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15 Jan 2010

circulating art, Book

In 2003 a sketchbook was sent in random order between four artists; two in Brooklyn, NY, and two in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Artists: Oliver Jeffers, Rory Jeffers, Mac Premo and Duke Riley.



Each artist had five days to complete a spread in response to the one that preceded it.



A small portion of each entry extended onto 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. It's final trip was on 2 February, 2004. The Book travelled over sixty thousand miles in thirty six weeks.

A hardcover limited edition reproduction of Book was offered for sale. Only 500 signed copies were made, that included an audio CD of the artist's comments about each page.

They are doing it again with Book II.

Around 1992, a few friends and I tried something similar.... except, we were just art students........ and we all lived in the same town........ and we didn't get past 3 of us doing a couple of pages....... still..........
it was a moment.


4 comments:

  1. Hmmmm....I had an idea like this a while ago...but you know how those Aries ideas go...;)

    Funny...I happen to know a group of fabulously talented women from the far-flung corners...;)

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  2. Have you heard of the 1000 Journal project? 1000journals.com

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  3. Is the book still in print or available for purchase? And is the title "Book"? This sounds interesting.

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  4. Hi Sandy, as far as I know they only made 500 digital copies. But they are doing another one.

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