Perro Verlag Books by Artists

May 15, 2010

Book Launch at the Institute for the Science of Identity

Filed under: Books by Artists — perroverlag @ 7:53 pm

THE INSTITUTE FOR THE SCIENCE OF IDENTITY is organized by a nomadic band of inquirers working to develop platforms for grassroots skill-sharing strengthened by collaboration and potluck. We have no designated facilities or authority structures; information is disseminated through a loosely connected system of localized bulletin boards and word of mouth. Dedicated to the rhizomatic transfer of ideas and technical knowledge, we utilize working methods that are akin to those of the old guilds. With a utopian desire to circumvent bureaucratic hierarchies we have no wish to be recognized in academic, scientific or political circles. Everyone is welcome!

Installing the new sign at the Institute for the Science of Identity Temporary Office and Reading Room.

The Ministry of Casual Living generously donated their exhibition space for the duration of the take-over.

Thanks especially to Ministers Marlaina Buch and Ross Angus Macaulay for their enthusiastic support.

This new 40 page catalogue documents the peripatetic activities of the Institute for the Science of Identity as they take over various locations for their temporary office and reading room. Printed by Jo Cook and Wesley Mulvin, this publication is a catalogue of low-tech printing techniques: letterpress posters for various takeovers and makeovers of other institutions’ spaces are cut up and bound within the publication. Deliberately poor quality photocopies sit alongside carefully printed woodcuts with printed pages using both colour and black and white, rubberstamps, Print Gocco and letterpress. An interesting variety of coloured papers is used throughout. A reading room membership card is included in a library pocket on the inside back cover. Perfect bound with stiff cardboard covers and a three-colour wrap around paper dust jacket. 22,5 x 14,5 cm. Perro Verlag, Mayne Island, BC, Canada, 2010. ISBN 978-1-897243-64-0  $20.00 Cnd funds.

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