Saturday, October 10, 2020

WIPE 128 is here!


Works by

Manuela Bortoletto . Vizma Bruns
David Dellafiora . Kristen Szumyn
Miche- Art- Universalis
Slim Blanks
Thorsten Fuhrmann . Siggi Liersch
Jurgen O.Olbrich
Vittore Baroni . Serse Luigett . Giovanni Strada
New Zealand
The Stray Waif
Miguel Jimenez
Mary Anne . Sarah Bodman
Alan Turner
Laura Dunn . Picasso Gaglione
Carole Loffier

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

No comments:

Post a Comment