Portable Document Format
Dexter Sinister
Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2010, 200 pp. (b/w ill.), 11.3 × 17.5 cm, English
Price: €105

With contributions by Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Rob Giampietro, Anthony Huberman, J. Christopher Jones, Louis Kaplan, Edgar Allan Poe, Seth Price, David Reinfurt, David Senior and Giles Weaver.

Over the past few years, Dexter Sinister has been interested in exploring contemporary publishing in its broadest, most exploded sense. The first part of this book consists of pieces of writings written since the conception of their New York basement workshop and bookstore in the summer of 2006. These writings were previously published online as PDFs in the Library at www.dextersinister.org. They were primarily written by Dexter Sinister or by one of a circle of regular collaborators, often for their house journal Dot Dot Dot, or as supplements to other books or exhibitions.

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One Million Years (Box set) #69-70
On Kawara
Published by Mathieu Copeland editions, London, 2010, wood boxed set of 4 audio CDs, 15 × 13.5 cm, English
Price: €250

One Million Years is originally a 20-volume collection, each volume contains 200 pages and each page holds 500 typed years. Created in 1969, One Million Years [Past] contains the years 998,031 B.C. through 1969 A.D., and One Million Years [Future], created in 1981, contains the years 1981 A.D. to 1,001,980 A.D. The first audio presentation of the reading of One Million Years occurred in 1993 during Kawara’s year-long solo exhibition One Thousand Days One Million Years at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York.

This edition of 4 audio CDs in a wooden case comprises the reading of On Kawara’s One Million Years [Past and Future], covering 969 611 BC to 967 811 BC & 33 411 AD to 34 450 AD.

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a folio for Secession
Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Published by Secession, Vienna, 2010, unpaginated pamphlet and loose leaf sheets in cardboard folder (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 27 cm, English/German/French
Price: €190

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Marc Camille Chaimowicz at Secession, Vienna, 20 November, 2009–24, January, 2010. Includes a folio of five looseleaf pattern sheets, a letter in facsimile and a catalogue with an essay by Silvia Eiblmayr.

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Die 70er Jahre
Bruce Conner
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, 2010, 216 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19.3 × 25 cm, German
Price: €19

Few artists have contributed seminal works to as many genres as Bruce Conner (1933–2008). An assemblage artist famed for his use of nylon stockings, he also pioneered the use of found footage and the high-speed film editing now familiar to us from MTV, and was one of the earliest filmmakers to use pop and soul music on his soundtracks. In the 1960s, Conner collaborated with Toni Basil (of “Mickey” fame) on his dance film Breakaway, and in the 1970s with Devo, David Byrne and Brian Eno on music videos. This publication examines the formal parallels between Conner’s works as an artist and filmmaker, and looks at drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, lithographs, prints, photograms and photographs alongside three of Conner’s best-known films: Breakaway (1966), Crossroads (1976), and Marilyn Times Five (1968–1973).

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Cologne Art Fair, 1977
Jack Smith
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2010, fold out poster (colour & b/w ill.), 19.7 × 21 cm (folded) 119.2 × 84 cm (unfolded), English
Price: €15

Jack Smith presented his performance Irrational Landlordism of Bagdad as part of the Cologne Art Fair fringe in the summer of 1977. Many other events were documented photographically and can now be found in the Cologne Art Fair archives—not so Smith’s performance. This poster publication, edited by Michael Krebber, shows him in his fair stall and during his performance for the first time. The pictures are perfect documents of a completely eccentric transaction by this pioneering director and performance artist.

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4 Frogs
Jochen Lempert
Published by Editions P, Marseille, 2010, 28 pages (b/w ill.), 20 × 27 cm, English
Price: €35 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition ONYCHOPHORA, held at Valence, Art 3 in November 2010. One day old frogs were placed on photographic paper, to which the artist explains that as on jumps and the image is created, it produces the illusion of a fifth frog as the movement is being recorded.

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