VOLUMES 2019 Art Publishing Days 29 - 30 November / 1 December Kunsthalle Zurich

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Description

VOLUMES 2019 presents a fine selection of local and international art books, zines and magazines. This hybrid event features also a range of exhibitions, performances, talks, readings, workshops and a symposium, in order to showcase, explore and question the practices around art publishing.

On the two floors of the Kunsthalle Zürich, visitors can browse through the publisher’s stands of the Art Book Fair section and visit the Exhibition section which features installations by artists and collectives that get activated through performances, workshops and talks.

For the first time, the fair also takes place in the room Luma Westbau on the third floor of Löwenbräu Kunst where a program of talks, performances and readings will take place. On Saturday afternoon it will welcome the symposium «Publishing and archival strategies in artistic practices» (the example of Peter Trachsel archive), discussing practices of collecting, researching and re-writing.

A recurrent feature, the «International Open Call» exhibition presents a snapshot of the current international DIY publishing scene. And tribute is being paid to last year’s special guests IMPRESIONANTE and the events currently taking place in Chile with the display «Chile Despertó».

Free entrance
All workshops are free and without booking

Opening Hours:
Fri 29. November 17–22 h
Sat 30. November 12–20 h
Sun 01. December 12–18 h

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Exhibitions

3rd Floor Kunsthalle
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«Recipes for artistic collaboration» ROC

Installation «Recipes for artistic collaboration»
ROC, Sally De Kunst, Julien Babel, Valentine Paley, Gosie Vervloessem, Julien Vuilleumier & guests

“This Book is Yours” covers four years in the life of Arc artist residency in Romainmôtier, from January 2015 till December 2018. The handbook contains recipes for artistic research and collaboration: recipes to cook, instructions, scores, drawings, essays, diaries and more, contributed by artists and other practitioners from various fields who were involved in Arc.

The team of “This Book is Yours” invites you to test out together with them some recipes for artistic collaboration. Come take part in a conversation, as a Player, an Opponent, an Idiot or a Judge, feedback the bookfair together with us, or prepare with us some recipes from our book.

Ongoing: “A conversation with the Player, the Opponent, the Idiot & the Judge” + Drawing with Julien Babel

 

This book is yours
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«...beim Zuckkkkrbäckrrrr» Ingo Giezendanner

Just like a show bakery GRRRR will set up a small portrait studio where visitors get their face detail drawn on gingerbread. The accomplished dainties then will accompany GRRRR's confection of finest papers and will be on display for sale. Lick your tongue and turn yourself into a piece of sweet!

Ingo Giezendanner has started self publishing in the early nineties. Since 20 years he now produces his works under the label GRRRR. As each zine, book or videoclip gets numbered he just published GRR86 titled Shit Made, a riso printed fourtyeight page long Heimatroman. As GRRRR will hit the hundred he hopes to find an end with this kind of artwork production. Let's see.

 

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«March of the Feminists» Strapazin, Lika Nüssli and Milva Stutz

Seit seiner Gründung 1984 bildet Strapazin eine Plattform für die nationale und internationale independent Comicszene. Strapazin fördert gezielt junge Zeichner*innen und die Avantgarde: Viele, mittlerweile berühmte Autor*innen hatten ihre ersten Auftritte im deutschsprachigen Raum oder überhaupt in diesem Magazin. Durch sein langes Bestehen dokumentiert Strapazin zudem ausführlich ein Stück visuelle Zeitgeschichte. Strapazin hat sich so als wichtigste, unkommerzielle Comic-Publikation für Erwachsene im deutschsprachigen Raum etabliert. 

«March of the Feminists»

A parade of shameless, loving, warm, angry, empathic, queer, wild, beautiful and contradictory creatures are walking towards a boundless future. 

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«Morning Drawings» & «Polyphonic Drawing / Polyphonic Knitwear» Tobias Gutmann and Pablo Lienhard

In his daily morning rituals, Tobias Gutmann intuitively translates thoughts, ideas and feelings, into instant ink drawings including illustrated typography. By juxtaposing his visual poems, Tobias tells an abstract story shaped by moments of life. At Volumes 2019 a selected edition of morning drawings will be available as A3 sized Riso- and Xerox Prints.

Tobias Gutmann’s artistic practice aims to bring people, cultures, and environments together. He uses his own visual language to give meaning, character, and atmosphere to a variety of formats such as installations, performances or publications. Performing both nationally and around the world, his art always hopes to affect people in a positive way, and to communicate an incentive for participation.

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«What`s your goal?» Halifax

The Halifax collective consists of the graphic artist Dario Schorer (Solothurn), the artist Felix Stöckle (St. Gallen) and the artist Anouk Koch (Zurich). They want to contrast the digital world with an analog print product, hand manufactured in limited editions. Monthly they create the fanzine Halifax to a theme drawn by lot. In each edition they collaborate with a guest artist, who gets the chance to create a page of the fanzine. But Halifax is not your usual publisher. Rather than just sending you their fanzine by post, they seek the interaction with their audience during VOLUMES. You will get the chance to meet the artist personally, to choose your own fanzine, or other self-published artworks, presented to you in a Belly tray.

Come – as you are, see – what you want, find – what you need. What`s your goal?

 

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«Circe» Elena Hohl

Throughout the entirety of the intensive 48 hours of VOLUMES, Circe (2019), the loom is going to be constantly activated by the hand of the witch. The threads interlace with each other in weaving motion. The visitors are welcomed to observe theses threads become fabric. Over the hours the fabric will come to completion and thereupon the witch is going to tell its story.

Elena Hohl transforms natural materials that are sourced locally into large scale installations. Through these materials she initiates a discourse about themes surrounding magic, such as paganism and folklore, but also raises concerns towards the covertness of the provenience of goods. All the materials used for the installation are of Swiss origin. Especially giving attention to the wool which has nowadays become difficult to find ‘of local origin, virgin and at standard price’ on the market. During sheering season, an excessive amount of fresh fleece is thrown away because of the production costs that rose before the turn of the century. Hence most wool mills closed down and the mass produced manufacturing of the fiber is now abroad.

The Grimoire is for the visitors to discover the process of sourcing materials, recipes and spells. This magic book gives instructions on how to cope with the alienation we have towards the simple things held in our hands everyday. In hopes the visitors leave the exhibition enchanted and lost track of time by escaping in the idea of a better world.

At VOLUMES 2019, Elena Hohl, as the witch, will weave Circe (2019) the loom, and perform a monologue.

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«Heating Island» Katja Jug

Katja Jug presents an Heating Island at VOLUMES. "Unfrozen", a man, and "Frozen", a woman meet in an apartment in the Chinese metropolis of Chongqing.The apartment is - as everywhere in these latitudes in winter - not heated.

A visitor becomes an islander by following the given instructions:
1. Take a seat on the blanket
2. Turn the radiant warmer on
3. Feel the infrared radiation on your skin

Katja Jug is a Swiss Artist with a Croatian background. She presents her work as staged photographs, installations, happenings, and self - made artists`s books.
She has participated in solo and group shows in Switzerland and abroad and has been the recipient of various grants and awards.
Her work comprises topics relating to everyday life such as food, climate and perception, constructions of identity and memories. Heating Island is part of a larger working cycle that deals with climatic conditions inside and outside buildings.

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«Lassen» Małgorzata Stankiewicz

Composed of unique, large - scale C - print composites, Lassen is a topographic and polychromatic exploration of natural landscape which it celebrates, while simultaneously revealing my uneasiness and anxiety about the current state of the environment. The enlargements, hand - printed in sections, are a result of countless hours spent in the pitch blackness of the colour darkroom, through a process at once familiar yet ultimately uncertain. Embracing the flaws stemming from this unstable process, multiple layers of physical and chemical manipulations are all compressed and flattened into one, the final image. In that sense Lassen is a journey through both factual and fictional place; a metaphorical portrait of nature of the Anthropocene era. Concluded with an experimental publication, Lassen was recently published by the Amsterdam - based Meta/Books. The book took a form of an oversized volume of 192 pages printed in full colour, with accompanying essays by Danaé Panchaud and Krzysztof Candrowicz . As a publication, Lassen explores the aesthetics and boundaries of the medium of photobook and attempts to bypass the limitations of conveying an image within its form.

Born in Poland, Małgorzata Stankiewicz is an artist currently living and working in Switzerland. Having trained her skills in analogue photography, alternative processes and fine art printing at the International Center of Photography in New York, she's since been focusing on developing her own photographic approach through a series of self - initiated projects.

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«Paper doll call» Fashion Revolution

For VOLUMES, Fashion Revolution will showcase its collection of zines about the fashion industry and its alternatives. Monica Germann, Corinna Mattner and Kata Branner of the Zürich FR Chapter will hold a daily collective collage session. Everyone is invited to join the making of the collages of paper doll dresses. Paper patterns will be clustered with texts, fragments of fashion magazines, books, textiles etc... Romy Hood and other members of the Fashion Revolution Zürich will also be stitching messages onto shirts.

Fashion Revolution is in international grassroots movement focussing on changing the consumers awareness about overconsumption and the social and environmental costs of fast fashion. They are publishing Zines concerning different themes around consumption and transparency in the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution’s participation at VOLUMES 2019 is curated and coordinated by Corinna Mattner, a transdisciplinery woman of all trades developing projects conceded about sustainability and sensibilisation for mass consumption of clothes, running her own upcycling brand @romyhood and organizing campaigns for Fashion Revolution Switzerland.

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«MEXA! The female takeover» Adriana Dominguez, Paloma Ayala

In 2017, at VOLUMES’s invitation, Paloma Ayala and Adriana Domínguez curated a selection of independent publications from Mexico for the “Focus” section of VOLUMES. For this edition they are back with a new group of publications, only this time the authors will be all female. The publications displayed will not necessarily address feminist or gender issues, but will open a space for women’s voices in a time of extreme gender violence in Mexico and Latin America.

Paloma Ayala is an artist interested in the relationship between domestic and political contexts. In her artworks, she often introduces fictional narratives as means of social, institutional or political critique, presented in the form of publications, videos, conversations, drawings and installations directed to different sorts of public, including people outside of ordinary cultural spaces.

Adriana Domínguez is an Art Historian and Independent Curator from Mexico, currently living and working in Zurich. She is one half of the team behind the independent art space la_cápsula, a curatorial project focused on Latin American emergent art and its connections to Switzerland. Critical thinking and humor are key strategies of her curatorial praxis and her work as a freelance writer.

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The display will be activated by an ongoing workshop addressing the topic of gender violence. Using images of a recent demonstration in Mexico and information about gender violence in Mexico and Switzerland, a communal Manifesto will be created using hashtags and converted into a fanzine. The Manifesto will defend the right of women to live a safe and free life.

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«Mini-Zine-Library» & «Sensaci ón Sublime Printing» Mara Züst, Mirjam Wirz, Habib Afsar

The Mini-Zine Library Project is an international community art project conducted by Habib Afsar and Mara Züst and currently running in its third year. Starting in Kolkata (India), the project then travelled to Lahore (Pakistan) and is currently being conducted in Langnau (Switzerland). The artists look forward to include more countries and localities in the coming years. With nearly 1000 zines prepared by in and out of school children, teachers and adults, the project envisions a coming together of various communities through the workshops and public events organised to celebrate the “mini-libraries” created. The zine-making workshops are resource-oriented and encourage free-expression through play, discourse and, most importantly, the opportunity  of coming together to create something beautiful. A selection of the artists favourite zines will be presented at VOLUMES 2019.

