Thursday, October 8, 2015

Marcel Broodthaers | A Voyage on the North Sea

Marcel Broodthaers
A Voyage on the North Sea
London, UK: Petersburg Press, 1973
38 pp., 15 x 17.5 cm., softcover
Edition of 1100 copies, 100 of which were accompanied by a film

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ACBA: Albert Oehlen for Child Abuse

Child Abuse
Child Abuse
New York City, USA: Lovepump United, 2007
Audio CD
Edition size unknown

The nine-song debut album by Child Abuse features the 2005 painting Chucky by Albert Oehlen (acrylic, oil and paper on canvas, 290 x 230 cm; private collection). Seven years later the group's Trouble in Paradise LP also featured a cover by Oehlen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Erik Dietmann | Quelques mètres et centimètres de sparadrap : a short story

Erik Dietmann
Quelques mètres et centimètres de sparadrap : a short story
Sweden, Self-published, 1963
17 x 11 x 2 cm.
Edition of 200 signed, numbered and dated copies

A series of 200 books (each unique) completely wrapped with sparadrap/plaster.

Chantal Akerman, RIP

Chantal Akerman died yesterday in Paris, at the age of 65. Read the New York Times obituary, here

Monday, October 5, 2015

Lil Picard | Burned Bow Tie

Lil Picard
Burned Bow Tie
New York City, USA: The Letter Edged in Black Press, 1968
14.5 x 5.5 cm
Edition of 2000

A cloth bow tie, each individually burned by hand, in a plastic bag. Produced for SMS #4.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tumblr: Fluxus

Last week on tumblr: bookshelves, this week: Fluxus boxes (opened and closed).

Saturday, October 3, 2015

André Thomkins | Dogmat Mot

André Thomkins
Dogmat Mot
Cologne, Germany: Edition Mat Mot & Galerie der Spiegel, 1965
28 x 28 x 3.8 cm (closed box)
Edition of 111 signed copies

A polyglot text-generatoring 'machine' which allows the user to produce "mobile dogmas" consisting of ten hexagonal cards, each with 12 words that are common in German, English and French (there are 48 German-French, 60 German-English and 12 German-French-English words). The hexagons pivot on a plane and form phrases in three directions on the hexagonal roof. They can also be arranged differently on the ten slots, further increasing the possibilities.