Publishers’ Fair in the Hopscotch Hof

When: 15 August 2021

Occulto will be part of first publishers’ fair in the Hopscotch hof! In the middle of the global pandemic, this outdoor fair aims to “provide an opportunity for various small and micro publishers who constitute the invaluable independent publishing ecology of Berlin to be able to come together again and have a day to meet other friends and colleagues whom they would normally meet during a ‘normal’ year. And with no MISS READ and maybe no Friends with Books as well this year, we thought we would take this bright, hot window of opportunity to be with and among fellow lovers of print.”
With AKV Books, Atlas Projectos, Awesome Tapes From Africa, backbonebooks, Kapsel Magazine, Kathrin Günter, KookBooks, Lady Liberty Press, Kapsel and Maro Verlag, Martin Howse/micro research/xxxxx, Para Journal, Topsi Series / Umlaut Records and many more.

Occulto, the third pill and what’s keeping me busy these days

When: 29 October 2019

Occulto’s mama Alice Cannava will give a guest lecture at the Mediendesign Faculty of Ravensburg’s DHBW, as part of their Lunch Time Talk Series. Starting point will be the upcoming Occulto issue that will be out in November, its content, its images, its contributors, but many extra-Occulto thread will develop from there, touching upon low-budget aesthetics, Throbbing Gristle, online archives and money jobs.

Superficial Intelligence – Launch and Panel

When: 2 August 2019
Very happy to participate in the unconventional panel that will launch the first issue of Superficial Intelligence, a zine of Cyber Arts and Letters conceived and edited by Brendan Howell. On August 2, starting at 7.30 pm. Hosted by Hopscotch Reading Room, Kurfurstenstr. 14, 10785 Berlin.
Quoting from the editor’s introductory text: “Should we be afraid of machine learning systems stealing jobs, invading privacy and spreading discrimination? Why are AI programs good at chess but they have such a hard time avoiding cat poop? Which talking computer from the movies has the best voice? We have some ideas but these algorithms keep suggesting “other things we may like” and we have been too distracted to come up with solid answers.”

Miss Read 2019

When: 3-5 May 2019

Miss Read 2019 is coming, and Occulto will participate as usual – come visit! There will be some surprises and guests at our table in HKW foyer, and if you happen to be there on Saturday May 5, Alice will give a talk at 12.15 as part of the Conceptual Poetics Day.

Friends with Books 2018

When: 19-21 Oktober 2018
Friends With Books’ 2018 edition is coming. Occulto has its table there as usual, this time shared with beautiful artist’s books and editions by backbonebooks. We hope to see you there! Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin 2018 takes place again at Hamburger Bahnhof.

Miss Read 2018

When: 19-21 Oktober 2018
Occulto will be at Miss Read 2018 editions, in the beautiful foyers of HKW. Founded in 2009, Miss Read is one of Europe’s major Art Book Festival, dedicated to community-building and creating a public meeting place for discourse around artists’ books, conceptual publications and publishing as practice. This our first postpartum fair, come visit!