Habib Afsar is a Pakistani-Swiss artist and social animator‚ with a background in health and development. He has deluded himself to the point where everything he does is art, which is so not true but then why not? His mission is “to create safe spaces where beauty is celebrated” and understands that beauty is not always beautiful.

Mara Züst is a Swiss artist, researcher an social animator, with a background in the humanities. Her greatest passions are the publishing of books combining research, text, and images in a unique design; developing tools in the field of cultural pedagogy incorporating publishing and hands-on print production; running a library as a free, playful form; and, exploring the subject in a research project at the ZHdK about documenting and mediating artistic processes in print. Another special subject arousing her great enthusiasm is print combined with the feministic art movement, a combination which can be triggered by instances ranging from individual artworks to radical pedagogical approaches. 

Mirjam Wirz works as an independent photographer and investigator. 2001-2008 living in Vilnius/Lithuania (Organisation of „Flash Institut“), since 2010 editor of Sonidero City publication series about cumbia music and soundsystems in Mexico and Colombia. Freelance picture editor and lecturer of photography. Lives in Zürich.

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«Logotypes and brands in self published magazines» Kabinett

While a lot of self-published magazines have alternate title-designs for every issue, others appear with a uniformly brand. The use of standardized logos in the context of non-commercial self-publishing can make sense, yet, when seeing it through the perspective of a common logo-definition it also becomes absurd: „[...] the concept of (brands and logos) [...] include(s) the marketing and communication methods that help to distinguish a company or products from competitors, aiming to create a lasting impression in the minds of customers“ (Wikipedia). If there is no primarily intention for commercial exploitation, what are the other motives for designing a visually recognisable identification of a magazine title? At VOLUMES 2019, Kabinett will display several hundreds of logo-examples taken from independently produced magazines from the sixties to present-day.

Kabinett is regularly organising small exhibitions illuminating different aspects of the self-publishing practice. It is located in the back room of the bookstore Material and can be visited during the shop‘s opening hours.

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«Protocol Drawing» (drawing documentation) Maria Pomiansky

Maria will participate in VOLUMES with an ongoing  drawing performance, making the artistic protocol/ documentation/ of performances, concerts, discussions and other events during the exhibition, putting the ready drawings immediately on the wall, creating a small exposition. Optional is a fanzine at the end using a printer.

Maria Pomiansky lives and works in Zürich. She is a painter and illustrator, who has showcased her work in many solo and group exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad. During the last years she has developed a special kind of documentary drawings, which show different sides of urban life and art world events in as a part of it.

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«GEBÄCK TO THE FUTURE» Leila Peacock

In an era with an end-of-days flavour, Leila Peacock’s fortune cookies offer confectionary for all contingencies. These edible oracles might not tell you what you want to hear, but as we know the future is unevenly distributed and only change is certain. If you chose to take these speculative fictions as real then they can become real in their consequences. At the very least victims of this oracular experiment can enjoy a sugary snack to sweeten the bitter taste of certain doom. 

Leila Peacock is a British artist based in Zürich. Her practice incorporates writing, drawing, cartoons, diagrams and jokes, that explore ideas of truth, fiction and lies you can believe in.

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«BLACK SNOW» Claudia de la Torre, backbonebooks

Black snow is a reference to oblivion - a metaphor for memory processes that deal with accumulation and erosion. It follows one rule: The action of photocopying hundred copies every day, starting the with a blank paper sheet, until the ink runs out. The copy of the copy of the copy. Returning this way to the beginning, a white A4 page. Each page is stamped with the date in which the copy was made, and every hundred pages are then bound into a volume. Every copy is then an original.

Berlin-based artist and publisher Claudia de la Torre (1986, Mexico City) studied Fine Arts at the ENPEG ‘La Esmeralda in Mexico City, and holds a masters degree by the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe (Silvia Bächli class). Since 2011 director of the publishing house backbonebooks, having published more than 89 titles and editions. She has been awarded several scholarships and grants including the Shannon Michael Cane Fellowship - Printed Matter NYC (2018). National Fund for the Arts (FONCA), México (2017), Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (2016), Frida Kahlo scholarship for woman artists DAAD, Germany (2016) and the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship(2016).

de la Torre has been teaching artist books workshops in several places such as the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe, HKDM Freiburg and the École Supérieure des beaux-arts de Nîmes, France. Her work is part of diverse collections including theThomas J. Watson at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color - Yale Library, and the MoMa (NYC). She has been part of many book fairs and exhibitions, most recently: All in -The White, Tokyo (JP) - Alpina - Pförtnerhaus, Freiburg (DE) Republished: Questioning boundaries, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna (AT)

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«Archipel» Philip Frowein

Archipel ist ein Projekt des Autors André Körner und des Fotografen Philip Frowein.
Zweieinhalb Jahre lang bereisten die beiden regelmässig den deutschsprachigen Raum um in Bild und Text die verschiedensten Menschen und Orte zu portraitieren. Archipel ist ein Abenteuerbuch über die selbstbestimmte Sicht auf eigene Möglichkeiten, auf die verschiedenen Wege diese wahrzunehmen und zu verwirklichen. Bei einer Odyssee durch das Mit– und Nebeneinander verschiedener Lebenswelten im deutschsprachigen Raum, stellt es Menschen vor, die ihren eigenen Weg gehen, führt an Orte des Transits und fragt in Bildstrecken nach den Grundstrukturen einer Reise zur eigenen Geschichte.

Bei VOLUMES wird der Fotograf Philip Frowein einzelne Inseln dieses Archipels vorstellen. Philip Frowein lebt und arbeitet in Zürich als frei schaffender Fotograf. Er studierte Fotografie und Medien an der FH Bielefeld und studierte im Master Fine Arts an der ZHdK. In der Kunsthalle wird er in einer Slideshow die Besucher durch einen Teil der Reise führen, die die beiden in den zweieinhalb Jahren zurück gelegt haben und vereinzelten Protagonisten und Orte des Buches näher vorstellen.

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«Der Logische Aufbau der Welt» Ilona Stutz/Elza Sile

“Tomorrow I will show to you the logical and conceptual structure by which all meaningful statements shall be organized. It is a constructive undertaking that systematizes all factual knowledge according  to the notions of symbolic logic. All concepts – where concepts are taken to denote objects, relations,  properties, classes and states – shall be ranked over a hierarchy. They shall be organized according  to a fundamental arrangement where higher ranking concepts can be reduced and converted to more  basic ones. Finally, this constitutional project demonstrates the possibility of defining and uniting all  meaningful concepts in a single fundamental conceptual system.”
... announced the hedgehog to the fox before he said nightnight and went to sleep.

And the fox did her thing.

Ilona Stutz:
B.Sc. in Philosophy and Mathematics, Tutorial Assistant for Logic, Founders' Intern
IT, Junior Python Developer, Python Developer, Project Manager, CPO. Subsequent
digression towards art.
Elza Sile: Assistant (decent) (subservient).

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«The taming of the cube» Silvia Velázquez

Silvia Velázquez presents the artist’s book “L’apprivoisement du cube / La domesticación del cubo” and the drawings that were at the origin of this artistic research. “This book came out as a response to two personal problems; one concerning the place that the cube and the square have in my work and the other about those convictions we may have and end up being completely wrong.” Knowing that the Hispanic community in Switzerland is very large, she proposes a convivial meeting in Spanish to talk about the book but also, according to the public's questions, to touch different topics in relation to art or other subjects.

Silvia Velázquez is a French-Uruguayan visual artist. Born in Punta del Este in 1980, in Uruguay, she lives and works in Switzerland since 2009. Between visual research and interrogations of the intimate and the memory, Silvia Velázquez proposes works with geometrical compositions allowing multiple readings, but where her own vision is voluntarily expressed through the titles. For her drawings, she uses simple forms, nevertheless meticulously worked with Indian ink and markers, fusing into a whole of sensitivity and rigor. Considering that works fulfill two functions, one aesthetic and the other social, Silvia Velázquez is also interested in prints and video animations that accomplish this second function by being accessible to a wider audience and promoting a democratization of art. In addition, the artist likes to question the public about the concept of original and unique artwork that we tend to regard as sacred.

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«Corrections and Clarifications» Anita Di Bianco

Anita Di Bianco will present a selection of editions from the ongoing newspaper project «Corrections and Clarifications», from 2001 to the present.

«Corrections and Clarifications» is a newspaper project in 18 editions since 2001, an edited compilation of the daily corrections printed in international newspapers. It is an intermittent interrogation into the detection, acknowledgment, and retraction of errors organized into a reverse chronology, that is, within each edition, correcting each day what has been printed the day before. A catalog of lapses in naming and tangling of catch-phrases, «Corrections and Clarifications» suggests a more than incidental relation between news mis-speak and consolidated media interests. Multiple editions have examined the printed news media in the US, UK (as well as English-language press in Asia and Australia), German-language press in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, surveys of the daily press in Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia, as well an inquiry into the Turkish daily printed and distributed in Istanbul in 2014.

The 6-minute animation  "22.11.18.” by Vincent Graf will be screened in loop throughout the weekend. "22.11.18." is an animation consisting of charcoal drawings on paper. It shows news images which were all published on 22.11.2018, collected from several different Swiss newspapers. The images appear and get erased always leaving a trace behind on the paper. The process in which one image outbids another repeats itself until the paper tears. The almost arbitrary sequence of images tells the story of a day, similar to a comic, and yet the images ultimately remain very interchangeable.

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«Conversation through making faces» Gaspar Risko

Gáspár Riskó’s most recent photographic work, Passport marks the publication of his second solo booklet with Innen. The book itself contains a sequence of 1205 self-portraits, obtained as a dramatic succession of video stills. The images are either raw or deformed and faded by a controlled data overload. They showcase a cycle of emotions ranging from dread to irreverence, and together form an unsparing rendering of societal alienation.

Gáspár Riskó (born 1978, Budapest, Hungary) studied cinematography at the School of Visual Arts in Sydney, from which he graduated in 2001. Initially centered on film-making, his practice shifted to photography upon his return to Budapest. His ongoing research, of which Passport is the latest development, began in 2011, and initially focused on abstract images, still landscapes and objects. He began introducing self-portraits in 2016, and his work has since expanded into drawing, installation and performance. His art has been exhibited extensively, both in Hungary and abroad, and has been featured in a wide range of international publications.

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«Printed Matter and Archival Folders by Peter Trachsel» Michael Hiltbrunner

The artist Peter Trachsel (1949–2013) was active in the F+F School for Experimental Design in Zurich in the 1970ties and started his own institute for “constant traffic flow” under the label Hasena in 1981. Involving several hundred participants over the years, he did not only organize an impressive amount of artist events, performances, exhibitions, interventions, residencies, in Zurich and later on in the mountain village Küblis, but also published brochures, booklets, editions, records, and small books. He became a role model for self- organized art, participative art in a rural aera, and documented his oeuvre in an extensive archive.

The exhibit consists of publications by Peter Trachsel from 1981 until 2013, archival folders with leftovers from 1969 until 2013 from the Passagenhaus in Dalvazza, and the index of the archive Peter Trachsel at Staatsarchiv Graubünden.

