rile* , books

Active Art
Joachim Hamou, Maija Rudovska, Barbara Sirieix

Paraguay Press - 16.00€ - in stock

In this book, the 1923 manifesto “Active Art” by Latvian philosopher Andrejs Kurcijs triggers a series of responses by writers, artists and curators on the notion of activism, past and present: art for political purposes, art for its own purpose or art with no purpose. 

All the texts collected in this volume aim at considering the active part of writing according to the definition given by Kurcijs. It is true of the book design by Laure Giletti and Gregory Dapra too. Contributors include curator Rebeka Põldsam, artists Evita Vasiļjeva and Eva Barto, writers Bella Marrin and Robert Glück, and poet Laura Boullic. It also includes the reprint of an essay from 1987 by James Baldwin, commissioned by the African Center in New York, and an in-depth conversation between the editors of the books and philosopher Ainārs Kamoliņš.

Second Sex War
ed. Robert Leckie and Sidsel Meineche hansen

Paraguay Press - 12.00€ - in stock

Stemming from a series of works by Sidsel Meineche Hansen, this monographic catalogue offers a range of perspectives on urgent issues around gender, sexuality and labour in the digital age.

This book orbits “Second Sex War”, a series of works by Sidsel Meineche Hansen addressing political and ethical questions arising from the use of digital bodies in contemporary visual culture and the means of production and distribution for these commodities. Realising that the same avatars are used across the pornographic, gaming and cultural industries, she investigates the working conditions and relationships that structure these fields. Through numerous essays and conversations, Second Sex War, the book, emphasises her collaborations with various practitioners (animators, musicians, writers) and the way they have inflected her practice. Media theorist Helen Hester (author of the Xenofeminist manifesto) reflects on the limitations of the porn industry and the use of female avatars. Artists collective Radclyffe Hall talks to photographer Phyllis Christopher about early lesbian erotica magazine in the 1980s. Linda Stupart compiles quotes by Sara Ahmed, Kathy Acker and Ursula K. Le Guin to consider what is radical sex today.  Artist Hannah Black's contribution, which opens the publication, reads like a manifesto for artists being crushed under the weight of current political circumstances. 

Edited by Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Robert Leckie.

Texts by Robert Leckie, Hannah Black, Helen Hester, Phyllis Christopher & Radclyffe Hall, Linda Stupart, Josefine Wikström. Entretiens with Helena Vilalta, James B Stringer, Melika Ngombe Kolongo (Nkisi) by Sidsel Meineche Hansen.

Revolution: A Reader
Lisa Robertson, Matthew Stadler

Paraguay Press - 28.00€ - in stock

Revolution: A Reader collects texts from across many cultures and times and organises them roughly along a chronology of living, from 'beginning' to 'childhood', 'education', 'adulthood' and 'death'. The book brings the embodied fact of revolution into the lived present by engaging readers with language that takes us there, no matter where we are to begin with. We are all in revolution, now. Reading can make this fact primary and conscious and shared.

Heavily annotated throughout, the book is, quite literally, a conversation. The annotations, by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler "composed simultaneously and in response to one another“ stitch a web of arguments that link the book into a single thing, a reader. The book also features a narrative bibliography of revolution by David Brazil.

Making Books
Oscar Tuazon

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - out of stock

“I was raised making books” recalls US artist Oscar Tuazon at the beginning of this essay, that addresses the very oft-announced death of the book at the same time as it envisions the conditions of its rebirth. This unflinching reflection on how publishing has changed, also develops as a speculation on the artist’s own approach to sculpture.

Infant A
Louis Lüthi

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - in stock

A short piece of fiction by the Amsterdam-based graphic designer and writer Louis Lüthi, “Infant A” follows famous book artist Ulises Carrión as he walks on the High Line in Chelsea, discussing two books simply titled A.

Kinesics Of The Page
Avigail Moss

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - in stock

This installment written by LA-based artist and writer Avigail Moss, develops as a thorough analysis of one particular book: Marianne Wex’s outstanding photo-essay Let’s Take Back Our Space: “Female” and “Male” Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures, from 1979. Moss proposes a contextual approach of the book, in relation to politics and feminism in post-war West Germany, as well as a minute study of its design and page structure, revealing the complexity and force of the volume.

Die Toillette
Jon Bywater, Louise Menzies and Marnie Slater

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - in stock

“Die Toilette” is an assemblage of text fragments taken from different books by LA-based writer Chris Kraus, conceived and annotated by artists and writers Jon Bywater, Louise Menzies and Marnie Slater. By reading through Kraus’s texts looking for traces of New Zealand, where she grew up, the three Kiwis question the representation of the distant; how it is embodied by characters, situations, language, and in the writing/reading dynamics Kraus creates. The beach, affection and loving relationships, the role of the city, intense relationships with wildlife – all this and more is at stake in this amazing montage.

The Library of Helen Chadwick
Will Holder

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - in stock

The 6th installment of The Social Life of the Book series is a section of the catalogue of publications from English conceptual artist Helen Chadwick’s personal library, reproduced by Will Holder … for single mothers. The library was acquired in 2006 and is held by the Henry Moore Institute archive, Leeds, UK.

