Where Gaga Meets Ranciere: 15 Years of Onomatopee

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, our December bookshop featuring Eindhoven-based publisher Onomatopee is unfortunately closed until further notice. We have therefore made the books available to buy online. Simply send a message to info@rssprss.net or use the contact form below, stating the books you would like to purchase and the shipping address, and you will receive a Payment Link from our iZettle card payment service. Once we have registered your payment we’ll send you the books.

During this shutdown period there is free postage on all Onomatopee titles.

Featured Titles

 

How many female type designers do you know?

165 Kr

This book aims to shine light on work of women in type.

The first part of the book offers research on the gender issue in type design field. It includes statistics, data and an overview of some works that address this issue. Further it contains some biographies of female type designers that worked in the 19th and in the beginning of 20th century. These women contributed to the industry, yet they are rarely mentioned in educational material.

The second part is a series of the interviews with 14 women that are either currently working as type designers or are in any other way involved in the field of type design. These interviews intend to uncover the topic of unequal share of female and male speakers at type conference as well as the lack of women in the industry. The last part of the book is a showcase of typefaces designed by women. The purpose of this part is to show the great amount and broad variety of such typefaces.

Interviews with Designers: Gayaneh Bagdasaryan, Veronika Burian, Maria Doreuli, Louise Fili, Martina Flor, Loraine Furter, Jenna Gesse, Golnar Kat Rahmani, Indra Kupferschmid, Briar Levit, Zuzana Licko, Ana Regidor, Fiona Ross and Carol Wahler.

 

Art, Engagement, Economy

165 Kr

Art, Engagement, Economy: the Working Practice of Caroline Woolard proposes a politics of transparent production in the arts, whereby heated negotiations and mundane budgets are presented alongside documentation of finished gallery installations.

Readers follow the behind-the-scenes work that is required to produce interdisciplinary art projects, from a commission at MoMA to a self-organized, international barter network with over 20,000 participants. With contextual analysis of the political economy of the arts, from the financial crisis of 2008 to the COVID pandemic of 2020, this book suggests that artists can bring studio-based sculptural techniques to an approach to art-making that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue.

Foreword by Patricia C. Phillips; introduction by Caroline Woolard; texts by D. Graham Burnett, Alison Burstein, Stamatina Gregory, Larissa Harris, Leigh Claire La Berge, Stephanie Owens, Cybele Maylone, Steven Matijcio, Sheetal Prajapati, Caitlin Rubin, Gabrielle Lavin Suzenski, and Caroline Woolard; interviews by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve and Tina Rivers Ryan.

 

The Trouble with Value

135 Kr

This book discusses the symbolic and economic value that a work of art holds, being a product of its maker’s labour.

This dynamic compilation of theoretical texts, essays and artistic contributions provides insight into current notions of value and value systems, and considers everything from the role of language to the circulation of art, and how it’s aided by the infrastructure of institutions.

Along the way, The Trouble with Value tackles the historical legacies of devaluation in art, the value of artistic labour, and art’s capacity to tell stories beyond mainstream channels of dissemination.

Featuring contributions by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, Rachel Carey, Kris Dittel, Fokus Grupa, Fokus Grupa, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Arnoud Holleman and Gert Jan Kocken, Anthony Iles & Marina Vischmidt, gerlach en koop, Monique Hendriksen, Femke Herregraven, Kornel Janczy, Sława Harasymowicz, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Ewa Partum, Mladen Stilinović, Maciej Toporowicz, Kra Kra Intelligence Cooperative and more.

 

The Impossibility of Silence

210 Kr

THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF SILENCE is a book for artists, designers and photographers interested in approaching writing about their vocation and culture. Drawing upon decades of experience as a writer, designer, artist and teacher, Ian Lynam offers up a plethora of inspirational and concrete approaches to writing about creative fields.

 

It Had Something To With the Telling of Time

40 Kr

A screenplay in seven acts, the book is based on descriptions of physical spaces extracted from a selection of seven novels. Each act is a conversation between one of the fictional spaces and the narrator or protagonist of the original story. The fictional spaces claim existence, both as individuals and as a collective, inviting the reader on a journey, from the naturally created cave to the man-made dystopia.

