Time Place Matter Voice 1967–2017
Filipa César, Tobias Hering & Carolina Rito (Eds.)
Assembled by Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Filipa César (b. 1975), Luta Ca Caba Inda (The struggle is not over yet) is an archive of film and studio material from the West African country Guinea-Bissau. On the verge of complete ruin, the film footage testifies to the birth of Guinean cinema as part of the decolonizing vision of Amílcar Cabral, the liberation leader who was assassinated in 1973. In collaboration with the Guinean filmmakers, Sana na N’Hada and Flora Gomes, and others, Filipa César imagines a journey where the past operates as prism. Digitized in Berlin and screened at various locations in what would come to resemble a transnational itinerant cinema, the archive brings together debates, storytelling and forecasts. From screenings in isolated villages in Guinea-Bissau to European capitals, the silent reels are now a place from which people may search for antidotes to a world in crisis. Cesar’s work uses the reanimation of media and its materiality to elaborate counter-narratives to historical violence. Selected film festivals include Khiasma, Paris (2015); Mumok, Vienna (2016); Biennial Contour 8, Mechelen (2017).
6 ¼ x 9 in. / 424 pp / 2 color
Retail Price: $22.00
Luminary Petals on a Wet, Black Bough
Victor Man & Mihai Pop (Eds.)
Romanian-born artist Victor Man’s (b. 1974) layered, moody and atmospheric installations and paintings bring to mind the work of 18th-century landscape painters who used black mirrors known as “Claude mirrors” to turn colors into dark key tones. Figures in Man’s paintings emerge from semi-darkness, fractured and quasi-invisible, reminiscent of archetypes in works by Shakespeare, Joyce or Pound, and suggest a dialogue between the pictorial and literary arts. As literary critic Laura Pavel writes, “In Victor Man’s self-contained paintings, which appear as metonymies of embodied meaning, there is no ostentatious first-order visuality over second-order textuality.” Luminary Petals on a Wet, Black Bough is a handsomely illustrated artist’s book presenting Man’s series of paintings exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), and developed for the solo exhibition at Galeria Plan B, Berlin (2016). The softcover publication includes essays by poet and translator Bogdan Ghiu and curator Mihnea Mircan. Man’s work is shown in the U.S. at the Gladstone Gallery, NY and Blum & Poe, L.A., and was included in the SF MOMA exhibition Open Ended (2016).
Softcover / 7 ½ x 10 in. / 92 pp
16 b&w and 17 color
Retail Price: $29.00
GALERIA PLAN B, BERLIN