Présentation détaillée du projet
The aim of this crowdfunding is to finance the new edition of the book INTIMISM (disiecti membra poetae) by Paulina Mikol Spiechowicz.
This new edition will include several NEW POEMS written by Paulina during the years 2012-2013.
The first edition was printed in Paris in november 2012.
About the Author:
Paulina Mikol Spiechowicz is a poet and novelist. She was born in Krakow (Poland) in 1983. Her family moved to Italy in 1987. She studied literature and history of art in Rome, Berlin and Paris. Since 2006 she lives in Paris. She completed in May 2013 a PhD dissertation at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes on an interdisciplinary subject concerning the analysis of space and architecture in literature and poetry. Since 2010, she has published in Italy a book of poems (Studi sulla notte, Edizioni Ensemble) and short stories for Giulio Perrone Editore. She collaborates with different literary international reviews.
Intimism (disiecti membrae poetae) is her latest book, published by the French publisher : Les Editions Horror Vacui - Paris (www.editionshorrorvacui.com).
Photo by (c)Guglielmo Pinsone
About the Book:
Intimism (disiecti membra poetae) is an experimental book of short & long poems. Mostly written in English, it mixes other languages: Italian, French or Latin (as in the subtitle), effecting as a kind of reminiscence of Babelic Times or our Modern Times of GLOBAL Politics ( we live now in a time when new generations speak different languages !)
The poems appear boned and fragmented. Each word is semantically a complex universe, full of meaning. The page plays with the feeling of fullness and emptiness produced by the harmonic modulation of words and white spaces on the page. The fragmented pieces of words and spaces, put all together, find a coherent digressive structure. The integral poem appears as the body (a fragmented and dismembered body) of the poet. It is a unique book.
You have to experience it !
Everyone has his/her own way of reading. Some begins by the end, some by the begining or by the middle or a page by chance. It depends of our moods sometimes!
Anyway, you have to TAKE YOUR TIME to read and experience the poetry of it.
Article about the book INTIMISM in LE STRABIQUE Magazine (International Online Magazine)
About the Publisher:
Les Editions Horror Vacui were founded in November 2010 in Paris by Melanie Sweeny (conceptual artist & writer). Their ambitions are to publish radical and pertinent works of philosophers, artists, poets and writers. (www.editionshorrorvacui.com)
The term of horror vacui originates from the Latin and signifies the fear of emptiness.
Les Editions Horror Vacui have participated to a few exhibitions and art book fairs all over the world including: "HOSTED IN ATHENS" (May 2012); "OFFPRINT Amsterdam" (October 2012) and "OFFPRINT Paris" (November 2012) , WILD BOOK MARKET during the big Art Fair in Rotterdam (February 2013) , Pa/per View : a well known Art Book Fair in Brussels (april 2013), "Ineverread" Basel Art Book Fair happening in Basel (Switzerland) during the Art Fair (June 2013), the NEW YORK ART BOOK FEAR (Sept 2013) , Mexico Art Book Fair (december 2013)
To date, Les Editions Horror Vacui have published four COLLECTOR books (limited edition):
- DEAD CITIZENS by the Juliana Borinski (German / Brazilian artist);
- TO SPEAK WITH WORLD by Melanie Sweeny (Conceptual artist and writer)
- INTIMISM (disiecti membra poeta) by Paulina Mikol Spiechowicz (Polish / Italian poet and writer).
- PLAN DE EVASION (a kind of Pirate Book conceptualised by Marios Diamantis & M.S.)
There are many books to be published in the near future with strong artists coming from different countries, different horizons.
All the four COLLECTOR BOOKS (published by Les Editions Horror Vacui) have been bought by the Centre Pompidou this year 2013 to enrich their BIBLIOTHèQUE KANDINSKY : Library of rare and unique artist books.
This year, we received a very delightful email from Christian L. , in charge of the permanent collection of Artist's Books of CENTRE POMPIDOU - Paris/ Christian L. wrote to Les Editions Horror Vacui :
" On behalf of the Kandinsky Library (Centre Pompidou, Paris), i wish to express all the gratitude to Les Editions Horror Vacui for having sent us your four latest publication : DEAD CITIZENS, TO SPEAK , INTIMISM & PLAN DE EVASION ( all limited edition). Your collector books will enrich our collection of Artist Books, which is very known around the world for its pertinence and excellence."
Les Editions Horror Vacui represents a raw and strong spirit. Artists are encouraged to fully express themselves through their own words -even in various languages if they wish-. The publishing house encourages for radical expression through different mediums (writing, collage, photography, etc).
Most of the books are to be translated in English and French (and/or Spanish, Italian, Polish). However, some books - originally written in several languages - are not to be translated due to the poetic specificity of the vocabulary. For example, the book INTIMISM (disiecti membra poeta) by Paulina Mikol Spiechowicz has been written originally in three languages (English, Italian, French, and some Latin). The use of Latin expressions or Italian / French words has a specific meaning and we could say : a specific color. The use of different languages makes the text spicier, more colorful and babelic.
The disposition of the words on the white page is also very important. The empty space around the words is not hazardous. On the contrary, it is something well thought by the author and the editor. Times of silence and contemplation are necessary to fully understand the impact of words, their significance into the empty space. You must TAKE YOUR TIME to read and reflect.
Poem by P M Spiechowicz written in Tuscany, summer 2012
Let's end up by this nice quote :
"Mallarmé, the most coherent esthetes of the XIXth century, declared that everything in the universe exists to succeed in the realisation a book." *
Extract from the Introduction of the book AT THE SAME TIME by Susan Sontag (2007) / Translation by M.S.
"Mallarmé, le plus cohérent des esthètes du XIXème siècle, déclarait que tout dans l'univers existe pour aboutir à un livre." *
*Extrait de l'Introduction de GARDER LE SENS MAIS ALTERER LA FORME (Essais et Discours) de Susan Sontag (Christian Bourgois Editeur, 2008)