Tuesday, 18 December 2012

New Year Advent Berlin Door: 04.01.2013

Friday 04.01.2013
7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Abteilung für Alles Andere
Ackerstr. 18
10115 Berlin

The second in a series of material readings, improvisations, proclamations, and performances in Cambridge, London, and Berlin.

WORDS / Lisa Jeschke (poetry)
SOUND / Jon Kaufman-Styles (improvisation)
IMAGE / Staff (video)

The evening will be the Berlin Launch of MATERIALS # 1, a bulletin:magazine:anthology of poetry, prose, and essays published in Cambridge, UK. Includes For Example, Staff's Stuff, Nausea, ABC, The Soul, Against Kenny Goldsmith, Against Tino Sehgal, Amazing Pain &&& more. 130 pages +++ free CD.

Described as a 'combined attack on institutionalised rubbish, its very aim is to demonstrate that values are beyond our reach, that the decisions are to be made on our behalf, that guided interpretation of banal things is the way to be conducted towards our proper artistic experience. "Bravo!"' (Will, 25, London)

Copies will be for sale on the night and can also be ordered from:

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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Advent Calender: Door 15

Hey guys, girls, followers, fans, users, democrats. 
Harmless. I can't explain.

Daily. Mail. [A few weeks ago,] Kim Kardashian apologised for 'offending' fans after tweeting about the Israel-Hamas conflict. In a post entitled A Message To You Guys, she wrote on her blog: 'I want to own up to and explain that earlier today I sent out two tweets about saying prayers for the people in Palestine and Israel and after hearing from my followers, I decided to take down the tweets because I realised that some people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I apologise.'

Friday, 14 December 2012

Advent Calender: Door 14

Hey, its nearly Christmas! Kindle, matches, candles, fires. Soon. Already it’s advent.

I am 27. There’s nothing big to say about it. But it’s strange to wait for someone or something, as if the future moved backwards towards you set in stone: as an objective public plan. The future would then be that which is on the way back towards the present, fucking it from the front. The past, then, is fucking the present from behind. If one was simply graphic, or evenly metaphorical, or terribly crude. Sigh. If I died before Christmas is to happen this year, it would lose me as one of the subjects whose annual happiness and anticipation it produces. But that would not be a big loss to Christmas, for it’s a big thing. It is, for now, as real as a tree, or the wind outside. Brilliant. In fact, it is mainly articulated by means of trees as one of its objects. And the fact that it does not mind me is almost reassuring, like it’s possible to think more, impersonally. Or alternatively to leave it, individually.

But which one? Which side are you on? Why are you saying one thing and its opposite?

When I say I, I should note, it’s not me I’m referring to, or not quite. I am a kind of inner democracy – or should one say I have a kind of inner democracy, or it has me – it’s a kind of horribly hypocritical state. Or should one say, I behave like a democracy. Which would be historically accurate: 1 behaves as if 1 was born into a liberal democracy, and 1 was. Its a terrible weakness, but its not necessary, is it?

No. Why are you suddenly so constrained, so cold, so much like a – manager-ess? And just think: words as objects are real, real, real, as real as that wind, or that Christmas.


Sunday, 2 December 2012


MATERIALS # 1 --- [Magazine (130 pages) + CD (10 songs)]  --- includes For Example, Staff's Stuff, Nausea, ABC, The Soul, Against Kenny Goldsmith, Against Tino Sehgal, Amazing Pain &&& more from Danny Hayward, Mattin, Lisa Jeschke, David Grundy, Staff, Jeremy Hardingham, George Osborne, David Stent, Patrick Farmer, Lucy Beynon and Laura Kilbride. 

Materials #1 can be ordered here: http://material-s.blogspot.co.uk/