Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wipe 78- hot off the press!




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Australia
Robyn M Fry . David Dellafiora
Peter Kingston . Martin Sharp
Begium
Miche-Art-Universalis
Germany
Angela Behrendt . Siggi Liersch
Peter M├╝ller . PLG
Greece
Katerina Nikoltsou
Italy
Vittore Baroni . Serse Luigetti
Giovanni Strada
Mexico
Emilo Carrasco
Netherlands
Magda Lagerwerf
UK
Sonja Benskin Mesher
Ukraine
Lubomyr Tymkiv
USA
John M.Bennett . Laura Dunn
Borderline Grafix . Otto David Sherman
Wipe
Wipe is a small assembling publication in which toilet paper is the medium. The use of a nonarchival, indeed anti-archival medium, is intentional, with the ephemerality and fragility of the medium insharp contrast with the artistic concern for archival materials. Conceived as a playful lightweight publication to circumvent postage costs, Wipe nods to Duchamp’s urinal and challenges contributors to make work on a medium that is almost anti-art.

Contributors source their own toilet paper, a source of fascination in itself and a comment on the hygiene practices of different societies. In spite of its intended ephemerality, toilet paper allows rubberstamping, stitching, collaging, and even frottaging. When 20 contributions are received, Wipe is distributed to participants by mail. (text by Susan Hartigan)
Limited copies of WIPE 78 are available for sale for $20 US (including international p&p) email for further details.

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