BOOOOOOOKS

I want to fill you all in on a little project that I’ve been working on for some time now as a small side project, but is becoming more of a focus of mine right now and moving forward. In 2012, I became co-director, along with friend and Colleague, Daniel Fuller (now curator at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center), of the Portland Maine branch of Publication Studio. P.S. is an on demand publishing project, started in Portland Oregon, and springing up in mini-branches all over the country and now the world. We work with artists, writers, and thinkers on small projects to create runs of affordably produced and accessible publications. I’ll let the founders describe the mission of this project…

Publication Studio (founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon) prints and binds books one at a time on-demand, creating original work with artists and writers we admire. We use any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books; a digital commons (where anyone can read and annotate our books for free); eBooks; and unique social events with our writers and artists in many cities. We attend to the social life of the book. Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense—not just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through physical production, digital circulation, and social gathering. Together these construct a space of conversation which beckons a public into being.

Currently there are thirteen Publication Studio sibling studios:

Portland, OR
Patricia No and Antonia Pinter
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Ian Dolton-Thornton, (founded by Colter Jacobsen)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Keith Higgins and Kathy Slade
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Derek McCormack, Alana Wilcox and Michael Maranda (PS Toronto is currently on hiatus.)
Minneapolis, MN
Sam Gould (PS Minneapolis is a peripatetic studio, formerly known as PS Midwest Radical Culture Corridor and PS Boston, defined by the location of Sam Gould and his machines.)
Portland, ME
Adam Manley
Philadelphia, PA
Robert Blackson and the Tyler School of Art
Los Angeles, CA
Sergio Pastor, Matthew Schum and Lizzie Fitch
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Dan Evans, Danica Evering, Alissa Firth-Eagland, Scott McGovern, Steph Yates and Shawn Van Sluys
Malmö, Sweden
Ola Stahl
Hudson, NY
Patrick Kiley and Christin Ripley
London, UK
Louisa Bailey
Rotterdam, NL
Micha Zweifel and Yin Yin Wong

 

This project has had me involved in many great projects with all sorts of artists, mostly as a result of their relationships with Daniel, who worked the curatorial side of the project. Now, with Daniel gone, I have decided to not only keep the project going, but to make more of an effort to be continuously produce book projects with artists and writers who I am interested in and want to engage with.

 

Currently, I am producing a catalog for the Colby Museum of Art of Elizabeth Atterbury‘s fantastic Currents7 show.

Check the book out here. you can order any of our books online from Publication Studio.

here are a few that we have released in the last few years that we still have in stock.

A Diary of Mysterious Difficulties, byLaura Raicovich

Stars: Even the Sun With All Its Warmth is Detached, by Anthony Campuzano

Lazer Hotel, by the Art Department

Balloon Catcher Wanted, by The Art Department

Fun Sponge, by Alex Da Corta

 

I’m looking forward to many more and already have a few lined up that I’m super excited about. I’ll be updating the blog as new books come up with links so you can order them and help get these great simple publications out there.

 

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Back From the Frozen Midwest, Into the Frozen Northeast

my parent's house in Warren Maine, from my recently acquired drone.

my parent’s house in Warren Maine, from my recently acquired drone.

Hello all, and welcome back to SnarkAttack. I haven’t posted much of late because things have been a whirlwind since about midway through my four month stint in Madison Wisconsin as Windgate Artist in Residence in the Furniture Program there. A lot has happened.

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At Long Last, a ‘Flat Rate Exchange’ Exhibition!

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Madison Windgate Fellowship Residency: Week 3

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Madison Windgate Fellowship Residency: Week 2

With the first week of settling in and getting situated behind me, I’ve started spending more time in the studio. Classes have started and there are students around working and making things, and this is always a helpful motivator. I’m trying to make sure I don’t jump too quickly into a project, but have started by doing some fun drawings in the studio on this great big drawing board that is mounted to the wall in there. you can see it on the right in this picture…

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Madison Windgate fellowship residency: week 1

Hi Everyone. I have just finished my first week in Madison for my Windgate fellowship residency. I will be blogging weekly while I’m here, and this is the first of those posts. First of all, I always like to start with a good picture, so here is this…
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3 Things

Since I apparently can’t post with any real consistency any more, post-worthy topic tend to pile up for me. So, in order to bring us up to date, today you will learn about 3 big things, in chronological order, all of which are awesome for me.

But first, This hospital pain chart from the Blue Hill Hospital…

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