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Available Now: Side Magazine,
An Acrobats

Collage by Yasmine d’O.
Bergen Assembly, our convener Saâdane Afif, and executive editor Yasmine d’O. are pleased to publish the seventh issue of Side Magazine, dedicated to the figure of an Acrobats.

Dear Acrobats, what kind of incredible figures are you going to unravel today before our stunned eyes?

Seven contributors shed light on this figure: Jörg Heiser takes us on an ever-twisting journey through the universal force of gravity; Anton Escher looks at how a group of Moroccan acrobats have been invited around the world to demonstrate their prowess, participating in the modern tradition of highly-skilled migration; Anri Sala and Tacita Dean contextualise Sala’s work A Spurious Emission (2007); Gerald Bär tells us how Fernando Pessoa used specific literary strategies to encourage the sense of strangeness in himself; Eran Schaerf brings to life his many inner voices, which inhabit the script of his performance Blinded in Remembering the Present? Ask Franz; and finally, curator Marcella Lista offers us a journey through La Ribot’s conceptual Distinguished Pieces series, with selected pages from the legendary choreographer’s notebooks published as facsimiles.

Executive Editor: Yasmine d’O.
Chief Editor: Louisa Elderton
Associate Editor: Jonas von Lenthe
Concept: Saâdane Afif
Editorial Coordinator: Alix Chambaud
Research Assistant: Eirini Fountedaki
Translators:  Christoph Jehlicka, Nina Kettiger
Proofreader: Diane Fortenberry
Design: Neue Gestaltung, Berlin

    The editorial committee for an Acrobats is comprised of Saâdane Afif, Anna Bühler, Alix Chambaud, Louisa Elderton, Eirini Fountedaki, Jonas von Lenthe, Yasmine d’O., Pit Stenkhoff, Kirsten Wandschneider, and Asya Yaghmurian.

    Bergen Assembly thanks the City of Bergen and the Arts Council of Norway for supporting this project. Thanks also goes to Ministère de la Culture, Institut Français Deutchland, PERSPEKTIVE and CRAVAN for supporting Side Magazine: An Acrobats.

Side Magazine is published by Wirklichkeit Books.

Order your copy:
Within Norway at Tekstallmenningen.no, or elsewhere at Wirklichkeitbooks.com

Bergen Assembly 2022
Exhibition: 8.9. — 6.11.2022
Opening Days: 8.9. — 11.9.2022 

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