Colpa presents The Riso Book: Los Angeles, the first installment in The Riso Book series. This series standardizes the conditions of production underlying artist publications and presents the book as exhibition.
The 5 selected artists will work over the course of four days at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, using the Risograph as a tool. Each artist is given 20 pages within the 8.5 x 11 inch book and provided with assistance from an on-site tech and publisher. All 100 pages will be bound into a single publication in an edition of 100, to be presented at on Saturday April 26, 2014, 6–9 PM.
The Riso Book series is inspired by Seth Siegelaub and Jack Wendler’s 1968 publication The Xerox Book. This project is made possible due to the help and support of The Los Angeles Contemporary Archive and Matthew Schum (Publication Studio, LA).
Saturday, April 26th 6-9 pm
The Los Angeles Contemporary Archive
2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Vilém Flusser ‘To Envision’ Into the Universe of Technical Images
We are about to reach a level of consciousness in which the search for deep coherence, explanation, enumeration, narration, and calculation, in short, and historical, scientific, and textually linear thinking is being surpassed by a new, visionary, superficial mode of thinking. This is why we no longer see any sense in trying to distinguish between something illusionary and something non-illusionary, between fiction and reality. The abstract particle universe from which we are emerging has shown us that anything that is not illusionary is not anything. This is why we must abandon such categories as true-false, real-artificial, or real-apparent in favor of such categories as concrete-abstract. The power to envision is the power of drawing the concrete out of the abstract. p.38