BOOK TV #06: Lili Reynaud-Dewar: My Epidemic, 2015
Lili Reynaud-Dewar presents books relating to several projects she’s been leading around AIDS and its related debates and issues such as bareback culture, vulnerability, risk, sex and crises, with a particular interest in figures like the French writer Guillaume Dustan or the norvegian artiste Bjarne Melgaard.
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BOOK TV #05: Luca Beeler – Children Books, 2015
Luca Beeler presents a selection of children’s books. In Beeler’s view, children’s books carry a specific set of expectations and aspirations: the romantic concept of the primordial, the “childishly naive”, as well as enlightenment models of education, or the discovery of the child as utopian matter. Children’s books demonstrate rather explicitly how much those narratives are subject to the ideals and ideals of childhood and society. Beeler’s presentation traces the stories and didactics of several examples, from the historical avant-gardes until today.
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BOOK TV #02: Miriam Laura Leonardi – Voilà, 2014
The French weekly paper VOILÀ was founded by Gallimard in 1931 and distributed until World War II. Amongst the contributors were writers such as Albert Londres, Joseph Kessel, Georges Simenon, the aviator Mermoz as well as photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. A selection of articles addressing key events of the past as well as every day matters are reassembled and modified by Leonardi to highlight their ongoing relevancy.