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ABOUT

Over the past 10 years, the self-publishing revolution’s DIY ethos has re-energized a conservative and backward-thinking publishing industry. The creative input of a new generation of authors and makers has democratized the world of the photobook, proving both the medium’s strength and its capacity for experimentation and artistic expression.
   Today, our resilient community is faced with new challenges, and after the excitement of the photobook boom, we need to rethink where we are and better understand our own limitations, blind spots and scarce resources.
   Challenged with unsustainable business models, threatened by the ever-more competing digital distribution of content, and a general homogenization and banalization of content, the photobook world is in crisis, both economically and existentially. In our current social, political and technological landscape, the medium’s very raison d’etre is under threat.
   So what it is next for the photobooks? What new forms should the photobook take? How can we harness the power of technology to assist artists and thinkers in making provocative and necessary experiments in publishing? What role should the book have in promoting social and political change in the era of Trump and populism? Is our close-knit community of like-minded people its own limit? Who is the photobook for? Indeed, is the photobook as we know it even an effective form of communication?
   Photobook: RESET aims to inspire radical thinking around the form and content of the photobook. As the name suggests, the project wants to prompt a reset and provide an environment in which to consider new possibilities, ideas and opportunities outside of the usual parameters.
   Hosted by C/O Berlin from 28-30 September 2018, the first Photobook: RESET event will be an immersive programme of workshops imagined and organized to re-imagine the future of publishing.
   Thirty photography- and publishing-industry professionals, artists and writers, as well as 30 members of the public will participate in rotating research workshops led by six international experts. These will bring together insights from different fields of research, in order to open up inspiring perspectives and unexpected connections.
   Photobook: RESET is part of EMOP Opening Days, a three-day festival organised by C/O Berlin to open the European Month of Photography in Berlin. It will then continue as an evolving itinerant research project, travelling to different institutions and taking on online and offline publishing projects.
  

PROGRAMME

  • Friday 28th September.......19:00......Opening EMOP Opening Days
  • ............................20:00......Opening Assembly (Public)

  • Saturday 29th September.....10:00......Start of Workshops
  • ............................17:00......End of Workshops
  • ............................18:00......Panel Discussion (Public)

  • Sunday 30th September.......10:00......Start of Workshops
  • ............................13:00......End of Workshops
  • ............................16:00......Final Assembly (Public)

  • At C/O Berlin...............Hardenbergstraße 22-24
  • www.co-berlin.org ..........10623 Berlin, Germany
  • C/O Berlin is a charitable foundation that presents a cultural programme with an international standing. Its exhibition venue for photography and visual media shows works by renowned artists, promotes emerging talents and accompanies children, teenagers and adults on their journeys of discovery through our visual culture.


    WORKSHOPS

  • Goodbye Avantgarde, Hello Mainstream!..........With Alain Bieber
  • “If we are not able to articulate everyday problems, there is no political hope. That is why I warn against the belief that salvation will come from obscure subcultures and countercultures,” says Angela Nagle, author of Kill All Normies. The workshop will provide an overview of the state of online cultural wars and try to develop ideas about what this should mean for cultural production today.

  • Collaborations in the Age of Division..........With Lerato Dumse
  • The workshop will look at various ways people from different disciplines, academic backgrounds, racial, sexual and gender-expression groups can find ways to be allies. It will focus on the benefits of intergenerational collaboration.

  • Permacultures of Post-Digital Publishing.......With Nathan Jones
  • Publishing is an ecosystem that connects writers, readers and texts. The technologies and trends of the “attention economy” are putting pressure on the cognitive flows that sustain this ecosystem, depleting the resources that have defined what publishing is and how we benefit from it. This workshop surveys a range of emerging technologies and recent artistic interventions in the publishing sphere, from blockchain to self-destructing books, asking how the lessons they contain might contribute to a new, sustainable culture around reading and being read.

  • The Racial Imaginary & Unmarked Whiteness......With Jess Row
  • This workshop will consider the ways in which “whiteness as an orientation” (to borrow a phrase from Sara Ahmed) goes unmarked and unnoticed, and so is able to retain its hold on power, bolstering white dominant structures through its invisibility. How do we disrupt the myth of the “universality” and benevolence of the white experience in visual and literary culture? Please bring in a source text or image from your field, another field, or your own work in which race is absent or is present but the whiteness remains unmarked and unnoticed. It can be a short paragraph, a captioned photo, a quote or clipping. 

