Octopus Notes #8


Octopus Notes #8

published in June 2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
15 x 21 cm (softcover)
272 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-9545184-7-3
J.G. Ballard, Nicolas Ballet, Alexandra Bircken, Jimmy Desana, James Horton, Ana Jotta, Martin Laborde, Jonathan Martin, Sibylle De Laurens, Pascaline Morincôme, Clément Roussier, Catherine Roudé, Marion Scemama, William J. Simmons, Sabrina Tarasoff, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Charles Veyron, David Wojnarowicz.

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Octopus notes is an annual journal that publishes critical essays, academic writings, interviews and artists’ projects. Issue #8 marks a new start for the publication in 2018, which was previously formatted in three parts: a graduate thesis (opus), a conversation with an artist, or an artists’ writing (propos), and a limited artists’ edition (notes).
Forty years (1955-1991) spent adapting to a world that doesn’t want you. A strict yet joyful militancy, a total war of the sexes, pirate strategies, viral language and organisms turned against themselves. A slow unsticking of the skin, of the retina, like an awakening of some other part of your brain. Something which (for Daney, and for the others) meant “washing away the déjà-vu of images, and uncovering (exposing, driving out, making sweat) the power that wished them into being, and the power that would prefer that they left us cold.”
table of contents

“Alpha Females”. Transgressions féministes des musiques industrielles, Nicolas Ballet

Sans Titre, 2018, Charles Veyron
impression jet d’encre noire sur cinq cents intercalaires en désordre

Cosey Fanni Tutti, Magazine Action, 1980, Partner, Vol. 1, No. 9

Nicolas Ballet talks to Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti s’entretient avec Nicolas Ballet

Esquisses disloquées de Claude Pélieu, James Horton
Dislocated Sketches of Claude Pélieu, James Horton

J.G. Ballard, extrait de RE/Search #8/9, 1984

D’un générique à l’autre. Loin du Vietnam (1967) et Classe de lutte (1969) ou l’expérience du rapprochement, Catherine Roudé

Jonathan Martin, 2018

Walking a Tightrope, William J. Simmons
Marcher sur la corde raide, William J. Simmons

Jimmy DeSana, Photographies, 1977-1990

People’s Computer Company et Community Memory
Sibylle de Laurens et Pascaline Morincôme

Martin Laborde et Clément Roussier, 2018

Alexandra Bircken, Lookbook

Sabrina Tarasoff talks to Alexandra Bircken
Alexandra Bircken s’entretient avec Sabrina Tarasoff

Cartes postales envoyées par David Wojnarowiczà Marion Scemama entre 1989 et 1991

Ana Jotta, 2018


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