THE KIPPENBERGER CHALLENGE



















BOOKSHOP CHALLENGERS NEWS
Joe Gilmore
7 July 2016 – 7 July 2017

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A
21 × 29.7 cm, 16 pages, edition of 65

A is one of a series of graphic enquiries into the form, structure and topology of the book. It investigates the relationship between form and content, treating these as discrete entities. Traditionally, the content of a book is closely related to to its physical structure in the form of signatures, sections or chapters and ultimately, the page. The content of this book ignores these structural principles. Published by Yagland.

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Sigla
ISBN 978-94-91783-10-4
42 × 29 cm, 24 pages, edition of 50

Sigla examines written language, meaning and ambiguity through a collection of typographic glyphs which the Irish author James Joyce devised for use in his novel Finnegans Wake. Risograph printed in two colours on Munken paper by Knust at Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Hand-sewn in green and blue thread. Published by Jordskred.











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Void() 2
ISBN 978-94-91783-09-8
25.2 × 19 cm, 24 pages, edition of 70

The second in a series of books which consider the book as a nonlinear surface. Two colour risograph with screen printed cover. Published by Catalogue Library.






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Void() ∞
29.7 × 21 cm, 16 pages, endless edition of individually numbered copies

The third in a series of books which consider the book as a nonlinear surface. An endless series of booklets documenting images posted to the online image archive void() (www.qubik.com/zr/). Pages from the archive are laser printed double-sided on A3 sheets of paper, folded together and then saddle-stitched. The title is then over-printed on the cover. Self-published.



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Sigla Addendum
ISBN 978-94-91783-12-8
25.2 × 19 cm, 28 pages, edition of 50

A postscript to Sigla, Sigla Addendum further examines the set of typographic glyphs which James Joyce created for his novel Finnegans Wake. Risograph printed in two colours and singer sewn bound. Co-published by Catalogue Library and Village Books.

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The Zero Point of Sculpture
29.7 × 42 cm, 64 pages, edition of 10

Traces of books (on the subject of other books) left on sugar paper after being exposed to sunlight. Self-published.

















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A Facsimile of Michael Asher: Writings 1973-1983 on Works 1969-1979, Michael Asher, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design / Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 1983 ISBN 10: 0919616275 / ISBN 13: 9780919616271
26.2 x 40 cm, 244 pages, perfect bound, edition of 3

A photocopy of Michael Asher’s Writings on Works addressing the self-reflexivity and absence inherent in Asher’s work. The notion of the facsimile (Latin, fac simile ‘make alike’) as a duplicate is questioned by creating an image of the original. Edition of 3. One copy is for sale for the lowest price of a used copy of the original book currently listed on amazon.co.uk (currently £235.79). Self-published.




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B
27 × 29 cm, 20 pages, digital print on Munken, saddle stitched, edition of 20

“History” says the historical novelist Dame Hilary Mantel “is what's left in the sieve when the centuries have run through it.” Photographs of ancient sculptures from The British Museum are partially overprinted (55%) with blocks of black ink. This book follows on from the layout of A, employing a similar strategy. Self-published.