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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011: The nth Convention

June 4th, 2011 | Posted by David in Julie Rafalski (PL/US) | Live Shows

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.

Click here to see a PDF document showing the slipcase and other pages from the book

The nth Convention
Julie Rafalski, David Henningham and Tahu Deans
Edition of 30
Screenprinted artist’s book in cloth covered slipcase
27 pages
26cm x 26cm
£410

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.

ulie 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.

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