Curated by Michael Hiltbrunner

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«Val dArcadia» Fragmentin

The Lausanne based art collective Fragmentin, will present his latest research in a pop-up performative exhibition format. The trio will be selling printed topography maps that shows the ice/snow level in the Alps and highlights - as black holes - the melted square areas the visitors have created while walking through their recent installation: “Artificial Arcadia: measured and adjustable(?) landscapes" . An artwork developed with KOSMOS architects and exhibited at the Prague Quadriennale of Performance Art and Space 2019.

Each version of the map will be customized by our Axidraw machine (XY plotter) which will perform non-stop during the three days of VOLUMES. The income of the sale will be reinvested to plant trees: one of the possible ways to help glaciers survive.

Fragmentin is an art practice based in Lausanne, Switzerland, founded in 2014 and today run by three ECAL (Lausanne University of Art and Design) alumni: Laura Perrenoud, David Colombini and Marc Dubois. At the crossroads of art and engineering, Fragmentin’s work questions the impact of the digital on everyday life by investigating these technologies disposition towards control and opacity. Fragmentin’s installations - exhibited internationally - demystify complex systems through interaction, installation and performance and often posit chance, randomness and the unexpected as remedies to control.

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«Mixotricha P» M.Paradoxa

M.Paradoxa presents the publication Mixotricha P, as part of a sound installation where the viewers are guided by the various voices of Mixotricha Paradoxa coming out of ceramic objects. They are invited to immerse themselves in the Mixotricha-Universe and digest her stories from the guts. This is an unstable world, you know, and there are five of them here inside of me breathing, touching, embracing each other. I have to be careful, really gentle to not disturb their symbiotic fluid. Sometimes when it is quiet and I can hear them breathing and sometimes gasping, then I know that I am not alone. M.Paradoxa is an organism with mixed up hair, even on her teeth. She is hungry, she likes getting dirty, getting tangled up with hair, teeth, skin, fibers, tentacles, limbs, soil, hormones, holes, colors, bumps, enzymes, fumes, woods, liquids, particles... She uses erotic language to seduce the public to remind them that they share genes with other life forms and that the future lies in inclusive coexistence. She admires monsters, witches, worms and cyborgs and digests them slowly.

M.Paradoxa is the name of a group of 5 artists (Lisa Biedlingmaier, Balca Ergener, Ziqi Jiang, Esther Schena, Linda Strähl), taking their name from the species Mixotricha Paradoxa (the paradoxical being with mixed-up hairs), a microorganism composed of 5 different organisms. They believe in solidarity, becoming entangled, sensing each other through chemistry as if part of one organism. They explore how it is possible to function and move together, loving and echoing each other, and delighting in the unexpected paradoxical outcomes.

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«Drawingbooks» Michael Günzburger

This is not a performance. It’s an ongoing invititation to sit down, and browse through my Drawingbooks (and probably have a Schnapps or a Tea).  If want, I will also give some insights. I always prefered to look at books whilst sitting and hold them in my hands. I consider this the intimate experience a book ist meant to have. The 40 Books on Show date chronological from April, 23rd, 2006 up to today. Some are conceptless and chronologigcal series drawings, while others are highliy conceptual: like one day in Disneyland 20.3.2018 (Comicdrawing after Nature), or Highway to Mona Lisa 2003 (the italian renaissance paintings collection of the Louvre in Paris).

Michael Günzburger (*1974, Bern) lives in Zürich, likes to draw, likes Paper, likes Inks, likes multiplications and colortransfers and likes to talk too.

Günz
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«Bateauthèque» Marie van Berchem

La bateauthèque is a participative library dedicated to critical, decolonial, anti-racist and feminist thinking. La bateauthèque is nomadic and developed in situ through different invitation and collaboration with the aim of giving facilitated access to decolonial knowledge while providing a favourable space for reflection and exchange.

Marie van Berchem is a swiss artist based in Geneva. She studied Illustration at Central Saint Martins (London) and Visual Arts at HEAD (CCC Research Master). Her artistic practice weaves around a critique of swissness, late capitalism, racism and sexism as she experiences and observes them around her. Her work endeavors to build alternative spaces and resistances, and creating shared experiences for and with the audience. She constructs immersive environments and situations through multimedia installations (painting, video, text, patchwork, scenography), performances and workshops. She develops a collective and discursive approach to research in her personal projects as much as in artistic and curatorial collaborations, that she translates in plastic and poetic forms.

La Bateauthèque
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«Messy parameters» Martina Buzzi

In relentless choreography, the main character of the novella forms a person whose sense of individual self collapses due to an infection of a virus impact on her neurological system. Her sense of self becomes what could be described as fluid and lingering fragments amongst a myriad of cells and microorganisms. Eventually she is thrown into a limbo of realities, a world where flowers, gods and gestures have lost any semantic integrity. Her immune system then is proposed as an oscillating figure of mediation between a collapsed definition of identity and an elusive other, an other situated inside herself. She finds herself being a vivid and fluid fragment of a larger ecosystem, a dismantled human committed to generating incorporated and embodied information, so that her body, extended by technological means such as sensors, becomes an effective medium of orientation.

In the permanent installation at VOLUMES, dispenser objects contain a text named messy paramenters in different variations. It functions as an epitome-like extraction of the novella. The texts are meant as fragmentary semiotic systems incorporating the fluid character of information and ask about its consequences for personal notions of selves.

Martina Buzzi is an artist working in the fields of sound, language and performance. She lives in Zurich.

Martina Buzzi
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«House plants project» Sergio Rojas Chaves

Sergio Rojas Chaves will install a small greenhouse at Kunsthalle Zürich to host his editions and publications around the on-going «Houseplant Project». Using the greenhouse as a gathering point, he invites visitors to participate in a collective passage-reading of the book “The Plant’s Name” followed by a tour through the Kunsthalle with the artists very own houseplants – one of his signature performances.
 
Sergio Rojas Chaves is a Costa Rican artist, currently living in Geneva. He approaches art-making as an ethnobiologic practice, constantly interested in the way plant and animal species are seen, used and represented by contemporary culture. From the role of houseplants in our homes, to birdwatching communities and aquarium decoration, the artist is researching our peculiar relationship to nature and the way we try to integrate it into our daily life.

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«Plantes Sorcières» Caterina Giansiracusa and Andrea Herrera Poblete

PlanteSorcierès project will be present at VOLUMES with three medicinal plants - Alchémille, Sauge and Achillèe - moved into an act of inter-territorial connection from Sierre to Zürich.

PlanteSorcières is an interdisciplinary art project about the transmission of the knowledge of women as an act of resistance and the process of sharing as a way of survival. It is an on-going project runned by Caterina Giansiracusa (1989, Italy) and Andrea Herrera Poblete (1986, Chile), visual artists who are currently part of the MAPS - Master in Art and Public Sphere program at EDHEA (CH). In their own practice, Caterina is developing a work based on care thinking, with a focus on relations with the more than human world and a specific attention to its material aspects; Andrea develops a practice that focuses on collective work, mainly projects based on collaboration, interdisciplinarity and collective creation throughout feminist strategies.

Ongoing: «Tasting-DiscussionPl»
The project will be activated within moments of collective sharing. The information collected during the investigation will be in dialogue in a meeting/knowing process with the plants present in the exhibition. It is organized as an herb-tasting, an action of self-care and self-cure, as a way to introduce and discuss the history of the witches, connecting these knowledge/narratives with a set of images.

Plantes Sorcières
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«Bücher für Bücher» Daniel Baumann

Bevor es Bücher für Bücher gab, diese in der Kunstwelt populäre und manchmal etwas ausgeleierte Form spielerischer Selbstreflektion, da gab es Bücher für Bücher. Es waren Publikationen für Bücherliebhaber, sie waren voller Hingebung und Detailwissen, blieben aber marginal und werden heutzutage kaum noch hergestellt.
Das Gedruckte befindet sich auf dem Rückzug und je grösser die Krise, desto trotziger die Gegenreaktion: 5 mm dicke Einladungskarten, Ausstellungskataloge in drei oder mehr Versionen und als Künstlerbücher inszeniert, Fanzines in allen erdenklichen Formen und Farben und vorzugsweise als nummerierte Editionen. Aber früher, als nun wirklich alles nicht besser war, da gab es Bücher für Bücher. Sie standen im Dienste von Liebe und Kommerz, sie betrieben elegante Leistungsschau und widmeten sich mit Inbrunst einer nicht selten männerbündlerisch erscheinenden Wissensteilung. Es sind Marginalien und spiegeln als solche die Zeit mehr, als sie je vor hatten. Gleichzeitig bezaubern sie als wunderbar und überholt, obsessiv und obskur, höflich und verschwenderisch. Bücher für Bücher zeigt eine Auswahl von Büchern für Büchern.

Daniel Baumann ist der Direktor und Kurator der Kunsthalle Zürich.

© Gina Folly

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«International Open Call Exhibition 2019» VOLUMES

As every year, the «International Open Call» exhibition, for which zinesters and artists from all around the world donate one publication, will present a snapshot of the current international DIY publishing scene. A project started in 2013. All publications later join the VOLUMES archive, which gets showcased in curated sections following invitations by exibition spaces, book fairs and festivals.

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«Chile Despertó» (various artists, compiled and selected by IMPRESIONANTE and Jose Cáceres)

El 18 de octubre de 2019 Chile se declaró en rebeldía. Un descontento social generalizado ante la falta de igualdad por un sistema neoliberal extremo instalado por el gobierno de Pinochet casi 40 años atrás se tomó las calles de las principales ciudades del país.
 
Desde ese día la gente ha estado en la calle, resistiendo de manera activa la violencia de la autoridad que le declaró la guerra a su propio pueblo. Diversas manifestaciones de todo tipo surgieron para hacer ver las injusticias que afectan a todos los chilenos. Dentro de estas manifestaciones, las calles se transformaron en la voz del pueblo y se llenaron de carteles producidos de manera autónoma por artistas gráficos que con sus herramientas hicieron ver el descontento popular. Estas transformaron el escenario urbano con una voz clara que pide el cese de la violencia policial, la salida del presidente y una nueva constitución política nueva que reemplace al texto hecho por Pinochet y que ha dejado al pueblo en la pobreza en beneficio de los grandes empresarios.
 
Hoy el pueblo chileno despertó y salió a la calle para reclamar por 30 años de injusticias y por cambios profundos para recuperar su dignidad. Los afiches de esta revolución son los que llegan hasta Volumes, en una selección hecha por el colectivo IMPRESIONANTE y que reúne a diversos artistas que hoy están movilizados por un cambio, imprimiendo y pegando sus trabajos de manera anónima en las calles de Chile.

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On October 18, 2019 Chile has declared a state of rebellion. A widespread social unrest in the absence of equality for an extreme neoliberal system installed by the Pinochet government almost 40 years ago took the streets of the main cities of the country.

Since that day, people have been on the street, actively resisting the violence of the authority that declared war on their own people. Various manifestations of all kinds emerged to show the injustices that affect all Chileans. Within these manifestations, the streets were transformed into the voice of the people and filled with posters produced autonomously by graphic artists who, with their tools, showed popular discontent. These transformed the urban scene with a clear voice calling for the cessation of police violence, the exit of the president and a new  political constitution that replaces the text made by Pinochet and that has left the people in poverty for the benefit of big enterprices.

Today, the people of Chile woke up and took to the streets to claim for 30 years of injustices and for profound changes to recover their dignity. The posters of this revolution are here at VOLUMES, a selection made by IMPRESIONANTE, a collective that brings together various artists who are today mobilized for a change, printing and pasting their works anonymously in the streets of Chile.