  • Serving it Cold: How being real with yourself & your practice can change the world......With Asher Hartman
  • In this workshop, we will look at how we might align our political, spiritual, and emotional selves to do the work we’re meant to do. We will use our intuition to entertain the idea that our natural desires and aptitudes can lead us towards joyous service.

  • On Information.................................With Lou Cantor
  • The big eye is watching, through uncountable lenses, it watches, compares, calculates, fills the missing gaps and determined by the very human prejudice, it makes it’s mind and creates it’s version of the truth. In the context of rapidly changing technology and the audience's perception, this workshop aims to rethink artistic production in a Post-Truth Era.

  • Assembly
  • The Assembly will take place on Sunday afternoon, and is the moment for the participants to contribute to the wider debate at hand. After engaging in the workshops and with each other over the course of two days, participants will collaborate to map out their ideas and present them to the Assembly open to the public, which will be documented as material for further investigations and the ongoing life of the project.


    HOSTS

  • Bruno Ceschel...............Curator
  • Bruno Ceschel is the founder and director of Self Publish, Be Happy and a visiting lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). His latest book Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto was published by Aperture in 2015. He founded Self Publish, Be Happy in 2010, and has since organised events at leading arts institutions including Tate Modern (Britain), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Denmark), MoMA PS1 (United States) and the National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), and published books by Lucas Blalock, Mariah Robertson, Lorenzo Vitturi and many more. Ceschel gives lectures and workshops internationally, and also consults for leading companies interested in contemporary photography.

  • Ann-Christin Bertrand.......Curator C/O Berlin
  • Ann-Christin Bertrand is a curator at C/O Berlin responsible for contemporary work by emerging artists, as well as for questions about the future of the medium. She has curated solo shows with artists including Peter Puklus, Viktoria Binschtok, Adam Jeppesen, Broomberg & Chanarin, and Torbjørn Rødland. She also has curated a number of group exhibitions, including Watched! Surveillance Art & Photography (featuring artists including Hito Steyerl, James Bridle and Trevor Paglen) and Optical Illusions: Contemporary Still-Life Photography (including Lucas Blalock, Oskar Schmidt, Antje Peters and Annette Kelm). She is currently working on the exhibition Back to the Future: The 19th Century in the 21st Century, in cooperation with Foam Amsterdam. She also regularly lectures at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki; the Academy of Media Arts Cologne; the Design Akademie Berlin; and on the MA photography programme “Augmented Photography” at ECAL Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Alain Bieber
  • Alain Bieber has been the director of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf since April 2015. Since 2004, Bieber has curated individual and group exhibitions all over Europe, on topics such as street art, post-internet art, net and media art, political art, gaming and photography. In addition, he has founded numerous cultural projects including web log rebel:art in 2004; the International Stickeraward in 2005; video magazine OH! in 2007; magazine club and virtual kiosk Gute Seiten in 2009; and exhibition project Parasites – Illegal Exhibitions, Art Exhibitions in Unauthorized Locations in 2010. From 1999 to 2005, Bieber studied rhetoric, literary sciences, sociology, communications and political science in Tübingen and Paris. Until 2015, Bieber worked in the cultural department of European broadcaster ARTE in Strasbourg managing its creative laboratory ARTE Creative. Before that, he was the editor of ART magazine in Hamburg, and taught as a lecturer at several universities in Germany and France. www.nrw-forum.de

  • Lerato Dumse
  • Lerato Dumse is a South African journalist and the director of Du Love Media. In 2013, she joined art advocacy website Inkanyiso, documenting LGBTI individuals. The focus of her reporting is the political realities facing black lesbians in her country. She has experience in community reporting, and began working in her hometown of Kwa-Thema aged 14. She then studied journalism at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). She has reported for various print publications and written for a number of different gender and sexuality based organizations. Lerato works as a coordinator of the Faces and Phases project and is a co-facilitator of the 2017/8 Photo XP, training fellow black lesbians from various townships in writing and photography.

