Do you have an idea of what your personal library will be, and at what point it will suffice? 2. Desert island texts, one of each: poetry, essays, short stories, short novel, long novel, album.
I think archival is contingent on the impossibility of its finality — the library is never finished, can never be finished. At least this impossibility reflects my relationship with collecting texts (and archival more generally), which is almost a perverse commodity fetishism wherein the corporeal book serves as an extension of memory when cognition fails. In fact, I think this site reflects that too. So many words collected and stored “outside” the self so that I alone do not have to carry the burden of memorializing, or the sadness of forgetting.
I will not answer the second part of this question, even if I could. To choose would be a sort of death.
Pure print-on-demand by artists who work on, within and around the internet. 176 pages.
Fall 2014 contributors: Constant Dullaart, Daniel Temkin, James Bridle, John Zissovici, Cheryl Sourkes, Brian Droitcour, Tan Lin, Angela Genusa, Webdriver Torso, Rafaël Rozendaal, Olia Lialina and Cory Arcangel.
Published by Paul Soulellis. Launching at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 (September 26–28, 2014). #1 and #2 will be for sale at the fair (table N46).
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peter gutteridge spewing feedback
one of my favorites ever. r.i.p.
Dropout Piece (begun c.1970) is the name Lee Lozano gave to her self-imposed transformation from art world insider to outsider. It is also a large-scale action carried out with lifelong, indeed posthumous, consequences. […] LA based writer Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer presents it as a great experiment in art and endurance. Drawing closely upon Lozano’s private notebooks she argues that Dropout Piece still haunts the art world today as oral history, ephemera and fantasy, and reveals how Lozano’s practice advanced the relationship between language and performance and between private thought and urgent action.
LA based writer Lehrer-Graiwer and Bruce Hainley discussed the present-day (im)possibilities of radical withdrawal or going underground; professionalism and its repulsions; the often deleterious and dangerous effects of a life in art; and the psychic (even psychedelic) rollercoaster that it is to undertake long-term thinking and writing on a subject, among other ideas related to this One Work book.
what is your favorite chERA?
mine is 1985-1990. mask/moonstruck/mermaids
You’ve Got Mail, (1998), dir. Nora Ephron