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Foreword: Roboto Ohrt

Publisher: Silverbridge

Year: 2004, Francfort - Paris

Format: 18 x 25 cm

Number of pages: 1320

Edition of 500

Special limited edition of 50

Oskar-von-Miller Strasse 16

«The Riddle we can guess - We speedily despise –Not anything is stale so long - As Yesterday's surprise.»

Emily Dickinson

 

This editorial project is simultaneously a collective manifesto and a historical archive of a group of four artists. The work documents the entirety of the exhibitions, books, events and field recordings that took place at Oskar-von-Miller Strasse 16 in Frankfurt, where Denis Loesch, Michael Riedel, Niklas Schechinger and Hank Schmidt in der Beck lived and worked together. Their numerous collective actions questioned the status of an artwork through their rituals of distribution and appropriation, and their deliberately dysfunctional practices of mechanical image reproduction. The book’s text is a transcription of different recordings detailing the five years of intense activity that took place at this address.

 

2004, Silverbridge/(Montreuil). Text by Oskar-von-Miller Strasse 16. One in-4 volume (18 x 25 cm), 1320 pages, perfect-bound. 500 copies, with 50 head editions by Juli Susin in a white canvas slipcase, with burnished interior and silver foil-stamping and 4-color screenprinted posters by Les Démons in Montreuil. 

 

Errata: all copies were signed and numbered by two artists instead of four.