Two Lakes book

Publishing Puppies: Book Launch and Screening of Two Lakes at BGSQD

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Publishing Puppies: Book Launch and Screening of Two Lakes at BGSQD
March 14, 2014 7:00 PM
March 14, 2014 10:00 PM
646 457 0859
March 1, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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Two Lakes book

Publishing Puppies, a small press based in Berlin, is launching its most recent book, Two Lakes.

The book is an illustrated version of a short experimental film under the same name, Two Lakes, a queer experience relayed over vibrant canvases, will also be screened that day.

Both projects, film and book, have been a collaboration project between artists Amelia Bande, Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming and Annette Knol.

We are thrilled to introduce Publishing Puppies in New York City, all our books will be for sale at the event

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Two Lakes film

About Two Lakes, the film:

A handmade camera-less film, Two Lakes was collectively created from piles of luscious colour gels, cut, stuck and manipulated into 16mm film echoing a narrated story. A teenager moves to the big city, a universal city without a name. In between low-pay jobs, lesbian parties and junk food, she makes new friends and falls in love. Life as a sort of margin, following the words of a street preacher, telling stories and making songs in the middle of the night. The outcome is a fast-pace explosion of shapes and colours that shine and blink, creating a parallel universe to the experience of a young woman wandering through a new life.

By Amelia Bande, Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming & Annette Knol 2012, NL/UK/DE, 16mm-to-video, color, sound, 7:36 min.

The film Two Lakes was produced during a residency at Filmwerkplaats, WORM in Rotterdam, it has been selected for the MIX 26th NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, the London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Film London Artists´ Moving Image Network.


Two Lakes books stack

About Two Lakes, the book:

by Deborah Bower & Annette Knol (February 2014)
Script by Amelia Bande
Publishing Puppies #4
First Edition, 75 copies
24 pages, 23,5 x 17cm
Printed by Deborah Bower & Annette Knol with Copyroboter at Kotti-Shop, Berlin.


What MIX 26th NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival wrote about Two Lakes:

A visually stunning cameraless film. Luminous color gels explode across 16mm film to create a luscious tapestry of hues accompanied by a voice-over narrative of a teenage moving to “The City” – which remains nameless to evoke mythologies of the metropolis. Two Lakes, in this way, challenges pereception through medium and narrative. The youngster’s excitement for their first queer party and the hustle of city life is paralleled by our excitement for this new kind of film that makes the camera unnecessary. A colorful delight that is sure to open your eyes as well as your hearts.