“IA: Hasn’t your work always had a political dimension?
SM: It has been said to. Myself, to put it in a nutshell, I’ve always said that politics, which is the art of compromise—and thank goodness for that—in no way interests me. What does interest me is history. I would add: “Politics interests me to the extent it cuts a slice into history.” But I hate repeating myself. IA: In films such as 2084, your work outlined a hypothetical future. Today, there’s talk of the end of ideologies, you’re saying farewell to films, Godard talks about the death of cinema, the real is no longer all there is … What has been eclipsed for you, even as other things have been born? SM: Malraux had a wonderful formula, which curiously no one has taken up: “The thing that is born where values die, and that does not replace them.” The difficulty of these times is that before bringing in new ideas, we’d have to destroy all the simulacra that the century and its favorite instrument, television, have generated to replace everything that has disappeared. This is why I’m passionate about the new information grid, the Internet, blogs, etc. Inevitably, there’s some slag, but a new culture will be born of it. IA: And what is the culture you see born of it? SM: Our grandchildren will decide. All one can say is that “something” exists. And for now, that’s something. To say more would be fortune-telling, or politics.”
—seeking to make this a more collaborative effort. considering proposals & projects.
THE FUTURE WILL BE….
History repeats itself,
my booklet on display at my favorite bookstore in berlin! i lived on gippstrasse, a block from do you read me?! & taking an afternoon to pour through its contents was always a happy day indeed. i was a full fledged convert, always sporting their fetching tote bag, always a carefully chosen publication in it.
Austellung vom 26. April bis zum 26. Mai 2012 im Reading Room Donnerstags bis Samstags, 12 – 18 Uhr Sonntag 29. April, 12 – 17 Uhr
Apr 23Apr 20
This week was the opening for Archizines at New York’s own Storefront for Art and Architecture. Aside from finally seeing all the amazing publications in the flesh (including our own Towards an Architecture of Opposition), I was excited to see our lovely Benjamin E. Critton’s design for the storefront & program- He never disappoints!
Tomorrow, Saturday, I (mjf) will be presenting a manifesto. History themed! 2 oclock! info here.
Apr 18Apr 13
NoNow is on the wall at 2 years ahead, a great project space / roof top farm by our dear Hong Kong friend Michael & his friends Matt & Glenn. In addition to being an inspiring designer and urban bee keeper, he is NoNow family, having staffed the table the PS1 art book fair last year & living at a 5th column for his time in NY. We are excited to be distributing his New York Zineatthis years book fair!
We are glad to announce NN04, For Hearth & Home: a Ladies Manual of Direct Action.
On the occasion of the NoNow Women’s Colloquium, No Fear of a Female Planet, Melissa J. Frost compiled this in conjunction with her presentation on suffragette tactics & banners. While this was made in an edition of 30 for attendees only, an expanded edition will be offered soon to the public here.
No Now presents: No Fear of a Female Planet, a Woman’s colloquium
March 1st is Matronalia, the roman celebration of women. March is also women’s history month. To celebrate & contemplate all that we women have & will accomplish, we’d like to host a cooperative presentation party followed by discourse & revelry in the baths.
+7:00 // vino & veritas. +7:30 sharp // presentations begin. projector / laptop provided for supporting materials. shoot for 10 mins covering any womanly subject of your interest. share topic in comments when possible plz to avoid overlap & build excitement! +9:00 // in true roman fashion, we parade across the street to go to the baths at the viridian / melrose place. for real, saunas/pool, so please bring your gear. +10 // baths close & perhaps, we overtake some desolate dive or return to projector to watch thelma & louise or some other lady thrillers.
*celebratory party attire encouraged! we dress to impress only ourselves!
****FEMALE IDENTIFIED PARTICIPANTS ONLY****
PACKING OUR BAGS
Nov 18Nov 11
Upon its one year anniversary, NoNow has birthed its best yet, in an image of its own likeness.