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MONO.KULTUR #40: EDMUND DE WAAL

Dear Friends,
we’re not quite sure what happened with that last year, and if anybody has seen it, please let us know. In the meantime, we are proud to return from our involuntary hiatus with a splendid new issue – mono.kultur #40, no less – with the wonderful British ceramicist, artist and writer Edmund de Waal.
Edmund [...]

COMICS, BILDER & GESCHICHTEN

Comics, Bilder & Geschichten is an exhibition with the best of comic, illustration and character design from 20 years of neurotitan gallery in Berlin, featuring the work of ATAK | Danielle de Picciotto | Fehmi Baumbach | Jim Avignon | Judith Drews | Moki | Ulli Lust | Barbara Yelin | Jens Harder | John [...]

NARRATION AS DRY AS SOIL

Christian Kracht’s book Imperium has been considered as a “Melvillean masterpiece of the South Seas” recently. Released in Germany in 2012, it has now been translated into English by Daniel Bowes.
The protagonist of the fiction is August Engelhardt, a “nudist and cocovore”, who purchases land in what was then German New Guinea, in order to [...]

POLICING OF OUR BODIES

Terre Thaemlitz has commented on the changes to Japan’s controversial Fuueihou law via a statement on her website. The post responds to the “Declaration On the Future Of Japan’s Club Culture”, signed by 40 Japanese DJs on the same day that the 67-year-old law was officially changed by the Japanese government. She argues that it has “no purpose other than [...]

CONCENTRATION

In one of his latest articles ‘It’s a Mistake to Mistake Content for Content’ for Los Angeles Review of Books, the poet and founder of UbuWeb, Kenneth Goldsmith mentions the consumption of goods of Internet –  reminiscent of what Terre Thaemlitz says in our latest issue about mp3s as a commodity and the-almost-violent-act of downloading whatever we encounter [...]

DARK NIGHT POEM

by Paul Celan, beloved poet of the dark.
Translation by Michael Hamburger.

Turing Text

Show me your handwriting, and I tell you who you are. Seems like robots are picking up individual handwriting now. Could this be the next Turing Test? Austin based startup Maillift is taking marketing spam to a whole new level. Seamless Salesforce integration, of course.
Some hints on how to tell humans and machines apart.

POSITIONING THE BODY

Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s, Kim Gordon—widely known as a founding member of the influential band Sonic Youth—produced a series of writings on art and music. Ranging from neo-Conceptual artworks to broader forms of cultural criticism, these rare texts are brought together in this volume for the first time, placing Gordon’s writing within the [...]

AEON FILM

Aeon Magazine has recently launched a new film channel- Aeon Film. I’ve been obsessed with it the last few days, checking in to see when new films will come up. Just like the essays in their online magazine, these short documentaries, both classics and contemporaries, continue in the line of their consistent in-depth and bold [...]