Chile Desperto

Friday

Friday, 29 November 2019
3rd Floor Kunsthalle
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18h «Circe» Performance by Elena Hohl

Throughout the entirety of the intensive 48 hours of VOLUMES, «Circe» (2019), the loom is going to be constantly activated by the hand of the witch. The threads interlace with each other in weaving motion. The visitors are welcomed to observe theses threads become fabric. Over the hours the fabric will come to completion and thereupon the witch is going to tell its story.

Elena Hohl transforms natural materials that are sourced locally into large scale installations. Through these materials she initiates a discourse about themes surrounding magic, such as paganism and folklore, but also raises concerns towards the covertness of the provenience of goods. All the materials used for the installation are of Swiss origin. Especially giving attention to the wool which has nowadays become difficult to find ‘of local origin, virgin and at standard price’  on the market. During sheering season, an excessive amount of fresh fleece is thrown away because of the production costs that rose before the turn of the century. Hence most wool mills closed down and the mass produced manufacturing of the fiber is now abroad.

The Grimoire is for the visitors to discover the process of sourcing materials, recipes and spells. This magic book gives instructions on how to cope with the alienation we have towards the simple things held in our hands everyday. In hopes the visitors leave the exhibition enchanted and lost track of time by escaping in the idea of a better world.

At VOLUMES 2019, Elena Hohl, as the witch, will weave «Circe» (2019) the loom, and perform a monologue.

Elena Hohl
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18.30h «March of the Feminists» Performance by Lika Nüssli and Milva Stutz

«March of the Feminists»

A parade of shameless, loving, warm, angry, empathic, queer, wild, beautiful and contradictory creatures are walking towards a boundless future. 

Seit seiner Gründung 1984 bildet Strapazin eine Plattform für die nationale und internationale independent Comicszene. Strapazin fördert gezielt junge Zeichner*innen und die Avantgarde: Viele, mittlerweile berühmte Autor*innen hatten ihre ersten Auftritte im deutschsprachigen Raum oder überhaupt in diesem Magazin. Durch sein langes Bestehen dokumentiert Strapazin zudem ausführlich ein Stück visuelle Zeitgeschichte. Strapazin hat sich so als wichtigste, unkommerzielle Comic-Publikation für Erwachsene im deutschsprachigen Raum etabliert. 
www.strapazin.ch

Milva Stutz (*1985 in Zürich), Künstlerin und Filmemacherin, lebt und arbeitet in Zürich. Ihre Arbeit wurde international in Ausstellungen und Filmfestivals gezeigt, zuletzt am Internationalen Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm - DOK Leipzig, am Guanajuato International Film Festival Mexiko und im Center for Contemporary Art in Plovdiv. Sie arbeitet mit experimentellem Animationsfilm und Zeichnung und interessiert sich für die Beziehung zwischen Körper, Intimität und Technologie aus einer queerfeministischen Perspektive. Stutz studierte bildende Kunst, Kunstvermittlung und Illustration in Zürich, Luzern und Edinburgh. Sie ist Dozentin an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste und an der Hochschule der Künste Bern und hat Workshops, Seminare und Artist Talks an verschieden Kunsthochschulen und Institutionen gehalten, darunter die Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, das Kunsthaus Baselland, das Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, das Goethe-Institut Alexandria und das Boomfest St.Petersburg. Milva Stutz ist Mitherausgeberin von Strapazin. www.milvastutz.ch

Lika Nüssli (*1973/CH, lebt und arbeitet in St. Gallen) ist ausgebildete Textildesignerin und hat an der Hochschule Luzern (HSLU) Illustration studiert. Sie zeichnet, malt, illustriert, entwickelt skulpturale Arbeiten und Performances. Im Sommer 2019 war sie mit der Initiative NomadLab in einem alten Postauto quer durch die Schweiz unterwegs und hat von Musik begleitete Performances inszeniert. Dabei fertigt sie grosse Zeichnungen und bearbeitet Stoffe durch das stetige Einfärben und Auswaschen von Farbe. Ihr Körper ist mitten drin, sie interagiert mit den Materialien, die Farben hinterlassen Spuren an den Beinen, auf den Händen. Nüssli gewann verschiedene Stipendien und Werkbeiträge, wie zum Beispiel 2016 das Comic Stipendium der Deutschschweizer Städte. Daraus entstand ihre erste Graphic Novel Vergiss dich nicht, die im Verlag Vexer 2018 erschienen ist. Seit 2017 lädt Lika Nüssli jeden Monat einmal zum gemeinsamen Zeichnen ins Kunstmuseum St. Gallen ein, gibt Workshops im In- und Ausland und ist Mitherausgeberin von Strapazin.  www.likanuessli.ch

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19.30h «Polyphonic Drawing» Performance by Tobias Gutmann and Pablo Lienhard

In a performance setting, the artists Tobias Gutmann (visual artist) and Pablo Lienhard (saxophonist) simultaneously produce music and its score. Ink and sound function as two voices of a larger audiovisual composition. Their performance explores the relationship between language, music and drawing. The performance «Polyphonic Drawing» can be experienced live during Volumes 2019. The dialog between music and drawing further developed into Tobias Gutmann’s newest wearable art piece. In the limited edition merino knitwear Tobias translates Pablo’s vibrant saxophone sounds into an abstract jungle of colorful forms and shapes. The cozy one-sized sweater for all genders is available in two color variations and is sustainably knitted in Switzerland. The sweater will be available at VOLUMES 2019.

Tobias Gutmann’s artistic practice aims to bring people, cultures, and environments together. He uses his own visual language to give meaning, character, and atmosphere to a variety of formats such as installations, performances or publications. Performing both nationally and around the world, his art always hopes to affect people in a positive way, and to communicate an incentive for participation.

Pablo Lienhard is a Zürich based improviser performing on saxophones, no-input mixers, guitar pedals, computers and other stuff. As an investigating artist he is interested in randomness, overflow, acceleration, interdisciplinarity, performance, mise-en-scène, contexts, the relationship between language and music, as well as contemporary pop culture.

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ongoing «MEXA! The female takeover» Workshop by Adriana Dominguez and Paloma Ayala

In 2017, at VOLUMES’s invitation, Paloma Ayala and Adriana Domínguez curated a selection of independent publications from Mexico for the “Focus” section of VOLUMES. For this edition they are back with a new group of publications, only this time the authors will be all female. The publications displayed will not necessarily address feminist or gender issues, but will open a space for women’s voices in a time of extreme gender violence in Mexico and Latin America.

Paloma Ayala is an artist interested in the relationship between domestic and political contexts. In her artworks, she often introduces fictional narratives as means of social, institutional or political critique, presented in the form of publications, videos, conversations, drawings and installations directed to different sorts of public, including people outside of ordinary cultural spaces.

Adriana Domínguez is an Art Historian and Independent Curator from Mexico, currently living and working in Zurich. She is one half of the team behind the independent art space la_cápsula, a curatorial project focused on Latin American emergent art and its connections to Switzerland. Critical thinking and humor are key strategies of her curatorial praxis and her work as a freelance writer.

Ongoing workshop:
The display will be activated by an ongoing workshop addressing the topic of gender violence. Using images of a recent demonstration in Mexico and information about gender violence in Mexico and Switzerland, a communal Manifesto will be created using hashtags and converted into a fanzine. The Manifesto will defend the right of women to live a safe and free life.

Mexa
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ongoing «Paper doll call» Workshop by Fashion Revolution

For VOLUMES Fashion Revolution will showcase its collection of zines about the fashion industry and its alternatives. Monica Germann, Corinna Mattner and Kata Branner of the Zürich FR Chapter will hold a daily collective collage session. Everyone is invited to join the making of the collages of paper doll dresses. Paper patterns will be clustered with texts, fragments of fashion magazines, books, textiles etc... Romy Hood and other members of the Fashion Revolution Zürich will also be stitching messages onto shirts.

Fashion Revolution is in international grassroots movement focussing on changing the consumers awareness about overconsumption and the social and environmental costs of fast fashion. They are publishing Zines concerning different themes around consumption and transparency in the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution’s participation at VOLUMES 2019 is curated and coordinated by Corinna Mattner, a transdisciplinery woman of all trades developing projects conceded about sustainability and sensibilisation for mass consumption of clothes, running her own upcycling brand @romyhood and organizing campaigns for Fashion Revolution Switzerland.

Performance: «Paper doll call» by Fashion Revolution
The ongoing Fashion Revolution workshop will end in a lecture performance where the performers will be put on the dresses and read from their bodies, along with a soundscape made from the sewing sounds, speeches and the paper workshop.

Fashion Revolution
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ongoing «Tasting-Discussion» Plantes Sorcières by Caterina Giansiracusa and Andrea Herrera Poblete

Plantes Sorcierès project will be present at VOLUMES with three medicinal plants - Alchémille, Sauge and Achillèe - moved into an act of inter-territorial connection from Sierre to Zurich.
Plantes Sorcières is an interdisciplinary art project about the transmission of the knowledge of women as an act of resistance and the process of sharing as a way of survival. It is an on-going project runned by Caterina Giansiracusa (1989, Italy) and Andrea Herrera Poblete (1986, Chile), visual artists who are currently part of the MAPS - Master in Art and Public Sphere program at EDHEA (CH). In their own practice, Caterina is developing a work based on care thinking, with a focus on relations with the more than human world and a specific attention to its material aspects; Andrea develops a practice that focuses on collective work, mainly projects based on collaboration, interdisciplinarity and collective creation throughout feminist strategies.

Ongoing: «Tasting-Discussion»
The project will be activated within moments of collective sharing. The information collected during the investigation will be in dialogue in a meeting/knowing process with the plants present in the exhibition. It is organized as an herb-tasting, an action of self-care and self-cure, as a way to introduce and discuss the history of the witches, connecting these knowledge/narratives with a set of images.

PlanteSorcières
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ongoing «A conversation with the Player, the Opponent, the Idiot & the Judge» Interactive activity by ROC + Drawing session with Julien Babel

Installation «Recipes for artistic collaboration»
ROC, Sally De Kunst, Julien Babel, Valentine Paley, Gosie Vervloessem, Julien Vuilleumier & guests

“This Book is Yours” covers four years in the life of Arc artist residency in Romainmôtier, from January 2015 till December 2018. The handbook contains recipes for artistic research and collaboration: recipes to cook, instructions, scores, drawings, essays, diaries and more, contributed by artists and other practitioners from various fields who were involved in Arc.

The team of “This Book is Yours” invites you to test out together with them some recipes for artistic collaboration. Come take part in a conversation, as a Player, an Opponent, an Idiot or a Judge, feedback the bookfair together with us, or prepare with us some recipes from our book.

This Book Is Yours
3rd Floor Luma
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17h «100 Books» Performance by Fiona Könz & Gregor Vogel

For VOLUMES Fiona Könz and Gregor Vogel will show a new performance piece for which they collected novels from book depositories in public space. These no longer wanted books serve as the starting point for a new collective narrative. After the performance the books will be displayed in the exhibition space where the audience is invited to take them with them for free.

Fiona Könz (*1991) and Gregor Vogel (*1993) have been collaborating since 2016. Their often performative works mostly concern with topics such as construction of identities, perception of social surroundings or the search of an alternate narrative for everyday life.

Gregor and Fiona
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19h «Modernist Madness» Performance by Malin Neuman

«Modernist Madness» is a performance/reading that examines the intersections of Modernism, madness and norm-breaking bodies. By combining some of the early writings by Piet Mondrian with the artist’s own research and experiences, questions of subjectivity and agency are explored. 

