SIDE MAGAZINE The Professor’s Issue August 2021

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Side Magazine gives shape to the seven characters that will be staged at

the next Bergen Assembly in Autumn 2022. In order of appearance, the Professor comes first.


Side Magazine is conceived as a site of research for the fourth edition of Bergen Assembly convened by Saâdane Afif. Yasmine d’O., who has been invited as curator of the upcoming edition, will be the executive editor.

Side Magazine is dedicated to the seven characters in The Heptahedron, a play written by the French poet, essayist, and scholar Thomas Clerc in 2016. In order of apparition these characters are the Professor, the Moped Rider, the Bonimenteur, the Fortune Teller, an Acrobats, the Coalman, and the Tourist.

The first issue of Side Magazine is dedicated to the figure of the Professor. It features seven articles, each of which explores the identity, role, and position of the Professor. Contributors include Uli Aigner, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Jörg Heiser, Christian Nyampeta, Marjorie Senechal, and Vivian Slee.

Seven issues of Side Magazine will be released in the run up to the opening of Bergen Assembly 2022, opening September 8. A special eighth issue will be published after the opening days. This, combined with the existing seven issues as a collection, constitute the exhibition catalogue and guide.


Executive Editor: Yasmine d’O.
Chief Editor: Louisa Elderton
Associate Editor: Jonas von Lenthe
Concept: Saâdane Afif
Design: Neue Gestaltung
Editorial Coordinator: Alix Chambaud
Research Assistant: Tatiana Rybaltchenko
Proofreader: Hannah Satz
Printing and Binding: UAB BALTO print, Vilnius, Lithuania
Editorial Committee: Saâdane Afif, Anna Bühler, Alix Chambaud, Louisa Elderton, Ingrid Haug Erstad, Jonas von Lenthe, John McKiernan, Yasmine d’O., Tatiana Rybaltchenko and Pit Stenkhoff.

Contact: [email protected]
Side Magazine is published as part of Bergen Assembly 2022

Paper: Planopak by Papyrus
Font: Fonts: Joseleen by Jung-Lee Type Foundry; Messina Serif & Sans by Luzi Type; Lusitana by Ana Paula Megda

Published by:
Wirklichkeit Books, Berlin
[email protected]
www.wirklichkeitbooks.com

Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and to obtain their permission for the use of copyright material. Copyright holders who have been mistakenly overlooked are requested to please contact the publisher.

First edition, printed in Lithuania
ISBN 978-3-948200-04-6

All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.

© 2021, Yasmine d’O., the authors, and Wirklichkeit Books