Feminist Publishing

Can We Rule It Out? Collective Ideas for keeping sexual abuse out of art spaces
Mai Abu ElDahab, Naira Antoun, Habiba Effat et al
Mophradat - 10.00€ -

“With this collection of texts, reflections, questions, documents, we invite our readers, colleagues, and peer organizations to engage in difficult, often fraught, discussions about sexual abuse in art spaces. We do not want these conversations to always start at zero, as if a lot of work around sexual abuse hasn’t been done already. There is copious activism, scholarship, and creativity on this topic, if one wants to find it. What this publication would like to do is contribute to the work that has already been done and to be a waypost toward what remains to be done.”

Commissioned and edited by: Karim Kattan and Mai Abu ElDahab
Contributors are Adam HajYahia, Habiba Effat, Karim Kattan, Mai Abu ElDahab, Marnie Slater, Naira Antoun, and Salma El Tarzi

Notes compiled and written by Ahmed Medhat, Marina Samir, Nana Abuelsoud, and Salma El Tarzi, with edits and comments by Sahar Mandour
Translation from Egyptian Arabic of “Notes on Justice” by Yasmine Haj
Copyedited and proofread by Jenifer Evans
Designed by Loraine Furter and Naïma Ben Ayed

MsHeresies 5 — We Are Going to Lose
Elisabeth Rafstedt & Johanna Ehde
Rietlanden Women's Office - 20.00€ -  out of stock

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.

MsHeresies 4 — Daffodils
Elisabeth Rafstedt & Johanna Ehde
Rietlanden Women's Office - 10.00€ -  out of stock

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.

Ill Feelings
Alice Hattrick
Feminist Press - 18.00€ -  out of stock

An intrepid, galvanizing meditation on illness, disability, feminism, and what it means to be alive.

In 1995 Alice’s mother collapsed with pneumonia. She never fully recovered and was eventually diagnosed with ME, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Then Alice got ill. Their symptoms mirrored their mother’s and appeared to have no physical cause; they received the same diagnosis a few years later. Ill Feelings blends memoir, medical history, biography and literary nonfiction to uncover both of their case histories, and branches out into the records of ill health that women have written about in diaries and letters.

Their cast of characters includes Virginia Woolf and Alice James, the poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Emily Dickinson, John Ruskin’s lost love Rose la Touche, the artist Louise Bourgeois and the nurse Florence Nightingale.

Continuity Girl
Naomi Pearce
Unbidden Tongues - 9.00€ -  out of stock

Unbidden Tongues #7: Continuity Girl unpacks the ‘forensic feminist methodology’ developed by writer, curator and administrator Naomi Pearce. Informed by research conducted in various personal archives of women administrators of artist studio spaces in London from the 1970s until now, the components of Pearce’s writing span mortuary field notes, interview transcripts, intimate first-person accounts and an auto-fictive mystery novella. These various evidentiary approaches blend to form an unconventional casebook that puts forward the complicating factors underpinning the process of writing history in the first place.

In this particular title, the biographical lens focuses on Shirley Read—a photographer, writer, teacher, administrator and oral historian, whose work has been largely overlooked, until now.

Oral Informants
Janet McCalman
Unbidden Tongues - 8.00€ -  out of stock

Unbidden Tongues #4: Oral Informants draws on the work of Australia social historian Janet McCalman who, in 1998, published a comprehensive history of the Melbourne Women’s Hospital. Written through the medical records of the women who were at one time or another the hospital’s temporary residents, McCalman’s account draws on a vast archive of 14,000 gynaecology records and over 70,000 midwifery records to build the hospital’s history through the administrative documents that litter its archive. Composed of an article written by McCalman in 1999 as well as a case file of original nursing notes, Oral Informants presents the process of penning a (medical) history lesson uniquely based in the oral testimony of women.

2021, 32 pages (b/w ill.), 14 × 22.5 cm, English

The Nick of Time
Rosmarie Waldrop
New Directions Publishing - 17.00€ -  out of stock

A philosophical tour de force melding astrophysics and grief by the American maestra of the prose poem.

"If memory serves, it was five years ago that yours began to refuse," Rosmarie Waldrop writes to her husband in The Nick of Time. "Does it feel like crossing from an open field into the woods, the sunlight suddenly switched off? Or like a roof without edge or frame, pushed sideways in time?" Ten years in the making, Waldrop's phenomenally beautiful new collection explores the felt nature of existence as well as gravity and velocity, the second hemisphere of time, mortality and aging, language and immigration, a Chinese primer, the artist Hannah Höch, and dwarf stars. Of one sequence, "White Is a Color," first published as a chapbook, the Irish poet Billy Mills wrote, "In what must be less than 1000 words, Waldrop says more about the human condition and how we explore it through words than most of us would manage in a thousand pages." Love blooms in the cut, in the gap, in the nick between memory and thought, sentence and experience. Like the late work of Cézanne, Waldrop's art has found a new way of seeing and thinking that "vibrates on multiple registers through endless, restless exploration" (citation for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize).

