and also runs the Risograph printing and design studio We Make It and hosts the Herbarium Riso, a public library dedicated to stencil printed artists’ publications  |    28 NOV  6pm  |  fb/sprintmilano

LIVE STREAMING – OPEN ARCHIVE

SOFT NEED #23 with UDO BREGER and LUZIUS MARTIN Basel

Even if only 3 numbers were issued in the 70s, Soft Need, founded by Udo Breger back in 1973, quickly became a legendary publication for both William Burroughs fans and those interested in counterculture artists’ editions. Soft Need had its roots in the underground press of the previous two decades and at the same time became a prototype for the forthcoming fanzine scene. Soft Need 23, the final issue of this magazine, ended up as a book of 260 pages with more than 80 contributors from all over the world & 190 illustrations. Conceived in the spirit of friendship and dedicated to Ian Sommerville, mathematician, friend & collaborator of Burroughs & Gysin, is a book that contains literary essays, photos, poetry, visual art, & and all kinds of bits & pieces  |    29 NOV  4pm  |  fb/sprintmilano

LIVE STREAMING – TALK

MANY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AS WE CAN FIND

with MARTHA DILLON & JACKSON HOWARTH – It's Freezing in LA! London

It's Freezing in LA! is an experiment in prints environmental slow journalism, that provides original, engaging and surprising content, widening environmental discussion and platforming essential conversations about crucial topics. The publication’s name acts as a reaction to a Tweet made by Donald Trump in 2013: Ice storm rolls from Texas to Tennessee – I’m in Los Angeles and it’s freezing. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!. IFLA! also hold climate change events and run green workshops and projects to stimulate awareness and debate on the impact of our passage on this planet  |  ⤷  29 NOV  6pm  |  fb/sprintmilano

 

URL EXTRAVAGANZA

STORY TELLING TROUGH ALTERNATIVE READING TECHNOLOGIES

by TIGER DINGSUN US

Can text be ambient? Non-linear? Performed by a website? Performed by user interaction? Or 'a web browser is just a book that turns the pages for you. Let's explore different ways of presenting text, narrative, and poetry in digital space through Tiger's work. The alphabet loses gravity, unexpected and surprising formulas give it the free movement through the code and kinetics, to hazard reinterpreted non-linear readings [Reading Machines, 2020-Ongoing URL], to experiment a 'spatial' writing [I Never Want to See the Same Image Twice or13 Poems ☼ for the First 13 Days of April, 2019 URL], to condense in a tale of racial frustration [I Guess I Hate Banter, 2017 video] and to share static work that applies a decolonial thinking towards the institutions we exist within, with a publication co-edited by Nadia Wolff and Tiger [Uncommon Sense, 2018.pdf], downloadable for free but also physically purchased here, to concretely support the paths behind it!

URL EXTRAVAGANZA  

A LIVE SYMPHONY OF PAGES 

Produced by Slow Immediate & Living Observatory At Tidmarsh 

Website visuals by Nan Zhao and Orcun Gogus

Did you know that the lower surface of a leaf is called 'page' in italian botany? In an interlaced and intersectional multiverse, in which each part affects the ecosystem, such as the industrial production of paper that can count on a handed down knowledge, on extremely technological process, innovative recycling operations or alternative methodologies, we have invited Living Sounds to make you to feel literally surrounded by a dense forest of plants to shorten that distance between us, because the borders are less and less defined and what emerges is a single form that is declined in different voices. The 24/7 live audio on Living Sounds are a mix of dozens of handmade microphones that have been recording for years in the woods and swamps of a recovering wetland in Plymouth, Massachusetts, called Tidmarsh. With Living Sounds, we invite you in a real live restoration symphony, page after page...  |  ⤷  LISTEN HERE

 

DISPLAY

BLADE–BANNER by ALFREDO ACETO, MONIA BEN HAMOUDA, MICHELE GABRIELE, MELOE GENNAI & SOL PAGLIAI, REAL MADRID, GIULIANA ROSSO

Through BLADE–BANNER artist are invited to produce an image all-over inkjet printed in a module 1x1 m of silk fabric, as a symbolic pixel cut from their vision. Participation is addressed to Italian artists or artists based in Italy, as a sign of support to the local community. This series of works is a collection in progress, which includes forty five contributions, produced by SPRINT and shown during the salon, fed every year by new collaborations, with the idea of building in the future a nomadic exhibition that may involve, more or less, institutional sites. The banners exist in two copies, one donated to the author while the other is kept in the collection.This edition each banner is animated and inserted in a photographic background that documents a selection of dioramas from the Civic Museum of Natural History in Milan. These archetypal places of an environment, made with a traditional painting technique and combined with the suspended movement of banners, lead us on a journey of thought  |  ⤷  available online till January

BILLBOARD 

A TRIANGULATION FT. VAVA DUDU Paris

In the courtyard of Spazio Maiocchi a 6x3 m billboard ft. Vava Dudu links the usual location of SPRINT Art Book Fair - this year transposed in the a Mail Art format - with CONJUGASION DU DÉSIR a documentary about the Parisian artist Vava Dudu, directed by Ilenia Arosio and presented on the digital moving image platform Afterimage  |  ⤷  24 NOV-15 DEC  |  Spazio Maiocchi

