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A Toast to St Martirià

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A Toast to St Martirià

(trans. Matthew Tree)

Albert Serra
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A Toast to St Martirià

trans. Matthew Tree

Albert Serra

A Toast to St Martirià is an improvised speech given by the cult Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra at the St Martirià fiesta in Banyoles, the town of his birth. Transmitting his subversive attitude and impulsive lust for life, it is a journey through his formative years and early relationships – established in the nightlife of his hometown – that have shaped his particular conception of cinema, art and life. ‘Cinema should be this, making perception of time and space more intense.’

Afterword by Alexander García Düttmann

  • 978-1-7395161-1-6
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 96 p.
  • Paperback
  • April 2024

About the author

The Catalan artist and filmmaker Albert Serra was born in 1975. His films usually depict European myths and literature. In 2001, he co-founded the production company Andergraun Films. His Honor of the Knights was selected by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the ten best films of 2007. For Story of My Death, Serra was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2013. For The Death of Louis XIV, Serra received the Prix Jean Vigo in 2016. Pacifiction was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022.

About the translator

Matthew Tree was born in London in 1958. He taught himself Catalan in 1979 and moved to Catalonia in 1984. Since then he has published nine works of fiction and non-fiction written in Catalan, and five written in English. He writes regular columns for Catalonia Today magazine in English and El Punt Avui newspaper in Catalan. He has translated works by Jordi Puntí, Maria Barbal, Monika Zgustová, Joel Joan, Marta Marín-Dòmine and Albert Serra, among others. Two of his English novels, Just Looking and Almost Everything, will appear in Catalan translation at the start of 2025.

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BooksBen NicholsonSight and Sound, Summer 2024, Vo. 34, Issue 613506/2024

Let Them Rot

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Let Them Rot

Alenka Zupančič
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Let Them Rot

Alenka Zupančič

What is the relation between family misfortune and desire? Why must we bury the dead? What is to come for those unburied? How to distinguish the endless stream of graphic violence from violence that goes straight to the bone? How does language make up not only the law, but also unwritten laws?

In Let Them Rot Alenka Zupančič takes up the ancient figure of Antigone and finds a blueprint for the politics of desire. Not desire as consumption, enjoying what is offered, but desire’s oblivion to what came before. Such politics says: “No, this world must end and I will be the embodiment of that end.” This is not self-satisfied destruction for destruction’s sake; it is existence with consequences beyond the predictable. Zupančič asks: “Why desire?” And this question of desire, which may be the only question, takes the form of a no that is also an “I.”

  • 978-1-7395161-0-9
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 112 p.
  • Paperback
  • December 2023

About the author

Alenka Zupančič is a Slovenian philosopher and social theorist. She is a professor of philosophy and psychoanalysis at the European Graduate School and a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts. She is the author of many books, including What Is Sex? (MIT Press, 2017), The Odd One In: On Comedy (MIT Press, 2008), and Ethics of the Real: Kant and Lacan (Verso, 2000).

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Zupančič’s ideas are fresh, as if they hailed from some open air beyond the clutter of current theoretical quarrels. This brilliant account of Sophocles’s Antigone breaks new ground for philosophy, psychoanalysis, and political and feminist theory.

Joan Copjec, Brown University

Writing my book on Antigone, I thought: ‘There we go, the subject is closed—let’s go to sleep.’ And then along came Zupančič with her take and compelled me to rethink everything I did. In other words—and this is difficult for me to say—she is better than me here.

Slavoj Žižek

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Antigone’s monstrous protestSean SheehanThe Prisma08/04/2024

Bosses

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Bosses

Ghislaine Leung
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Bosses

Ghislaine Leung

Few artists dig deep into themselves like this: an extraordinary insight into the process of producing art.

Cosey Fanni Tutti

To make art is to understand how you are, to notice your prejudices and assumptions about value, to acknowledge your hand in an unequal world, and to recognise how you institute yourself – all while letting go of the outcome of work. Bosses replaces strategies of high performance with acts of trust. It is a book about doubt, about maintaining that condition and its untenable faith. About becoming a parent. Where individualism dissolves into dependence, ‘like when you get into a bath that’s the same temperature as your body, or when the summer comes and the wind touches your skin’.

  • 978-1-9164250-0-2
  • 15 b&w and 2 colour illustrations
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 104 p.
  • Paperback
  • September 2023

About the author

Ghislaine Leung is a British conceptual artist. Born in Stockholm, Sweden to a father from Hong Kong and a mother from London, she was raised first in Reims, France and then in London, UK. She received a BA in fine art in context at the University of the West of England in 2002 and a master's in aesthetics and art theory at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University in 2009. Between 2004 and 2014 she worked at Tate and LUX, London. Leung’s first book was Partners (Cell Project Space, 2018). She lives in London.

