Thursday, May 24, 2012

Envoi esperluette Réponse

exhibition/book launch
Michael Dumontier & Micah Lexier: Call Ampersand Response
Artexte, Montreal
June 7 - September 8, 2012

Call Ampersand Response is a collaborative artwork made of images exchanged via email. Over a period of several months, Dumontier and Lexier sustained an image-based correspondence by sending each other scans of book covers, found objects, drawings and illustrations belonging to each artist's respective collection. The project is based on the idea that their collections speak of their shared artistic affinities while informing their practices. Two rules dictated their conduct: each image was to function as a "call" seeking a "response" from the other artist, and the dialogue was to end when an image recalling the project's opening image emerged, thereby constituting a narrative loop. Their conversation gave rise to a bookwork co-edited by Nieves (Zurich) and Artexte. In Artexte's new gallery space, the project is shown as an installation in which shared themes and motifs are seen to play out over time, alongside objects selected from the source material.

Call Ampersand Response
196 pp. (including covers), 196 b&w illus.,
25.5 x 19.5 cm. Co-published by
Nieves and Artexte.
ISBN 978-3-905999-08-2


Ben said...

awesome. i will totally check this out in montreal.

ahoi! said...

Hey Ben,
Great! Thanks. I'll be in town for the opening, if you can make it!
And if you're a fan, Kath Bloom plays the night before (June 6th).

Peter Nencini said...

Ok, so this now makes sense. Very exciting.