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’I can see that’ - performative book launch
Offprint Library Milano - Palazzo Clerici Via Clerici 5, Milano
Friday, April 15, 15:00

loungy readings on tactility
in framework book launch ’Can you feel it? - Effectuating tactility and print in the contemporary’ 

Performed by poet and curator/editor of the project, Freek Lomme.

hosted by Offprint Library Milano, publisher and exhibition space Onomatopee and Z33 house for contemporary art in the framework of the Offprint Library Milano: Critical Discourses in Design.

Location:
Offprint Library Milano
Palazzo Clerici
Via Clerici 5, Milano 

Presenting artists in the practice of making and thinkers in the development of thought here and now, the project connects to tactile characteristics, guided by a specific focus on graphic, printed matter. ’Can you feel it?’ is the result of a residence hosted by graphic workspace Frans Masereel Centrum and an art centre Z33 (BE) hosted curatorial endeavor about graphic arts and print. Presenting artists in the practice of making and thinkers in the development of thought here and now, we connect to tactile characteristics, guided by a specific focus on graphic, printed matter.

The curator is Freek Lomme, curator, writer, and founding director of the art space and publisher Onomatopee in Eindhoven (NL). His exhibitions and publications are characterized by ’transdisciplinarity’ and ’tactility’. Lomme questions this concept of ’tactility’. As a curator, he encounters a lot of poetry in the materiality of artistic practices. As an editor, he meets many writers who tap into the subject. Through ’Can you feel it?’ he explores the characteristics of tactility in print, along production of printed matter and writings, brought together at the Z33 exhibition (June-October 2015) and in the Onomatopee published book.

 


‘I can see that’ performative lecture by Freek Lomme
THE CLASSROOM @ NY Art Book Fair
Friday, September 16, 15:00 - 16:00

A performative book launch, a loungy reading on tactility in the framework of the book ’Can you feel it? – Effectuating tactility and print in the contemporary’, by Freek Lomme, curator/editor of the project as well as poet and founding director of the Eindhoven (NL) gallery and publisher Onomatopee. Presenting artists in the practice of making and thinkers in the development of thought here and now, the project connects to tactile characteristics, guided by a specific focus on graphic, printed matter. During the specifically tuned vocal reading by Lomme, the audience gets to wear a particularly designed sleeping mask.


Publication

Can you feel it? – Effectuating tactility and print in the contemporary
OMP118

Freek Lomme (Ed.)
2016


Price: € 17,00    

Temporary phone-book-photo-shoot by Freek

Temporary phone-book-photo-shoot by Freek

What exactly is the tactile, in a world in which a rising technocracy exploits the designed environment we feel? Who authorises and who writes, what tradition do we stand in and how can we touch base?

After endlessly hearing that Onomatopee publications have a materiality and tactility not often experienced in recent years, Onomatopee director and curator Freek Lomme decided to create an exhibition and publication addressing the issue of tactility and print today, accommodated by the Frans Masereel Centre and Z33. Presenting artists in the practice of making and thinkers in the development of thought here and now, we connect to tactile characteristics, guided by a specific focus on graphic, printed matter.

The lasting result is a palm-sized book jam-packed with information and ideas on the subject. Six contemporary artists and eight international academics and authors in the field of graphic design, materiality, theory and art explore how, in the digital age, our daily interaction with physical materials is greatly altered and how this affects us as humans.  

ISBN 978-94-91677-38-0

softcover, 192 pages
A6 size (Postcard): 148 x 105 mm / 6 x 4 inch standing 
14 pages full color
32 pages duotone
English 

Editor: Freek Lomme
Artists and authors: Lars Bang Larsen (DK), Sema Bekirovic (NL), Matthieu Blanchard (FR), Christopher Breu (US), Lieven De Boeck(BE), Johanna Drucker (US), Frederic Geurts (BE), Alessandro Ludovico (IT), Esther Krop / De Monsterkamer (NL), Ulrike Mohr (DE), Thomas Rentmeister (DE), Rik Peters (NL), Marieke Sonneveld (NL)

Graphic design: Pierre Martin Vielcazat – STALLES
Paper supplied by Igepa
Printed at Unicum by Gianotten, Tilburg








© Onomatopee 2011
material research by Ulrik Mohr at Frans Masereel, April 2015
material research by Ulrik Mohr at Frans Masereel, April 2015


Thomas Rentmeister at work in the Frans Masereel Centre, April 2015.
Thomas Rentmeister at work in the Frans Masereel Centre, April 2015.