Temporary Services Talk / Thursday 21 February 2013, 7 – 9pm
Temporary Services Talk
Thursday 21 February 2013, 7 – 9pm
Talk at 7.30pm
Temporary Services will be talking about their publishing history and the current terrain for artist book publishing after the financial meltdown of 2008.
Temporary Services is Brett Bloom, Marc Fischer and Salem Collo-Julin. We are based in Copenhagen, Chicago and Philadelphia. We have produced exhibitions, events, projects, and publications since 1998. We have created nearly 100 booklets, books, and newspapers and have used their distribution, online and offline, to build community, be accountable for our ideas, and to advocate for democratic, accessible forms of art making and production. We do not participate in the art market and book making has done a great deal to help us bypass the traditional power structures of access to audiences and control of economies.
In 2008 we started our own publishing imprint and online store called Half Letter Press – named for the size of our publications. HLP gives increased focus to our publishing efforts. It also creates a small economic engine and independent infrastructure for us to continue to support the work of others, publish when we want to, and to make more substantial publications. It is also a way for us to insist on other, more egalitarian ways of doing business in relation to art.
We will talk about our publishing history and the current terrain for artist book publishing after the financial meltdown of 2008 that we all seem to STILL be navigating. Copies of our recent books will be available, including “Mobile Phenomena” by Temporary Services, “Revolution as an Eternal Dream: the Exemplary Failure of the Madame Binh Graphics Collective” by Mary Patten, and “Audible Dwelling” by the Danish group Learning Site.
This event is co-organized with Anagram Books who distribute Temporary Services. email@example.com
Temporary Services have a new exhibition; Public & Mobile Phenomena at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, February 22 – March 23, 2013.