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Surface Tension Supplement No. 1

January 12, 2007

Following the release of Surface Tension: Problematics of Site in 2003 Errant Bodies Press announces Surface Tension Supplements a bi-annual book series on site-based practices in art architecture and performance. Supplements will investigate and encourage location-based practice through critical and creative writing documentation of projects field reports from global perspectives and book projects. Through such work the series will seek to question what role location-based practice can play in defining contemporary culture and society.

With Supplement No. 1 issues of spatial practice are explored in critical essays by Jennifer Gabrys on the geographic implications of trash dumps as in Fresh Kills Landfill by Scott Berzofsky Nicholas Petr Nicholas Wisniewski &amp Michael Rakowitz on artistic interventions in Baltimore and by Claudine Isé curator of “Vanishing Point” held at the Wexner Center for the Arts which questions the aesthetics of urban non-spaces through recent photography and film. Complementing the essays are reports by Robin Wilson on public art projects by Bristol-based Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosely Newton Goto on the cultures and legacy of interventionist practice in Brazil and Ken Ehrlich on the infrastructure of signage in Los Angeles as seen through the photographic works of Brandon Lattu and Erik Göngrich. In addition documentation of public projects in Tijuana and Columbus Ohio by the artist groups Simparch and e-Xplo are presented along with Brandon LaBelle’s textual-photographic meditation on experimental architecture. Additional writings by Kathy Battista and Aoife O’Brien provide perspectives on recent events books and exhibitions working with questions of architecture performance and media.

Fostering cultural exchange through an internationally based editorial team Surface Tension Supplements positions site-specific practice in relation to currents in interdisciplinary cross-over from geographic work to media theory to follow forms of design in site-specific moments when artistic practice might perform to actively discover define and re-create public space.

ISBN-10: 0-9772594-0-4 / ISBN-13: 978-0-9772594-0-3
$18 164 pages. . admin at errantbodies dot org