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WIPE 107

by David Dellafiora / artist book / mixed media on toilet paper / ~150 x 104 mm / 20 pages / 2017
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compendium of artwork from 20 artists

about

Wipe is a small assembling publication in which toilet paper is the medium. The use of a nonarchival, indeed anti-archival medium, is intentional, with the ephemerality and fragility of the medium insharp contrast with the artistic concern for archival materials. Conceived as a playful lightweight publication to circumvent postage costs, Wipe nods to Duchamp’s urinal and challenges contributors to make work on a medium that is almost anti-art.

Contributors source their own toilet paper, a source of fascination in itself and a comment on the hygiene practices of different societies. In spite of its intended ephemerality, toilet paper allows rubberstamping, stitching, collaging, and even frottaging. When 20 contributions are received, Wipe is distributed to participants by mail.

– Susan Hartigan


ARTISTS:

Vizma Bruns

David Dellafiora

Zoe Snyder

Miche-Art-Universalis

Diane Bertrand

R.F. Cotê

Christian Alle

Anna Karina Fries

Siggi Liersch

OBA Mail Art Group

Jurgen O. Olbrich

TICTAC

Vittore Baroni

Serse Luigetti

Giovanni Strada

Monsenhor enVide neFelibata

Antonio Gomez

Beltrán Laguna

John M. Bennett

Laura Dunn

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main album 98.8 Mb
exported pdf EN 13.4 Mb
exported pdf PT 13.4 Mb