Space is the Place 2014
Fabio, please select any 50 from this sequence and destroy the others. Thank you! Hope to meet you again soon. Stuart x
(Photocopy of a message from Stuart Middleton, included in the book)
Space is the Place 2014 is made up of xerox reproductions that come from the original drawings created by various artists invited by Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti and Fabio Marco Pirovino. The artists were asked to draw by hand the same subject fifty times and the reproductions were displayed in a top floor apartment in Basel open to the public. For one night, on June 20th, 2014, people were able to build their own fanzine by selecting, editing, and recopying the copies using a xerox machine installed in the middle of the space. Instead of the original drawings, the reproductions were shown as the only trace of the initial works, functioning simultaneously as matrices for open pages of books to come.
The edition of 100 includes works by Elisabetta Benassi, Carola Bonfili, Enzo Cucchi, Victor Esther, Katharina Fengler, Sonia Kacem, Tobias Kaspar, Leszek Knaflewski, Emiliano Maggi, Stuart Middleton, Rasmus Høj Mygind, Diego Perrone, Fabio Marco Pirovino, Sam Porritt, Moira Ricci, Megan Rooney, Andrea Salvino, Salvo, Thomas Sauter, Honza Zamojski.