1st edition - 2018
The first edition of Independent Pages took place from the 21st to 24th of June 2018, during the FILAF festival. Occupying the ancient Maison Quinta in the heart of Perpignan, Independent Pages is dedicated to the celebration of editorial projects on a human scale and engaged, through workshops, exhibitions and meetings. Independent Pages makes it possible to enter the world of publishers and projects characterized by their youth, their willingness to experiment and the modest means they employ. By visiting Independent Pages, you will be able to touch a certain publishing alternative by interacting with a precise selection of its international actors. Independent Pages will also exist on social networks that will actively reflect its best moments. Far from an Independent Pages trade fair is a time when the trade is not the only obsession, but the opportunity to discover what the small edition associated with artists, can produce better. Independent Pages will reflect the commitment of publishers on human scale, with a different selection each year.
Presentation of some 20 publishing houses selected following a call for applications with Point d’Ironie, Jeune Création, l’Endroit Editions, la Galerie Sator, Ludovic Sauvage, Sarah Hihler Meyer & Marianne Derien, 50° NOrd, Courte Echelle, Silence Editions, PAÏEN, Editions les murmurations, Double Séjour, Les éditions extensible, PAF editions, Estelle Henriot, Alma Mater, Pousse Caillou, Repro du Léman...
- Copie Machine
Zone de Reprographie temporaire
- Cyril Zarcone
Re/productions, galerie Eric Mouchet
- Mathieu Roquigny
1 MAN A JAAR VS THÉRÈSE
Committed and creative partners:
- Jeu de Paume's Bookshop, Paris
For the 10 years of the program Satellite
- Torcatis Bookshop, Perpignan
Books associated to the festival selection
- FILAF Bookshop
Micro-publishing between literature et cinema
- Deux Ponts Manufacture
Customization of My Paper Book notebooks
In June 2018, the FILAF book fair had a new look and format to offer a "happy community around publishing". The programming of Independent Pages is thus divided into three complementary axes: a group show, artistic invitations and partner corners. In parallel, a series of events and exchanges activated this device by integrating with the festival's programming.
The group show offered a selection of books and editions with a particular focus on artistic approaches to writing and collaborative or collective methods. To open the field of possibilities, a call for applications has been launched in this direction to involve different publishers, artists and professionals.
Regarding the invitations, Laura Morsch-Kihn and Antoine Lefebvre presented their project Copie Machine, Zone de Reprographie Temporaire, whose device is intended to produce, interrogate and put into circulation documents.
Winner of the Prize FILAF / Galeristes 2017 for the best art book published by a gallery (Eric Mouchet), Cyril Zarcone was rewarded for his collaborative spirit and his networking. The artist intervened in resonance in space by presenting a new sculpture.
Regarding the partners, the Jeu de Paume's bookstore presented the collection of books of the Satellite program which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, with a focus on the latest edition of this program entrusted each year to a curator exhibition around Novlang.
Committed to its history and recognized for its know-how as an art printer, the Manufacture des Deux Ponts proposed a workshop for the personalization of notebooks using a craft machine.
The Torcatis bookshop offered a selection of books related to the official selection of the festival, and FILAF bookstore relayed the vitality of the publishing world.
At the heart of this Perpignan institution, a former art deco shop whose historical rumors speak of an intense past, it was easy to imagine a passionate discussion in this ocher-colored space inspiring decorative moldings.
Romain Semeteys is the Artistic Director of this first edition of Independent Pages.
Thérèse, a work by Mathieu Roquigny, was presented during this first edition of Independent Pages.
Mathieu Roquigny seeks in this work to link game, chance and spontaneity.
By re-appropriating the childish vandal acts in the school toilets, he throws toilet paper balls soaked with water and ink to fill a defined surface.
Crushed on this surface, the paper balls turn this piece into a totally abstract form. As it dries, the color freezes in a random gradient that leaves the recognition and the nature of the material impossible.
From this brutal act is born a fragile and delicate composition.
Thérèse, Mathieu Roquigny, 2016, toilet paper, water, ink, D= 100 cm.