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Expanded Publishing Fest #1 | Report and Stream Archive

March 19th, 2024

Expanded Publishing Fest
12 January 2024

triple book launch * micro book fair * tactical television * club night

Small publishers, authors, artists, designers, activists, programmers, and researchers worldwide have been gathering at the Institute of Network Cultures to experiment with new forms of publishing since 2004. On 12 January, we celebrated 20 years of INC publishing at the Expanded Publishing Fest.
This is the report of the event and the archival page of the live stream program of that evening.

19:00-21:30 📖  Triple Books Launch & Live Stream Art 📹

During the Expanded Publishing Fest, we launched three special INC publications. In between the publication launches, friends and collaborators joined us on stage for conversations about expanded publishing. This program was broadcast live on The Void, a research project and audiovisual platform for experimental publishing and artistic research started by the INC in 2022.

Program Outline: 

19:30-19:40: Welcome by hosts Carolina Pinto, Sepp Eckenhaussen, and Tommaso Campagna.

19:40-20:00: Launch of Screentime Airtime Facetime, our first ever event-as-book, edited by Carolina Pinto and Senka Milutinović. This publication on forms of hybridity in culture is the final result of our research project Going Hybrid. Designers Lukas Engelhardt and Paul Bille will present the book together with editors Senka and Carolina, and host Sepp.

Photo by: Jordi Viader Guerrero

20:00-20:30: Conversation on expanded publishing – what happens behind and beyond the book? Uitgeverij Spookstad, HumDrumPress, and Outline in conversation with hosts Carolina and Sepp.

20:30-20:50: Launch of De bevrijding van het mecenaatedited by Sepp Eckenhaussen, the 49th book in the most prolific INC series Theory on Demand. This book, published in collaboration with Platform Beeldende Kunst, critically examines the rising power of philanthropists in the Dutch visual arts. Platform BK’s co-directors Jeannette Slütter en Harriet Morley will join editor and host Sepp on stage.

20:50-21:05: On the occasion of 20 years of Institute of Network Cultures, founders Geert Lovink and Emilie Randoe discuss the origins of the INC.

Photo by: Sofia Lee @lofisofi / sofi.pics

21:05-21:25: Launch of Semiotics of the End by Alessandro Sbordoni, the first book in our new series Network Notions, a pamphlet-like series that are produced, printed, and distributed entirely in-house by the INC. For the launch, author Alessandro will join editors Chloë Arkenbout, Geert Lovink, and Tommaso Campagna on stage.

Photo by: Sofia Lee @lofisofi / sofi.pics

21:25-22:00: Hybrid togetherness and digital performance with UKRAiNATV. Calling in from Krakow, Rom Dziadkieviz and Gleb Dovzuk will first speak with hosts Geert, Tommaso, and Giulia Timis, and then give an online performance. For this hybrid togetherness, we’re using the experimental conferencing app Mumler, created by artist and INC researcher Aga Antkowiak.

19:00-21:30 📚  Micro Book Fair

In parallel to the live program, the Micro Book Fair took place. Independent cultural publishers from the INC network presented their publications. The participating publishers were:

Institute of Network Cultures
Outline – Publishing Platform and Floating Collective
Platform BK
Starfish Books
Uitgeverij Spookstad
Errant Journal

You can read more about the concept of the Micro Book Fair and the work of each participating publisher here.

22:00-03:00 🎶 Club Night

After the live program and book fair, the Expanded Publishing Fest turned into a club night.

Line up:

  • 22:15-22:40: Performance by ReX Collins (live)
  • 22:40-01:00: DJ set by Silver Pearl
  • 01:00-03:00: DJ set by Justin Case b2b Power Switch
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