No. 8, June 2018, 272 pp. (colour & b/w ills.), 148.5 × 210 mm, French ⁄ English, ISBN 978-2-9545184-7-3
13.10.2018, 2pm
Casa da Cerca – Centro de Arte Contemporanea

Rua da Cerca 2,
2800-050 Almada

octopus notes 8 launch & David Wojnarowicz!

+ Special screening: Last Night I Took a Man directed by Marion Scemama (4 min. 20 sec.), text and performance by David Wojnarowicz.

+ Extract of an interview Sylvère Lotringer conducted with Wojnarowicz from 1991 in David’s loft, filmed by Marion Scemama (16 min. 24 sec.)

30.5.2018, 7pm
The Community

65 rue du Château d’Eau
75010 Paris

octopus notes 8 launch!

—Forty years (1955–1991) adjusting to a world that doesn’t want you. The evocation of a harsh but joyful activism, of an all-out war between the sexes, of pirate strategies, of viral languages and of organizations turned against themselves. Slow detachment of the skin and retina, like waking up in another part of your brain. Something that would consist (for Daney as for them) in “washing away the images of all déjà vu, in bringing out (making ooze, highlighting, chasing) the power that wanted them and the one that would like them not to. surprise us even more”.

contents, preview

pp. 4–19. support

pp. 20–46. Nicolas Ballet, Alpha Females. Transgressions féministes des musiques industrielles 

pp. 47–51. Charles Veyron, Sans Titre, 2018

pp. 64–67. Cosey Fanni Tutti talks to Nicolas Ballet

pp. 68–71. Cosey Fanni Tutti s’entretient avec Nicolas Ballet

pp. 72–92. James Horton, Esquisses disloquées de Claude Pélieu

pp. 93–108. James Horton, Dislocated Sketches of Claude Pélieu

pp. 110–117. J.G. Ballard, collages extraits de RE/Search #8/9, 1984

pp. 118–127. Catherine Roudé, D’un générique à l’autre. Loin du Vietnam (1967) et Classe de lutte (1969) ou l’expérience du rapprochement

pp. 128–135. Jonathan Martin, 2018

pp. 136–144. William J. Simmons, Walking a Tightrope

pp. 145–152. William J. Simmons, Marcher sur la corde raide

pp. 176–195. Sibylle de Laurens & Pascaline Morincôme, People’s Computer Company et Community Memory

pp. 196–201. Martin Laborde/Clément Roussier, 2018

pp. 202–209. Alexandra Bircken, Lookbook

pp. 223–235. Alexandra Bircken s’entretient avec Sabrina Tarasoff

pp. 236–239. David Wojnarowicz, Au bord du gouffre (extraits)

pp. 240–265. Cartes postales envoyées par David Wojnarowicz à Marion Scemama entre 1985 et 1991

267–268. Ana Jotta, 2018



Alice Dusapin
Alice Pialoux
Baptiste Pinteaux


Marc Touitou

with & about

Alexandra Bircken, Ana Jotta, Catherine Roudé, Charles Veyron, Claude Pélieu, Clément Roussier, Cosey Fanni Tutti, David Wojnarowicz, Groupe Medvekine, J.G. Ballard, James Horton, Jimmy DeSana, Jonathan Martin, Marion Scemama, Martin Laborde, Nicolas Ballet, Pascaline Morincôme, RE/Search, Sabrina Tarasoff, Sibylle de Laurens, William J. Simmons

Antonia Carrara, Julie Debiton, James Horton

proofreading (english)

Justin Jaeckle

Chirat, Saint-Just-la-Pendue


Isabelle Alfonsi, Nicolas Ballet, Cécilia Becanovic, Alexandra Bircken, Florence Bonnefous, Antonia Carrara, Laurence Dalivoust, Sophie Dars, Julie Debiton, Théo Dusapin, Cabinet, Lisa Carver, Amanda Hanson, James Horton, Justin Jaeckle, Martin Laborde, Sibylle de Laurens, Jonathan Martin, Pascaline Morincôme, Charlotte Othman, Léna Patier, RE/Search, Catherine Roudé, Clément Roussier, Marion Scemama, William J. Simmons, Sabrina Tarasoff, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Charles Veyron, Laurence Viallet, V. Vale, Andrew Wheatley, Amanda Wilkinson Gallery for their contributions, support and trust.

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With the support of Centre national des arts plastiques.