stephanie syjuco

 

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> Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime)
> Neutral Orchids
> Cargo Cults
> Money Factory (An Economic Reality Game)
> Empire Gardens
> Hecho en Cuba (Made in Cuba)
> Artificial Currencies
> Dazzle Camouflage at Workshop Residence
> Public Pedagogy
> Market Forces
> American Rubble (Lancaster Avenue)
> The Fabricators (Tbilisi Edition)
> This is Not the Berlin Wall
> Dirty Works
> Copystand Books (Kronika Edition)
> Dazzle Camouflage Projects
> Cascadian Pattern Collapse
> Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals)
> Re-Mediation Lab
> Afghanicraftistan
> Empire/Other
> Ultimate Fabrication Challenge (Fauxrijuana)
> CHATFACE
> The Precariat (Material Witnesses)
> Cargo Cults: Object Agents
> Neutral Displays (Small Dilemmas)
> Ultimate Vision (Dazzle Camouflage)
> Ornament and Crime (Villa Savoye)
> Speculative Propositions
> Excess Capital
> FREE TEXTS: An Open Source Reading Room
> The International Orange Commemorative Store (A Proposition)
> RAIDERS
> Phantoms (H_RT F D_RKN_SS)
> Pattern Migration
> Shadowshop
> Learning to Love You (All)
> Particulate Matter: Things, Thingys, Thingies
> notMOMA
> COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone
> Custom Transitional Utility Object (Morris Mover)
> Temporal Aggregate (Borrowed Beuys)
> Anti-Factory Bristol
> Towards a New Theory of Color Reading
> The Berlin Wall
> Counterfeit Crochet Project (Critique of a Political Economy)


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Production view of the ad-hoc copystand setup using a lamp stand, bikini swimsuit top, masking tape, wooden spoon, elastic hairband, and a cheese grater.


Copystand Books (Kronika Edition)
2014

Website compilation of hard-to-find books photographed page by page and uploaded as PDF files. Produced using an ad-hoc copystand setup in an apartment kitchen in Bytom, Poland, using a lamp stand, bikini swimsuit top, masking tape, wooden spoon, elastic hairband, and a cheese grater.

Produced at Kronika Center for Contemporary Art, Bytom, Poland, this selection of re-photographed books were chosen from the gallery bookstore, which was about to be closed. An engaging collection of hard-to-find books in both Polish and English and focused on Eastern European contemporary art, the titles include archives of vernacular Polish construction (bus stops and tractors), theoretical art exhibition catalogs, and more.

Many of the books cannot be found easily online, resulting in limited circulation. By rephotographing the works, it is akin to instigating an independent, small-scale archiving and distribution network, but infected with the artists' own hands and identifying the labor and tactility involved in every turn of each page.

Perhaps this activity also suggests an intimacy akin to reading over someone else's shoulder.



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