Malin Neuman is a Swedish artist and poet. She currently lives in Zürich where she’s studying at ZHdK (MA Fine Arts). Her work encompasses a wide range of materials and expressions, but connecting them all is an interest in questions around gender and spatiality.

Malin Neuman
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20h «Three orange trees. In the future.» Performance by Eleni Mylona

This performance is the last of the three that relate to Eleni Mylona's research titled: 'Language Choreography; Re-imagining autobiographical narratives to creating fictions of mental motion', that she conducted in 'ArtEZ University of the Arts' NL, in 2017-2019.
In «Three Orange Trees. In the future.», she continues to explore how she can use language and imagination to transform an autobiographical story into fiction. Using the story of a catastrophe (that at the same time relates to her life personally) as a starting point, she imagines different fictional scenarios that will move the story to more open understandings. A connection with the 'here and now' interrupts several times the narrative, in order to switch our focus to our bodies (the spectators' and the performer‘s body), the relationships among them, and our senses and feelings.

Eleni Mylona is a performance maker, movement practitioner, theatre researcher and performer, coming from Athens, Greece, and based in Zurich, the last nine years. Within her practice as and through research, she explores the possibilities of language and body within time and space, the relation of language to imagination, the movement of thought and the thought of movement. During the last years, she has been exploring ways to read, think, exchange, and imagine together. Mylona has been teaching movement and body practices, for more than 10 years in schools, institutions and in private practice, and has been writing, creating performances and performing her own work, since 2007. Her work has been invited by festivals, art fairs, and biennales and it has been shown in theaters, galleries, and psychoanalytic spaces, in Athens, Thessaloniki, Zurich, Basel, Berlin, London and Arnhem. In Zurich, she has collaborated with several institutions and companies (Tanzhaus Zürich, Rote Fabrik Theater, Holzke, Maxim Theater, Tropchertoshare, Terrasse Ensemble, and others) as a performer, choreographer-maker, and initiator of reading and writing groups. She holds an MA in Theatre Practices, from ArtEZ University of the Arts, NL, has studied dance at the National School of Dance in Greece (K.S.O.T) and finished her professional dance training at the 'Morianova-Trasta Professional School of Higher Education' in Athens.

Eleni Mylona
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21h «DATA CHURCH (SEARCH)» Performative book launch by Margit Säde

In her script for the radio play Sense and Sadness on the Shelf, Margit Säde hosts and ventriloquises various false selves, alter egos, doppelgängers, ghost speakers, and other imaginary friends and characters, who – taken over by nonsense – are in search of a forgotten awareness, a kind of sixth sense. If one becomes what one does, what becomes of sanity amidst the identity crises of precarious labor? The site-specific installation «DATA CHURCH (SEARCH)» takes the daily challenge of self-optimisation, flexibility, and digital presence a step further via “figure of the ghost as that which is neither present, nor absent, neither dead nor alive”.

Margit Säde is an independent curator and art worker based in Tallinn and Zurich. Switching between the roles of curator, educator, producer, publisher, and artist, her main topics of interest are the human psyche and technology, subjectivity, precarity, language, poetry, and voice. Since 2017 she has worked as head of the Contemporary Art MA Programme and a visiting associate professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Margit Sände
After Party - curated by Martina Buzzi
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22.30h: Nicolas Buzzi (concert)

Nicolas Buzzi -  ssssscccccaaaaallllleeeee  (2019) for synthesizer solo, 45-60min

In ssssscccccaaaaallllleeeee, Nicolas Buzzi is zooming into an imaginary musical motif, transforming its events into movements, creating Form rather than Gestalt, but searching for detail in those opening gaps - the pores of sound so to say.
ssssscccccaaaaallllleeeee, the title, is almost the piece's score of course. But also it is scale and its collaborators: Our understanding of partition and distinction, perspective, our habits, memory and our sense of time.

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23.30h: Fred Hystère (DJ set)

Fred Hystère (OOR, Zürich)

Fred Hystère/Anna Frei is a sound artist, sonic community organizer, sonic curator, sonic researcher, recordstore co-operator, graphic designer and experimental/essayistic DJ.

S*he is co-founder of OOR Records/OOR Saloon. OOR Records is a collective, cooperative operated record and art bookstore, organic archive and social gathering place for adventurous ears.
OOR Saloon is a soundart space and production context focussing on emancipatory collaborative and intersectional feminist politics/practices of listening, electronic and electroacoustic music, experimental club culture, performance and sound art. 

In her* intuitive, improvised DJ-Sets, Fred Hystère meanders through electroacoustic composition, modular synth escapades, polyrhythmic electronics/traditions, abstract tekks and cosmics way beyond. 

www.oor-rec.ch
www.annafrei.net

 

Fred Hystère
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01:00h Longues Eaux (concert)

Grégoire Paultre Negel ( Paris, Zürich, New York, Bretagne ) invites Yvano Torre from Ticino to join the Longues Eaux project taking place this Friday: free music on a dance floor, inspired by trance and pushing forward boundaries. The two of them met for the first at Performa Festival in Arbedo, jamming for dance. It's here again for them the occasion to bring new territories. Be sure to be there on time, 1am. Your love will ignite the fire, Grégoire and Yvano count on you. 


https://www.facebook.com/events/1396068180551764/
https://www.gregoirepaultrenegel.com/news
https://soundcloud.com/gregsounds/gao-la-resistance-dun-peuple
https://soundcloud.com/amojeh/concert-4-expert-1

Greg

Saturday

Saturday, 30 November 2019
3rd Floor Kunsthalle
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12:30h «Bateauthèque Lunch-reading» by Marie Van Berchem

La Bateauthèque is a participative library dedicated to critical, decolonial, anti-racist and feminist thinking. La Bateauthèque is nomadic and developed in situ through different invitation and collaboration with the aim of giving facilitated access to decolonial knowledge while providing a favourable space for reflection and exchange.

Marie van Berchem is a swiss artist based in Geneva. She studied Illustration at Central Saint Martins (London) and Visual Arts at HEAD (CCC Research Master). Her artistic practice weaves around a critique of swissness, late capitalism, racism and sexism as she experiences and observes them around her. Her work endeavors to build alternative spaces and resistances, and creating shared experiences for and with the audience. She constructs immersive environments and situations through multimedia installations (painting, video, text, patchwork, scenography), performances and workshops. She develops a collective and discursive approach to research in her personal projects as much as in artistic and curatorial collaborations, that she translates in plastic and poetic forms.

Saturday: «Lunch-reading» by Marie Van Berchem

I invite you, my dear, to wander in the ocean of voices that I have listened to, I have re-listened to, I want to listen to, I will listen to. And that have transformed me.  The words of bell hooks, Grada Kilomba and other voices from the bateauthèque encourage us to bring our bodies, specificities, personal histories and subjectivities into the space of knowledge. To praise the importance of love, care and lived experiences in writing and learning.
The texts are read out loud and accompanied by a meal. Let’s recharge our batteries in this rich and delicate tension between voice and listening, between relaxation and digestion.  Love, Marie

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14h «How to Mini-Zine» Workshop by Mara Züst and Jordis Fellfrau

Mini-Zine-Library by Mara Züst & Habib Afsar
Sensaci ón Sublime Printing by Mara Züst & Mirjam Wirz

The Mini-Zine Library Project is an international community art project conducted by Habib Afsar and Mara Züst and currently running in its third year. Starting in Kolkata (India), the project then travelled to Lahore (Pakistan) and is currently being conducted in Langnau (Switzerland). The artists look forward to include more countries and localities in the coming years. With nearly 1000 zines prepared by in and out of school children, teachers and adults, the project envisions a coming together of various communities through the workshops and public events organised to celebrate the “mini-libraries” created. The zine-making workshops are resource-oriented and encourage free-expression through play, discourse and, most importantly, the opportunity  of coming together to create something beautiful. A selection of the artists favourite zines will be presented at VOLUMES 2019.

Habib Afsar is a Pakistani-Swiss artist and social animator‚ with a background in health and development. He has deluded himself to the point where everything he does is art, which is so not true but then why not? His mission is “to create safe spaces where beauty is celebrated” and understands that beauty is not always beautiful.

Mara Züst is a Swiss artist, researcher an social animator, with a background in the humanities. Her greatest passions are the publishing of books combining research, text, and images in a unique design; developing tools in the field of cultural pedagogy incorporating publishing and hands-on print production; running a library as a free, playful form; and, exploring the subject in a research project at the ZHdK about documenting and mediating artistic processes in print. Another special subject arousing her great enthusiasm is print combined with the feministic art movement, a combination which can be triggered by instances ranging from individual artworks to radical pedagogical approaches.

Mirjam Wirz works as an independent photographer and investigator. 2001-2008 living in Vilnius/Lithuania (Organisation of „Flash Institut“), since 2010 editor of Sonidero City publication series about cumbia music and soundsystems in Mexico and Colombia. Freelance picture editor and lecturer of photography. Lives in Zurich.

Ongoing Saturday workshop : «How to Mini-Zine» by Mara Züst & Jordis Fellfrau
A workshop for everyone with everything we have used so far in the creation of the zines for the Mini-Zine-Library. Please join, we envision a  growing Mini-Zine-Library containing local expressions‚ inclusive of all languages and cultures and ways of thinking represented. Thus the unity of the form of a library is essentially a celebration of the the diversity of us all. What better to celebrate?

Mini Zine Library
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15h «Der Logische Aufbau der Welt» Workshop by Ilona Stutz and Elza Sile

“Tomorrow I will show to you the logical and conceptual structure by which all meaningful statements shall be organized. It is a constructive undertaking that systematizes all factual knowledge according  to the notions of symbolic logic. All concepts – where concepts are taken to denote objects, relations,  properties, classes and states – shall be ranked over a hierarchy. They shall be organized according  to a fundamental arrangement where higher ranking concepts can be reduced and converted to more  basic ones. Finally, this constitutional project demonstrates the possibility of defining and uniting all  meaningful concepts in a single fundamental conceptual system.”
... announced the hedgehog to the fox before he said nightnight and went to sleep.

And the fox did her thing.

Ilona Stutz:
B.Sc. in Philosophy and Mathematics, Tutorial Assistant for Logic, Founders' Intern
IT, Junior Python Developer, Python Developer, Project Manager, CPO. Subsequent
digression towards art.
Elza Sile: Assistant (decent) (subservient).

Ilona Stutz
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16h «Lassen» Workshop by Małgorzata Stankiewicz

On the occasion of Lassen’s Swiss launch at VOLUMES, Małgorzata will hold an interactive workshop during which the participants will be able to personally engage with the works and concept of Lassen as a publication to create their own small - sized versions of the book. Graphic designer Brian Paul Lamotte will accompany Małgorzata during the works hop by sharing insights into various simple book binding techniques.

Born in Poland, Małgorzata Stankiewicz is an artist currently living and working in Switzerland. Having trained her skills in analogue photography, alternative processes and fine art printing at the International Center of Photography in New York, she's since been focusing on developing her own photographic approach through a series of self - initiated projects.