  • Nathan Jones
  • Nathan Jones is an artist, researcher and publisher who writes and collaborates frequently on intersections of language and new media. He has recently shown work at the Liverpool Biennial and transmediale in Berlin, published a chapter on “Glitch Poetics” in The Bloomsbury Handbook for Electronic Literature and a posthuman novella titled The Happy Jug (Entr’acte). He has several long-term projects in the UK looking at DIY technology, performance and publishing, including Re:Learning to Read (2015-17), Syndrome: Interaction and Affect (2014-15), and Electronic Voice Phenomena (2009-13). He is lecturer in Fine Art (Digital Media) at Lancaster University, and co-founder of Torque Editions, which publishes new art and research on intersections of mind, language and technology. Its most recent book is Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain. 
alittlenathan.co.uk
 torquetorque.net

  • Asher Hartman
  • Asher Hartman is a Los Angles-based artist, playwright, and professional intuitive who assists creative people to trust their intuition to reach the core of their work. His abstract, comedic plays explore the psychological consequences of living within Western systems of power in an age of chronic crisis. His works have been shown at Machine Project, LA; the Hammer Museum, LA; LACMA; Hauser & Wirth, LA, BAMPFA; The Tang Art Museum, NY, among other venues, and soon at Yale Union, Portland (2019). His workshops in intuitive development, alone and as part of the artist duo Krystal Krunch, have been at the Hayward Gallery, London; Gasworks, London; Extrapool, Netherlands; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Pulitzer Art Museum, St Louis; Crystal Bridges, Arkansas; The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon; the Pérez Museum, Miami, and the New School in New York, among many other venues.

  • Lou Cantor
  • Lou Cantor is a Berlin-based artist collective founded in 2011, whose main scope of interest is grounded in intersubjectivity and interpersonal communication. Lou Cantor’s practice explores the polysemic minefield of contemporary communication, where medium, message, and meaning constantly fold back into each other. Based on the collectives actual field of research they regularly release a collection of essays and artists' entries. Previous exhibitions include The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Spiritual Reality, Decad, Berlin; Fellow Travelers, apexart, NY; Cyborg Dreams, Pitt St, NY; The Labour of Watching, leto gallery, Warsaw and OSLO10, Basel; Language and Misunderstanding, CUNY, NY; Epistemic Excess, Artists Space, New York; 7th Berlin Biennale and New National Art, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.

  • Jess Row
  • Jess Row is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Your Face in Mine (Riverhead, 2014), a speculative fiction about whiteness and cross-racial desire. His forthcoming collection of essays, White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination (Graywolf, 2019) explores race as an "invisible subject" in white American writing. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Granta, and many other US and international journals, as well as three times in The Best American Short Stories. He's received a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA fellowship, and a Whiting Writers Award.



    PARTICIPANTS

  • Thomas Albdorf..............Photographer
  • Delphine Bedel..............Artist & Editorial Director Meta/Books
  • Rut Blees Luxemburg.........Artist & Senior Lecturer, RCA
  • Adam Broomberg..............Artist
  • Olivier Cablat..............Artist & Artistic Director, Cosmos Arles Books
  • Ana Casas Broda.............Artist & Co-founder Hydra
  • Jörg Colberg................Writer & Critic, Conscientious Photo Magazine
  • Antonio De Luca.............Editor, The New York Times
  • Brad Feuerhelm..............Editor, American Suburb X
  • Simon Karlstetter...........Artistic Director, Der Greif & CSO, Picter
  • Mark Kiessling..............Co-Owner, do you read me?!
  • Kim Knoppers................Curator, Foam
  • Michael Mack................Publisher, MACK books
  • Lesley Martin...............Creative Director, Aperture Foundation & Publisher, The PhotoBook Review
  • Emanuel Mugrauer............Creative Arts Consultant at Heimat, TBWA\ Group Germany
  • Nicholas Mueller............Artist and Co-Director, Image Text Ithaca MFAm
  • Flemming Ove Bech...........Director, Lodret Vandret & One Thousand Books
  • Ramon Pez...................Creative Director and Curator, Ramon Pez Studio
  • Joachim Schmid..............Artist
  • Nadya Sheremetova...........Director, FotoDepartament
  • David Solo..................Collector
  • Nina Strand.................Editor, Objektiv
  • Daria Tuminas...............Head of Unseen Book Market, Unseen Amsterdam
  • Caroline von Courten........Scholar
  • Yijun Wang..................Publisher, Same Paper
  • Jan Wenzel..................Publisher, Spector Books
  • Lars Willumeit..............Curator, Author & art Educator
  • Duncan Wooldridge...........Artist, Writer, Curator, Course Director Photography, UAL
  • Francesco Zanot.............Curator
  • Giulia Zorzi................Founder, Micamera

  • THE ORACLE

    An installation by Clément Lambelet and Thomas Le Provost curated by Milo Keller with the support of ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne. [Read more]

    The Oracle has no gender, no ideology, no preconception. An interactive multimedia altar to Photobook: Reset that resides in the foyer of C/O Berlin. Using light and shadow, sound and silence and an artificial intelligence, The Oracle will offer visitors advice and make forecasts about the future of photography, books and life. Analysing data - predictions made by experts participating in the workshops and as well as visitor feedback - it acts as stimulator for future action. In a time of great uncertainties, The Oracle will shine as a beacon questioning our blind faith in technology.


