Keren Cytter

  • A Life Coaching

    A Life Coaching

    Keren Cytter

    An incomplete guide for life. Each person written about is represented by a letter, and when an object turns into a subject it is marked in bold.

    The form of life coaching described in this book won't lead the reader to social recognition or financial success. If one of the two occurs after reading this text, it is a coincidence. This book aims to expose the owners of an innocent heart to reality's true structures and to utilize them for spiritual growth so their soul and body evaporate into the abstract.

    This book was written from the middle. The contents of these pages have been modified numerous times. Notes were taken, ideas were rewritten—the ones that survived bare the most essential guidelines and wisdom for life.

    Copublished with Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Terminal

    Terminal

    Keren Cytter and Nora Schultz

    After Jennifer Lopez graced the 2000 Grammys red carpet in that now-iconic plunging Versace number, the Internet was so overloaded with search requests that Google had no choice but to invent a new function: image search. "At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen," Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt wrote. "But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted—J.Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born." —New York Post, April 9, 2015

    Terminal is an artist book conceived by Nora Schultz and Keren Cytter. Its title and logic follow Schultz's latest performance, Terminal + at Tate Modern, London (2014), and the exhibition “I'm Honda” at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2015). Nora Schultz used Google's image search on her own documentation to create an unexpected, ever-expanding narrative of digital associations. She then invited nine artists to contribute to this narrative. Together with the image search, Schultz's own texts and drawings create a new tale that deals with ideas such as authorship, copyright, surveillance, and documentation. It kicks off with Ilan Bachl's diary, continues with rippled text by Ulla Rossek, and ends with an item from the Daily Mail about a couple who share their home with a Bengal tiger.

    Contributors Ei Arakawa, Ilan Bachl, Keren Cytter, Matthew Dipple, Genoveva Filipovic, Dan Poston and David Zuckerman, Ulla Rossek, Nora Schultz, Sam Siwe

    • Paperback $19.95
  • Noon on the Moon

    Noon on the Moon

    Poetic Series #4

    Fiona Bryson and Keren Cytter

    The fourth issue in the “Poetic Series” is a seasonally themed special issue, a festive anthology composed of contributions from more than twenty writers and artists. Each interpreting the theme in an unconventional and abstract sense, it is an alternative omnibus of everyone's favorite and most controversial holiday. Noon on the Moon's title comes from a poem by Barry Schwabsky, featured alongside poetry by Charles Bernstein, Judith Goldman and Dorothea Lasky, prose by Veronica Gonzalez Peña, Andreas Schlaegel and Sarah Wang, amongst others. Artwork is provided in the form of a colorful collection of romance covers illustrated by Vicki Khuzami.

    The “Poetic Series” brings together works of poetry and literature in combination with visual art, introducing young as well as established writers concerned with challenging the boundaries of traditional forms of narrative. Initiated by Keren Cytter and coedited with Fiona Bryson.

    Copublished with A.P.E (Art Projects Era)

    Contributors Luna Miguel, Dafna Maimon, Pablo Larios, Bernadette Van-Huy, Mark von Schlegell, Gerry Bibby, Natalie Häusler, Josef Strau, Judith Goldman, Andrew Kerton, Robert Dewhurst, Dena Yago, Kenneth Goldsmith, Karl Holmqvist, Alejandro Cesarco, Sophie Collins, Sarah Wang, Barry Schwabsky, Dorothea Lasky, Andreas Schlaegel, Veronica Gonzalez Peña, Óscar Garcia Sierra, Matthew Dickman, Keith J Varadi, Jacob Wren, Madeline Gins, Charles Bernstein and Nora Schultz.

    • Paperback $16.00
  • Fear of Language

    Fear of Language

    Poetic Series #3

    Fiona Bryson and Keren Cytter

    The third issue in the Poetic Series takes its title Fear of Language from the work of emerging Slovenian poet Katja Perat, featured alongside poetry by Judith Goldman and excerpts from Eileen Myles's forthcoming memoir, Afterglow. Artwork is provided by Willem de Rooij, whose series comprises collected images from the Internet displaying the aftermaths of destroyed and looted cultural heritage sites in conflict zones such as Iraq, Mali, Egypt, Syria, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    The Poetic Series brings together works of poetry and literature in combination with visual art, introducing young as well as established writers concerned with challenging the boundaries of traditional forms of narrative. Initiated by Keren Cytter and coedited with Fiona Bryson, the quarterly publications focus on three experimental writers or poets per issue, and image content is supplied by one artist.

    Copublished with A.P.E (Art Projects Era)

    Contributors Judith Goldman, Eileen Myles, Katja Perat; artwork by Willem de Rooij

    • Paperback $16.00
  • Peacocks with Hiccups

    Peacocks with Hiccups

    Poetic Series #2

    Fiona Bryson and Keren Cytter

    The second issue in the Poetic Series takes its title Peacocks with Hiccups from the poetry of Berlin-based artist Karl Holmqvist, whose work is featured alongside American poet Catherine Wagner and emerging Spanish writer Luna Miguel. Artwork is provided by Koo Jeong-A, whose simple line drawings were chosen from a series titled “Dr. Vogt.” Koo Jeong-A walks personal and cultural grounds to record relationships and comical encounters within landscapes and interiors.