Lassen
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17h «Polyphonic Drawing» Performance by Tobias Gutmann and Pablo Lienhard

In a performance setting, the artists Tobias Gutmann (visual artist) and Pablo Lienhard (saxophonist) simultaneously produce music and its score. Ink and sound function as two voices of a larger audiovisual composition. Their performance explores the relationship between language, music and drawing. The performance «Polyphonic Drawing» can be experienced live during VOLUMES 2019. The dialog between music and drawing further developed into Tobias Gutmann’s newest wearable art piece. In the limited edition merino knitwear Tobias translates Pablo’s vibrant saxophone sounds into an abstract jungle of colorful forms and shapes. The cozy one-sized sweater for all genders is available in two color variations and is sustainably knitted in Switzerland. The sweater will be available at VOLUMES 2019.

Tobias Gutmann’s artistic practice aims to bring people, cultures, and environments together. He uses his own visual language to give meaning, character, and atmosphere to a variety of formats such as installations, performances or publications. Performing both nationally and around the world, his art always hopes to affect people in a positive way, and to communicate an incentive for participation.

Pablo Lienhard is a Zürich based improviser performing on saxophones, no-input mixers, guitar pedals, computers and other stuff. As an investigating artist he is interested in randomness, overflow, acceleration, interdisciplinarity, performance, mise-en-scène, contexts, the relationship between language and music, as well as contemporary pop culture.

Tobias Gutman
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18h «Suspended gestures» Performance by Martina Buzzi

«Suspended gestures»
Performance by Martina Buzzi and Nicolas Buzzi, 2019, 30 minutes
With Li Tavor, Monika Stalder, Miao Shuyue Zhao and Franziska Koch

«Messy parameters»
Installation and text, 2019, dimensions and medium variable

In the performance suspended gestures, four performers interact with each other through gestures that control synthesized sounds. Their bodies are extended by motion sensors triggering changes and transforming sonic parameters in a specialized synthesizer-engine, specialized to generate and play with acoustic phenomena. The score of movements, the choreography, is determined by the means of the sounds by which the performers communicate with each other. Their bodies are instruments of sensual orientation in space.
Martina Buzzi is currently working on her first novella, relentless choreography, wherein the process of writing and research in the fields of technology and natural sciences form a productive narrative, that works as an engine-like source for projects such as the performance suspended gestures, as well as the installation shown at VOLUMES.

In relentless choreography, the main character of the novella forms a person whose sense of individual self collapses due to an infection of a virus impact on her neurological system.
Her sense of self becomes what could be described as fluid and lingering fragments amongst a myriad of cells and microorganisms. Eventually she is thrown into a limbo of realities, a world where flowers, gods and gestures have lost any semantic integrity. Her immune system then is proposed as an oscillating figure of mediation between a collapsed definition of identity and an elusive other, an other situated inside herself. She finds herself being a vivid and fluid fragment of a larger ecosystem, a dismantled human committed to generating incorporated and embodied information, so that her body, extended by technological means such as sensors, becomes an effective medium of orientation.
In the permanent installation at volumes, dispenser objects contain a text named messy paramenters in different variations. It functions as an epitome-like extraction of the novella. The texts are meant as fragmentary semiotic systems incorporating the fluid character of information and ask about its consequences for personal notions of selves.

Martina Buzzi is an artist working in the fields of sound, language and performance. She lives in Zurich.

Martina Buzzi
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ongoing «Circe» Performance by Elena Hohl

Throughout the entirety of the intensive 48 hours of VOLUMES, «Circe» (2019), the loom is going to be constantly activated by the hand of the witch. The threads interlace with each other in weaving motion. The visitors are welcomed to observe theses threads become fabric. Over the hours the fabric will come to completion and thereupon the witch is going to tell its story.

Elena Hohl transforms natural materials that are sourced locally into large scale installations. Through these materials she initiates a discourse about themes surrounding magic, such as paganism and folklore, but also raises concerns towards the covertness of the provenience of goods. All the materials used for the installation are of Swiss origin. Especially giving attention to the wool which has nowadays become difficult to find ‘of local origin, virgin and at standard price’  on the market. During sheering season, an excessive amount of fresh fleece is thrown away because of the production costs that rose before the turn of the century. Hence most wool mills closed down and the mass produced manufacturing of the fiber is now abroad.

«The Grimoire» is for the visitors to discover the process of sourcing materials, recipes and spells. This magic book gives instructions on how to cope with the alienation we have towards the simple things held in our hands everyday. In hopes the visitors leave the exhibition enchanted and lost track of time by escaping in the idea of a better world.

At VOLUMES 2019, Elena Hohl, as the witch, will weave «Circe» (2019) the loom, and perform a monologue.

Elena Hohl
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ongoing «MEXA! The female takeover» Workshop by Adriana Dominguez & Paloma Ayala

In 2017, at VOLUMES’s invitation, Paloma Ayala and Adriana Domínguez curated a selection of independent publications from Mexico for the “Focus” section of VOLUMES. For this edition they are back with a new group of publications, only this time the authors will be all female. The publications displayed will not necessarily address feminist or gender issues, but will open a space for women’s voices in a time of extreme gender violence in Mexico and Latin America.

Paloma Ayala is an artist interested in the relationship between domestic and political contexts. In her artworks, she often introduces fictional narratives as means of social, institutional or political critique, presented in the form of publications, videos, conversations, drawings and installations directed to different sorts of public, including people outside of ordinary cultural spaces.

Adriana Domínguez is an Art Historian and Independent Curator from Mexico, currently living and working in Zurich. She is one half of the team behind the independent art space la_cápsula, a curatorial project focused on Latin American emergent art and its connections to Switzerland. Critical thinking and humor are key strategies of her curatorial praxis and her work as a freelance writer.

Ongoing workshop:
The display will be activated by an ongoing workshop addressing the topic of gender violence. Using images of a recent demonstration in Mexico and information about gender violence in Mexico and Switzerland, a communal Manifesto will be created using hashtags and converted into a fanzine. The Manifesto will defend the right of women to live a safe and free life.

Mexa
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ongoing «Paper doll call» Workshop by Fashion Revolution

For VOLUMES Fashion Revolution will showcase its collection of zines about the fashion industry and its alternatives.

Monica Germann, Corinna Mattner and Kata Branner of the Zürich FR Chapter will hold a daily collective collage session. Everyone is invited to join the making of the collages of paper doll dresses. Paper patterns will be clustered with texts, fragments of fashion magazines, books, textiles etc... Romy Hood and other members of the Fashion Revolution Zürich will also be stitching messages onto shirts.

Fashion Revolution is in international grassroots movement focussing on changing the consumers awareness about overconsumption and the social and environmental costs of fast fashion. They are publishing Zines concerning different themes around consumption and transparency in the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution’s participation at VOLUMES 2019 is curated and coordinated by Corinna Mattner, a transdisciplinery woman of all trades developing projects conceded about sustainability and sensibilisation for mass consumption of clothes, running her own upcycling brand @romyhood and organizing campaigns for Fashion Revolution Switzerland.

Performance: «Paper doll call» by Fashion Revolution
The ongoing Fashion Revolution workshop will end in a lecture performance where the performers will be put on the dresses and read from their bodies, along with a soundscape made from the sewing sounds, speeches and the paper workshop.

Fashion Revolution
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ongoing «Tasting-Discussion» Plantes Sorcières by Caterina Giansiracusa and Andrea Herrera Poblete

Plantes Sorcierès project will be present at VOLUMES with three medicinal plants - Alchémille, Sauge and Achillèe - moved into an act of inter-territorial connection from Sierre to Zurich.

Plantes Sorcières is an interdisciplinary art project about the transmission of the knowledge of women as an act of resistance and the process of sharing as a way of survival. It is an on-going project runned by Caterina Giansiracusa (1989, Italy) and Andrea Herrera Poblete (1986, Chile), visual artists who are currently part of the MAPS - Master in Art and Public Sphere program at EDHEA (CH). In their own practice, Caterina is developing a work based on care thinking, with a focus on relations with the more than human world and a specific attention to its material aspects; Andrea develops a practice that focuses on collective work, mainly projects based on collaboration, interdisciplinarity and collective creation throughout feminist strategies.

Ongoing: «Tasting-Discussion»
The project will be activated within moments of collective sharing. The information collected during the investigation will be in dialogue in a meeting/knowing process with the plants present in the exhibition. It is organized as an herb-tasting, an action of self-care and self-cure, as a way to introduce and discuss the history of the witches, connecting these knowledge/narratives with a set of images.

Plantes Sorcières
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ongoing «A conversation with the Player, the Opponent, the Idiot & the Judge» Interactive activity by ROC + drawing session with Julien Babel

Installation «Recipes for artistic collaboration» by ROC, Sally De Kunst, Julien Babel, Valentine Paley, Gosie Vervloessem, Julien Vuilleumier & guests

“This Book is Yours” covers four years in the life of Arc artist residency in Romainmôtier, from January 2015 till December 2018. The handbook contains recipes for artistic research and collaboration: recipes to cook, instructions, scores, drawings, essays, diaries and more, contributed by artists and other practitioners from various fields who were involved in Arc.

The team of “This Book is Yours” invites you to test out together with them some recipes for artistic collaboration. Come take part in a conversation, as a Player, an Opponent, an Idiot or a Judge, feedback the bookfair together with us, or prepare with us some recipes from our book.

ROC
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13 - 18h Symposium «Publishing and archival strategies in artistic practices» (The example of Peter Trachsel archive)

The VOLUMES 2019 symposium discusses strategies of publishing and archiving in self-organised art initiatives today. Artists and curators speak about their experiences and the necessity to document. This afternoon wants to promote and support independent art practice and to celebrate the contribution by Peter Trachsel (1949-2013). Current initiatives by artists Claudia de la Torre and Anita Di Bianco, art directors Sally De Kunst and Bia Bittencourt, and time witnesses of Peter Trachsel and his Hasena institute, Alois Baumberger and Birgit Kempker, do encounter in a vivid conversation and presentation of their work. 

Peter Trachsel’s archive shows how individual engagement in collecting, researching and re-writing artefacts and documents in personal archives enables counter-historiography. Even though archiving always remains fragmentary, the multitude of different media and resources adds a wealth of knowledge to the dominant perspectives. An exhibit with publications by Peter Trachsel, archival folders with leftovers from his Passagenhaus in Dalvazza, and the index of the archive Peter Trachsel at Staatsarchiv Graubünden is on display at VOLUMES in Kunsthalle Zürich.

With  
Welcome by Anne-Laure Franchette, artistic director VOLUMES
Alois Baumberger, adult education, Hasena Institute, Zurich  
Bia Bittencourt, art director Plana Art Book Fair São Paulo, publisher NO-LIBROS Barcelona    
Sally De Kunst, curator, editor of "This Book is Yours. Recipes for artistic collaboration", Fribourg
Claudia de la Torre, artist and publisher, backbonebooks Berlin
Anita Di Bianco, artist, Frankfurt am Main/New York  
Birgit Kempker, author, Institut Kunst FHNW, Hasena Institute, Basel
Moderated by Michael Hiltbrunner, IFCAR/ZHdK, and Gina De Micheli, art historian 

Free entrance, registration: michael.hiltbrunner@zhdk.ch

Curated by Michael Hiltbrunner and VOLUMES

in between
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14h Elevator reading by poets of Bestiaire Intime

Poets of «Bestiaire Intime» will read in the big elevator of the Löwenbräu Kunst. (Line up tbd)

«Bestiaire Intime» is an organization that publishes and distributes poetry and statements online. Virgil Scurv and Pierre Lumineau are the initiators of the project. The first series – «Bestiaire Intime» – gives its name to the organization. It is a meditation around a few selected animals.

