Saturday, July 25, 2015

WIPE 90 is here!

Vizma Bruns . Peter Kingston . Luke Sciberras
Martin Sharp . Garry Shead
State Library of New South Wales
Miche-Art-Universalis . Thierry Tillier
Diane Bertrand . R.F. Cõté
Siggi Liersch . Peter Müller . Jurgen O.Olbrich
Katerina Nikoltsou
Giovanni Strada
Piet Franzen . Magda Lagerwerf
Miguel Jimenez
John M.Bennett . Laura Dunn
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 90 are available for sale for $20 US (including international p&p) email for further details.

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