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Skipping the Page
January 18, 2008 - March 29, 2008

Skipping the Page

Organized by Graham Parker, Independent Curator and Artist

Skipping the Page takes as its starting point the idea of tempo as it relates to the printed page, for a group show that touches on several different artistic disciplines beyond the traditional understanding of book arts. In doing so it invites us to consider the technology of the book as a device to depict and respond to the passing of time, within a cultural moment when other technologies are more often foregrounded as appropriate to the task.

All of the art works in Skipping the Page invoke an idea of rhythm, of mean tempo - in many cases invoking that rhythm only to compromise it with acts of ambiguity, failure, culture jamming, disruption, acceleration and deceleration from an expected tempo of an action or process. The works in Skipping the Page then, are varied in form but united in exploring the uneven rhythms of the passage of time. As Henri Lefebvre noted in ‘Rhythmanalysis’, rhythm is revealed as much in its disruption as in its sustained presence and many of the works in the show celebrate and contest this unevenness - or deliberately create situations where it might arise. And at a cultural moment where a war can be supported or disputed partly based on whether the events of a single day marked either a moment of Nietzschean rupture or acceleration of an ongoing globalizing process (with all the attendant political and ethical consequences for either reading), Skipping the Page is a modest suggestion that now is an appropriate time to begin revisiting some ideas around tempo, velocity, acceleration etc. that dominated parts of critical thinking in the 1990’s but have somewhat (been) disappeared from the landscape since.


 432a (Nami Matsuo/Lars Niki)
1.2.1, February 2007
(2007) Digital printing, hot stamping, handbinding & drilling
Michael  Baers
Wavelength
Offset tabloid publication
Svetlana  Boym
Leaving Los Angeles I from Cities in Transit/ Printing Errors series
(2003) Original photo on glossy paper, plexiglass frame
Leaving Los Angeles II from Cities in Transit/ Printing Errors series
(2003) Original photo on glossy paper, plexiglass frame
Leaving Sarajevo I from Cities in Transit/ Printing Errors series
(2003) Original photo on glossy paper, plexiglass frame
Leaving Sarajevo II from Cities in Transit/ Printing Errors series
(2003) Original photo on glossy paper, plexiglass frame
Beth  Campbell
My Potential Furture Based on My Present Circumstances (4/3/03 sketch)
(2003) Pencil on paper
There's No Such Thing as a Good Decision
(2006) Steel wire
Julie  Chen & Barbara Tetenbaum
Ode To a Grand Staircase
(2001) Letterpress
Tim  Etchells
100 People
(2007) DVD, 14 min
Tim  Etchells & Hugo Glendinning
Kent Beeson is a Classic & an Absolutely New Thing
(2001) DVD, 16 min
Neil  Goldberg
A System For Writing Thank You Notes
(2001) DVD, 11 min
Karen  Hanmer
BEAUT.E(CODE)
(2002) Keypunch on computer punch cards, open edition
Vlatka  Horvat
Here to Stay (1)
(2007) C-prints
Here to Stay (2)
(2007) C-prints
Here to Stay (3)
(2007) C-prints
Here to Stay (4)
(2007) C-prints
Here to Stay (5)
(2007) C-prints
Here to Stay (6)
(2007) C-prints
Sam  Lewitt
Darkness Elsewhere
(2007) Offset lithography
Richard  McGuire
Here from Raw 2.1
(1989) Offset printed, edition Art Spiegelman, pp. 69-74
Trong  Nguyen
Faust (First Chapter)
(2007) Rice grains, gold paint, ink, mylar
Le Bateau ivre
(2008) Rice grains, gold paint, ink, mylar
The Prince (First Chapter)
(2008) Rice grains, gold paint, ink, mylar
Leah  Oates
Paradise Durations
(2001) Digital collage on Rives Lightweight
Paradura- Vermont
(2002) Edition 1, digital photography on Rives montage, flatback
Transitory Space- Chicago Electric I
(2007) C-print
Transitory Space- Chicago Electric II
(2007) C-print
Mark  Orange
Digital Vexations
(2004) iPod Digital Music Player, Audio, FM Broadcast, 19 hours and 20 min
 Sasaki, Maki
The Vietnam Debate, from Garo No. 55
(1968) Offset print book
Untitled, from Garo, No. 54
(1968) Offset print book
Lan  Tuazon & Maria Lorenz
Documentation of 'Invisible Grafitti' (temporary exhibition installed on a Richard Serra Torques Ellipse, Port Morris, The Bronx, New York, 7am-11am, August 27th)
Mixed media
Lan  Tuazon, Marco Roso & Garrett Ricciardi
Insert Magazine, Spring 2007
(2007) Insert in book, laser print, silkscreen
 Uwasa, Masato
Landscape Drawing Methods no. 3 (Reproduction) from a model book for the Imperial Typepicter
(1910) Letterpress on paper
Print Advertisement for the Imperial Typepicter (Reproduction)
(1910) Newspaper print
Chris  Ware
Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth
(2000) Offset printed, Pantheon Books