June 4, 2006 - Sternberg Press - Book Presentation, Antwerp and New York, June 2006
June 4, 2006

Book Presentation, Antwerp and New York, June 2006

Gilles Deleuze, age 3, with older brother

Daniel Birnbaums

Book Presentation, Antwerp and New York
Antwerp – Friday June 9th, 7-9 pm
e-flux video rental Wolstraat 29, BE-2000 Antwerpen

With an informal conversation between Daniel Birnbaum and Barbara Vanderlinen
New York – Thursday June 22, 7-9 PM
e-flux: 53 Ludlow street, NYC, 10002

11 x 17 cm, 115 pp., 1 color ill., paperback
ISBN 0-9745688-3-X

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In these multiple excursions through recent artist film-installations,
Daniel Birnbaum pursues a problem that preoccupied Deleuze in post-war
cinema: what is the logic of this peculiar time ‘after finitude’,
based neither in God nor Man, salvation nor destiny; and what does it
mean for our brains and our lives to invent new ways to make it
visible? With a light wry wit, he thus renews a question, at once
aesthetic and philosophical, still very much with us.

John Rajchman
Philosopher, Columbia University

Both a deep insight into the future and a protest against forgetting (Eric Hobsbawm), Daniel Birnbaum’s essay Chronology is quite simply the best art book of the year.

Hans Ulrich Obrist
Co-director of exhibitions and director
of international programs, Serpentine Gallery

A philosophical essay on time, phenomenology and beyond, Daniel Birnbaums Chronology was recently reviewed in the April 2006 issue of frieze as a compelling and sophisticated take on the common theme of Deleuzian immanence.

Whereas many theoretical books littering the bookshops of art institutions are laudations of excess, Birnbaums convictions presented in Chronology cut a way through the caesuras of non-meaning and blankness into the thick web of sense. The works of artists such as Stan Douglas, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Doug Aitken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tacita Dean, Darren Almond, Tobias Rehberger, Pierre Huyghe, and Philippe Parreno are scrutinized as so many attempts to capture the very dialectic of time itself.

As Brian Dillon writes in frieze, Birnbaums notion of an art of unpredictable becoming [] has its aporias too. A brief aside apropos Matthew Barney to the effect that his art is all meaning, all of the time is quite telling.

11 x 17 cm, 115 pp., 1 color ill., paperback
ISBN 0-9745688-3-X
USA : r.a.m. Publications & Distribution, inc.

Europe: Vice Versa Vertrieb

France UK: Art Data

Australia New Zealand: 3 Deep Publishing

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