Sunday, May 29, 2022

WIPE 138 hot off the press!


Works by

Slim Blanks . Kerosene
Karl Friedrich Hacker. Johann Leschinkohl
Siggi Liersch . Jurgen O.Olbrich .  Angela Stadthaus
Vittore Baroni .  Cristiano Pallara
Giovanni Strada
Mindaugas Zuromakas
New Zealand
The Stray Waif
Anderea Familiar . Enrique Ferre
Juan Fran Nunez Parreno . Beltran Lagunna
William Mellott
Jeff Bagato . Laura Dunn 
Stephen Parkins

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 138 are available for $20 US (including international p&p) & $14 AUD within Australia email for further details.

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