Event — The Launch Club #1

Prin­t­Room invites you to The Launch Club #1 hap­pen­ing on Janu­ary 11th, 2013 at their store in Rot­ter­dam…

The first edi­tion include fol­low­ing launches


Brazili­an Goth­ic Is not for Begin­ners
by Jor­is Lind­hout and Maaike Gouwen­berg (NL)
Pub­lic­a­tion, pub­lished by Capacete Entre­t­eni­men­tos.

Brazili­an Goth­ic Is not for Begin­ners is a col­lec­tion of 4 essays bring­ing togeth­er dif­fer­ent approaches to goth­ic think­ing in Brazili­an cul­ture. Goth­ic thought deals with the cracks that mod­ern­iz­a­tion pro­cesses tear in the social fab­ric. It forms an impo
rtant tool in the ana­lys­is of dis­sid­ent and sub­vers­ive cul­ture pro­duc­tion. Even though Brazil nev­er developed a goth­ic archi­tec­ture or lit­er­at­ure per sé, the influ­ence of goth­ic cul­ture is strong in the land of antropof­agía. With Brazili­an Goth­ic Is not for Begin­ners Jor­is Lind­hout and Maaike Gouwen­berg shine some light in the dark regions of the trop­ics.
With texts by Leandro Car­doso Nere­fuh, Maaike Gouwen­berg & Jor­is Lind­hout, Jorge Sal­lum and Daniel Ser­ravalle de Sá.
Design: Erik Kiesewet­ter (US) · Edi­tion: 500 · Year: 2012

Circle, Square, Star, Tri­angle, Cross

by Jor­is Lind­hout, Boky­ung Jung, Saem Lee, Narae Jin,
Sang­sup Jung, Gwang­sig Yoo
○□★△× (Circle Square Star Tri­angle Cross) is staged in 2097 and deals with a suit­case found dur­ing an excav­a­tion on a soon-to-be re-developed piece of land in South Korea. The suit­case con­tains all kinds of news­pa­per clip­pings, photo’s, scribbles and notes which are pieced togeth­er in an effort to make a recon­struc­tion of the down­fall of the city which was pre­vi­ously loc­ated on that land.
The book was pro­duced dur­ing a res­id­ency at Space Beam, Incheon (South Korea) in 2012.

Livret de ser­vice
by Eric Phil­ip­poz and Bosco Hernán­dez
»Writ­ing in a ham­mock, envel­oped, in sus­pen­sion. Isol­ated. Except for the noises that fil­ter in from the out­side, muffled by cloth, for­eign sounds that enter my ears and become mine.« (Excerpt from Livret de ser­vice)

Livret de ser­vice is a com­pil­a­tion of texts Eric Phil­ip­poz wrote between Septem­ber 2009 and March 2010, while execut­ing social work in Brazil. Auto­bi­o­graph­ic­al, some­times intim­ate, these writ­ings attest to a pro­cess, a trans­ition.
Concept: Eric Phil­ip­poz & Bosco Hernán­dez · Author: Eric Phil­ip­poz
Design: Bosco Hernán­dez · Year: 2012

La roue voilée
by Dav­id Wid­art
A self-pub­lished book tra­cing a jour­ney in the scars of cit­ies and their liv­ing beings.
‘Once in motion, the veiled wheel placed on an axis traces a con­tinu­ous line and sows its spat­ter. The inev­it­able left to right slosh­ing causes a feel­ing of joy. It looks like a fren­zied dance. The beauty of imper­fec­tion seems unbeat­able. Real­ity slowly turns to desires.’
La roue voile is the first book by L’Am­icale pub­lish­ing (BE).
Pho­to­graphy: Dav­id Wid­art · Design: PLMD (please­let­medesign)
Pub­lisheder: L’Am­icale · Year: 2012

by Geir­thru­dur Fin­nbogadot­tir Hjor­var (IS/NL)
Mindgames is a quad­rangled story about shades and vari­ations in co-depend­ence and sov­er­eignty, inspired by a musi­cian (John Len­non), a the­or­ist (Henri Lefe­b­vre), an author (Halldor Lax­ness) and a demen­ted ruler of Rome (Caligula).
Mindgames is con­sti­tuted by four parts – ordered in altern­at­ing sequence – to form thir­teen chapters in total. Each of the four sec­tions holds a bio­graph­ic­al account of its sub­ject: Caligula, Henri Lefe­b­vre, John Len­non and Halldór Lax­ness. The chapters can be read sep­ar­ately, as they have been con­ceived to be inde­pend­ent wholes, form­ing bio­graph­ies that present por­traits of asso­ci­ations rather than par­tic­u­lar state­ments about indi­vidu­al lives. The text, how­ever, is con­struc­ted to altern­ate rhyth­mic­ally between the main motives. The motives in turn pro­duce vari­ations on par­tic­u­lar themes as they mod­u­late into dif­fer­ent parts with­in the total­ity of the work as a whole. Mindgames was con­ceived as a way to enjoy inform­a­tion in the tra­di­tion of auto­di­dacts of the past – but in a style which is com­mingled with a rev­er­ence towards tra­di­tion­al modes of archiv­ing the world.
Pub­lished in col­lab­or­a­tion with Werkp­laats Typo­grafie · Edi­tion: 500 · Year: 2012

Schi­et­baan­straat 17
3014ZV Rot­ter­dam
The Neth­er­lands

Janu­ary 11th, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm