Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties
Writings 19542010
ISBN 978-3-95905-033-3
Spector Books

Adhesive-bound paperback, 1-color offset,
16×21.5 cm, 456 pages, English

Client: Jonas Mekas
Collaboration: Pascal Storz, with the support of Tim Wetter and Adriaan Van Leuven
Leipzig / Berlin, 2015

Selected as the winner of the second prize of the Walter-Tiemann-Preis 2016.
‘Scrapbook of the Sixties’ is a collection of published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekasfilmmaker, writer, poet, and cofounder of the Anthology Film Archives in New York. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first films there. Quickly he became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Mekas conducted numerous interviews with artists like Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Hermann Nitsch, and Nam June Paik. Some of these texts now appear for the first time in this book. His writings reveal him as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the timesa practice that he has continued now for over fifty years.

Heads / Closet Disco Queen: Split 7"
Crazysane Records

Wax white and transparent vinyl single in PVC sleeve, 1-color risographed foldover jacket with die-cut hole, offset printed stickers, hand numbered, 18.7×18.5 cm

Client: Crazysane Records
Leipzig, 2016
‘What better way to kick off a new label than with a split 7" showcasing two effortlessly creative bands. This recalls the days when fans would scour local record shops for releases from Sub Pop, Touch and Go, and SST records, rushing home clutching the release under their arms just waiting to play the record into scratchy oblivion. Proudly refuting the insta-consumption of the modern era, Crazysane are putting the spirit back into the art of music production and fandom and this split release is the perfect start.’ (Sonic Abuse Magazine)

Arno Auer: Wirr singt das Volk
ISBN 978-3-86485-121-6
Textem Verlag / Kunstverein Hannover

Thread-sewn English brochure, 4-color offset, 21×29.7 cm, 96 pages, German / English

Client: Arno Auer
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2016
The work of Berlin-based artist Arno Auer is defined by an ongoing investigation of issues dealing with media and social critique, which draw on exhaustive research processes for each specific project. At the core of his work is an examination of the image as a medium of information and its impact on the shaping of public opinion. Auer’s installation ‘Wirr singt das Volk’ (‘The people sing confusedly’) at Kunstverein Hannover is complemented by a dialogue developed in cooperation with the director Kevin Rittberger, which is presented both as a sound document and as a live performance.

Davide Cascio / Christian Kathriner: Transposition
ISBN 978-3-944669-41-0
Spector Books

Staple-bound brochure with stiff cardboard cover and centre gatefold, 4-color offset,
26.3×36.1 cm, 100 pages, German / Italian / English

Client: Davide Cascio / Christian Kathriner
Collaboration: Pascal Storz and Christian Hofer
Leipzig, 2015

Selected as one of the Most Beautiful German Books 2016
According to legend, the Santa Casa, in which Maria received the apparition of the Angel of Annunciation, was relocated from Nazareth to Loreto. In 2009, Swiss artists Davide Cascio and Christian Kathriner developed a work that refers back to this legend. They created two wall carpets for the pilgrimage chapel of Our Lady of Hergiswalda replica of the Santa Casa. ‘Transposition’ presents this temporary spatial installation that at the same time absorbs the opulent decoration of the Baroque chapel of Hergiswald and simultaneously refracts it within contemporary aesthetics.

Hito Steyerl, Tobias Zielony, Jasmina Metwaly / Philip Rizk, Olaf Nicolai: Fabrik
Deutscher Pavillon, La Biennale di Venezia 2015

Website, stationery, invitations, exhibition plans, press materials, ads, bags, signage

Client: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Collaboration: Pascal Storz,
Nicola Reiter and Helmut Völter
Coding: Christoph Knoth
Leipzig / Berlin / Munich, 2014 / 2015
For the 56th Venice Art Biennale, the German Pavilion becomes a resonant space in which the productive sound of a globalized world can be heard. Starting from their varied reflections on the notions of ‘work’, ‘migration’, and ‘revolt’, the four artistic positions transform the building into a virtual factory. The works by Hito Steyerl, Tobias Zielony, Jasmina Metwaly / Philip Rizk, and Olaf Nicolai can be read as a parable for the metamorphosis of visual mediafrom pictures as classical recordings to the creation, processing, and projection of images.

Florian Ebner (ed.): Fabrik
Deutscher Pavillon, La Biennale di Venezia 2015
ISBN 978-3-86335-747-4
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Thread-sewn brochure with poster dust jacket,
4-color offset, 21×27.5 cm, 220 pages, English / German

Client: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Collaboration: Pascal Storz,
Nicola Reiter and Helmut Völter
Leipzig / Berlin / Munich, 2014 / 2015
For the 56th Venice Art Biennale, the German Pavilion becomes a resonant space in which the productive sound of a globalized world can be heard. Starting from their varied reflections on the notions of ‘work’, ‘migration’, and ‘revolt’, the four artistic positions transform the building into a virtual factory. The works by Hito Steyerl, Tobias Zielony, Jasmina Metwaly / Philip Rizk, and Olaf Nicolai can be read as a parable for the metamorphosis of visual mediafrom pictures as classical recordings to the creation, processing, and projection of images.

