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DEADLINE 14 JANUARY

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16 & 23 January  |  10 AM - 6 PM  |  Milano

DEADLINE 14 JANUARY

In the context of the 8th mutated version of SPRINT20 in collaboration with Istituto Svizzero for the exhibition The Most Beautifull Swiss Books, we present LA LETTERA NEUTRƏ Inclusive Typography Experiments Workshop held by the open-source foundry Collletttivo with two special remote Lectures by Loraine Furter - a graphic designer based in Brussels, nourishing Armenian, Spanish, French & Swiss roots, specializing in hybrid publishing, research, and intersectional feminist projects as Badass Libre Fonts by Womxn and the collective Bye Bye Binary - and Nina Paim - Brazilian curator and design researcher based in Basel, co-founder of Futuress, a platform for design politics -

 

SCREENING

24 NOV 15 DEC

CONJUGAISON DU DÉSIR ~ VAVA DUDU

documentary directed by Ilenia Arosio 

33 min., 2020, O.V. French with English subtitles, produced for SPRINT20  |  PREMIÉRE

— 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 emergeOriginated in 2017 in Milan by Carhartt WIP and Slam Jam, Spazio Maiocchi is a multidisciplinary space to shape new cultural experiences.

 

LIVE STREAMING

272829 NOV

FRIDAY 27 NOV STUDIO VISIT  | 4 PM

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, colours, prints, editions and other printed matter will be explored through a variety of outputs.

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FRIDAY 27 NOV STUDIO VISIT  | 6 PM

FROM A MYCOLOGICAL FORAY TO AN ATLAS

OF RARE & FAMILIAR COLOUR

Pascale Georgiev – Atelier Éditions Los Angeles/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  |  HELD IN ENG

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SATURDAY 28 NOTALK – LISTENING SESSION  | 4 PM

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 |  HELD IN ITA

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SATURDAY 28 NOSTUDIO VISIT  | 6 PM

BOOKS ARE ALTERNATE SPACES 

UNDER AESTHETIC AND SOCIAL ASPECTS

w/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  |  HELD IN ENG

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SUNDAY 29 NOV OPEN ARCHIVE  | 4 PM

SOFT NEED #23

w/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  |  HELD IN ENG

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SUNDAY 29 NOV TALK  | 6 PM

 

MANY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

AS WE CAN FIND

w/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  |  HELD IN ENG

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URL EXTRAVAGANZA

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Grid structure by Tiger Dingsun for I Never Want to See the Same Image Twice with a drawing by Aedan Vadala Clark

STORY TELLING TROUGH ALTERNATIVE READING TECHNOLOGIES by Tiger Dingsun

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 [A. - Reading Machines, 2020-Ongoing URL], to experiment a 'spatial' writing [B. 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 [C. - 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 [D. - Uncommon Sense, 2018 .pdf], downloadable for free but also physically purchased here, to concretely support the paths behind it!

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A LIVE SYMPHONY OF PAGES

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.

Produced by Slow ImmediateLiving Observatory At Tidmarsh
Website visuals by Nan Zhao and Orcun Gogus

Giuliana Rosso, Né amici, né nemici, 2020, inkjet print on silk, 1x1 m, ed. of 2

BLADE–BANNER

with work 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.

 

BOOKS AS HOOKS

FROM 14 DEC

Uriel Orlow, time is a place, ideation and design A Frei, ed. Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2012

A DANCE OF THE FOREARMS IN PLAN

with Anna 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. Let's DANCE!

In collaboration with Istituto Svizzero ⤷ Follow The Most Beautiful Swiss Books program |  NOV 2020 - JAN 2021

 

PUBLISHERS

MAIL ART PROJECT

STUDIO FUZAO Locarno CH w/Summer Time³ by 214, ed. Imageless studio

ART BOOK FAIR MUTATED VERSION

Here you will find the list of all the Publishers selected for the Art Book Fair which has changed its initial physical version by condensing its shape into the perimeter of an A4 envelope to give life to a free collectible Mail Art project. Discover the names of all the realities that have co-curated part of the contents of the envelope and, if you can, buy their projects to concretely support their path...

 

MAIL ART PROJECT

REG. UNTIL 29 NOV

ADAMANT/Rada Koželj  Lecco, from Biscottini per i nervi

ART BOOK FAIR AS AN ENVELOPE

MUTATED SHIFTED TRANSFORMED TUNED

SPRINT envelope will be sent for free upon registration by 29 November, until sold out. Please note that multiple submissions by same person / e-mail contact will not be considered.

In such a particular moment SPRINT transforms it shape 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 an A4 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 the first SPRINT publication - in tabloid format - in which the profile of all the realities involved will be deepened together with many voices and contents.​

 

BILLBOARDS

NOV  DEC

SPAZIO MAIOCCHI

 

A TRIANGULATION

FT. VAVA DUDU

In the courtyard of Spazio Maiocchi, a 6x3 mt billboard ft. Vava Dudu links the usual location of SPRINT Art Book Fair - this year transposed in the new Mail Art MUTATED 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].

In collaboration with the Istituto Svizzero SPRINT lights up - The Most Beautiful Swiss Bookswith 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 in your neighborhood to introduce some of the books titles that have been selected as the best expression of Swiss publishing in 2019.

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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WORKSHOP

1622 NOV

THE RISO CLUB 20

ON RISOGRAPH PRINTING

REMOTE VERSION

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 OpenCall 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 will be curated by the Swiss designer Eilean Friis-Lund with Pierrick Brégeon, coordinated by artist/photographer Elena Radice and supported in the printing practice by ATTO, a studio of design and communication.  

By application only through Open-Call  |  Deadline 10 NOV

With the support of Istituto Svizzero

Technical Partner GMUND Paper exclusive Risograph Workshop supplier

 

DOWNLOAD

NOV  JAN

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Daniel Kozma @danielkozma.commissioned

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Mátyás Czél @czelmatyas

UNKNOWN TYPEFACE

by Lukas Haider & Alexander Raffl Vienna

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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NEXT SPRINT 9° EDITION

26–27–28 NOV 2021 MILANO

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Connor Campbell @connor___campbell