Friday, 19 May 2017
Piiptsjilling – Fiif
‘Fiif’ is the new and fifth album by Piiptsjilling, to be released on June 23rd by Peter Foolen Editions.
Piiptsjilling consists of Jan & Romke Kleefstra (Alvaret Ensemble, Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra, etc.), Mariska Baars (soccer Commitee) and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek). They combine poetry with vocals, guitars and electronics. Whether in the studio or live, they always improvise. Without much discussion, they just start, and the music magically pours out, sometimes ethereally beautiful and at other times abstract and noisy.
Jan Kleefstra’s poems are in Frisian, a language most listeners won’t literally understand, but can just as well be experienced on a musical level, adding a sense of mysterious melancholy to the music.
‘Fiif’ doesn’t so much mark a new chapter for the band, but rather an organic progression of their sound. There’s a rougher edge to it then on previous albums like Wurdskrieme (Experimedia, 2010) or Moarntiids (Midira, 2014), and Mariska’s vocals have gained an even more important role.
The album was recorded at Studio Landscape in Gau and mastered by Lawrence English at 158, Brisbane, Australia, and will be released on cd and as download.
The CD is released in an edition of 300 copies and comes in a vinyl transparent sleeve containing a folded poster with an image of a painting by Mariska Baars and the lyrics in Frisian and English.
Fiif is available for pre-order for 8 euro at
or email me
After 23 June the price is 10 euro
more info about Piiptsjilling and its members
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Surface Mail (or the limitations of magic)
courrier par voie de surface (ou les limites de la magie)
3 March – 10 June 2017
Le Centre des livres d'artistes
1 Place Attane
87500 – Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
curated by Peter Foolen with Peter Liversidge and Didier Mathieu
Claudia Losi – How do I imagine being there?
Book launch and talk
Friday 19 May 2017 at 7:00pm
Italian Cultural Institute
39, Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8NX
The artist will be present and in dialogue with Carlo Maiolini.
Unlike A Drawn Line A Walked Line Can Never Be Erased
10 May – 15 July 2017
Galleria Michela Rizzo
Giudecca 800 Q
Galleria Michela Rizzo presents Unlike A Drawn Line A Walked Line Can Never Be Erased, a solo exhibition featuring works by the artist Hamish Fulton. The exhibition displays what Fulton now calls weaving, the walks that relate with other walks. Invisible footsteps connects four previous walks that are the guided climb to the summit of Marmolada Dolomities in 2004, a seven day walk from and to Bocca di Magra at sea level via the top of Monte Sagro and marble extraction in Carrara in 2007, a five day walk from the mountains downstream to the sea past the Marmolada to Venice in 2012, the one hour walk with 216 participant across and back on stone paving lines of the courtyard at Palazzo Ducale in Venice in 2015 and the more recently eight day coast to coast road walk from Bocca di Magra, via the Seminario Tunnel, ended with the full moon of March in Venice in 2017.
© Galleria Michela Rizzo, Hamish Fulton – Unlike A Drawn Line A Walked Line Can Never Be Erased, 2017
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Book signing of copies of The Egyptian Postures at The Everyday Press table, and the book Becoming Invisible is being read as part of the Endless Book Club presented by Self Publish, Be Happy.
on Saturday 20 May 2017
Offprint, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
Ian Whittlesea – The Egyptian Postures
144 Pages, 21 x 15 cm
Casebound in gold cloth with red foil and red page edges
Black & white text, with twelve photographs and 31 line drawings
Printed in Europe by SYL Barcelona
Edition of 1000 copies
Published by The Everyday Press, London
Friday, 5 May 2017
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Ian Whittlesea – The Egyptian Postures
Book launch on Thursday 4th May 2017, 7-9pm
65 Hanbury Street
The Egyptian Postures
Dr. Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha’nish
The Egyptian Postures is a guide to the most advanced Mazdaznan exercises that Johannes Itten taught his students at the Bauhaus. Often performed while singing or humming the postures were intended to activate glands and re-channel internal energies, stirring the blood in ways that contributed to the perpetual evolution of humanity. They were also said to induce auto-illumination, the participant’s body generating an intense light from within.
This edition of Dr. Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha’nish’s original instructions has been newly edited and illustrated by Ian Whittlesea with images of actor Ery Nzaramba demonstrating the postures and an in-depth essay by Pádraic E. Moore that explores the relationships between esoteric movements, their racial theories and early modernism's embrace and eventual dismissal of the occult, Mazdaznan and Itten.
144 pages, hardcover casebound in gold cloth with red foil and red page edges
edition of 1000
published by The Every Day Press
special launch price £ 25, a limited edition Riso print produced at Libreria will accompany the first 50 copies purchased
Thursday, 20 April 2017
3 May – 3 June 2017
21 Cork Street
London W1S 3LZ
image © 2017, Carol Robertson, Flowers London
Carol Robertson – Star, 2016, oil on canvas, 180 x 180 cm
Stars evoke for me the universe and the heavens. They are mysterious unobtainable points of light that draw me into the infinity of the cosmos, each one an inspiration, but together a miracle of unbearable beauty. The circle is a symbol of wholeness and completion, the never-ending line, yet the points of a star hugely increase that external line as one follows the radiations outwards from their luminous centre-point. In painting, the time taken to travel that extra distance becomes a meditation.