Seiichi Furuya: Was wir sehen / Gravitation
Kunsthaus Dresden and Technische Sammlungen Dresden

Exhibition design, invitation flyers and leaflets, poster stele, ads, wall and window plots

Client: Kunsthaus Dresden
Collaboration: Pascal Storz and Lamm & Kirch
Leipzig / Berlin, 2015
Seiichi Furuya’s double exhibition in Dresden features a selection of photographs at their place of origin, comprising the artist’s central work. Seen with the eyes of a foreigner, who faces the political system and culture of the former GDR and simultaneously captures the intimacy of his family in this environment, Furuya’s photographs taken in the 1980s provide a unique view on the ‘closed society’ of the socialist republic.

Kein Tag mehr ohne Kulturzentrum!
20 Jahre Schlachthof Wiesbaden

Saddle-stitched brochure, 2-color offset,
21.5×31 cm, 60 pages, 1 inlay, German

Client: Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Wiesbaden
Collaboration: Tim Wetter
Leipzig / Berlin, 2014
This publication is a document of the past 20 years of the Schlachthof in Wiesbadenfrom squatting a defunct slaughterhouse, through to world-famous graffiti meetings and open airs, troubles with shutdowns and re-openings, to becoming Germany’s club of the yearas multiply awarded in ‘intro’ magazine. The title (‘No more day without a cultural centre’) and typographic concept derive from the collective’s first printed postulations back in 1994.

Yvon Chabrowski: Re-Living After the Image

Leaflet poster, 4-color offset,
16.4×22.8 cm (closed), 45.6×65.6 cm (open),
16 pages, German / English

Client: Yvon Chabrowski
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2015
Yvon Chabrowski’s performances ‘Afterimage / Protest’ and ‘Afterimage / Anti-Demo’ are based on found media footage of protests. The re-enactment is grounded on the iconography of images of recent demonstrations from Istanbul, Cairo and Moscow. It uncovers a skeleton of resistanceor rather the image formulas with which the media is reporting about it.

Kirunatopia: Art on Landscapes and Resources in Northern Sweden and Lausatia
Kunsthaus Dresden

Exhibition design, invitation flyers and leaflets, poster stele, ads, wall and window plots

Client: Kunsthaus Dresden
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig, 2014
Kiruna, a town in the north of Sweden that was founded in the wake of iron ore mining, is the starting point of this artistic research and exhibition project. The consequences of mining activities caused the city centre to be moved due to geological instability. ‘Kirunatopia’ seeks answers to what artistic, cultural and political meanings the term landscape has for society today.

PROVENCE Issue E: Four Seasons
The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark
ISBN 978-2-918252-30-6
PROVENCE / Paraguay Press

Adhesive-bound paperback, 1-color offset, silkscreened glow-in-the-dark cover,
11×18 cm (supplement), 69×93 cm (poster)
184 pages, 1 poster, English

Client: PROVENCE Magazine
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig / Berlin, 2014

Selected for 27th Brno Biennial exhibition, 2016.
‘The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark’ takes its starting point from the kind of supplementary pocket books that are attached to the summer issues of various lifestyle magazines. As the title suggests, it is a reader that gathers material by authors from art-connected backgrounds, taking over a format known for its slippery and entertaining contentfeaturing writings and poems by Sylvie Fleury, Georgia Sagri, Helmut Berger, Carter Mull, Bonny Poon, Karl Holmqvist, and a poster with an artwork by Josephine Pryde.

Katarina Šević: Social Motions
Markus Draper: Demotape
Annette Weisser: German Angst
Kunsthaus Dresden

Exhibition design, invitation flyers and leaflets, poster stele, ads, wall and window plots

Client: Kunsthaus Dresden
Collaboration: Pascal Storz
Leipzig, 2014
Exhibiton design for the solo shows of Katarina Šević, Markus Draper and Annette Weisser at Kunsthaus Dresden, including invitation flyers, poster steles, ads, and signage. In the form of paintings, photographs and choreographies, the three artists deal with the social, political and aesthetical aspects of mass movements and protest cultures.

Lisa Oppenheim: Billowing
ISBN 978-3-942700-30-6
argobooks

Saddle-stitched softcover, 2-color offset,
20×28 cm (book), 55×39 cm (posters)
24 pages, 3 posters, English

Client: Kunstverein Göttingen
Collaboration: Christopher Jung, Tobias Wenig and Tim Wetter
Berlin, 2013
‘Billowing’ was published along with Lisa Oppenheim’s solo exhibition at Kunstverein Göttingen. Conceived without explanatory texts, the booklet unfolds as a sequence of images in which ruptures and analogies create a correlation of comparison and contrasts. The New York based artist re-exposes selected segments with the help of a burning matchthe resulting solarization reverses lights and darks, causing the images to resemble pictures of clouds.

 
 


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