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Dexter Sinister (New York, NY) was a sometime bookshop and ofttime maker of projects that explore the connectivities between print, object, design, and the ethics and impulses of making. More to the point, it's about the uses of language, its presentation, its value, manipulation, failures and glory. Dexter Sinister is the combined efforts of Stuart Bailey and David Reinfurt (O R G); they've reorganized some of the ideas that started with Dot Dot Dot into the The Serving Library, an itinerant structure, with writer/artist Angie Keefer. It can be a library, exhibition, or set of actions, in different places that may provide a contextual backdrop for information.
Bulletins of The Serving Library are published as individual PDFs in the six months prior to formal distribution as a published compilation. The content is variable, but our take is that most contributions limn the fissures within cultural practices. Historical, contemporary, maudlin, and frighteningly close. The itches you can't scratch and the shadows you never saw.
A Bulletins of The Serving Library #4. This issue produced under the auspices of the Research Program Dexter Bang Sinister at Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen, 2012), curated by Rhea Dall. With Mark Beasley, Dall, Diedrich Diederichsen, Hollis Frampton, Rob Giampietro, Charlotte Johannesson, Sture Johannesson, Lars Bang Larsen, Frances McKee, Malcolm Mooney, Jan Verwoert. 9.25" x 6.5", 199 pages. $15. Add to cart
B Bulletins of The Serving Library #3: Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language. This issue serves also as the catalog to the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, organized by Laura Hoptman (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012). Among the artists featured were Vito Acconci, Paul Elliman, Shannon Ebner, Experimental Jetset, Guy de Cointet, John Cage, Augusto and Harolod de Campos, Dieter Roth, El Lissitzsky, and many more. 9.25" x 6.5", 224 pages. $15. Add to cart
C Bulletins of The Serving Library #1. Eds. David Reinfurt, Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer. With Rob Giampietro, Shannon Ebner, Isla Leaver-Yap, Bruce Sterling, Peter Russo. 9.25" x 6.5", 96 pages. $15. Add to cart
Dot Dot Dot is a journal ostensibly about graphic design. Each issue might have some sort of overarching theme, but by the end, even that is in question. Essays, various interpretations of typography, interviews, photography, and observations make up the bulk. It's a really wonderful size - not too big and not too light.
D Dot Dot Dot 17, (TRANSCRIBED) (TRANSLATED) (TRANSFIXED). With Agency, Mark Beasley, Stephen Beasley, Walead Beshty, Dan Fox, James Goggin, Jorg Heiser, Jennifer Higgie, Will Holder, Richard Hollis, Janice Kerbel, Alex Klein, Malcolm McLaren, Radim Peško, Mike Sperlinger, Stefan Themerson, Erik van Zuylen. 9.25" x 6.5", 144 pages. $17. Add to cart
E The Curse of Bigness. The catalog made for the exhibition of the same name at The Queens Museum of Art (2010) (Queens, NY), organized by Larissa Harris. 8.5" x 6", 272 pages. $5. Add to cart
F Dexter Sinister, Watch Wyoscan 0.5Hz. Time is like that - both point AND duration. This is how it can bend and warp. A week, a second, a season: all are specific and discrete, but none are the same. The present can be cut to any number of lengths, from a single vibration of a quartz crystal to the display period of a digital timepiece. Watch Wyoscan 0.5Hz is a reverse-engineered Casio digital watch. A tiny computer inside has been reprogrammed to slowly render the current time from left to right, scanning across its liquid crystal face, completing 1 cycle every 2 seconds.
You'll notice that reading this watch requires more attention than usual, as the seven segments of each digit are lit one by one across its display. This speed may be adjusted until it reaches the limits of your perception. You and your watch are now in tune. $175. Add to cart