The nth Convention (425) is on display in Room I at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It is in a vitrine with the other artist’s books on display.
The nth Convention
Julie Rafalski, David Henningham and Tahu Deans
Edition of 30
Screenprinted artist’s book in cloth covered slipcase
26cm x 26cm
Purchasers can approach the Summer Exhibition sales desk in the vestibule at the exhibition, or contact them on 0207 300 5683
Julie Rafalski, Tahu Deans and David Henningham re-enacted Cold War psychic drawing experiments in a Leipzig building that had formerly housed an East German supercomputer. They also reconstructed the computer as a set to be reconfigured and photographed.
These pictures, films, drawings and transcripts make up the content of this book. Operating like the distinct CMYK dots that merge optically to form a full-colour picture, the artists have worked together to take the viewer through corridor spaces, doctored photographs, and a psychic spying apparatus redolent of the building itself. Not every page is accessible without the use of a knife.
The books are editioned using a vector-based system so that each book is assigned a non-hierarchical relationship to the others.