The Wet and The Dry
Moyra Davey

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - out of stock

Moyra Davey’s practice of photography is closely connected to the history and the experience of reading. In “The Wet and the Dry”, autobiography and considerations on the medium mixes with the lives of Goethe, Mary Wollstonecraft and the Shelleys. This text was also the basis for Davey’s acclaimed video work The Goddesses.

Caryatyds & Promiscuity
Moyra Davey

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - in stock

In “Caryatids & Promiscuity,” Moyra Davey reflects on the ebb and flow of photographic discourse and the impact of its shifting critical reception over three decades of her life and career as an artist, filmmaker, and writer.

Composition As Publication – And – What Are Margins
Matthew Stadler

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - out of stock

An important inspiration for this The Social Life of the Book series, Matthew Stadler is relentlessly challenging preconceived ideas of publishing and the book, in his own writing, lectures and publishing activities. In this new essay, he’s examining the political dimensions of the book, through an unexpected, yet fertile, comparison between today and the invention of the space of the page in the Middle Ages. His praise for the dynamics of the “marginal” introduces a compelling discussion on authorship, the market, and the reader’s agency – putting the emphasis on the democratic openness of the book.

CRUMPLED, RUMPLED, CRAPPY, TACKY, RAUNCHY, UNCONSCIOUS, WHATEVER
James Hoff

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - in stock

An artist, a musician, and a publisher based in Brooklyn, NY, James Hoff tells here how books got him into art. He considers the complex and stimulating fabric of anecdotes, gossip, secrets, that are shared around artists’ publications, and, further, the role of printed matter in the building of an artist’s community. The essay pays homage to Edit DeAk through its title, and also comprises some pictures of book covers and LP sleeves from Hoff’s collection.

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I. about
rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance. rile* is into poetry, theory, choreography, artist writing and various other text based experiments. rile* organizes performances, meetings, launches, readings and workshops. rile* is the base word for silence in Laadan, a feminist constructed langauge developed by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. Laadan was designed specifically to determine if development of a language aimed at expressing the views of women would shape a culture; a subsidiary hypothesis was that Western natural languages may be better suited forexpressing the views of men than women. The language was included in her science fiction Native Tongue series. Láadan contains a number of words that are used to make unambiguous statements that include how one feels about what one is saying. According to Elgin, this is designed to counter male-centered language's limitations on women, who are forced to respond I know I said that, but I meant this.
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III. books LIST
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IV. publishers we stock

A Nos Amours
a.pass
After 8 Books
Afternoon Editions
Another Gaze Journal
Arcadia Missa
Archive Books
Article Press
Atropos Press
Beacon Press
Belladonna*
BOEKS
Boiler House Press
Bom Dia Books
Book Works
BookThug
Brook
Burning Books
b_books
Cabinet Editions
ÇAVAQUOI PRODUCTIONS
Cesura_Acceso
Coach House Books
Crossing Press Berkeley
Cultural Democracy Editions
CVB
Dear Queer
DIA Art
Dis Voir
Divided Publishing
Duke University Press
Eastside Projects and Motto Books
éditions ismael
Éditions Oparo
Éditions Supernova
Feminist Press
Fence Books
Fivehundred places
FSG Books
future
Futurepoem
Gender Fail
Gevaert Editions
Goldsmiths Press
Graywolf Press
Grove Press
Hauser & Wirth
Hirmer Verlag
Ignota Press
IICD
immixition books
Indiana University Press
information as material
iUniverse
J-L TF Press
K. Verlag
Kenning Editions
Koenig Books
Kunstverein Amsterdam
Lama Foundation
Les Presses du Reel
Ma Bibliotheque
Materials
Montez Press
Mophradat and Sternberg Press
Mousse Publishing
Mulberry Tree Press
Mute
NAME Publications
New Directions Books
New Star Books
New York University Press
Nightboat Books
NXS World
Oberon Modern Plays
Occasional Papers
OCR
Onomatopee
Orchard Books
P-U-N-C-H
Paraguay Press
Peter Owen Ltd
Phoenix Press
PM Press
Primary Information
Prospect Miranda
PUB & Sandberg Instituut
Publication Studio Rotterdam
Ramsdam_books
Reaktion Books
Résidence la Verrerie
Roma Publications
Roof Books
Rowman & Littlefield International
saxpublishers
Schizm Magazine
Self-Published
Semiotext(e)
Serralves Foundation
Seven Stories Press
Shelter Press
Silver Press
Sinister Wisdom
Slimvolume Synthesis
Soiree Berkson
Sternberg Press
Suck Campari Dyke
Tabloid Publications
Test Centre
Théophile
Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine
Tin House Books
Tinted Window
Tuumba Press
Ugly Duckling Press
uh books
University of California Press
University of Chicago Press
Urbanomic
Varamo Press
Verso Books
W. W. Norton & Company
Wave Books
Wesleyan
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V. info
The bookshop is open from Friday to Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00, by appointment and during our events.

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