Bestiaire Intime
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16h Elevator reading by poets of Bestiaire Intime

Poets of «Bestiaire Intime» will read in the big elevator of the Löwenbräu Kunst. (Line up tbd)

«Bestiaire Intime» is an organization that publishes and distributes poetry and statements online. Virgil Scurv and Pierre Lumineau are the initiators of the project. The first series – «Bestiaire Intime» – gives its name to the organization. It is a meditation around a few selected animals.

Bestiaire Intime
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17h «You can look like this!» drawings by Rada Leu

You Can Look Like This! is an intervention by comic artist Rada Leu. She will portray guests at the event.

Rada Leu is an illustrator and musician. Originally from Sofia, she studied in London, Paris and Zurich, graduating with an MA in Transdisciplinarity with a work on eyebrows. Her comics are minimalistic observations, hovering between the absurd and the mundane.

 

Rada Leu
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19h «Açái-live longer, stronger, better» Performance by Amelia Prazak and Milda Lembertaitė. Presented by Progetto 6000*

“I sand my head top urgently until I produce enough dust. Next- I climb up the Açaí palm-tree to get the Açaí berries. Later I drink Açaí juice so that my sanded head grows back. Doomed upon the effect of anaesthesia, I do this every day. To help to fit the demand, I have extracted the native Amazon Açaí palm seed and planted it in my global flat similarly to my great-great-grandfather’s Amazon rubber business. And while taking this vertical journey to my Eldorado, I do not know if I will not fall from the edge of the world. When Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 first glimpsed at that promising land, he saw wilderness as a commodity. What I see, is an extension of my mind, a rational reality. I allow my body to sense, but even when I am naked, I wear gloves. Whenever I touch, I steal. Where is the last frontier of the human- embedded in geological time, artificial exoticism, stretching back through eternity? At the crossroads, think of yourself as an ant dispersing seeds (with the antenna to tune into that). Find calmness within own moving shadow. Put your ear to the earth”.

Born in Switzerland and Lithuania, based in between London and Switzerland, Amelia Prazak and Milda Lembertaitė have worked in partnership since 2011. They have exhibited and performed in Switzerland and abroad, namely at the Swiss Art Awards 2019 at The Royal Academy for the RA Lates, Fondazione Baruchello and Zabludowicz Collections among others. They create across different media, primarily with sculpture, costume, video and performance. With an ever-present playfulness and an often surreal humour, forms, images, materials are brought into a kind of alchemical drift across and through time, with ancient and contemporary, human and non- human agencies acting upon and influencing one another in new and ever-changing compositions.

*Progetto 6000 is a curatorial project initiatied by Alessandra Gabaglio and Tara Lasrado which focuses on a cultural exchange between the canton of Ticino and the city of Zürich.

Progetto6000
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ongoing «Publishing Performance (cacerolazo)» MACACO Press
Workshop Room
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13 - 18h «Schnapspresse» – a Notebook and Zine printing- & bookbinding workshop

Pale Pink Paper Press presents «Schnapspresse» – a Notebook and Zine printing- & bookbinding workshop run by Sandra Staub und Eva Jäger

Sunday

Sunday, 1 December 2019
3rd Floor Kunsthalle
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12.30h Cooking session by ROC

This Book is Yours covers four years in the life of Arc artist residency in Romainmôtier, from January 2015 till December 2018. The handbook contains recipes for artistic research and collaboration: recipes to cook, instructions, scores, drawings, essays, diaries and more, contributed by artists and other practitioners from various fields who were involved in Arc.

The team of This Book is Yours invites you to test out together with them some recipes for artistic collaboration. Come take part in a conversation, as a Player, an Opponent, an Idiot or a Judge, feedback the bookfair together with us, or prepare with us some recipes from our book.

ROC
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13.30h «Conversation through making faces» Performance by Lina Stallmann & Gáspár Riskó

Gáspár Riskó’s most recent photographic work, Passport marks the publication of his second solo booklet with Innen. The book itself contains a sequence of 1205 self-portraits, obtained as a dramatic succession of video stills. The images are either raw or deformed and faded by a controlled data overload. They showcase a cycle of emotions ranging from dread to irreverence, and together form an unsparing rendering of societal alienation.

Gáspár Riskó (born 1978, Budapest, Hungary) studied cinematography at the School of Visual Arts in Sydney, from which he graduated in 2001. Initially centered on film-making, his practice shifted to photography upon his return to Budapest. His ongoing research, of which Passport is the latest development, began in 2011, and initially focused on abstract images, still landscapes and objects. He began introducing self-portraits in 2016, and his work has since expanded into drawing, installation and performance. His art has been exhibited extensively, both in Hungary and abroad, and has been featured in a wide range of international publications.

Sunday performance: «Conversation through making faces»
Gáspár Riskó, Lina Sophie Stallman

While sitting at a table Gáspár and his first companion Lina Sophie Stallman (art consultant) will have a conversation via making faces, preferably without words. Hardly realizable or totally hidden forms of abstract gestures can appear through this improvised act. Viewers will be also invited to join.

Gáspár Riskó
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14h «Mixotricha P» Writing Workshop by M. Paradoxa

Do you believe in digestion?
Then come in.
The future is love, and it's longing for you.
Do you wanna enter the woods with me?
Why in the woods you ask?
Well, that’s where she’s at.
I’m talking about Mixotricha P. of course.
She wants to talk to you.
Come! You'll be in one of her lucid dreams.
Inside the gut of a wood-munching termite.
She will manifest herself through you.
Don't be shy, make an effort, come closer.
Wiggle your body next to her, into the best sound receiving
positions.
She wants you to touch her furry vocal pores,
To hold her whispering ceramic organelles in your warm hands,
to stimulate your imagination and empathy
And to share it.
Without further ado,
Mixotricha P. awaits you.

M.Paradoxa is the name of a group of 5 artists (Lisa Biedlingmaier, Balca Ergener, Ziqi Jiang, Esther Schena, Linda Strähl), taking their name from the species Mixotricha Paradoxa (the paradoxical being with mixed-up hairs), a microorganism composed of 5 different organisms. They believe in solidarity, becoming entangled, sensing each other through chemistry as if part of one organism. They explore how it is possible to function and move together, loving and echoing each other, and delighting in the unexpected paradoxical outcomes.

M.Paradoxa
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15h «22.11.18. / Millenial word» Presentation by Vincent Graf & Martin Svidron & Anita Di Bianco

15h «22.11.18. / Millenial word» Presentation by Vincent Graf & Martin Svidron & Anita Di Bianco
A screening of Vincent Graf’s 6-minute animation «22.11.18.» Drawn in sequence, in charcoal on a single sheet of paper, are news images which were published on 22.11.2018 in various Swiss newspapers. The images appear and are erased, leaving traces behind, one image outbids another until the paper starts to disintegrate.

Followed by a short discussion between Vincent Graf and Anita Di Bianco, and closing with a performance by Martin Svidron, Millenial Word.

Anita di Bianco
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16h «Feedbacking the bookfair» Interactive workshop by ROC

Installation «Recipes for artistic collaboration»
ROC, Sally De Kunst, Julien Babel, Valentine Paley, Gosie Vervloessem, Julien Vuilleumier & guests

This Book is Yours covers four years in the life of Arc artist residency in
Romainmôtier, from January 2015 till December 2018. The handbook contains
recipes for artistic research and collaboration: recipes to cook, instructions, scores,
drawings, essays, diaries and more, contributed by artists and other practitioners
from various fields who were involved in Arc.

Sunday interactive workshop: «Feedbacking the bookfair» 

ROC
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17h «Paper doll call» Performance by Fashion Revolution

Performance «Paper doll call» by Fashion Revolution


The ongoing Fashion Revolution workshop will end in a lecture performance where the performers will be put on the dresses and read from their bodies, along with a soundscape made from the sewing sounds, speeches and the paper workshop.

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ongoing «MEXA! The female takeover» Workshop by Adriana Dominguez & Paloma Ayala

In 2017, at VOLUMES’s invitation, Paloma Ayala and Adriana Domínguez curated a selection of independent publications from Mexico for the “Focus” section of VOLUMES. For this edition they are back with a new group of publications, only this time the authors will be all female. The publications displayed will not necessarily address feminist or gender issues, but will open a space for women’s voices in a time of extreme gender violence in Mexico and Latin America.

Paloma Ayala is an artist interested in the relationship between domestic and political contexts. In her artworks, she often introduces fictional narratives as means of social, institutional or political critique, presented in the form of publications, videos, conversations, drawings and installations directed to different sorts of public, including people outside of ordinary cultural spaces.

Adriana Domínguez is an Art Historian and Independent Curator from Mexico, currently living and working in Zurich. She is one half of the team behind the independent art space la_cápsula, a curatorial project focused on Latin American emergent art and its connections to Switzerland. Critical thinking and humor are key strategies of her curatorial praxis and her work as a freelance writer.

Ongoing workshop:
The display will be activated by an ongoing workshop addressing the topic of gender violence. Using images of a recent demonstration in Mexico and information about gender violence in Mexico and Switzerland, a communal Manifesto will be created using hashtags and converted into a fanzine. The Manifesto will defend the right of women to live a safe and free life.

Mexa
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ongoing «Paper doll call» Workshop by Fashion Revolution

For VOLUMES Fashion Revolution will showcase its collection of zines about the fashion industry and its alternatives. Monica Germann, Corinna Mattner and Kata Branner of the Zürich FR Chapter will hold a daily collective collage session. Everyone is invited to join the making of the collages of paper doll dresses. Paper patterns will be clustered with texts, fragments of fashion magazines, books, textiles etc... Romy Hood and other members of the Fashion Revolution Zürich will also be stitching messages onto shirts.

Fashion Revolution is in international grassroots movement focussing on changing the consumers awareness about overconsumption and the social and environmental costs of fast fashion. They are publishing Zines concerning different themes around consumption and transparency in the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution’s participation at VOLUMES 2019 is curated and coordinated by Corinna Mattner, a transdisciplinery woman of all trades developing projects conceded about sustainability and sensibilisation for mass consumption of clothes, running her own upcycling brand @romyhood and organizing campaigns for Fashion Revolution Switzerland.

Workshop: «Paper doll call» by Fashion Revolution
The ongoing Fashion Revolution workshop will end in a lecture performance where the performers will be put on the dresses and read from their bodies, along with a soundscape made from the sewing sounds, speeches and the paper workshop.

Fashion Revolution
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ongoing «Tasting-Discussion» Plantes Sorcières by Caterina Giansiracusa and Andrea Herrera Poblete

Plantes Sorcierès project will be present at VOLUMES with three medicinal plants - Alchémille, Sauge and Achillèe - moved into an act of inter-territorial connection from Sierre to Zürich.

Plantes Sorcières is an interdisciplinary art project about the transmission of the knowledge of women as an act of resistance and the process of sharing as a way of survival. It is an on-going project runned by Caterina Giansiracusa (1989, Italy) and Andrea Herrera Poblete (1986, Chile), visual artists who are currently part of the MAPS - Master in Art and Public Sphere program at EDHEA (CH). In their own practice, Caterina is developing a work based on care thinking, with a focus on relations with the more than human world and a specific attention to its material aspects; Andrea develops a practice that focuses on collective work, mainly projects based on collaboration, interdisciplinarity and collective creation throughout feminist strategies.

Ongoing: «Tasting-Discussion»
The project will be activated within moments of collective sharing. The information collected during the investigation will be in dialogue in a meeting/knowing process with the plants present in the exhibition. It is organized as an herb-tasting, an action of self-care and self-cure, as a way to introduce and discuss the history of the witches, connecting these knowledge/narratives with a set of images.