 

BILLBOARDS

TMBSB IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

In collaboration with the Istituto Svizzero we lights up The Most Beautiful Swiss Books prize with a series of city posters that make the exhibition come out of its venue, where it is installed but not yet visible to the public due to the current health precautionary measures. Original images will be featured around Milan to introduce some of the books titles that have been selected as the best expression of Swiss publishing in 2019

 

WORKSHOP

LA LETTERA NEUTRƏ INCLUSIVE TYPOGRAPHY EXPERIMENTS WORKSHOP by Collletttivo

LECTURE with NINA PAIM Basel AND LORAINE FURTER Bruxelles

In collaboration with Istituto Svizzero in the contest of the The Most Beautiful Swiss Books exhibition, we present the Inclusive Typography Experiments Workshop held by the open-source foundry Collletttivo with two special remote Lectures by Nina Paim and Loraine Furter.

⨳ Nina Paim, Brazilian curator and design researcher based in Basel, co-founder of Futuress, a platform for design politics. The lecture will have as its focus Feminist Findings the collective research of twenty-six womxn and non-binary people on the history of feminist publishing taking the form of an exhibition [host at A—Z gallery, Berlin, 2020] and accompanying zine. The group take the acronym L.i.P. Collective — Liberation in Print — formed during the recent lock-down period and its research showcases stories around twentieth century publications from across the world, including Agenda, Al-Raida, Aspekt, Bridges, Carnets des Nanas Beurs, Chrysalis, Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, Courage, Di Froy, DYKE A Quarterly, Distaff, Emanzipation, Ewa, Froyen Shtim, Gidra,  Heresies, Leïla, Manushi, Nova, Phoenix Rising, Sinister Wisdom, Sorcières, Soviet Women, and Spare Rib. The project was curated and edited by Futuress. Nina work usually involves many others and revolves around notions of directing, supporting, and collaborating. She was born in Nova Friburgo 168 years after Swiss settler-colonialists displaced the indigenous tribes of the puris, coroados, and guarus. Love and fate brought her to Basel, where she seeks to transmute her daily immigrant anger into care practices for making space.

She curated the exhibition Taking a Line for a Walk at the 2014 Brno Design Biennial and co-curated Department of Non-Binaries at the 2018 Fikra Design Biennial. She was a program coordinator for the 2018 Swiss Design Network conference Beyond Change. She’s a two-time recipient of the Swiss Design Award.

 Loraine Furter is a graphic designer based in Brussels, nourishing Armenian, Spanish, French & Swiss roots, specializing in hybrid publishing, research, and intersectional feminist projects. She launched in 2018 the Badass Libre Fonts by Womxn, a free, feminist, open-source type collection, and she is part of the collective Bye Bye Binary and the L.i.P. Collective - The Liberation in Print Collective, whose research gave rise to the exhibition and the publication Feminist Findings, curated and edited by Futuress  |  ⤷  16 & 23 JAN  10am - 6pm  |  remote version

 

WORKSHOP

THE RISO CLUB 20 with EILEAN-LUND & PIERRICK BREGEON Lausanne CH

 

For the first time the workshop, curated by the Swiss designer Eilean Friis-Lund with Pierrick Brégeon, will be held remotely together with the 20 participants selected on Open–Call from portfolio.

A series of phases will be planned for develop together a project based on a structure specifically thought to reveal tricks ’n’ tips, to handle the technique both during the first phases of composition and the second ones ruled by printing and followed by the group in live streaming. Risograph is an eco-friendly printing method into which the chromatic attitude of silk printing meets the fast timing of photocopy reproduction and the softness of inkjet prints. It’s an awesome and professional – even if cheap – solution for little editions, due to its range of possibilities going from uniform tones to crazy analog patterns. This workshop edition renews the collaboration with the Archive Primo Moroni – 'small but still impressive archive of memories, a relevant fragment of social and politic life between Sixties and Seventies, also glowing with the presence of many materials of the movements in the Eighties, shaped by cultures of the metropolitan ghetto' [P.Moroni] – a center of documentation existing since 1988 as an evolution of Calusca City Lights library, founded in Milano by Primo and Sabina Miccoli and moved into C.S.O.A. Cox18 in 1992, where the Archive is currently hosted. THE RISO CLUB 20 is coordinated by artist/photographer Elena Radice and supported in the printing practice by ATTO, a studio of design and communication  |  remote version

 

FREE DOWNLOAD

UNKNOWN TYPEFACE by LUKAS HAIDER & ALEXANDER RAFFL Wien

To express the peculiar mutation that SPRINT has made for this edition we have found an ally in the free display typeface UNKNOWN designed by Lukas Haider & Alexander Raffl. It consists of 3 styles: RND, PX and MX. Additional alternates can easily be adapted using upper or lowercase characters. Although the roots of the typeface are derived from a linear grid-system, the overall appearance is still organic through the variation of the individual characters. A vast set of glyphs makes it very versatile. There are no restrictions regarding the usage of the font. However Lukas and Alexander are happy to receive usage samples or tag the type #unknowntype

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