Animal Shelter Issue 2
Fleeting, ephemeral, non-digital and non-hierarchical, Animal Shelter is, as Alex Gartenfeld wrote in Interview, “a loose collection of texts, sequenced like a mixtape” and dedicated to visions of real freedom in the present. Gathered around a long conversation with philosopher Paul Virilio on “The Littoral as Final Frontier,” conducted on the first day of the “flash crack” collapse of the European markets, Issue 2 features fiction, art work, poetry, conversations and essays by Dodie Bellamy, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Moyra Davey, Robert Dewhurst, Ben Ehrenreich, Matt Fishbeck, Veronica Gonzalez, Bruce Hainley, Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, Sylvere Lotringer, Alistair McCartney, Slava Mogutin, Eileen Myles, Jed Ochmanek, George Porcari, Michael Rashkow, Shlomo Sand, Margie Schnibbe, Sarah Wang and others.
“… At the Liberation … I discovered a coast that had been off limits during the entire war. For a child, the discovery of that seascape was an extraordinary moment, the end f the world, the finisterre; the discovery of freedom as well as an endless, negative horizon where there is nothing but the horizon, nothing but fluid dynamics.” — Paul Virilio, “The Littoral as Final Frontier”
Debuting in 2008, Animal Shelter 1 summoned the underground press sex culture of the 1970s as an intellectual conduit. The new issue evokes the suspended atmosphere of a world drifting in limbo; analysis laced with an undertow of oblivion.
Desublimation, digression, negative monument, catastrophe, shadows, horror and sexiness, Gay Sunshine, blue line …
Editor: Hedi El Kholti
Cover: Matt Fishbeck
$12 (Few Copies)
William E. Jones”
Roehr/Warhol/Rocco/Lynde is an investigation of four figures from high and low culture through appropriated quotes and documents. The connections between this disparate group (a German post-minimalist artist, plus three Americans – the Pop artist, a pioneering gay erotic filmmaker, and a television star of the 1960s and 70s) become clear as the footnotes, footnotes within footnotes, et cetera, unfold in a parody of an academic text.
Originally written as program notes for Elective Affinities, a Hammer Museum screening series co-curated by Larry Johnson, the book has been revised and illustrated for publication by William E. Jones. 40 Pages • $15.00 • Limited Edition •
Independence evokes a foundational moment in Pierre Guyotat’s life, while he was serving as a soldier during the Algerian war: his arrest andimprisonment by French military security for political rebellion.
This text was written for a special issue of the Nouvelle Revue Française, the literary magazine which greatly contributed to shaping French literary history during the course of the twentieth century. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publishing company, Les Editions Gallimard, which houses the magazine, each contributor was invited to submit a text written in relation to a novel which they felt encapsulated the century.
Independence was published on the occasion of a series of readings organized with Pierre Guyotat in the US, April–May 2011. 28 Pages • $10.00 • Limited Edition •
ANIMAL SHELTER ISSUE 1
Fleeting, and non-hierarchical, Animal Shelter is part intellectual journal, part DIY ‘zine. Eclectic but highly focused, the journal looks towards non-privatized forms of sexuality as a cultural conduit.
Featuring new work by Tony Duvert, Bruce Benderson, Gary Boas, Jennifer Doyle, Chris Kraus, Adbellah Taïa, Elke Krystufek, Masha Tupitsyn, Ariana Reines and others.
Editor: Hedi El Kholti and Paul Gellman
Cover: Matt Fishbeck
“Loving Boys”, Semiotext(e)
Special Intervention Series 2, (Summer 1980) Rare newsprint copies
Interviews with Kate Millet, Michel Foucault, Guy Hocquenghem, Mark Blasius, Sylvère Lotringer, David Thorstad and Mark Moffet
General editor: Sylvère Lotringer
Art Editor: Joseph Kosuth