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Gregory Laynor


Gregory Laynor, ‘The Making of Americans’ (2008)

A reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans in 913 mp3’s, one for each page of the book. Available on ubuweb

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Jordan Wolfson

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Jordan Wolfson, ‘Con Leche’ (2009)

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Shot on video in Detroit Michigan, the characters walk through the desolate streets in real video sometimes in groups and sometimes alone. The image wobbles, flips and turns inside of the video frame. A commercial voice over actress speaks from texts Wolfson collected from the internet referencing identity, technology, memory and mortality most of which are personal accounts spoken in first person. Every few minutes Jordan Wolfson interrupts her giving basic formal instructions and adjustments distorting her tone, volume, and “sex”

Sonya Lacey


Sonya Lacey, ‘Structure for standing while talking (after Pistoletto) (2nd state)’ (2008)

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Caroline McCarthy

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Caroline McCarthy, ‘Souvenirs (Blue) & Golden Wonder’ (1998)

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Erika Hock

Poster Device (Diplomats & Martyrs), 2013

Erika Hock, ‘Poster Device (Diplomats & Martyrs)’ (2013)

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Rosemarie Trockel

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Rosemarie Trockel, ’56 Brushstrokes’ (1990)

The ’56 Brushstrokes’ are the product of a Painting Machine designed by Rosemarie Trockel. Seven rows of eight brushes are attached to shafts oufitted with steel rollers, which are drawn along a track approximately two meters long by a spool driven by an electric motor. The brushes are manufactured by Da Vinci, the painter’s brush factory in Nürnberg, with the hair of real artists. As they are pulled along, the brushes are first dipped in watercolors and then drawn over Japanese paper, so that they leave behind eight different brush strokes running in multiple broken “autograph marks” parallel to one another.


hadley + maxwell

Hadley+Maxwell, ‘Metal Pessoa (Carte)’ (2012)

Re-designed menu, part of a body of work entitled ‘Metal Pessoa’. This also includes a performance with a recording of Maxwell reading Fernando Pessoa’s unsigned, “Letter to Two French Magnetists” (1919), interpreting it through a range of voices influenced by Heavy Metal styles. Listen to an excerpt here:

Adam Cruces


Adam Cruces, ‘Style life’

Marie Farrington

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Marie Farrington, ‘Slip (White on White)’ (2014)


Stuart Sherman


Stuart Sherman in ‘Eleventh Spectacle’ (1978)

Photograph by Babette Mangolte

Sherman’s “spectacles” were programs of very short plays performed on portable tabletops propped open on the sidewalk—or in the park, or someone’s apartment—in which he would physically manipulate and create semantic “dramas” around inanimate objects. He created and performed eighteen “spectacles” in all (12 solo and 6 group performances).