VOICES AND BREATHS

Alice Wong and Simo Tse

Back in the 1990s. Every evening, at 7:30pm, in the kitchen of almost every Chinese restaurant in the Netherlands, the radio would tune in to 747AM: "Tchhreerrrr ... SNELLE BERICHTEN NEDERLAND-CHINA: NEWS + CURRENT AFFAIRS IN CHINESE. GETTING CLOSER WITH YOU, EVERY NIGHT ..."

VOICES AND BREATHS is an audiobook with subtitles that follows Chow Yiu-fai and his stories as a radio host of the only Cantonese-speaking programme for migrants in the Netherlands. Initially set up to bridge language and cultural barriers, the radio programme had become a staple for information and entertainment as well as a para-social space for the community.

Thanks to VPRO for granting us permission to include copyrighted materials from Hemelse Modder. VOICES AND BREATHS is released on casette and will be presented during listening sessions at Limestonebooks Maastricht and in Amsterdam tba.



SCREEENSAVER

Severin Bunse

Before he left for the US, Severin installed this screensaver on our computers. It is made from a drawing he recorded in virtual reality by moving his arms around his body, indicating the directions of his movements with arrows. Now every time we take a break from work it pops up and we stare into the void at the center of his movements, drifting off, thinking about him and anything else but work. A gift that keeps on giving and now it is available to everyone.

Programming by François Girard-Meunier and Jonathan Puckey. Accompanying flipbook designed by Marius Schwarz (mail for orders). The 3D drawing was originally recorded at the Center for Collaborative Arts & Media, Yale using Oculus Rift (a discontinued VR headset) and Tilt Brush (a 3D-painting tool). Many thanks to Pianpian He for the idea of tuning it into a screensaver.



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GEGENWÄRTIGE ÜBERRESTE

Caspar Sänger

“The hot-water bottle of my grandparents looks like candy / What the bag of a vacuum cleaner and a digital camera have in common / Once a prisoner escaped with a gun made from chewed bread and burnt newspaper / At modern day crime scenes, there is not much for the eye to see / Traces of a person who just watched a movie in bed / The End”

GEGENWÄRTIGE ÜBERRESTE is an interactive photographic film. Through visuals, sound and voiceover, it introduces Caspar Sänger’s layered imagery, reflecting on the passage of time; the nature of photography, comic and film; and the hidden potentials of everyday objects.

Written by Caspar Sänger with Marius Schwarz. Directed by Marius Schwarz. Sounds with Lukas Varady-Szabo and a title track by Délage. All photography and sculptures by Caspar Sänger.
Release on 15.05.2021 as part of the exhibition GEGENWÄRTIGE ÜBERRESTE at NYG West, Leipzig.



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OBLIGATION:STUDIO

Lukas Varady-Szabo

It takes 7 minutes and 30 seconds to make a coffee on our induction plate. Niklaus’ perfume mixer adds a certain rhythm and when I write an email I apparently hit the keys hard. Sometimes the printer adds a signal sound. These are the constant noises framing our studio space. In between them hides a melody made of us interacting with computer programs and electronic devices. Every once in a while these loose elements fall into place and they coincide in something like a song.

OBLIGATION: STUDIO is a soundpiece by Lukas Varady-Szabo with interactive visual score and incense by Niklaus Mettler.

OBLIGATION: STUDIO was first performed at a concert at Studio4ons on October 2, 2019. the publication released during a show on Radio Rietveld May 18, 2020. The incent cone was developed with Niklaus Mettler of in'n'out fragrances



SKOOBEEE

Annika Kahrs

SKOOBEEE focuses on Annika Kahr's work STRINGS in which members of a professional string quartet exchange their instruments after each act. The performance gradually falls apart and makes audible how fragile traditional conceptions of skill, control and beauty are.

It was released as an artist publication accompanying her solo exhibition THE BILLION YEAR SPREE at Flat Time House London in 2019. In the spirit of Flat Time House’s patron John Latham the publication questions the conventions and limits of a book: a narrative told by text and sound, not text and image; exisiting as virtual entity, not limited to a physical body.