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ongoing «A conversation with the Player, the Opponent, the Idiot & the Judge» Interactive Activity by ROC + Drawing session with Julien Babel

Installation «Recipes for artistic collaboration»

ROC, Sally De Kunst, Julien Babel, Valentine Paley, Gosie Vervloessem, Julien Vuilleumier & guests
“This Book is Yours” covers four years in the life of Arc artist residency in Romainmôtier, from January 2015 till December 2018. The handbook contains recipes for artistic research and collaboration: recipes to cook, instructions, scores, drawings, essays, diaries and more, contributed by artists and other practitioners from various fields who were involved in Arc.

The team of “This Book is Yours” invites you to test out together with them some recipes for artistic collaboration. Come take part in a conversation, as a Player, an Opponent, an Idiot or a Judge, feedback the bookfair together with us, or prepare with us some recipes from our book.

3rd Floor Luma
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13h «On– und Offline Shitposting. Über Stickers, Memes und Aktivismus in der Attention Economy» Talk by Slap me baby

Gibt es Parallelen zwischen Stickern auf der Strasse und Memes in unseren Social Media Feeds? Welche ästhetischen Tendenzen sind an der Schwelle zum neuen Jahrzehnt zu beobachten und welche Techniken können wir uns aneignen, um uns die zunehmend privatisierten Räume im digitalen und analogen zurückzuerobern?

Slap Me Baby ist ein Kollektiv aus Basel, welches sich praktisch und theoretisch mit dem Medium Sticker beschäftigt, Publikationen und Stickers fertigt, sowie in unregelmässigen Abständen Sticker Conventions veranstaltet.

Slap me Baby
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14.30h «Terra frequencies», O.N. (Other Names), Reading

«Terra frequencies» is a live recorded podcast for radio use

You are participating in a live podcast recording thought for radio transmissions.
We request to all participants to gently adapt their voice tone to this event and participate in this auditory session for the next 30 minutes.

Text and tracks, spoken and singed, are meant to open a thinking situation on the current distribution of powers made on our earth.

Contractual forms of power transmission as the power-of-attorney indeed the legislative system of western countries are meant to define by written authorization the power to act on another’s behalf in private affairs,
business, or other legal matters;

(Singing) Oh, break it! Break another little piece of my earth now, baby!

How does a system of powers-trading from selected Donors to selected Attorneys only affect our collective coexistence considering a globalized landscape ?

(Singing) And this bitter earth,
Ooh, may not, oh, be so bitter after all


Reading and interpretation
Diego Benzoni, Giulia Rossini, Pilar DelaVega, Seth Michael Lusk, Veru Loremipsum

Musical Arrangement
Davide Ognibene and The Natural

Video
Girts Apskalns

Sound
LS Grave

Text, Imagery
Giulia Rossini

Giulia Rossini is an artist working in the field of installation, performance, writing; At this time mostly working on collective interventions which are created on a sharing of expertises base.

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15.30h «Auswendige Bilder» Reading by Tine Melzer

Eine Lesung aus aktuellen Büchern.

Tine Melzer und David Zürcher lesen aus einigen teils kollaborativen Publikationen, u.a. Bleisulfid mit Markus Kummer, Hobart 2018. Das geteilte Unvermögen, mit Stefan Sulzer, Zürich 2019. Geschlossene Gesellschaft, Zürich 2018. Bausatz, Zürich, 2017.

Tine Melzer ist Künstlerin und Dozentin und verbindet Sprachphilosophie und die Künste mit Schwerpunkt auf autonomen Publikationsformaten. Sie studierte in Amsterdam, wurde in England promoviert und lehrt an der Hochschule der Künste in Bern HKB, sowie an anderen europäischen Hochschulen. Sie forscht am Institut Praktiken und Theorien der Künste zum Aspektsehen.

Tine Melzer
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16.30h «Earlieron» Performance by Paula Almiron

«Earlieron» is a choreographic reading space which travels between the virtual and the real spheres within the practices of writing, reading, and imagining.
A textual matter taking the shape of an Eco Fiction meets a choreography taking place within human bodies as well as inside The Readers’s mind. A book exposes its own weakness, finding its erosion page by page. A vulnerable binding is made through the echo of words, movements and voices which resonate in a virtual forest. The work addresses questions regarding the virtuality of the earth, where a territory is a provisional stability, and one that mobilizes sensations and affects.

«Earlieron» is performed by and co-created by Eliane Bertschi, Fabrizia Fluhler, Lili M. Rampre & Paula Almiron
Text: Eliane Bertschi, Fabrizia Fluhler, Lili M. Rampre, Antonia Brown & Paula Almiron
Stage design: Eliane Bertschi & Paula Almiron

Paula Almiron is a performance artist from Argentina based in Brussels.
She holds a Master in Choreography and Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels (ISAC) and a BFA in Theater in the National University of the Arts, in Buenos Aires.
She works mostly with sound, movement and voice. 
She's is currently developing an artistic research related to the relationship between choreography and non-human forces. She's working with plants and sound, researching vegetal temporality and rhizomatic dramaturgy. She's engaged in collaborative platforms of writing text and choreography, and creating spaces, virtual and “real” ones,  where different kind of narratives meet and generate new possible meanings. No matter the specific work, she’s interested in creating new platforms of collaboration, where the organic and the technological intra-act with each other, and the authorship is distributed and shared among her collaborators, either real or fictional.

Earlieron
in between
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14.30h «House plants on tour» Performance by Sergio Rojas Chavez

Sergio Rojas Chaves will install a small greenhouse at Kunsthalle Zürich to host his editions and publications around the on-going Houseplant Project. Using the greenhouse as a gathering point, he invites visitors to participate in a collective passage-reading of the book “The Plant’s Name” followed by a tour through the Kunsthalle with the artists very own houseplants – one of his signature performances.
 
Sergio Rojas Chaves is a Costa Rican artist, currently living in Geneva. He approaches art-making as an ethnobiologic practice, constantly interested in the way plant and animal species are seen, used and represented by contemporary culture. From the role of houseplants in our homes, to birdwatching communities and aquarium decoration, the artist is researching our peculiar relationship to nature and the way we try to integrate it into our daily life.
 
Performance Sunday: «House plants on tour»

From the role of houseplants in our homes, to birdwatching communities and aquarium decoration, the artist is researching our peculiar relationship to nature and the way we try to integrate it into our daily life. Sergio Rojas Chaves is a Costa Rican artist, currently living in Geneva. He approaches art-making as an ethnobiologic practice, constantly interested in the way plant and animal species are seen, used and represented by contemporary culture.

House plants on tour
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ongoing «Chile Despertó» Exhibition mediated by Jose Cáceres

Chile has awaken! The streets show the anger and hope of the Chilean population. Despite the violent repression of the protests, hundreds of assemblies, the so-called cabildos, are taking place in Chile. Workers, academics, students, neighbors and artists among others meet to debate the necessary political, social and economic transformation. Come and join us at our spontaneous cabildo to talk and discuss the Chilean situation. Take posters with you and support the social movement in the streets of Zurich!

Jose Cáceres is a historian and curator from Chile. He is a senior teaching and research assistant at the University of Zurich. He founded the platform exhibition goers which examines the reflection on history in exhibitions, and started “Decolonize Zurich. From Theory to Action”, a project focused on the decolonization of Zurich trough different social and cultural practices.

Chile Desperto
Workshop Room
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13 - 17h Workshop für alle: Stempeldruck im Studio

Im Studio der Kunsthalle Zürich stellen wir aus einem Fundus an einfachen Materialien eigene Stempel her. Eine ausgefallene Form, ein herausstechendes Signet, eine einzigartige Unterschrift, irgendwas, dass Du schon immer zu einem Stempel verarbeiten wolltet. Das entstandene Design wird unter anderem auf Papier und Karton gedruckt, zum Beispiel um personalisiertes Geschenkpapier herzustellen. Inspirieren lassen für das eigene Sujet kann man sich bei den schönen Druckwaren, die es bei VOLUMES an den Ständen zu sehen gibt.
 
Leitung: Seline Fülscher (Kunstvermittlerin)

Stempelstudio

Book Launches

Friday, 29 November 2019
2nd Floor
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20h Kodoji Press: «LIAR LÜGNER» by Ruth Erdt
Book Launch: «LIAR LÜGNER» by Ruth Erdt
 
English, 24 × 30.5 cm, 192 pages, 61 color and 68 black & white plates, 
hardcover clothbound with blurb
ISBN 978-3-03747-022-0 
Retail price CHF 50,00
Ruth Erdt
Saturday, 30 November 2019
2nd Floor
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14h art&fiction, éditions d’artistes: «Amor Fati» by Flynn Maria Bergmann and Liliana Gassiot

Book launch of Amor Fati, a stunning new book by poet Flynn Maria Bergmann and artist Liliana Gassiot. Meet the artists and to discover how a road movie meets embroidery.

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15h Kodoji Press: «SPECIAL EDITION LONELY PLANETS» by Atlas Studio

Launch «SPECIAL EDITION LONELY PLANETS by Atlas Studio

Poster "I Think You Know Me", 3 different motifs, Girl, Window, Gate, 
each 60 × 84 cm, black & white xerox and silk-screen printing on uncoated paper, numbered and signed, total edition of 90
ISBN 978-3-03747-096-1  
Retail price CHF 25,00
 
Posters
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16h art&fiction, éditions d’artistes: «Agenda 2020»

Book launch of the new Agenda 2020, an elegant diary with 20 new works of artist Simon Paccaud, co-production from art&fiction, plein papier (graphic design) and TBS Buona Stampa (printer). Come and meet Raphaël Rehm (from plein papier), Angelo Miele (from TBS) and Simon Paccaud (by art&fiction).

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17h Jungle Books: «From... To...» by Jiří Makovec

Book Launch

From… To… is part archive part storyboard and presents the photographic work of Jiří Makovec from 2018—2002. Shot in the streets, in dimly lit hallways, during festive parades, in empty lots, and anywhere else he goes, the photographs exemplify Jiří’s approach, which is neither documentary nor fictional. As much as some of his pictures may look staged, they are mostly situations captured by chance. Within the layered orders of the world, where everyone and everything seems to have its assigned position, Jiří’s gaze transgresses ethnic, class and age divisions by the simple act of looking.

With a text by Jiajia Zhang and supplementary liner notes.

Cover
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18h Kodoji Press: «THINGS PEOPLE WEAR IN KENYA»

Book Launch «THINGS PEOPLE WEAR IN KENYA»

Texts by Adélie de Soumagnat and interviews with Philippine Chaumont & Agathe Zaerpour, English, 24 × 34 cm, 344 pages, 294 color plates, softcover with flaps
Kodoji Press, Baden 2019, ISBN 978-3-03747-095-4
Retail price CHF 50,00

Things people wear in Kenya
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Funding

VOLUMES would like to thank all the supporters and funders, Kunsthalle Zürich and Luma Westbau for hosting us, ZhdK, eglibau and Freitag for the technical support, Badesaison for the design and ATTRIBUTE for the webpage.

VOLUMES 2019 is made possible by the support of Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kunsthalle Zürich, Ernst Göhne Stiftung, Ernst and Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung.

As a non-profit organisation and collective depend on funding. We happily accept donations and thank you very much for your support:
Postfinance, IBAN: CH18 0900 0000 6176 3403 3

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