    The Poetic Series brings together works of poetry and literature in combination with visual art, introducing young as well as established writers concerned with challenging the boundaries of traditional forms of narrative. Initiated by Keren Cytter and coedited with Fiona Bryson, the quarterly publications focus on three experimental writers or poets per issue—image content is supplied by one artist.

    Copublished with A.P.E (Art Projects Era)

    Contributors Karl Holmqvist, Luna Miguel, Catherine Wagner; drawings by Koo Jeong-A

    • Paperback $19.00
  • The Atlantis Search Engine

    The Atlantis Search Engine

    Poetic Series #1

    Fiona Bryson, Keren Cytter, and Roger Van Voorhees

    The Atlantis Search Engine, the first edition in the Poetic Series, features a selection of poetry and prose by Matthew Dickman, Roman Baembaev, Josef Strau, and drawings produced specifically by John Kelsey based on the film The Canyons.

    The Poetic Series brings together works of poetry and literature in combination with visual art, introducing young as well as established writers concerned with challenging the boundaries of traditional forms of narrative.

    Initiated by Keren Cytter and coedited by Fiona Bryson and Roger van Voorhees, the quarterly publication focuses on three experimental writers or poets per issue—image content is supplied by one artist.

    Copublished with A.P.E (Art Projects Era)

    Contributors Matthew Dickman, Roman Baembaev, Josef Strau; drawings by John Kelsey

    • Paperback $18.00
  • D.I.E. Now

    D.I.E. Now

    The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content

    Keren Cytter, Frédérique Bergholtz, and Maaike Gouwenberg

    Published on the occasion of the performance of Show Real Drama, this monographic publication concentrates on a performance Keren Cytter developed for If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution's edition on Masquerade (2008–10). The publication focuses both on the development of this performance and on the working process within D.I.E. Now, the dance company that was established as a result of Cytter's collaboration with the performers.

    Catherine Wood contributes with an essay that situates the performance in the context of the history of international dance; Cytter presents a selection of gestures from the choreography of the performances; and performers Andrew Kerton and Dafna Maimon contribute short essays that offer insight into the different stages of the performance on tour. The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content was presented in an international tour that traveled to Tate Modern (2009, London), Performa (2009, New York), Hebbel am Ufer (2010, Berlin), Van Abbemuseum (2010, Eindhoven), and Tramway (2010, Glasgow).

    Copublished with If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution

    Contributors Catherine Wood, Keren Cytter, Andrew Kerton, Dafna Maimon

    • Hardcover $26.00
  • The seven most exciting hours of Mr. Trier's life in twenty-four chapters

    The seven most exciting hours of Mr. Trier's life in twenty-four chapters

    Keren Cytter

    The seven most exciting hours… is an adventure novel based on a true story told in a televised interview by the notorious Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier. It describes seven hours in the life of Tibor Klaus Trier—Lars von Trier's father—from the moment that his wife goes into labor early in the morning until Lars is born.

    The setting is Copenhagen, dominated by a hospital that recalls von Trier's television series “The Kingdom.” The plot is thick: Tibor arrives with his wife Margaret at the Maternity Ward of Mercy General Hospital, only to realize that he must return home to retrieve a forgotten mobile—his only link to a sister in distress. On the way, he stops to get gas and gets involved in a car robbery. A cancer takes root in his body. Back at home, he sneaks a peak at Margaret's e-mail and a great secret is revealed that makes him rush back to the hospital to kill her and her son. En route he crashes his new car and his body breaks into pieces and he loses his memory. Mercy General is haunted by a great ghost and the day is Armageddon when the ghost needs to challenge the living with an army of zombie children—all born within its walls. Who is this great ghost? What does Margaret hold in her body? Will Tibor survive his one day old cancer? All and more will be revealed…

    Co-published with Witte de With

    • Paperback $26.00
  • The Man Who Climbed Up the Stairs of Life and Found Out They Were Cinema Seats

    The Man Who Climbed Up the Stairs of Life and Found Out They Were Cinema Seats

    Keren Cytter, Beatrix Ruf, Kunsthalle Zürich, Nicolaus Schafhausen, and Frankfurter Kunstverein

    “Suddenly Hirst's head falls, with the neck and the coat. That is – Hirst's body falls over the bar. The straw penetrates his gullet through the nose and violently wakes the shrimp, the calamari, the salad, and the brandy in his stomach. He vomits it all on the bar, and they stream over the smooth brown wood. The gallerist gets up from his chair and goes over to Mr. Hirst. The barman hands him a nylon bag and helps him collect the animals and the juices, both modern and postmodern. He goes back to Jeff's table with an arrogant smile and says they can move. Then he lifts the bag that's dripping with small chunks of phlegm from the sides and says 'Tomorrow at Christie's.'”—Keren Cytter

    Written in seven chapters and seven styles, this book constitutes the first novel by the Israeli artist and filmmaker Keren Cytter (*1977). Both the grotesque and the absurd become tools to narrate the progression of her main character's life, artist Jeff Steinberg. With the recurring motif of scrambled reels, the story also functions as a reflection on the medium of film.

    Keren Cytter lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. She is a recipient of The Baloise Art Prize 2006 and has held solo exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2004), the Kunsthalle Zürich and Frankfurter Kunstverein (2005), and most recently at the Kunst-Werke in Berlin.

    • Paperback $24.95