#5  VIETNIK
Luca Massaro



Gluqbar Editions
ISBN 9791220045643
152 pages 22x22cm
Linen Hardback Embossed Silver Hot Foil
Produced with the support of Energie Diffuse Grant
Designed with Giorgia Caboni
English textPhotocaptionist Federica Chiocchetti
in collaboration with Gluqbar
Printed in Italy in April 2019
First Edition of 500 

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#5b vietnik.com
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#4  COMRADE ANIMAL

Parasite 2.0


#4A
Comrade Animal - Parasite 2.0

Leonardo Caffo, Sofia Pia Belenky / Hunter Brian Doyle,
Leonardo Dellanoce, Olivier Goethals, Angelo Renna, Palazzi Club

A limited edition artist's book printed in real time by the audience inside the installation,
automatically paginated from the website's HTML

download PDF (open edition printable at home)

handmade 30 copies
40 pages yellow & white A4
coil tiers binding - numbered

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#4B
www.comradeanimal.com


Animated printable website commissioned by Parasite 2.0 
for 59th edition of the International Art Award Bugatti-Segantini
with contributions by Leonardo Caffo, Sofia Pia Belenky / Hunter Brian Doyle, 
Leonardo Dellanoce,  Olivier Goethals, Angelo Renna, Palazzi Club, Parasite 2.0

website designed by Gluqbar Studio
catalogue printed from the HTML website by the audience, directly on site from a smartphone
limited edition artist book by Gluqbar Editions





#3B    LE STELLE DI MARIO SCHIFANO
marioschifano.com
website, 2018

Monica De Bei “..He started to build his own web domain, one of the firsts in Italy. He liked the idea of the website as a place, a home..”. An interactive tribute to “Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano” the painter sole music album released in 1967 .


#3A    NEWS LETTER
tribute to Agenzia Fax by Alighiero & Boetti
newsletter, 2017


A bespoke email subscription delighting you with exclusive E-Mail Art content made specifically for Gluqbar subscribers. A tribute to Alighiero Boetti’s unrealized project “Agenzia Fax” an agency sending artworks via fax.






Gluqbar Editions is a quasi-publishing house established in 2014 by Luca Massaro as an experimental platform focusing on traditional printed matter and its future virtual corollaries. We produce and distribute our own books (you can buy them here) and websites. We also accept submissions and commissions to design virtual and printed matter. 


#2B    CAPTION THIS/PICTURE THIS
2015
artist exhibition catalogue
open edition A5 booklet






“Caption This” screengrabs a glitch of Google Translate.

Google engineers have trained a machine-learning algorithm to write picture captions using the same techniques it developed for language translation.

“.. But what if we instead merged recent computer vision and language models into a single jointly trained system, taking an imageand directly producing a human readable sequence of words to describe it?

This idea comes from recent advances in machine translation between languages, where a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN)
transforms, say, a French sentence into a vector representation, and a second RNN uses that vector representation to generate a target sentence in German.” – Google Blog
#2A    POCKET DICTIONARY
2015
artist exhibition catalogue / pocket dictionary
temporary instagram account



“I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile- some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket, which I would now like to trace in reply to your question." – Vladimir Nabokov

Emoji - 絵文字 literary means “image-word” 😐

A pocket photo dictionary: mobile-phone photographs of words are captioned with an emoji.  Conceived as an exhibition pocket catalogue for Luca Massaro’s solo show at F4 Treviso and as a mobile sequel to “Foto Grafia”


#1B    THE EAGLE & THE TOAD
2015
interactive online photo-text game
download HERE




interactive HTML photo novel

The virtual photo novel deepens some themes of the printed publication without unlocking its mysteries, resulting a kind of prequel or an expanded narrative framing: the audience can choose its reading itinerary (reading time from first to last page varies from 10 seconds to 30 minutes and more), in the narrative multiverse “forking paths”. “The Eagle & The Toad”
is the virtual corollary to the printed book “L'Aquila e La Rana”.


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Read it here. more info: english interview ; italian interview.
#1A    L’AQUILA E LA RANA
2014
newspaper artist book
10 €






According to several scientific studies, hundreds of frogs deserted theirmating place in the days before the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy. An ancient legend attributed the occurrence of an earthquak to the jumps of a giant frog, carrying the Earth on its back.  Zheng Heng, Chinese scientist, invented in 132 a seismograph, called Didong Yi, at the base of which eight frogs were represented.

L’Aquila e La Rana was produced during an artist residency in L'Aquila, Italy, and was recently developed with an interactive digital corollary (The Eagle and The Toad).
As an experiment of bestiary in the book-format of a newspaper, the artist book investigates in what terms the prevision of natural phenomena, synchronicity and the imaginary (The Frog) are related to the vision of the natural world, real time and documentary (The Eagle).


limited edition of 300 numbered copies
36 pages 289x380mm
52gsm newsprint paper
full-colour offset press printing
printed in UK in October 2014

graphic design by Luca Massaro and Alice Zani 
final text by Sabrina Ragucci

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#0B    THE CONTINOUS EXHIBITION
2012
Cinema 4D video/ Paris studio installation




#0A    QUADERNO
2012
handmade unique artist book





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