MsHERESIES 5 — WE ARE GOING TO LOSE
Offset printed publication, Amsterdam (Winter 2022 / Launch Winter 2023)
This fifth issue of MsHeresies republishes a selection of texts from Lola Olufemi’s book Experiments in Imagining Otherwise (Hajar Press, 2021). The texts are typeset within a collage of material from the archive of Mukti (1983–7), a publication made by the London-based South Asian feminist collective of the same name. Interviews with Mukti members Chila Kumari Burman and Amina Patel are typeset on the centre spread.
THE BEASTLY AND ARROGANT ONES
Riso-printed A2 poster, Amsterdam/Brussels (Winter 2023)
Exhibition poster for Anna Reutinger’s solo show The Beastly and Arrogant Ones at Chapelle Grant Hospice in Brussels. The title refers to mediaeval texts describing contemporary workers.
Xeroxed A3 poster, Zurich (Winter 2023)
Poster for the public lecture series Care, Disability and Art at the University of Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, Institute of Art History.
Offset iris-print A1 poster, folded to A4, Amsterdam (Autumn 2022)
Poster / portal to the Department of Ornament in the Palace of Typographic Masonry with text by Dirk Vis and in collaboration with Richard Niessen, printed by Zwaan Lenoir.
Letterpress and digital print of collective book design and workshop project, Amsterdam / The Hague (Summer 2022)
Part of the Keywords series of the MA Artistic Research of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Collective design for this version of the annual publication series with writings and images by the students.
REALLY, NO BIGGIE
Riso printed chapbook, Amsterdam / Houston (Summer 2022)
Book design and gutter graphics for Bruce Hainley’s poetry chapbook Really, No Biggie. Riso printed by Terry Bleu.
Offset printed publication, Amsterdam (Summer 2022)
Publication design for the first issue of Booklook, a project by Anouk Beckers, which is resulting in a series of magazines where each issue can unfold into another type of wearable item. This first issue published a text by artist and researcher María Naidich about the Tseltalero dress, a garment created and worn by women from Tseltal and Tojolabal communities in southeastern Mexico. It can be unfolded and worn as an apron. Printed on washable paper at Rob Stolk, Amsterdam.
Papier maché ornament, Amsterdam (Spring 2022)
Ornament to the performance Serenade by Smári Rúnar Róbertsson for Welcome Stranger at Het HEM. In the performance Smári sang the song *Heavy*. Excerpt:
And I’ve grown cold by the fire living out of town
And I’ve grown mean and I’ve grown older
And I’ve grown quiet and I’ve grown tired now
And I’ve grown tired now
And you’ve grown heavy over summer living off the land
And you’ve grown massive eating flowers and small insects
HANDS IN ONION BAGS
Ink painted curtain, Amsterdam (Winter 2022)
*Hands in onion bags, lives permanently interrupted* from Rosalind Belben’s text *Daffodils* republished in MsHeresies 4. Shown at San Serriffe, Amsterdam.
Publication design, Amsterdam (Winter 2022)
Mop Mop is a new multilingual magazine for circulating poetry outside the system of careers, blurbs, and prizes. This first issue, edited by Cato van Schaik and Phil Baber, is published by Amsterdam poetry center Perdu and contains poetry in Dutch and English from Amy De’Ath, Anne Vegter, Astrid Alben, Maria Barnas, Michael Tedja, Peter Manson, Ryan Dobran, and Verity Spott. It is riso printed by Terry Bleu and designed with sampled, reworked, and collaged material from Perdu’s archive.
STUDIUM GENERALE RIETVELD ACADEMIE
Web design (Winter 2022)
Design for the programme and archive website of Studium Generale Rietveld Academie of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Its programme encourages independent thinking and making by allowing knowledge, reflection, and imagination to interact with each other in unorthodox and experimental ways. Web development by Paul Bernhard and in collaboration with studium generale curators Jorinde Seijdel and Jort van der Laan.
MsHERESIES 4 — DAFFODILS
Offset printed publication, Amsterdam (Winter 2021)
This fourth issue of MsHeresies republishes the chapter *Daffodils* — a warped monologue about a domestic poisoning — from Rosalind Belben’s book Is Beauty Good (1989). It is typeset alongside a collage of material from two medieval manuscripts: Isidore of Seville’s Etymologiae and De natura rerum (circa 1130–74), which was illuminated and transcribed by a group of eight nuns at the Benedictine abbey of Munsterbilzen in Maastricht; and the so called Claricia Psalter (late 12th–early 13th century) from the abbey of saints Ulrich and Afra in Augsberg, also made by a group of nuns and named after the novice Claricia who is believed to have drawn herself hanging like the tail of a drop-cap Q in the psalter section of the book.
ANEMONES: A SIMONE WEIL PROJECT
Book design, Amsterdam (Winter 2021)
Poet Lisa Robertson’s Anemones: A Simone Weil Project is part of the *Performance in Residence* programme within If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam. It is curated by Sara Giannini and includes a floral action by Benny Nemer.
The book is offset printed in black and a three-colour iris at Drukkerij Raddraaier. Photo documentation by Temra Pavlovic.
Textile piece, Amsterdam (Summer 2021)
Summer Work is a collaborative textile and monotype print piece (35m2), made while talking about being rigid, flexible, work, how not to, be useful, there for each other, sabotage, delay, dedication, domestic horror, loneliness, repetition, rhyme, rent, spring and summer.
Made together with Asefeh Tayebani, Rosita Kær, Anne Boyer, Moa Holgersson, and Juliet Aaltonen. Shown at bologna.cc, Amsterdam.
Cover artwork, Amsterdam (Summer 2021)
Cover artwork for Unstable Pleasures: Unravelling Desires in More-Than-Human-Worlds written by Hannah Pezzack. Surrounding concepts of eco-erotics, becoming-with, relationality, the compost…