The way you only ever preferred mugs.Sitting abandoned on the dining table with a cold half-sip left and your chair still pulled out as if it was still waiting for you to come back. Just like I am.
In the way that you
had to have a name for everything. When you’d tell me about your day I’d have
to ask who you were talking about, repeating the name because I hadn’t met them
yet. But it was some dead animal you’d walked by earlier, who had no name but
you chose to give it one. A name for everything, except us.
The way you always
wore the same beat up old pair of chucks. You’d walk to my house in them. We’d
walk side by side with you in them and me in mine. Every single one of my
memories has you wearing them. You wore them when you walked away too.
The way you never
smelled like smoke. It would have been easier if you did, I could cling to that
disgust, wrinkle my nose and swat the air with my hand. Instead of smelling like
smoke, you became it. An uncomfortable feeling in my lungs that has to be
coughed out but the discomfort lingers.
If rainbows are
promises, you never made me any. Vague suggestions are words strung together
and they made sentences that felt like promises. If promises were meant to be
broken then you should have made them because at least then, I wouldn’t have
Robert Morris Untitled for the Xerox Book, 1968 Edition of 1000 photocopied books, with contributions by Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner
Neomaterialism by Joshua Simon, designed by Avi Bohbot (2013)
Neomaterialism explores the meaning of the world of commodities and re-introduces various notions of dialectical materialism into the conversation on the subjectivity and vitality of things. Reflecting on general intellect as labor and on the subjugation of an overqualified generation to the neo-feudal order of debt finance, Neomaterialism merges traditions of epic communism with the communism that is already here.
The xeroxing distorts the book cover, echoing the duality between the palpable presence of the object and its mass produced clones.
The photocopy club x Michael Jang
LET’S GET XEROXING. Opens at book and job gallery, San Francisco on the 12th of feb.
Huge thank you to all the submissions so far. We will be working over the next few days to get all the work photographed and on the website.
The photo above shows the collection of Michaels work that will be on show along side all the other photographers who have submitted. Just like normal all the work is for sale for $5 and everything is signed and dated by the photographers and is one of one. The money made goes towards hire of the gallery, zine making and keeping the project going.
The exhibition opens at 6.30pm on Thursday and will also be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We hope to see you there!