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

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

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

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

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

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!

SPRINT—Independent Publishers and Artists’ Books Salon Milano 17

25–26 Nov, 2017

Occulto loves Sprint and its fifth edition is the best possible occasion to present our brand new sixth release, Issue h – just printed, you may even call it a world premiere! There are more suprises to be discovered on the spot, come have a look and a chat and let’s have dinner together somewehere in Isola afterwards. N.B.: The program actually starts with an opening the evening before, on the 24th, but the non-profit fair will take place on Saturday 2th and Sunday 26th, from 1pm to 8pm, of course at O’in Via Pastrengo – where else?

Friends With Books 2017

22–24 Sep, 2017

Again in Hamburger Bahnhof, but this time in the huge main hall, the new edition of Friends With Books is coming and we are honored to share our table with the wonderful artist Elizabeth Hoak-Doering. Come visit!

Indiemagday 2017

27 Aug, 2017

Indiemagday is a great occasion to visit Hamburg, a city we love. It is also an occasion to discover new exciting independent publications. A lot of good stuff to read. Occulto is happy to participate in this third edition!

Miss Read Book Fair 2017

14–16 Jul, 2017

New location for Miss Read, from this year on it’ll take place in HKW – what a beatiful combination! We’ll be in good company as well – our neighbours/table mates/partners during this edition will be Fluctuating Images and Corvo Records.

Friends with Books 2016

9-11 December 2016

You’ll find an Occulto table at this year edition of Friends with Books – happening for the second time in Hamburger Bahnhof. Come visit, special prices, time for a chat and plenty of interesting books and publications all over the place.

Ongapalooza a Milano

19-20 november 2016

2016 is not over yet! It was an eventful year for many – ahem, not always positive – reasons, but here’s something you can rejoice about: more time to celebrate 10 years of Boring Machines, each time in a different town. Next stop after Roma (Dal Verme), S.Martino Spino (Musica nelle Valli Festival) and Berlin (West Germany, supported by Occulto) will be Milano, on 19th and 20th. The lineup is, well, amazing, click on the names if you don’t know them yet, they’re all worth it. I am preparing a heavy suprise bag for the occasion as I will spin some records on the second evening. Join!
LIVE: Everest Magma, Simon Balestrazzi, Hermetic Brotherhood of Lux-Or, Satan is my Brother, Mai Mai Mai, BeMyDelay (w/Maurizio Abate, J.H.Guraj and Vittoria Burattini), Adriano Zanni
VIDEO: Sara Bonaventura
DJ: Intervallo Records, Nana Bianca