Mexico 6 Publications in Random Order
Blank Books is a tribute to Ulises Carrión
Giulia Paradell & Raúl Dávila
Based on the cross-over between sound and image, BOOKSCAPES documents a journey across Mexico through a series of short recordings of a blank book made in various locations. The idea of bookscape, formed by the combination of words book and landscape, was born in response to the practice developed by composer Murray Schafer to study the acoustic environment of various contexts (soundscapes). The bookscapes incorporate into the sound recording the visual element of such environment, which is reflected into the blank pages of an open volume.
Through this process, an expanded sense of reading emerges, unsettling the established forms of a practice that usually contemplates the literary and visual material rather than the sonorous component, which in this case becomes a central part of the reading experience, responding to a certain place where the context in which the reader is located provides and creates the narrative.
The blank page is an invitation to listen, rather than to see; it outlines a form of expanded literature where the reader participates as an active listener, in search of a book always open to another time and another space.
→ TAKE PART TO THE CONFINED BOOKSCAPES EDITION
The time and space where we all suddenly found each other is a state of quarantine.The soundscape that surrounds us has changed deeply, and the environment of our lockdown has become our shelter.
For this reason, we would like to create a diverse and collaborative edition for our second volume of BOOKSCAPES, collecting the recordings of what has become the reality of each of you and put it together as a memory of these uncertain times.
If you’d like to be part of it:
• Find a sound and visual context of your quarantine that you’d like to share
• Take a blank paper or a blank book
• Record a one minute length video of it from above
• Send it to email@example.com
We will collect the material and weave together the next publication
Luis Úrculo, Sara Rubinow
8.00 AM / 15.00 PM
8.00 AM / 15.00 PM explores the physical structure of printed matter. The title represents the time difference between Mexico City and Madrid, the two places where the artist lives. Luis Úrculo uses the publication’s construction as a physical manifestation of the temporal divide between the two cities. Objects are bent, mirrored, broken, or otherwise altered by passing through the center of each spread—breaking the illusion of synchronous existence.
8.00 AM / 15.00 PM indaga la estructura física del artzine. El título representa la diferencia horaria entre la Ciudad de México y Madrid, los dos lugares donde vive el artista. Luis Úrculo utiliza la propia anatomía de la publicación como una manifestación física de la brecha temporal entre las dos ciudades. Los objetos son doblados, reflejados, rotos, o alterados de modo que al pasar por el centro de 8.00 AM / 15.00 PM se rompa la ilusión de una existencia sincrónica.
On Listening And Growth
This publication is an exercise on listening, an expansion to inner and outer spaces guided by Daphne Xanthopoulou.
Daphne Xanthopoulou is a musician based in Barcelona, Spain. She has published her music in Sonospace and Crystal Mine net and cassette labels and some writing in A A) GLIMPSE) OF), Golfo Magazine, Teflon and Thraca. Together with Blazej Kotowski they run Cachichi, a collective that focuses on new music and its intersection with contemporary art and thought.
Throughout recent months our realities have changed drastically, with the coronavirus taking centre-stage in the quarantine world tour that has so quickly made its way across the globe.
And with every tour comes its accompanying merchandise (even the uncomfortably apocalyptic science-fiction ones). In the hopes of producing something positive from a situation so negative, and of coming together in times that pull us apart, this t-shirt – now available on @everpresshq – was designed in collaboration with Pedro Mata Nogueira → 31,00 €.
Available until May 12
La casa que sangra
Desde This Book is True presentamos La casa que sangra del fotógrafo mexicano Yael Martínez, del Estado de Guerrero, y que fue una respuesta del fotógrafo al asesinato de uno su cuñados y la desaparición de otros dos, todos por el narco, para comprender y superar el trauma de esta violencia, usando para ello fotografía documental clásica y también preparada, respondiendo a sueños y visiones personales.
Becado por la fundación Magnum, por el Fonca de México, ganador de un WorldPressPhoto, finalista en muchos premios de fotografía documental, tenemos la suerte de distribuir su libro desde This Book is True.