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On November 4th, 2008, I transcribed…

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On November 4th, 2008, I transcribed the following Facebook status updates within the first two hours of Senator Barack Obama’s predicted victory as the next President of the United States of America.
By Erik Benjamins
2010
Los Angeles

b/w text, 138 pages
Softcover US $8.75
Hardcover, Dust Jacket US $23.95
Hardcover, ImageWrap US $24.95

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April 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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Glamidermist

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Glamidermist
By David Hevel

78 pages, 2010
San Francisco, CA
Softcover: US $44.95
Hardcover, ImageWrap: US $62.95

For the past decade Hevel has mined the detritus of celebrity gossip, revealing a culture that is mired in sensationalism to create a diverse collection of artworks that are delightful, depraved, and beautiful. Hoping to reveal the absurdity of American consumerism, the global economy, and the chaos of mass media, Hevel’s work juxtaposes mid-American aesthetics of taxidermy and floral arrangement with the gossip, glamour, and glitz of Hollywood royalty.

http://www.davidhevel.com

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April 3, 2010 at 4:20 am

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Sunset Conversations

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Sunset Conversations
by Michelle Blade, 2009

Paperback, 88 pages
$40.85
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Invitations to watch a sunset and share conversation were sent to various people from January to April 2009. Each participant was asked to choose the location, exposing geographic points of reflection within a city based on one’s personal history. While at this vista I wished to share conversations inspired by the setting sun; my hopes were that these themes would inspire an intimate conversation as well an opportunity for reflection. With this in mind I also tried to leave each conversation as open as possible and not lead it with my own intentions. During each sunset the participants and I would take turns photographing each other for documentation and when the conversation was over I asked them to write a reflection and I did the same. Each participant was asked to suggest the next person I should watch a sunset with, preferably someone I did not already know, allowing the project to continue.

http://www.michelleblade.com

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April 2, 2010 at 7:40 am

The Village: Small Encampments

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THE VILLAGE: SMALL ENCAMPMENTS
By Stephanie Syjuco
2009

full color, paperback, 92 pages
US $29.95

Expanding on an earlier photographic series, this book documents an installation that intersects two seemingly disparate narratives: a documentary portrait of my domestic space with a completely constructed and fantasized “homeland.” Culled from tourist photos of the Philippines downloaded from the internet, the small cut-out dioramas form little embedded colony encampments and outposts within an apartment environs.

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April 1, 2010 at 3:32 am

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Dedication

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Dedication
By Anthony Discenza
2008

66 pages
Softcover US $15.95

A collection of dedication pages from old discarded paperback books.

http://www.cclarkgallery.com/dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=11&Count=0

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March 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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Public Smog

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Public Smog
by Amy Balkin

Paperback, 52 pages
$17.40
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A project by San Francisco based artist Amy Balkin, Public Smog is “a park in the atmosphere that fluctuates in location and scale.”

http://www.publicsmog.org

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March 27, 2010 at 8:10 am

Satellite, Issue 2

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Satellite
by jon rubin, jason mortara

Paperback, 72 pages
$18.90

Each issue of Satellite revolves around the life of one person. This person is not revealed biographically, but through a series of open-ended responses to many of the themes that defined their life.

Issue 2: Jim Henson, American 1936-1990

Themes: Puppetry, love of fine sports cars, imaginary friends, facial hair, childhood language development, cookies, anthropomorphism, extreme personality types, dark fables, alter egos, rainbows, interspecies communication, the special guest star, morality tales, and the cult TV movie “the cube.”

http://www.jonrubin.net
http://jasonmortara.com

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March 27, 2010 at 8:05 am