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The artist as receiver, giver, inquisitor, communicator. Leung’s writing is emotional and profound, engaging both the very personal and the mundane, the practical and the political. Few artists dig deep into themselves like this: an extraordinary insight into the process of producing art.

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Artist as (girl) boss or maverick scab? The labour-gender question doesn’t stay put. Dialectics here grow as wildly and recursively as Ballardian botany. Leung ranges things seen, felt, sensed, thought and made against watertightness as form or as politics. The more gaps, the more space to remake reality.

Marina Vishmidt

I would call Bosses auto-factual. Leung accounts for work and life co-authored with facts, conjuring a prosaic and beautiful sociality. Her negations are profound, they hold and express the social apophatically. What is not here almost feels like a choice, and the thing convulses.

Ed Atkins

Some events you can never correct. One of them is childbirth. If you want to know, here it is.

Fanny Howe

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Ghislaine Leung: BossesJonathan P WattsArt Monthly, no. 4723612/2023
Ghislaine Leung Embraces Her Own Limits Ghislaine Leungfrieze, 2383110/2023

In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities

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In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities

Joy James
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In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities

Joy James

Joy James’s Revolutionary Love is umph-degree love; or love beyond measure. It is anything love. It is love without reckoning. It is love that dares all things, beyond which others may find the spirit-force to survive; to live to fight another day. Such love is also fighting itself, for the sake of ensuring that others may live.

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Violence is arrayed against us because we’re Black, or female, or queer, or undocumented. There is no rescue team coming for us. With that knowledge, we need a different operational base to recreate the world. It is not going to be a celebrity savior. Never was, never will be. If you’re in a religious tradition that is millennia-old, consider how the last savior went out. It was always going to be bloody. It was always going to be traumatic. But there’s a beauty to facing the reality of our lives. Not our lives as they’re broken apart, written about, and then sold back to us in academic or celebrity discourse. But our lives as we understand them. The most important thing is showing up. Showing up and learning how to live by and with others, learning how to reinvent ourselves in this increasing wasteland. That’s the good life.

Foreword by Da’Shaun L. Harrison.
Afterword by Mumia Abu-Jamal.

  • 978-1-7398431-0-6
  • 1 b&w illustration
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 364 p.
  • Paperback
  • December 2022

About the author

The political theorist Joy James teaches at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Editor of The Angela Y. Davis Reader (Blackwell, 1998), Imprisoned Intellectuals (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), The New Abolitionists (SUNY Press, 2005) and Warfare in the American Homeland (Duke University Press, 2007), James is also author of Resisting State Violence (University of Minnesota Press, 1996), Transcending the Talented Tenth (Routledge, 1997), Seeking the Beloved Community (SUNY Press, 2013), New Bones Abolition: Captive Maternal Agency and the Afterlife of Erica Garner (Common Notions, 2023), and the forthcoming Contextualizing Angela Davis.

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To take the path of Revolutionary Love is to take a risk. It means walking the razor’s edge. This is not a politics of the heart, not a politics of charity. No need for self-love or self-pity—it’s enough to know where you stand, to embody that moment ‘just before hate’ and, with the energy of despair, to ward off the worst.

Houria Bouteldja

Rooted in community-activism and the ways in which ‘history is always instructive’, Joy James is clear that she is ‘always thinking about and in the community.’ In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love is a beautiful and effective articulation and representation of those commitments.

Kathryn Sophia Belle

Rich, rigorous, poetic, and accessible, this is a book I will return to again and again for guidance and affirmation, a reminder of the interconnectedness of all who resist oppression, of all who despair, of all who live for Revolutionary Love.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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Not Your GuruCheryl RiveraLux Magazine, 803/10/2023
Making Revolutionary Love w/ Dr. Joy JamesPhilip L. McKenzieThe Deep Dive25/05/2023
The Alchemy of AbolitionismsJoy JamesInquest28/03/2023
Small Press Newsletter Vol IVNeil GriffithsRepublic of Consciousness24/03/2023
Joy James on Revolutionary Love, Captive Maternals, and AutonomyTime Talks: History, Politics, Music, and Art19/03/2023
Captive Maternal RoundtableDa'Shaun L. HarrisonBlack Agenda Report Book Forum15/03/2023
Captive Maternal RoundtableRebecca A. WilcoxBlack Agenda Report Book Forum15/03/2023
Für Radikale und RevolutionäreJürgen Heiserjunge Welt13/03/2023
Liebe als revolutionärer AktJürgen Heiserjunge Welt04/03/2023
Revolutionary Love, Struggle and AbolitionSean Blackmon & Jacqueline LuqmanBy Any Means Necessary15/02/2023