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No. 8 (Fall-Winter 1970)

Dan Graham


Boxed edition consisting of 28 numbered items edited and designed by Brian O'Doherty, with art direction by David Dalton and Lynn Letterman. 1) Two-part box; 2) Contents page; 3) Three Essays: "The Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes, "Style and Representation of Historic Time" by George Kubler, "The Aesthetics of Silence" by Susan Sontag; 4) Flex-disc "Becket / Gabo & Pevsner" with "Text for Nothing #8" by Samuel Beckett read by Jack MacGowan, and "The Realistic Manifesto" by Naum Gabo and Norton Pevsner read by Gabo; 5) Flexi-disc “Burroughs / Robbe-Grillet” with excerpts from “Nova Express” by William Burroughs, read by Burroughs, and "Now the shadow of the southwest column..." an excerpt from “Jealousy” (1957) by Alain Robbe-Grillet read by the Robbe-Grillet (translation of which is contained in item 23); 6) Flexi-disc “Feldman / Cage,” with “The King of Denmark,” by Morton Feldman realized by Max Neuhaus in 1967, and “Fontana Mix-Feed, Nov. 6, 1967,” by John Cage, realized by Max Neuhaus (score of side “The King of Denmark contained in item 20, and score of “Fontana Mix-Feed” contained in item 21; 7) Maze model part 3. Cardboard model part. Mates with item 9; 8) Maze model part 2. Cardboard model part. Mates with item 27; 9) Maze model part 4. Cardboard model part. Mates with item 7; 10) Maze model part 6. Cardboard model part. Mates with item 25; 11) Maze model part 7. Cardboard model part. Mates with item 26; Flexi-disc “Merce Cunningham,” containing “Space, Time and Dance” (1952) by Merce Cunningham, and “Further Thoughts” (1967) an interview with Cunningham; 13) Flexi-disc “Duchamp / Huelsenbeck” with “Marcel Duchamp, The Creative Act” (1956) and Richard Huelsenbeck “Four poems from Phantastiche Gebete” (1916) as well as Marcel Duchamp “Some Texts from L'Infinitif” (1912-1920); 14) “The Russian Desert: A Note on the State of Our Knowledge” by Douglas MacAgy; 15 “Conditionnement” and “Repair” a poem by Michael Butor, translated by Michael Benedikt; 16) “March 1966” by Dan Graham; 17) “Serial Project #1” by Sol LeWitt (LeWitt's first artists' book); 18) “Seven Translucent Tiers, a grid study in three dimensions” by Mel Bochner; 19) “Structural Play #3” by Brian O'Doherty; 20) “The King of Denmark” part of a musical score by Morton Feldman a recording of which is contained on item 6; 21) “Fontana Mix” musical score by John Cage a recording of which is contained on item 6; 22) “Drawings for The Maze” by Tony Smith (eight elements numbered items 7 through 11 and 25 through 27; 23) Translation of “Jealousy” a translation by Richard Howard of the excerpt read by Robbe-Grillet on item 5; 24) “Four Films by Four Artists” composed as a reel of Super-8 (8mm) film containing four film clips: “Rhythm 21” by Hans Richter, “Lightplay” by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, “Site” by Robert Morris and Stan Van Der Beek, and “Linoleum” by Robert Rauschenberg [ digital conversions of these films can be found at: http://www.ubu.com/aspen/aspen5and6/film.html ]; 25) Maze model part 5. Cardboard model part. Mates with item 10; 26) Maze model part 8. Cardboard model part. Mates with item 11; 27) Maze model part 1. Cardboard model part. Mates with item 8; 28) Advertisements.


No. 2.8 in "Artists' Magazines : An Alternative Space for Art" by Gwen Allen. Cambridge / London, MA / United Kingdom : The MIT Press, 2011, pp. 62-63, 240.
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