Author: Annee Grøtte Viken
Copy editing: Andrew Martin
Final editing: Annee Grøtte Viken
Graphic design: Sven Van Asten

 

Sense and Sensibility

90 Kr

It’s because feminism has become a fashionable commodity now, that we’re in desperate need of a more inclusive and varied reflection on contemporary girlhood, gender equality struggles, and the relationship between gender, politics and philosophy.

This book documents the production and thought processes of 6 engaging artists and designers regarding the theme, and features a collection of essays by artists and academics, writers and rioteers, curators and journalists.

With contributions by Mandy Roos, Gabriel A. Maher with Roberto Pérez de Gayo and Carly Rose Bedford, Olle Lundin, Janina Frye, Camille Auer, Barbara Bolt, Daantje Bons, Charlotte van Buylaere, Ece Canlı and Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Victoria Ledig, Alicja Melzacka, Nina Power, Barbara Smith for Nasty Women and Aynouk Tan.

Edited and curated by Pernilla Ellens
Graphic design by Virginie Gauthier

 

Echoing Exhibition Views

130 Kr

Edited by A.R. practice (Ann Richter & Agnieszka Roguski), Introduction by A.R. practice (Ann Richter & Agnieszka Roguski), Texts by Melanie Bühler, Erika Landström, Agnieszka Roguski

When the exhibition enters the digital realm, as it is increasingly happening now when the display of art and culture can be enjoyed individually behind screens, then how does the exhibition view diffuse optically, technically, and culturally? And how does this transformation echo the new understanding of subjectivity?

Echoing Exhibition Views. Subjectivity in Post-Digital Times explores the different medialities and intersubjective shifts that follow the moment of seeing a physical exhibition today. It takes the digitized exhibition view as starting point for artistic and theoretic reflections on post-digital culture, hyperreality and its relation to subjectivity. Focusing on the transformative potential of the exhibition as circulating view, this publication asks how it transfers again into a subjective mode of perspective through the artistic lens. So what is at stake when an exhibition circulates as a digital view? And how does its digital presence in turn affect and transform the subjective experience of seeing a physical exhibition?

With images from João Enxuto & Erica Love, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, New Noveta/Yair Oelbaum, SANY, Hanna Stiegeler, Jasmin Werner, and Jonas Paul Wilisch, as well as texts by Melanie Bühler, Erika Landström, and Agnieszka Roguski, this publication gathers artists, curators, and writers who frame these questions through a variety of practices and media. It thus addresses a self-reflexive and critical approach on medium and format—understanding the exhibition as a fluid and diverse view.

 

and then the doors opened again

90 Kr

Locked down at home during the first wave of Covid-19, David Weber-Krebs kept on thinking about the day when theatres would open their doors again. At that point, it was somehow difficult to even picture that moment. On the 8th of April, 2020, in the middle of the lockdown, David sent an e-mail to his peers: artists, scholars, curators, and spectators belonging to different art communities. In this e-mail, there was a simple question: What will happen on your first theatre visit after the lockdown? It was an invitation to imagine the future of theatre from this very specific moment when theatres were all closed and when it was not clear how and when and if they would open again.

 

Further Titles

Role play education – 75 Kr

Field Essays – “Éloj Kréyol” – 150 Kr

Who Told You So – 150 Kr

Atlas of Agendas – 300 Kr

Ideas and Thoughts – 75 Kr

No Internet, No Art – 186 Kr

Can You Hear Me – 115 Kr

The Magic Circle – 112 Kr

Can You Feel It – 130 Kr

Alien Invader Super Baby – 172 Kr

A Man, A Village – 165 Kr

Also Space – 130 Kr

Post Butt – 135 Kr

Touche a Tout – 260 Kr

The Standard Book – 142 Kr

Move Along – 130 Kr

Porno-graphing – 75 Kr

One to One Reader – 210 Kr

A Cookbook of Invisible Writing – 210 Kr

Back Stages – 210 Kr

Another version: thinking through performing – 210 Kr

Copy this Book – 210 Kr

The Great Ephemeral Skin – 210 Kr

Diagrams of Power – 210 Kr

Entreprecariat – 210 Kr