Working Group

lumbung Press

lumbung Press is a common project developed by lumbung members, lumbung artists, and the Artistic Team of documenta fifteen. At its core, it consists of a collectively run offset print shop in the documenta Halle, its printed materials, and the accompanying events. The idea is to generate a direct flow of information by non-mediated passing of images and narratives, avoiding editing or translations outside the logic of each artistic intention.

lumbung Press started printing in June 2022 and slowly grows into a collaborative space during documenta fifteen. These include the meetings of lumbung of Publishers from Wednesday, July 6 until Sunday, July 10, 2022, of the members of Fridskul, and of the art mediators sobat-sobat.

documenta fifteen: lumbung Press, 2022, Photo: Nicolas Wefers

Printing technicians instruct lumbung members and lumbung artists, as well as members of the Artistic Team, and further participants in the usage of the machines with the aim of becoming an independent working team. There are two strategies of publishing: A fast immediate one that produces daily varying flyers and posters, and a slower process that harvests books and publications from the artistic contributions to documenta fifteen.

The printed material of the lumbung Press is distributed via three channels: In Kassel through lumbung Kios (at ruruHaus and Hübner areal), by the book trade on a national and international basis, and via lumbung members and lumbung artists in their own ekosistems.

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