Posted on: September 15, 2015
Arcangel Surfware @ NYABF / Ps1
The New York Art Book Fair
MoMA PS1, 2-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Arcangel Surfware: Booth C19, Ground floor
September 17-20, 2015
Awwwwww yah! I am really really happy to say that Arcangel Surfware will have a booth / exhibition at the 2015 Printed Matter Art Book Fair! ~~~~~
Some background: so ... as you prolly know / guessed, for the last 15 years, I have made a ton of software based artwork. That is, artwork which is the result of software being run. But, after 15 years of HD’s, poor version control, lost computers, etc, etc, I had a mess on my hands. So, a few years ago, I started – with the generous support of the Creative Capital Foundation – the long, difficult, and annoying process of sifting though all my hard drives and figuring out just what I had been up to since 2000. One (un-intended) result of that was actually this website, and the other (very much intended) was a series of zines I have started publishing (under the umbrella of Arcangel Surfware) called “The Source”.
“The Source” is a series of archival IRL magazines published in issues. Each issue is dedicated to a different software project of mine, and contains: a re-printing of that software’s source code, as well as fairly detailed (though admit-ably sometimes abstract) footnotes about the project’s history. Currently there are 8 issues, but eventually, every single software work of mine will be mirrored by a magazine. To me, these magazines represent the “master” copy of these projects. They are backwards complete as well, you could type them in your machine, and get my original work. LOL.
And , even more to the point, this weekend at the Printed Matter Art Book fair, Arcangel Surfware will be selling the first 8 issues (issues 6,7 & 8 are new!). Also, I will be showing some of the actual works ref’d in the zines, ... I Shot Andy Warhol, Hello World Woreforms, etc, etc. In other words BIG STUFF!
And, last but def not least, you can read about the source - as a concept, in an insanely coherent & beautiful essay by Dragan Espenschied formatted as a rich text format doc here.
Sorry for all the TXT :/