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That's really beautiful, man, but how the fuck do you think that looks like a piano?
August 24, 2006 8:12 PM   Subscribe

Book. For thirty-six weeks, a sketchbook was sent in random order between four artists: two in Brooklyn, two in Belfast. Every Wednesday, one participant would receive book. In order to maintain schedule, it was sent out the following Monday, giving each artist five days to complete a spread in response to the one that preceded it. A small portion of each entry extends on to the following page. Beyond this, there was no communication between the artists concerning the content of book during its making. Book's first trip across the Atlantic was on 2 June, 2003. Its final trip was on 2 February, 2004. By the time it was completed, book had travelled over sixty thousand miles.
posted by amro (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
The commentary of the artists following completion of the book is particularly interesting and not to be missed. They often surprised each other with the things they picked up on in the preceding work.
posted by amro at 8:13 PM on August 24, 2006


This is really cool, but it would be nice if the spreads were at least influenced by the previous ones... ala an "exquisite corpse".

I must say I really enjoyed the corpse done at Fark during the "last photoshop ever" contest.
posted by ArsncHeart at 8:23 PM on August 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


Wow. This is beautiful. Thanks for posting it.
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 8:25 PM on August 24, 2006


ArsncHeart writes "This is really cool, but it would be nice if the spreads were at least influenced by the previous ones"

But they are, aren't they? See weeks 3 and 4 for an obvious example (sorry I don't see a good way to link to these; damned Flash).
posted by Songdog at 8:29 PM on August 24, 2006


That's one hell of a corpsecontest!
posted by Songdog at 8:35 PM on August 24, 2006


It's great, but a double depending on the MeFi statute of limitations :)
posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:49 PM on August 24, 2006


I enjoy this very much.

For me, it's the audio commentary that brought it together as a singlular piece of art, as opposed to a sketchbook thrown around between artists.

Thanks for posting, amro, despite the double.
posted by Monstrous Moonshine at 8:55 PM on August 24, 2006


Darn, sorry about the double!
posted by amro at 9:04 PM on August 24, 2006


Hey! I like it!
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:14 PM on August 24, 2006


What a fun thing for the artists.
posted by Cranberry at 10:42 PM on August 24, 2006


very nice. thanks for posting.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 6:20 AM on August 25, 2006


This is nice.
posted by OmieWise at 6:48 AM on August 25, 2006


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