Monday, June 22, 2015

WIPE 89 hot off the press!

Vizma Bruns . Teresa Lawrence . Martin Sharp
Angela Behrendt . Uli Grohmann
Siggi Liersch . Peter Müller . Jurgen O.Olbrich
Vittore Baroni . Serse Luigetti . Giovanni Strada
Torill Elisabeth Larsen
José L Campal . Antonio Gomez
Ana IbáÑez
Lubomyr Tymkiv
Duke Mc Fitzwilliam
Laura Dunn . Otto David Sherman

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 89 are available for sale for $20 US (including international p&p) email for further details.

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