Curated by Emily Pethick and Chris Hammonds
Wednesday 7 July 2004 to Saturday 31 July 2004
Cubitt presents Publish and be Damned, a two-part project exploring current experimental editorial directions through an eclectic selection of self-published magazines, comics and journals.
On Sunday 4 July over 30 publishers from the UK will gather in the crypt of St James Church, Clerkenwell, for the Publish and be Damned fair, offering an opportunity to peruse a variety of publications and to meet the editors. Special projects will take place throughout the day, including Paula Rousch’s ‘Copylaws of the Kitchen’, a free participatory event that mutates the printing press into ‘biscuit cutting anarchy’; Jabba the Hut and Cousin IT demonstrating the uses of Audio Theory for dyslexics; and Berlin-based magazine Starship launching their bilingual issue on the subject of ‘Darkening’.
From the 8 July to 1 August the second part of Publish and be Damned will be held at Cubitt gallery, with some 150 publications presented in a Public Library designed by Pablo Léon de la Barra. Arranged in an offbeat taxonomy and discovered through the informal networks that make up the self-publishing scene, the material ranges from DIY fanzines to glossy periodicals, video compendiums to critical journals. Surveying a gamut of independent publications, Public Library demonstrates individual approaches to making and distributing the work of artists, writers and musicians outside of the commercial mainstream.
Publish and be Damned is organised by Emily Pethick and Chris Hammonds. It is accompanied by a black and white catalogue available at the fair and gallery for £2.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-6pm
24/7, åbäke, Arty, Audio Arts, Audio Theory, Black Diamond, Borbonesa, Pablo Bronstein, Control, Copenhagen Free University, CRASH!, Dark Star, Disinfotainment, DOT DOT DOT, Edinburgh’s One O’Clock Gun Periodical, Babak Ghazi, Guestroom, The Happy Hypocrite, Hardcore Is More Than Music, Emma Hedditch, Infopool, International Necronautical Society, Implicasphere, Inventory, Junior Asprin, The Laburnum Pilot, Le Gun, The Masterpiece, Millimetre, Mind of We, Mum and Dad, Mark Pawson, Harry Pye, Radical Vans and Carriages, Realisations (Book of Triggers), Paula Rousch (MSDM), Shadazz, Shaver’s Weekly, Sick Happy Idle, Starship, Stellar, Stop Stop, Taytopographies, Timber Maniacs and Terra Form, Tollcross, Donald Urquhart, Vargas Organisation London, The Vacuum, Wayward Canon.
designed by Pablo Léon de la Barra.
Includes material from the self-publishing fair, and: All the King’s Horses, American Homebody, An Architektur, Bovine Liberation, Boys Keep Swinging, British Mythic, Butt, Butter, Cahier d-Activité, Cakewalk, Chicago, Adam Chodzko, Shawn Chung, Continuous Project, deFILE, Jeremy Deller, DIN, Sara Edward Corbett, Finger, The Fire, Flaca, Flaps, Fluffers, Freier, Frozen Tears, Fucking Good Art, FUJI, Happy Pappy, Helvetica, High Dessert Test Sites, Kathrin Höhne and Bjarte Gismarvik, Karl Holmqvist, IDEA Art + Society, Incepem Fanzine, Jutta Koether, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Anja Kirschner, LTTR, Made in the USA, Make it happen, Mall Punk, Manoa Free University, Sean McCarthy, Aleksandra Mir, Montage, Tom Morton and Catherine Patha (TomCat), OCD, Pacemaker, Patti, Perific Biennale, Lia Perjovschi/CCA, Pist Protta, Pork Salad Press, Plotter, Recluse, Re-Magazine, Saturday, Seth Price, Remote, Carissa Rodriguez, Runway, Saddlesore, Shit TV, Christian Sievers, SlimVolume, Joshua Smith, Space Poetry, Spector >cut + paste<, The Stand, Swingset, Things to Come, Times, Morton & Catharine Patha (TomCat), Tourette’s, Variant, Version, UKS Forum, WeAreTheArtists, Why we should talk about, Matt Wiegle, The Young Baron, and more.