    TAKE PART

  • Take part in Photobook: Reset at C/O Berlin
  • Join one of six working groups together with photography professionals and attend workshops run by Alain Bieber, Jess Row, Lerato Dumse, Lou Cantor and Nathan Jones. This is an opportunity to be part of an ongoing itinerant research project into the future of the medium.

  • Who can apply?
  • Anybody interested in rethinking the form and content of photobooks. We are interested in meeting inspiring and motivated people from all kinds of professional fields interested in questioning the way we all work in light of ethical, financial and technological issues. Students are welcome!

  • When can I apply?
  • Interested applicants can submit their application from August 20 to September 3, 2018. Please note that the workshops will be conducted in English, so a strong proficiency is required to take part. Please submit your application in English.

  • What does the participation of Photobook: Reset cost?
  • Admitted applicants will be charged a participation fee of 100 Euros, reduced 60 Euros (for students) for a two day program.

  • Applications now closed

  • CONTACT

  • General enquiries...........Lloyd Clipston........info@selfpublishbehappy.com
  • Press enquiries.............Trang Vu Thuy.........vuthuy@co-berlin.org
  • ..................................................+49 30 284 44 16 41

  • CREDITS

  • Curator.....................Bruno Ceschel
  • Curator at C/O Berlin.......Ann-Christin Bertrand
  • Assistant Curator...........Scarlett Dalton
  • Creative Direction..........Thomas Le Provost
  • © Photobook: Reset / 2018



  • ABOUT

    Over the past 10 years, the self-publishing revolution’s DIY ethos has re-energized a conservative and backward-thinking publishing industry. The creative input of a new generation of authors and makers has democratized the world of the photobook, proving both the medium’s strength and its capacity for experimentation and artistic expression.
       Today, our resilient community is faced with new challenges, and after the excitement of the photobook boom, we need to rethink where we are and better understand our own limitations, blind spots and scarce resources. [Read more]

      Challenged with unsustainable business models, threatened by the ever-more competing digital distribution of content, and a general homogenization and banalization of content, the photobook world is in crisis, both economically and existentially. In our current social, political and technological landscape, the medium’s very raison d’etre is under threat.
       So what it is next for the photobooks? What new forms should the photobook take? How can we harness the power of technology to assist artists and thinkers in making provocative and necessary experiments in publishing? What role should the book have in promoting social and political change in the era of Trump and populism? Is our close-knit community of like-minded people its own limit? Who is the photobook for? Indeed, is the photobook as we know it even an effective form of communication?
       Photobook: RESET aims to inspire radical thinking around the form and content of the photobook. As the name suggests, the project wants to prompt a reset and provide an environment in which to consider new possibilities, ideas and opportunities outside of the usual parameters.
       Hosted by C/O Berlin from 28-30 September 2018, the first Photobook: RESET event will be an immersive programme of workshops imagined and organized to re-imagine the future of publishing.
       Thirty photography- and publishing-industry professionals, artists and writers, as well as 30 members of the public will participate in rotating research workshops led by six international experts. These will bring together insights from different fields of research, in order to open up inspiring perspectives and unexpected connections.
       Photobook: RESET is part of EMOP Opening Days, a three-day festival organised by C/O Berlin to open the European Month of Photography in Berlin. It will then continue as an evolving itinerant research project, travelling to different institutions and taking on online and offline publishing projects.
      

    PROGRAMME
    Friday 28th September

  • 19:00...Opening EMOP Opening Days
  • 20:00...Opening Assembly (Public)

  • Saturday 29th September

  • 10:00...Start of Workshops
  • 17:00...End of Workshops
  • 18:00...Panel Discussion (Public)

  • Sunday 30th September

  • 10:00...Start of Workshops
  • 13:00...End of Workshops
  • 16:00...Final Assembly (Public)

  • At C/O Berlin +
  • C/O Berlin is a charitable foundation that presents a cultural programme with an international standing. Its exhibition venue for photography and visual media shows works by renowned artists, promotes emerging talents and accompanies children, teenagers and adults on their journeys of discovery through our visual culture.