THE BILLION YEAR SPREE was on view in Flat Time House London from March 8 to April 14, 2019. SKOOBEEE was released with a talk between Annika Kahrs, Gareth Bell-Jones and Marius Schwarz on April 6.



HE AT SEA

Charlott Weise

While tanning on deck, the sailor can’t be bothered by the siren’s sweet call. Down in the cabin Christopher confesses his feelings to James in a letter he should have written centuries ago. Below the surface of the ocean, protected by the darkness of time, Triton doesn’t have to hide his fear of shrimp. Back on deck the weary sailor falls in a deep sleep, riding dolphins in this dream…

This catalogue was published on the occasion of Charlott Weise’s exhibition HE AT SEA at Kunstfort Vijfhuizen 2018, which consisted of sail paintings installed in the space like masts at sea. Instead of documenting the exhibition, the catalogue consists of a series of digital drawings, capturing narrative, energy and humor found throughout her work.

HE AT SEA was on view at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen from 14.10.–16.12.2018.



OUT OF THE FIRE

Jacob Darfelt

Words and finds on the fire of Casa Rosso, Amsterdam, 1983.

Short after Red Light District’s legendary casino and strip club burned down, stories started rumouring the streets. Someone heard something of someone. A secret tunnel. A bouncer in love with a dancer. Gasoline and jealousy. GASOLINE! “Zwarte Joppie,” how the the big-boss was called. Broken legs and arms. An elephant, that could not stop the fire. A perpetrator from Russia, persecuted murderer in the USA. Bystanders pulling the fireboat down the Gracht. Maltese knights, keeping their church wet, protecting it from the flames. And later a “rich cesspit” was found under the ashes. 

All that and more, recalled by five eyewitnesses. Displayed word by word, which reads like listening to their stories first hand.

OUT OF THE FIRE was released on March 15, 2018 in San Serriffe Amsterdam. On March 17 it was shown at Annual Reportt in Copenhagen.



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GETTING MONEY GETTING BOARDS

Mari Lebanidze, Laslo Strong

“I started skateboarding five months ago. I just liked it. I don’t have any idols. This is my first board. It’s from BAKER. This deck had been used by three guys before I got it. I exchanged an IPAD for it and I started skating. But it was an old, stupid IPAD. I colored the griptape blue because it was too dirty…”

GETTING MONEY GETTING BOARDS is a peek into the skate scene of Tbilisi, Georgia. Skating there, is what it must have been here a while ago. An expression opposing a conservative city. True commitment, given the struggle to afford and wait for equipment. Fun and friendship first, competition and style only later… But as everywhere, things are changing fast.

GETTING MONEY GETTING BOARDS was released with a reading at Skatepark NOORD on December 16, 2017.



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NO NEW MESSAGES

Délage A.K.A. Loverboy

NO NEW MESSAGES is a digital fanzine that combines the music of Délage’s album LOVERBOY BEATFACE with the text messages the audience sent him during its release concert. The result reads and sounds like a collective poem: while Délage pours out his broken heart and sings lines like “In your arms I’ll be your boy, your one and only toy” — the audience replies with messages offering “Hey my parents are away 2nite…”, wondering “Am I pregnant?”, stating “I am on 🔥!”, or asking “Can I have a piece of swag?”.

NO NEW MESSAGES was released with a live performance in studio4ons on October 14, 2017.



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ABOUT



EEEBOOKS is a serial digital publication by Marius Schwarz. Each edition is developed in close collaboration with musicians, artists, designers and writers and documents their often narrative, digital or performative work. The resulting publications are presented at public events, where the link to the publication is distributed in the audience in form of token objects.

BOOKS LIKE SMOKE, in Future Book(s), Valiz, 2023
RADIO HOUR, Kunstverein Radio, 2023



COLOPHONE

COVERIMAGE
“Greiffloch”, Caspar Sänger, 2016

JINGLE
With Till Hormann/Délage
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DESIGN
Marius Schwarz

TYPEFACE
With Bold Decisions
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EVENT PICTURES
Bobby Dekker

EPUBS
With Paul Bernhard

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