Various Fires in Publishing, 15 & 16 September 2012 @ Witte de With, centre for contemporary art, Rotterdam


Workshop by LemonMelon and PrintRoom

Presentations and round table discussion 4 – 7 pm With: AND Publishing, LemonMelon and Fucking Good Art, moderators: Delphine Bedel and Renee Turner.

‘RisOTATING Leafs’ is a risograph/stencil workshop with invited artists and designers. They will collaboratively produce one publication using strategies inspired from Surrealists, such as ‘cadavre excquis’ (in English also called the ‘exquisite corpse’), appropriation and collage.

The workshop is followed by a series of dynamic presentations and a round table discussion with participants and initiators actively engaged in the self-publishing scene. Elaborating on collaborative practices in publishing, they will highlight the various positions artists and designers take in this blazing field of independent (art)publishing.
Present: Eva Weinmayr and Lynn Harris (AND publishing, U.K.), Rob Hamelijnck (Fucking Good Art, Rotterdam),  Marit Münzberg  (LemonMelon, U.K.), Delphine Bedel (Artist, curator, director Amsterdam Art Book Fair and Mono Space Press), Renee Turner (member De Geuzen and director of the Piet Zwart Institute) and Karin de Jong (artist, director of PrintRoom).

Workshop by PrintRoom
During this workshop, you have the opportunity to work and experiment with PrintRoom’s risograph machine to produce your own project with the guidance of Max Senden, graphic designer and instructor at PrintRoom.
Everyone can sign up for the workshop by sending an e-mail to:

Over the course of the weekend, on display and available for sale, book by the invited publishers and editions selected by: The Eriskay Connection, FW:, From Me to You Publications, Sea Urchin, Nero, Archive Books, The Green Box, BAS, ROMA, A Circular, Umool Umool, Slavs and Tartars, Onomatopee, Witte de With Publishers among others.

Various Fires in Publishing is organized in the frame of the festival ‘Wereld van Witte de With’ and continues Witte de With & PrintRoom’s on-going collaboration and exploration of the world of (art) publishing.

More info on the participants:

Founded in 2009, AND is a platform exploring print on demand technologies to publish conceptually driven artists’ books. Photocopied or glossy printed, AND publishing defines print on demand as a method, a tool to directly and immediately interact and communicate an idea to an audience. AND publishing develops and sustains an adventurous, inquiring, creative practice without having to compromise and conform the conventions of a mass market.
AND publishing was founded by artist Eva Weinmayr, whose work addresses systems for immediate communication and ranges from interactive readings and performances to publications and films, and by artist Lynn Harris, whose work looks at dematerialized art, the digital domain, collaboration, publishing as practice and socially binding act, and methods of open production.

LemonMelon is an independent non-profit publishing project. It was founded in 2010 by Marit Münzberg, who has over ten years experience in publishing. LemonMelon’s primary means of production is a RZ 370 Risograph.The publishing platform LemonMelon is made up of e, l, m, n, o’s, reluctant to form the word Lemon or Melon. The name LemonMelon therefore intends to capture this moment of anagrammatical hesitation. Thus, LemonMelon as a form of publishing, practices this methodology of anagrammatical hesitation, aiming to form a language of publishing, read in its own fundamental ambivalence and put into communication with other – sometimes contradictory – conceptions of the word. Every publication hence aims to re-situate itself within this anagrammatical texture ie. going beyond its own intentional structure.

Fucking Good Art is both an artist collective (Rob Hamelijnck & Nienke Terpsma) and a recurrent publication on contemporary art, which manifests physically as well as on the internet. The hard-copy edition can vary from an A3-format flyer to a publication as a bound book. FGA also broadcasts its own online radio. The artists have been working in München, Berlin, Dresden, Copenhagen, Riga, Basel, Zürich, and São Paulo, where they have produced different publications of the periodical Fucking Good Art, in collaboration with local artists, film makers, architects and curators.


Witte de With center for contemporary art

PrintRoom and Witte de With wish to thank:
Festival de Wereld van Witte de With
drukkerij Tripiti and Harolds Grafik for donating paper for the workshop

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