 

Another Gaze Journal 05
Daniella Shreir, Missouri Williams (Eds.)
Another Gaze Journal - 15.00€ -  out of stock

Including writing about Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Linda Manz, Sadie Benning, Sarah Maldoror, Cecilia Mangini, Agnes Martin, Peggy Ahwesh, Kira Muratova, Alina Szapocznikow, Jean Genet and more… 

On subjects including an interrogation on cinephilia and gender, surveillance, infant observation during the pandemic and the screen as psychic portal, Beirut on film, devotional labour, prisons during lockdown, the notion of solidarity, reproduction and futurity, and much more... Roundtables about Sarah Maldoror; hands and fate, work, pleasure, touch, and surveillance; early women's travel films… 

Plus, the year in review… 

Featuring writing and contributions by María Palacios Cruz, Lizzie Borden, Kathryn Scanlan, Yasmina Price, Nicolas Russell, Rebecca Liu, Georgie Carr, Pooja Rangan, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Nuotama Bodomo, Phoebe Campion, Janaina Olivera, Cassie da Costa, Frank Beauvais, AS Hamrah, Awa Konaté and many more…

Bébé
Chloé Delchini, Mona Hackl
Bébé Press - 6.00€ -  out of stock

Bébé c'est de la presse féminine, bébé c'est une édition qui a du corps, bébé c'est des textes qui ont du chien, bébé c'est des images qui on du coffre, bébé aboie bébé aboie, bébé arrive en bande, bébé aime quand ça déborde, bébé c'est pas biba, bébé c'est nrv, bébé sur ton chevet, dans tes réunions tupperware, dans ton sac à main, bébé c'est ___ !

The Hologram: Feminist, Peer-To-Peer Health for a Post-Pandemic Future
Cassie Thornton
Pluto Press - 20.00€ -  out of stock

In an era when capitalism leaves so many to suffer and to die, with neoliberal 'self-care' offering little more than a bandaid, how can we take health and care back into our hands? In The Hologram, Cassie Thornton puts forward a bold vision for revolutionary care: a viral, peer-to-peer feminist health network. The premise is simple: three people - a 'triangle' - meet on a regular basis, digitally or in person, to focus on the physical, mental and social health of a fourth - the 'hologram'. The hologram, in turn, teaches their caregivers how to give and also receive care; each member of their triangle becomes a hologram for another, different triangle, and so the system expands. Drawing on radical models developed in the Greek solidarity clinics during a decade of crisis, and directly engaging with discussions around mutual aid and the coronavirus pandemic, The Hologram develops the skills and relationships we desperately need for the anti-capitalist struggles of the present, and the post-capitalist society of the future. One part art, one part activism, one part science fiction, this book offers the reader a guide to establishing a Hologram network as well as reflections on this cooperative work in progress.

Cassie Thornton is an artist and activist from the US, currently living in Canada. She refers to herself as a feminist economist, a title that frames her work as that of a social scientist actively preparing for the economics of a future society that produces health and life without the tools that reproduce oppression, like money, police or prisons. 

Girls Like Us #11 - Economy
Jessica Geysel, Sara Kaaman, Katja Mater, Marnie Slater (eds.)
Girls Like Us - 8.00€ -  out of stock

Framed as inescapable, indescribable, uncontrollable and essential, economies are everywhere. Oppressive and enabling, lucrative and undervalued, there are economies that trade our emotional labour, desires, love, fertility, time, minds, queerness, politics and clicks. There are economies that we can control and that control us, and those that we can subvert to serve our collectives. A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound, in a conversation with a cat, an app-enabled journey through a rainy Shanghai night, in the margins between intimacy and power, in the kitchen, with your record collection, under the tip of the iceberg, at the foot of a tower she built, dancing at the lesbian bar.

Girls Like Us #8 - Family
Jessica Geysel, Sara Kaaman, Katja Mater, Marnie Slater (eds.)
Girls Like Us - 8.00€ -  out of stock

Dear Lovers, Sisters, Brothers, Mothers, Adopted Aunts, Long Lost Fathers, Half-cousins, Wives, Black Sheep and Partners In Crime

As you know, we have a soft spot for collectives, collaborations, friendships and support structures. People doing things with other people: loving, working, organizing, living. These strategies for surviving together form an underlying thread throughout all our issues. This time we wanted to look more closely at one way of naming these friendly constellations: FAMILY.

Girls Like Us #7 - Body
Jessica Geysel, Sara Kaaman, Katja Mater, Marnie Slater (eds.)
Girls Like Us - 8.00€ -  out of stock

120 pages exploring the body and bodies, inside out and outside in. Bodies that dance and move. Bodies making waves. Body double. Bodies at work and working with the body. Using the body as an instrument. The body as medium and massage of touch and being touched. The single, singular body as the very basis for a ‘we’.

