cbm: chopped liver press
“cbm: chopped liver press
july 19, 2012, 6 p.m. - july 19, 2012, 9 p.m.
For the launch of the Copeland Book Market Chopped Liver Press (Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin) will set up a screenprinting facility producing hand-made ‘Chopped Liver’ posters printed on random pages of the International Herald Tribune. They will also screen the film Black Market.
Black Market takes its name from the eponymous film Al Suq al Soda, or Black Market. Directed by the surrealist painter-turned-filmmaker Kamel el-Telmissany, the film was banned shortly after its release in Egypt in 1945, and has since all but disappeared. What is more, this rare copy of the film, a recording from television, has been partially erased by another film – an unknown porno probably made in the 1970s or 80s. The two films share the same strip of magnetic tape, but sit uncomfortably together and transmit inverse aesthetic, moral and political positions. www.choppedliver.info “
• 19 July 2012
Chopped liver press
Hand-bound newspaper, 64 pages
Edition of 50
28. 9 × 38 cm
This is the first publication to be produced exclusively by Chopped Liver Press and is already almost out of print. It contains the work of Dora Fobert who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1940–42. She assisted Jakub Boim, official ghetto photographer and began her own series of portraits of women in the Warsaw Ghetto shortly before being deported to Treblinka, August 1942. These photographs were saved by Adela K, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto. They were taken in a studio in the ghetto on Chlodna Street in June 1942. Because of the limited supply of photographic chemicals, they were never properly fixed and remain unstable under natural light. Broomberg and Chanarin presented this works for the first time at Alias Photo Month in Krakow, 2011. These works are now included in major collections including the Saatchi collection, London.
(via Dora Fobert | Chopped Liver Press)
• 29 April 2012
chopped liver press