Note(s): Work(ing) Process(es) Re: Concerns (That Take On / Deal With)
Shipping August 10
Originally created in 1977 as a single handmade copy, Note(s): Work(ing) Process(es) Re: Concerns (That Take On / Deal With) gathers writings, working drawings, photographic documentation, and ephemera for the artist’s earliest video and installation works. The publication was originally produced by the artist and exhibited in “Notebooks, Workbooks, Scripts, Scores” at Franklin Furnace in 1977. The book’s vinyl cover and section dividers, hand-folded pages, color images, and red and black typewriter ink have all been reproduced. Alex Kitnick provides a new introduction.
Featured works include Back Piece (1975), Attack Piece (1975), Mirroring (1975), Liberty: A Dozen or So Views (1976), Relationship Perspectives: Perspective Relationships (1976–77), America: Land of Contrasts (A Day of Awakening) (A Shot in the Dark) (1976–77), Pivot: Turning Around Suppositions (1976), and Lesson Plans to Keep the Revolution Alive (1977).
Birnbaum was born in New York City in 1946, and studied architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. Recognized as one of the first artists to manipulate television footage to “talk back to the media,” Birnbaum enlists video technology and mass media images to deconstruct and redefine cultural, personal, and historical mythologies. Drawing from critical theory, literature, and feminist thought, Birnbaum matrixes film techniques such as dramatic wipes and layered images onto works that are deeply introspective and experiential. Her work has been widely exhibited, including at MoMA PS1, New York (2019); National Portrait Gallery, London (2018); the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio (2018); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); and the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2006).
8.5 x 11 inches
Edition of 2500
Managing Editor: James Hoff
Managing Designer: Rick Myers