December 17, 2007 - Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory - Publications for 2007/2008
December 17, 2007

Publications for 2007/2008

Casco Publications 2007/2008

Nieuwekade 213-215
3511 RW Utrecht
The Netherlands

www.cascoprojects.org

Casco Issues X: The Great Method
This issue of Casco’s annual magazine addresses the question of methodology in artistic practice, focusing on the presence or absence of methods, their ideological connotations and historical backgrounds, in order to examine some of the conditions that surround contemporary art production.

Edited by Peio Aguirre and Emily Pethick
Contributions by Peio Aguirre, Stuart Bailey, Richardo Basbaum, Martin Beck, Copenhagen Free University, Stephan Dillemuth, Falke Pisano, Florian Pumhösl, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Stephen Willats and
Haegue Yang

Designed by Julia Born and Laurenz Brunner

Co-published by Casco and Revolver, Frankfurt www.revolverlag.de
ISBN 978-3-86588-407-7

The so-called utopia of the centre beaubourg — An interpretation
Luca Frei

Appearing in 1976 under the pseudonym Gustave Affeulpin, and coinciding with the inauguration of the Centre Beaubourg in Paris, Albert Meister’s fictional text imagines a radical libertarian space submerged beneath the newly erected centerpiece of French culture. This is the first translation and publication of the text in English, a project undertaken by the artist Luca Frei in order to revitalise a significant cultural treatise.

Designed by Luca Frei

Co-published by Casco and Book Works, London www.bookworks.org.uk
ISBN 978 1 870699 99 0

About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe
Martin Beck

A document of Martin Beck’s video work of the same title showing the assembly and disassembly of the seminal 1948 Struc-Tube exhibition system by the American Designer George Nelson. The book contextualises the work within contemporary artistic practice and elaborate on aspects of sovereignty and control in modern exhibition history.

Texts by Martin Beck, Bill Horrigan and Emily Pethick

Designed by Martin Beck

Co-published by Casco and Four Corners Books, London www.fourcornersbooks.co.uk
ISBN: 978-0-9545025-5-3

COMING IN 2008

What’s Left to it’s own Devices (on reclamation)
Dave Hullfish Bailey
Using non-linear heuristic methods and experimental webs of information to draw links between the cities of Utrecht, and Slab City, California, USA, this book brings together speculative proposals that ask basic questions about public space, conceived as a physical and conversational sphere; thinking about how they are produced? To what ends might they be colonized? How they intersect the realization of personal freedoms? And how might ambiguous or unstable positions be opened up between them and ‘private’ spheres of thought or deed?

Texts by Lars Bang Larsen, Jan Tumlir and Emily Pethick

Designed by Stuart Bailey

Co-published by Casco and Sternberg Press, New York/Berlin www.sternbergpress.com
ISBN: 978-1-933128-36-8

Hidden Curriculum
Annette Krauss

A document of Annette Krauss’ project ‘Hidden Curriculum’ that looks at the unrecognized and unintended knowledge, values and beliefs that are part of the learning process in schools. Produced in collaboration with two groups of 15-17 year old students, it focuses on actions that go beyond existing norms and show creative and productive ways of navigating through everyday life in high school.

Texts by Thomas Alkemeyer, Celine Condorelli, Fiona Parry, and a conversation between Annette Krauss, Marina Vishmidt and Emily Pethick

Designed by Julia Born and Laurenz Brunner

Co-published by Casco and Episode Publishers, Rotterdam www.episode-publishers.nl
ISBN: 978-90-5973-088-5

Orders can be made through the above-mentioned publishers

Casco’s publications have been supported by the America Center Foundation, Arts Council England, Bunderministerium für Kunst und Kultur, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Fonds voor Amateur en Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Utrecht, Land Vorarlberg, Mondriaan Foundation, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

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