Stuart Bailey

  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #9

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #9

    Summer 2015

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Issue number nine tackles all manner of sports and games, providing commentary on their language, politics, and philosophies. It kicks off with Rob Giampietro on New England Patriots controversial quarterback Tom Brady in view of ancient Greek ideas of heroism, and ends with David Peace narrating seminal Liverpool FC manager Bill Shankly's 1975 radio interview with UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Uncovering a fascination for what is still considered the most difficult game of cards, Vincenzo Latronico takes us through the complexities of bridge. Kathy Acker identifies the bodybuilder's language as the simplest of language games, reduced to a minimal set of nouns and numerical repetition. Joe Scanlan presents “three object lessons” on advanced imaging technologies related to movement, while James Langdon follows the debates on the innovations to rock climbing. The issue slaloms through further contributions from Christoph Keller, Sarah Demeuse, Linus Elmes, Chris Evans, Junior Aspirin Records, Philip Ording, Leila Peacock, Justin Warsh & Miguel Abreu, and Carlin Wing.

    Contributors Kathy Acker, Stuart Bailey, David Reinfurt & Christoph Keller, Sarah Demeuse, Linus Elmes, Chris Evans, Rob Giampietro, Junior Aspirin Records, James Langdon, Vincenzo Latronico, Philip Ording, David Peace, Leila Peacock, Joe Scanlan, Justin Warsh & Miguel Abreu, Carlin Wing

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  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #7

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #7

    Summer 2014

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    This issue concerns itself with “numbers,” ranging from a brief note on “The Psychology of Number” by John Dewey and John McLellan, to Vincenzo Latronico's historical overview of the ongoing attempt to conjure “truths from thin air” (such as proof of the existence of god). In between are essays and articles by Cory Arcangel, Perrine Bailleux, Rosie Cooper, Dan Fox, Angie Keefer, Mathew Kneebone, James Langdon, Philip Ording, Katherine Pickard, David Reinfurt, and Justin Warsh, plus an indexical book review by the late David Foster Wallace.

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  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #8

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #8

    Winter 2014

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    This issue is smaller than large and larger than small: *medium*. Produced under the auspices of the exhibition “Transmitting Andy Warhol” at Tate Liverpool, it includes a history of the relations between drugs and groups by Ian Svenonius, an e-mail exchange between Paul Elliman and pioneer of voice synthesis Richard T. Gagnon, and a collage of voices that conjure Warhol's aura by Michael Bracewell. With further contributions by Elie Apache, Stuart Bailey, Eli Diner, Emily Gephart, Lucy Mulroney, Larissa Harris, and Joe Scanlan.

    Contributors Elie Ayache, Stuart Bailey, Michael Bracewell, Ben Davis, Eli Diner, Paul Elliman, Emily Gephart, Larissa Harris, Lucy Mulroney, Joe Scanlan, Ian Svenonius

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  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #5

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #5

    Summer 2013

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Conceived while in residency at the library of the Goethe-Institut New York, this issue of Bulletins of The Serving Library used the context of the hosting institution as a thematic starting point.

    Contemplating this theme as both foreigners and German citizens, many of the contributors present theses that reach deep into the realm of the personal. Jan Verwoert, for example, discusses the communication within his family as a lexicon “somewhere between speech and speechlessness”; while Leila Peacock, as a native English speaker learning German, explores the liminal space between language and translation. Diedrich Diederichsen, together with a list of editors and translators, co-translates his essay “Hören, Wiederhören, Zitieren,” published in the 1997 January issue of Spex. Diederichsen's discussion of the pop quotation in music highlights the genre's proximity to language, as the pop quotation “refers to what is absent in the present, and therefore points towards the semiotic nature of any music.”

    Contributors Michael Bracewell, Diedrich Diederichsen, Isla Leaver-Yap, Philip Ording, Leila Peacock, David Reinfurt, Mike Sperlinger, Jan Verwoert

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  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #6

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #6

    Winter 2013

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    This issue poses as a retroactive non-catalog for the group exhibition “White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania curated by Anthony Elms. As such, its nominal theme is Fashion. Bulletins from the edges of that world are from Angie Keefer, Robin Kinross, Joke Robaard, Brian Eno, Nick Relph, Eli Diner, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Stuart Bailey, Sarah Demeuse, Adolf Loos, Kuki Shûzô, Sanya Kantarovsky, and Perri MacKenzie.

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  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #3

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #3

    Summer 2012

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    This issue of Bulletins of the Serving Library doubles as a catalog of sorts to "Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language," a group exhibition curated by Laura Hoptman at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from May 6 to August 27, 2012. It is a *pseudo*-catalog in the sense that, other than a section of images at the back, it bears no direct relation to the works in the exhibition. Instead, the bulletins extend in different directions from the same title, and could be collectively summarized as preoccupied with the more social aspects of Typography.

    Contributors Andrew Blum, Bruno Latour, Graham Meyer, Pierre-André Boutang, David Reinfurt, Chris Evans, Jessica Winter, Ian Svenonius, Angie Keefer, Francis McKee, Benjamin Tiven, Louis Lüthi, Dexter Sinister, Laura Hoptman

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  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #2

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #2

    Winter 2011

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #2 continues the trajectory begun by DOT DOT DOT, Dexter Sinister's previous house journal which ran for ten years and twenty issues. This issue grew out of two physical incarnations of The Serving Library in 2011. The first took place from July 4–August 10 in the Walter Phillips Gallery of the Visual Arts department at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Here they set up a model of the library's projected interior to house a six-week summer school titled From the Toolbox of a Serving Library. The school comprised daily morning seminars, supplemented by a few evening events. Each week was based on a specific component from a (Photoshop-proxy) digital software toolbox, in order to reconsider what a contemporary (Bauhaus-proxy) Foundation Course might most usefully comprise. The second opened on October 29 and at the time of writing remains installed at Artists Space, New York. Here the same model serves more as a mini-expo in view of an eventual fixed home, alongside a parallel three-screen projection concerned with “Identity.”

    Contributors Dimmi Davidoff, Július Koller, David Fischli & Peter Weiss, Rob Giampietro, Anthony Huberman, Junior Aspirin Records, Perri MacKenzie, David Senior, Jan Verwoert

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  • Bulletins of The Serving Library #1

    Bulletins of The Serving Library #1

    Summer 2011

    Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, and David Reinfurt

    Bulletins of The Serving Library is the new biannual publication from Dexter Sinister, which continues where the final issue of their previous house journal DOT DOT DOT left off. It will be published under the umbrella of their nascent Serving Library, a non-profit institution founded on a cooperatively-built archive that assembles itself by publishing. The pilot issue addresses the twin themes of Time generally and Libraries specifically, and includes texts by Angie Keefer, Rob Giampietro and David Reinfurt, and Bruce Sterling.

    • Paperback $14.95