Forth & Back is an invitation to design a poster, post it somewhere and document the piece in its chosen location. The poster can rest as a temporarily situated announcement, or simply as a gesture put forth. These posters will be published as an edition together with a record of their brief contexts.
an edition of posters will be posted somewhere by the artists.
Sean Kelly Gallery is also presenting Peter Liversidge at the Art Basel | Miami Beach art fair, showing work by a.o. Marina Abramovic, James Casebere, Iran do Espírito Santo, Callum Innes, Joseph Kosuth, Robert Mapplethorpe, Juliao Sarmento and Alec Soth.
On the same day when I had this long ruler with the post, 17 November 2011, I received two objects with the mail from Peter Liversidge, enclosed in a plastic mail bag, with a note saying that the contents of these mailparcels were open, and that the mail company has wrapped them in again without taken notice of their contents
image Richard Long – print from portfolio Being In The Moment, produced in 1999 by October Foundation for PARC, Lent, The Netherlands. This portfolio belongs to the collection for Artist Rooms, lent by Anthony d'Offay (The d'Offay Donation)
I received, on 15 November 2011, a 15 centimetres / 6 inches wooden ruler from Peter Liversidge with the mail, enclosed in a plastic bag with a card from the Dutch Post with apologies for the 'damaged' post. The ruler, in mint condition, was send by Peter Liversidge on 6 November 2011
Thomas A Clark – The Flag Club – On Blue & The Mountains of Holland, 2011
herman de vries – fragments
Simon Cutts – Affinity
Ian Whittlesea – Ideas
Hamish Fulton – A 31 Day Road Walking Journey from the River Rhone at Valence to the River Danube at Vienna, 1994
Giovanni Dalessi – Lemon and Fish & Eggs and Salt
JCJ Vanderheyden – Ryan-Ji, Kyoto & Chinese Window
Gijs Pape – Object I
and books and editions by Carol Robertson, Alan Charlton, Paul van Dijk, Richard Long, Philip Lumai, Dick Cassée, Nono Reinhold, Chris Drury, Roger Ackling, Trevor Sutton, Lesley Foxcroft, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Sol LeWitt, Hans Waanders, a.o.
other participants are a.o. Colin Sackett, Moschatel Press, Coracle, New Arcadian Press & William Allen.
Today, 9.11.2011, a 30 centimetres ruler arrived with the post from Peter Liversidge.
The collection of rulers sent by Peter Liversidge to me consists now of 6 pieces, sized 30 centimetres until 36 inches. In 2012 a poster of the complete collection of rulers and other objects at actual size will be published.
After the attacks of 9/11 nearly 100 dogs were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to join the rescue works at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Charlotte Dumas tracked down 15 dogs which are still alive, visited and photographed them.
The book Retrieved which accompanyings the exhibitions is published by the Ice Plant publishers, Los Angeles. There's also a special autographed edition with a signed photograph in an edition of 2 x 50 copies
'... These animals were all at the same place at the same time, one decade ago, for the same reason: to work. That experience unites them, and was the incentive for me to pursue this subject and to photograph the dogs. They now share the vulnerability of old age while symbolizing a full decade now coming to a close.'
Charlotte Dumas, August 2011 (from visitor's information Schunck*)