  • Hardenbergstraße 22-24
  • 10623 Berlin, Germany
  • www.co-berlin.org


  • WORKSHOPS

  • Goodbye Avantgarde, Hello Mainstream! +
  • Run by Alain Bieber
  • “If we are not able to articulate everyday problems, there is no political hope. That is why I warn against the belief that salvation will come from obscure subcultures and countercultures,” says Angela Nagle, author of Kill All Normies. The workshop will provide an overview of the state of online cultural wars and try to develop ideas about what this should mean for cultural production today.

  • Collaborations in the Age of Division +
  • With Lerato Dumse
  • The workshop will look at various ways people from different disciplines, academic backgrounds, racial, sexual and gender-expression groups can find ways to be allies. It will focus on the benefits of intergenerational collaboration.

  • Permacultures of Post-Digital Publishing +
  • With Nathan Jones
  • Publishing is an ecosystem that connects writers, readers and texts. The technologies and trends of the “attention economy” are putting pressure on the cognitive flows that sustain this ecosystem, depleting the resources that have defined what publishing is and how we benefit from it. This workshop surveys a range of emerging technologies and recent artistic interventions in the publishing sphere, from blockchain to self-destructing books, asking how the lessons they contain might contribute to a new, sustainable culture around reading and being read.

  • The Racial Imaginary & Unmarked Whiteness +
  • With Jess Row
  • This workshop will consider the ways in which “whiteness as an orientation” (to borrow a phrase from Sara Ahmed) goes unmarked and unnoticed, and so is able to retain its hold on power, bolstering white dominant structures through its invisibility. How do we disrupt the myth of the “universality” and benevolence of the white experience in visual and literary culture? Please bring in a source text or image from your field, another field, or your own work in which race is absent or is present but the whiteness remains unmarked and unnoticed. It can be a short paragraph, a captioned photo, a quote or clipping. 

  • Serving it Cold: How being real with yourself & your practice can change the world
  • With Asher Hartman
  • In this workshop, we will look at how we might align our political, spiritual, and emotional selves to do the work we’re meant to do. We will use our intuition to entertain the idea that our natural desires and aptitudes can lead us towards joyous service.

  • On Information +
  • With Lou Cantor
  • The big eye is watching, through uncountable lenses, it watches, compares, calculates, fills the missing gaps and determined by the very human prejudice, it makes it’s mind and creates it’s version of the truth. In the context of rapidly changing technology and the audience's perception, this workshop aims to rethink artistic production in a Post-Truth Era.

  • Assembly +
  • The Assembly will take place on Sunday afternoon, and is the moment for the participants to contribute to the wider debate at hand. After engaging in the workshops and with each other over the course of two days, participants will collaborate to map out their ideas and present them to the Assembly open to the public, which will be documented as material for further investigations and the ongoing life of the project.


    HOSTS

  • Bruno Ceschel.........Curator +
  • Bruno Ceschel is the founder and director of Self Publish, Be Happy and a visiting lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). His latest book Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto was published by Aperture in 2015. He founded Self Publish, Be Happy in 2010, and has since organised events at leading arts institutions including Tate Modern (Britain), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Denmark), MoMA PS1 (United States) and the National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), and published books by Lucas Blalock, Mariah Robertson, Lorenzo Vitturi and many more. Ceschel gives lectures and workshops internationally, and also consults for leading companies interested in contemporary photography.

