SATURDAY JANUARY 16th  6pm - 8pm

The Powerhouse Arena 37 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Launch of the second issue of ELSE journal, “On Contemplation” (published by Transart Institute) with readings from the journal and a selection of recent publications from the Transart Institute community, followed by signings and a reception.

ELSE issue 2

“The present issue implies several gestures of intromission. One of them is to occupy the term “contemplation,” not only in the mystical sense of the word, but with connotations coming from different fields. Contemplation is conscious gazing, the in-between space by which dualities like inside/outside, mind/body get to be dissolved in order to elevate the content of the form and the experience within it. An intromission is being made by me in order to dissect dimensions of the concept just through the recognition of what is there: seven projects based on conscious beholding and emergence of meanings.” –Guest editor Teobaldo Lagos Preller

Guest editor Teobaldo Lagos Preller is based in Berlin and Barcelona as a writer and a PhD Associate Researcher at the research group Art, Globalization, Interculturality at the Universitat de Barcelona, after finishing the MA in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and the BA in Communication Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. His doctoral thesis is about the relationship between art and the public sphere in Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall, focusing on the production of liminal spaces through art practices. He has collaborated with the Freie Universität Berlin, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Jumex Foundation/Collection, as well as in art and theoretical projects as a curator and writer in Europe and Latin America.

ELSE The Journal of International Art, Literature, Theory and Creative Media is an annual journal that welcomes experimental and alternative forms of representing creative work. Peer-reviewed works, projects, and research thematically gravitating towards memory, forgetting, trauma and the archive; language/image; gender; software, materiality and mediality; international diaspora and post-colonialism; cultural engagement through food; role of art in peace meditation; performance activism; liminality; space/place; temporary architecture; foreignness, wandering ecologies, otherness and the uncanny.

Editor in Chief: Cella

Managing Editor: Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

Published by Transart Institute, e-ISSN: 2334-2765.  The current issue and further information will be found here.

PUBLICATIONS FROM THE TRANSART COMMUNITY In addition to the launch of ELSE journal’s “On Contemplation” issue, the evening will include the presentation of a selection of recent publications from Transartists along with readings, signings, performances and a reception including works by:

Linda Montano Chris Danowski Laura Gonzalez John Newling Angeliki Avgitidou Lynn Book Wolfgang Suetzl Geoff Cox Paula Billups Jaye Moscariello

Transart Triennale New York public program can be found here: