Friday, July 20, 2012
Call Ampersand Response: Michael Dumontier and Micah Lexier Book Launch
Tonight at Plug In ICA (460 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg) from 5 to 7pm, Lexier and Dumontier launch their collaborative book Call Ampersand Response.
"Call Ampersand Response is a collaborative artwork made of images exchanged via email. Over a period of several months, Michael Dumontier and Micah Lexier sustained an image-based correspondence by sending each other scans of book covers, found objects, drawings and illustrations belonging to each artist’s respective collection. The project is based on the idea that their collections speak of their shared artistic afﬁnities while informing their practices. Two rules dictated their conduct: each image was to function as a “call” seeking a “response” from the other artist, and the dialogue was to end when an image recalling the project’s opening image emerged, thereby constituting a narrative loop."
The title retails for $40, but will be available at half the price at tonight's launch.
Michael Dumontier and Micah Lexier
Call Ampersand Response
Zurich, Switzerland/Montreal, Canada: Nieves/Artext(e), 2012
196 pp. (including covers), 196 b&w illus., 25.5 x 19.5 cm.
Update: food from the opening, above.