  • Ann-Christin Bertrand
  • Curator C/O Berlin +
  • Ann-Christin Bertrand is a curator at C/O Berlin responsible for contemporary work by emerging artists, as well as for questions about the future of the medium. She has curated solo shows with artists including Peter Puklus, Viktoria Binschtok, Adam Jeppesen, Broomberg & Chanarin, and Torbjørn Rødland. She also has curated a number of group exhibitions, including Watched! Surveillance Art & Photography (featuring artists including Hito Steyerl, James Bridle and Trevor Paglen) and Optical Illusions: Contemporary Still-Life Photography (including Lucas Blalock, Oskar Schmidt, Antje Peters and Annette Kelm). She is currently working on the exhibition Back to the Future: The 19th Century in the 21st Century, in cooperation with Foam Amsterdam. She also regularly lectures at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki; the Academy of Media Arts Cologne; the Design Akademie Berlin; and on the MA photography programme “Augmented Photography” at ECAL Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Alain Bieber +
  • Alain Bieber has been the director of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf since April 2015. Since 2004, Bieber has curated individual and group exhibitions all over Europe, on topics such as street art, post-internet art, net and media art, political art, gaming and photography. In addition, he has founded numerous cultural projects including web log rebel:art in 2004; the International Stickeraward in 2005; video magazine OH! in 2007; magazine club and virtual kiosk Gute Seiten in 2009; and exhibition project Parasites – Illegal Exhibitions, Art Exhibitions in Unauthorized Locations in 2010. From 1999 to 2005, Bieber studied rhetoric, literary sciences, sociology, communications and political science in Tübingen and Paris. Until 2015, Bieber worked in the cultural department of European broadcaster ARTE in Strasbourg managing its creative laboratory ARTE Creative. Before that, he was the editor of ART magazine in Hamburg, and taught as a lecturer at several universities in Germany and France. www.nrw-forum.de

  • Lerato Dumse +
  • Lerato Dumse is a South African journalist and the director of Du Love Media. In 2013, she joined art advocacy website Inkanyiso, documenting LGBTI individuals. The focus of her reporting is the political realities facing black lesbians in her country. She has experience in community reporting, and began working in her hometown of Kwa-Thema aged 14. She then studied journalism at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). She has reported for various print publications and written for a number of different gender and sexuality based organizations. Lerato works as a coordinator of the Faces and Phases project and is a co-facilitator of the 2017/8 Photo XP, training fellow black lesbians from various townships in writing and photography.

  • Nathan Jones +
  • tes and collaborates frequently on intersections of language and new media. He has recently shown work at the Liverpool Biennial and transmediale in Berlin, published a chapter on “Glitch Poetics” in The Bloomsbury Handbook for Electronic Literature and a posthuman novella titled The Happy Jug (Entr’acte). He has several long-term projects in the UK looking at DIY technology, performance and publishing, including Re:Learning to Read (2015-17), Syndrome: Interaction and Affect (2014-15), and Electronic Voice Phenomena (2009-13). He is lecturer in Fine Art (Digital Media) at Lancaster University, and co-founder of Torque Editions, which publishes new art and research on intersections of mind, language and technology. Its most recent book is Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain. 
alittlenathan.co.uk
 torquetorque.net

  • Asher Hartman +
  • Asher Hartman is a Los Angles-based artist, playwright, and professional intuitive who assists creative people to trust their intuition to reach the core of their work. His abstract, comedic plays explore the psychological consequences of living within Western systems of power in an age of chronic crisis. His works have been shown at Machine Project, LA; the Hammer Museum, LA; LACMA; Hauser & Wirth, LA, BAMPFA; The Tang Art Museum, NY, among other venues, and soon at Yale Union, Portland (2019). His workshops in intuitive development, alone and as part of the artist duo Krystal Krunch, have been at the Hayward Gallery, London; Gasworks, London; Extrapool, Netherlands; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Pulitzer Art Museum, St Louis; Crystal Bridges, Arkansas; The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon; the Pérez Museum, Miami, and the New School in New York, among many other venues.

  • Lou Cantor +
  • Lou Cantor is a Berlin-based artist collective founded in 2011, whose main scope of interest is grounded in intersubjectivity and interpersonal communication. Lou Cantor’s practice explores the polysemic minefield of contemporary communication, where medium, message, and meaning constantly fold back into each other. Based on the collectives actual field of research they regularly release a collection of essays and artists' entries. Previous exhibitions include The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Spiritual Reality, Decad, Berlin; Fellow Travelers, apexart, NY; Cyborg Dreams, Pitt St, NY; The Labour of Watching, leto gallery, Warsaw and OSLO10, Basel; Language and Misunderstanding, CUNY, NY; Epistemic Excess, Artists Space, New York; 7th Berlin Biennale and New National Art, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.

  • Jess Row +
  • Jess Row is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Your Face in Mine (Riverhead, 2014), a speculative fiction about whiteness and cross-racial desire. His forthcoming collection of essays, White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination (Graywolf, 2019) explores race as an "invisible subject" in white American writing. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Granta, and many other US and international journals, as well as three times in The Best American Short Stories. He's received a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA fellowship, and a Whiting Writers Award.



