Tyyne Claudia Pollmann
Retrieving, processing, tracking, and tracing data—including its instant translation into images—has evolved into standard actions performed with any available data aimed at transforming, modifying, and adjusting data for visualized results. Treated as fragments, aspects, parameters, and details of complex actions and behaviors, data is isolated, reduced, idealized, and presented for further investigation. German artist Tyyne Pollmann’s results show a smooth and direct translatability and underscores the act of translation through tracing in Tracelation. Leave a trace, the ongoing installation since 2013, at the Charité University of Medicine Berlin art gallery, “tracelates” raw data into images while sending the trajectories back to their originators. The images from these interactions form the core of this publication. Tyyne Pollman, the author and curator of Tracelation, is a conceptual artist and professor of anatomy and morphology in the area of Artistic Foundations. Additonal essays and texts by Miya Yoshida, Warren Neidich, Ralf Reulke, Wolfram Liebermeister, Alan N. Shapiro, and others are included.
7 ½ x 8 ½ in. / 228 pp / Full color
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Dialogues in Brazilian Film History
Stefan Solomon (Ed.)
Although the Brazilian cultural movement Tropicália is most commonly associated with music and the visual arts, its sense of playfulness and strategies of appropriation have stimulated many of the country’s filmmakers since the 1960s. The term was first given to a pair of installations by Hélio Oiticica, a song by Caetano Veloso, and an album released in 1968 by artists that included Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Os Mutantes. According to Veloso, the catalyst for the flurry of creative activity was Glauber Rocha’s landmark film Terra em Transe (Land in Anguish, 1967). Although Tropicália was silenced by Brazil’s military dictatorship, its revolutionary gestures continued to influence Brazilian cinema. Fifty years later, what is the legacy and its effect on filmmaking in Brazil today? Author and film historian Stefan Solomon brings together numerous historical and contemporary voices to consider these questions, while offering multiple perspectives on this vibrant time in Brazilian art and culture. Tropicália and Beyond accompanied a film series at the Tate Modern in 2017.
5 x 8 in. / 304 pp / 98 b&w
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UNIVERSITY OF READING, UK