Interviews with image ingenue K8 Hardy, filmmaker Babette Mangolte, writer Jina Khayyer and documentarist Mariah Garnett. Essays by Derica Shields and Crystal Campell. Plus 7 Q&A's with healers, herbalist and modern witches. Beautiful bodily artists series and last but not least – horoscopic aphrodisiacs.

Girls Like Us #6 - Secrets
Jessica Geysel, Sara Kaaman, Katja Mater, Marnie Slater (eds.)
Girls Like Us - 8.00€ -

A secret can be a private space for self-creation – or a shared site of pleasure.

We explore secrets in a plethora of forms and contexts. From layered accounts of mediaeval ecstasy to the unexplored sensory experience of smell. From camouflaged play to queer readings of astrological charts and the hidden history of house music. From a very analog point of view to the outskirts of the internet.

Girls Like Us #4 - New Options
Jessica Geysel, Sara Kaaman, Katja Mater, Marnie Slater (eds.)
Girls Like Us - 8.00€ -  out of stock

These days, if you call someone to go for a drink or a walk in the park, the obvious answer is: 'Sorry, I'm too busy'. Too busy with what? What do you do all day in your studio or office, bar or dancefloor, spending precious time on 'work'? And what makes it different from labouring? Do we slave for money – or no money – building on a system that is doomed to collapse? Or do we build on a new future where work and play are equal? When we work on our own initiatives and with a self-generated goal, would that still be called work? In this issue: other voices, other routes.

Girls Like Us #13 - The Club Scene
GLU (eds.)
Girls Like Us - 10.00€ -  out of stock

There can never be enough queer spaces, and the club is as good a place as any to begin an exploration. For generations, the club has been a space of legend, gossip, hearsay, and queer history, a place to gather and build community, to feel safe and experiment. The editors of ‘Girls Like Us’ decided to make a guest-edited issue centred around queer architecture back in 2019, long before the pandemic hit. They found the Swedish queer art and architecture collective MYCKET to fill this role, and later also realised how much club spaces were missed in pandemic times. Because, missing clubbing is one thing, but not being able to dance is something else entirely.

EAAPES – reader #2
Clara Pacotte, Charlotte Houette (edx.)
The Cheapest University - 21.00€ -  out of stock

Recherches du groupe EAAPES initié par Clara Pacotte et Charlotte Houette autour des questions queer et de féminismes dans la littérature de science-fiction/fiction spéculative.

Contient des traductions de nouvelles de plusieurs autriX tirées du recueil Sisters of the Revolution publié par Ann & Jeff Vandermeer, des interviews, des textes originaux, des articles plus contemporains, des extraits de fictions déjà publiées.

Les textes en langue étrangère sont tous traduits en français.

Avec les contributions de Alexia Foubert, Antoine Trapp, Ariane Sirota, Barbara Sirieix, Camille Pageard, Dora Diamant, Hélène Baril, Laetitia Paviani, Loraine Furter, Louise Truc, Luz De Amor, Mélodie Simonnet, Mirion Malle, Rosanna Puyol, Roxanne Maillet, Théo Robine Langlois.

Pub. dec 2018

EAAPES — reader #1
Clara Pacotte, Charlotte Houette (edx.)
The Cheapest University - 21.00€ -  out of stock

Recherches du groupe EAAPES initié par Clara Pacotte et Charlotte Houette autour des questions queer et de féminismes dans la littérature de science-fiction/fiction spéculative.

Contient des traductions des essais de Joanna Russ du recueil To Write Like A Woman, des interviews à la Wiscon, des textes originaux, des articles plus contemporains, des extraits de fictions déjà publiées.

Les textes en langue étrangère sont tous traduits en français.

Avec les contributions de Adèle Iris, Adèle Rolland, Maïwenn Le Mouée, Esmé Planchon, Nana Benamer, Josèfa Ntjam, FLG.

Pub. 2018

Another Gaze Journal 04
Daniella Shreir (ed.)
Another Gaze Journal - 15.00€ -  out of stock

Including essays about Madeline Anderson, Lorenza Mazzetti, Laure Prouvost, Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong, Agnieszka Holland’s Spoor, Susan Sontag’s filmmaking career, Storm De Hirsch, Zia Anger, Ashley Connor, Bruce LaBruce, Pina Bausch/Chantal Akerman, Magdalena Montezuma, Rebecca Horn, Anne Charlotte Robertson, Zhu Shengze, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Maya Da-Rin, Camila Freitas, Gong Li

An in-depth Afro-Brazilian roundtable with Tatiana Carvalho Costa, Janaina Oliveira, Everlane Moraes and Kênia Freitas; sections on Kira Muratova and Anne Charlotte Robertson; essays on subtitles, diffractive cinemas, ecocriticism/the anthropocene, literary adaptations, intimacy coordinators, strike on film, representing the internet,

Interviews with Betzy Bromberg, Zia Anger & Ashley Connor, Brett Story, Amandine Gay, Andrea Luka Zimmerman & Therese Henningsen

Experimental criticism from Kathryn Scanlan, Jen Calleja and Elissa Suh.

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