    PARTICIPANTS

  • Thomas Albdorf +
  • Photographer

  • Delphine Bedel +
  • Artist & Editorial Director Meta/Books

  • Rut Blees Luxemburg +
  • Artist & Senior Lecturer, RCA

  • Adam Broomberg +
  • Artist

  • Olivier Cablat +
  • Artist & Artistic Director, Cosmos Arles Books

  • Ana Casas Broda +
  • Artist & Co-founder Hydra

  • Jörg Colberg +
  • Writer & Critic, Conscientious Photo Magazine

  • Antonio De Luca +
  • Editor, The New York Times

  • Brad Feuerhelm +
  • Editor, American Suburb X

  • Simon Karlstetter +
  • Artistic Director, Der Greif & CSO, Picter

  • Mark Kiessling +
  • Co-Owner, do you read me?!

  • Kim Knoppers +
  • Curator, Foam

  • Michael Mack +
  • Publisher, MACK books

  • Lesley Martin +
  • Creative Arts Consultant at Heimat, TBWA\ Group Germany

  • Emanuel Mugrauer +
  • Publisher, Same Paper

  • Nicholas Mueller +
  • Artist and Co-Director, Image Text Ithaca MFAm

  • Flemming Ove Bech +
  • Director, Lodret Vandret & One Thousand Books

  • Ramon Pez +
  • Creative Director and Curator, Ramon Pez Studio

  • Joachim Schmid +
  • Artist

  • Nadya Sheremetova +
  • Director, FotoDepartament

  • David Solo +
  • Collector

  • Nina Strand +
  • Editor, Objektiv

  • Daria Tuminas +
  • Head of Unseen Book Market, Unseen Amsterdam

  • Caroline von Courten +
  • Scholar

  • Yijun Wang +
  • Publisher, Same Paper

  • Jan Wenzel +
  • Publisher, Spector Books

  • Lars Willumeit +
  • Curator, Author & art Educator

  • Duncan Wooldridge +
  • Artist, Writer & Curator & Course Director Photography, University of the Arts London

  • Francesco Zanot +
  • Curator

  • Giulia Zorzi +
  • Founder, Micamera

    THE ORACLE

    An installation by Clément Lambelet and Thomas Le Provost curated by Milo Keller with the support of ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne. [Read more]

    The Oracle has no gender, no ideology, no preconception. An interactive multimedia altar to Photobook: Reset that resides in the foyer of C/O Berlin. Using light and shadow, sound and silence and an artificial intelligence, The Oracle will offer visitors advice and make forecasts about the future of photography, books and life. Analysing data - predictions made by experts participating in the workshops and as well as visitor feedback - it acts as stimulator for future action. In a time of great uncertainties, The Oracle will shine as a beacon questioning our blind faith in technology.

    TAKE PART

  • Take part in Photobook: Reset at C/O Berlin +
  • Join one of six working groups together with photography professionals and attend workshops run by Alain Bieber, Jess Row, Lerato Dumse, Lou Cantor and Nathan Jones. This is an opportunity to be part of an ongoing itinerant research project into the future of the medium.

  • Who can apply? +
  • Anybody interested in rethinking the form and content of photobooks. We are interested in meeting inspiring and motivated people from all kinds of professional fields interested in questioning the way we all work in light of ethical, financial and technological issues. Students are welcome!

  • When can I apply? +
  • Interested applicants can submit their application from August 20 to September 3, 2018. Please note that the workshops will be conducted in English, so a strong proficiency is required to take part. Please submit your application in English.

  • What does the participation of Photobook: Reset cost? +
  • Admitted applicants will be charged a participation fee of 100 Euros, reduced 60 Euros (for students) for a two day program.

  • Applications now closed

  • CONTACTS

  • General enquiries
  • Lloyd Clipston
  • info@selfpublishbehappy.com

  • Press enquiries
  • Trang Vu Thuy
  • vuthuy@co-berlin.org
  • +49 30 284 44 16 41


  • CREDITS

  • Curator
  • Bruno Ceschel

  • Curator at C/O Berlin
  • Ann-Christin Bertrand

  • Assistant Curator
  • Scarlett Dalton

  • Creative Direction
  • Thomas Le Provost

  • © Photobook: Reset / 2018