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Format : 18,5cm x 18,5cm (Saddle Stitch binding)
Inserted in a hand printed paper bag (29cm x 21,5cm) ; 12 pages
Tirage : 150 copies, hand numbered, includes a hyperlink to download seven improvisations (keyboards, voice, synthesizers and objets; 38 minutes).
Language : French
À La Becque is a semi-digital sonorous publication documenting the meeting of three musicians during their brief stay at La Becque, an artist residency in La Tour-de-Peilz (Switzerland). Both a digital album and artist book, the publication comprises 12 pages printed on a risograph, and includes a hyperlink to download seven improvisations (keyboards, voice, synthesizers and objects; 38 minutes).
To listen : https://lefruitvertetdelphinedora.bandcamp.com/
Format : 140 x 105 mm; 98 pages
ISBN : 978-2-9814330-5-3
Edition of 400, including 25 numbered copies with an intervention by the author.
In French (titles and credits). The book contains no text.
Les confessions is a recent project that reflects Sophie Jodoin’s ongoing preoccupation with the interaction of language with images. While books act as raw material for the work, language functions as its mode of articulation. Through a series of feminine surnames, Les confessions chronicles a plural (her)story. As both declarations and silent testimonies, these multiple voices form a collective portrait, a rewriting of women’s social and political bodies where the reader is invited to fill in the voids.
D’un érotisme botanique (A Botany of Eros)
Format: 140 x 105 mm; 56 pages
Edition of 250, including 25 numbered copies with four-leaf clover.
French-English translation by Simon Brown
A Botany of Eros is both a sonic artwork and a poetic coming-of-age story where the author phlegmatically looks to the plant world to explore her own psyche. Mouchous’s writing is one of metamorphosis, articulating the desire to dialogue in real time with our plant relatives. This debut book also includes a downloadable 18-minute sound piece (voice and synthesizers).
Roches rencontrées (Stones Met)
Format: 140 x 105 mm; 58 pages
Edition of 250, including 25 numbered copies with a drawing by the author.
French-English translation by Jen Leigh Fisher
Stones Met is an inventory of the objects and materials artist Anne-F Jacques uses in her sonic and kinetic assemblages. Through their weights and textures, and her accounts of meeting them, Jacques retraces a small part of their biographies, inviting the reader into a veritable microcosm of obstinate objects. This debut book also includes a selection of recent drawings from the artist’s notebooks.
Nude de chose de même
Format: 140 x 105 mm; 78 pages
Edition of 200, including 25 numbered copies with handwritten intervention by the author. Second edition (2019) of 100 copies.
French / English
Nude de chose de même is both a book of hermetic poetry and a sonic artwork. After triggering an outpouring of words through a sound improvisation, the author rearranges and reappropriates them with his voice. Out of the shadows of process emerges a dialogue between desubjectified subjects and impossible objects. A download of the accompanying sound pieces (13 tracks, 26 minutes) is included.
Format: 140 x 105 mm; 54 pages
Edition of 250, including 25 numbered copies with an intervention by the author. Second edition (2019) of 100 copies.
In French only
Mollesse dure is an action narrative. There is an activity, and the conditions necessary for the activity to take place. There are non-conditions, a breather that observes, an inside and an outside, too many guests arriving, family and freedom (both decorative). There is softness and hardness, and (in this particular case) the transition from one state to another.
Moving the Sleeping Images of Things Towards the Light
Format: 140 x 105 mm; 88 pages
Edition of 300, including 40 numbered copies with a section from 16 mm film All That Rises. Second edition (2015) of 200 copies.
English-French translation by Patrick Poulin.
With this cahier-like book, Daïchi Saïto proposes a personal reflection on language and images that doesn’t attempt to theorize practice, but rather recounts it. Saïto doesn’t present himself as an expert, but rather a simple observer of that which occurs. Moving the Sleeping Images of Things Towards the Light is a debut publication for Saïto, primarily a filmmaker and cofounder of Montréal film collective Double Negative. The preface is signed by André Habib, experimental film expert and professor of Film Studies at Université de Montréal. The original text in English is included.
LE LAPS’ CATALOGUE
6 books (regular editions)
Moving the Sleeping Images of Things Towards the Light, Daïchi Saïto
Mollesse dure, Simon Brown – In French only
Nude de chose de même, Alexandre St-Onge
Roches rencontrées (Stones Met), Anne-F Jacques
D’un érotisme botanique (A Botany of Eros), Émilie Mouchous
Les confessions, Sophie Jodoin – In French (titles and credits)