Sunday, 13 November 2016

How to Draw, Betty Style

During a two-year period Betty O'Connell-Rogers produced drawings of everyday objects including a hair brush, light bulb and many food items. She also wrote instructions so that others would be able to copy the technique. The result, in effect, is a series of algorithms.

In Betty's words: "This is a book of step-by-step instructions on how to draw simple things. It is aimed at younger people. It is just the way that I draw, so it doesn't mean that you have to draw like this too, as everyone draws in different ways."

Any profits from the small margin on sales of the book will go to art materials for Betty.

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Copyright Betty O'Connell-Rogers (Standard Copyright Licence)   
Edition 01
Publisher Mocsim Arts/Services
Published 13 November 2016
Language English
Pages 44
Binding Coil
Interior Black & white
Weight 0.2 kg   
Dimensions (centimetres) 20.98 wide x 29.69 tall

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A0 Zero Receipt Poster

Background:

It turns out that it is possible to use supermarket self-checkout machines to buy nothing. The artist did so frequently during a two year periodHundreds of the resulting receipts, recording the non-transactions, were collected. These were compiled into two books ('Less' and 'More Less' see ); a short film was produced ('Exchanging'); and an A0 print can be purchased below.

 
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Copyright Mocksim / Micheál O'Connell (Standard Copyright Licence)   
Publisher Mocsim Arts/Services
Published 2016
Black & White
Signed A0 poster (with COA)
Constructed dimensions (centimetres) 84.1 wide × 118.9 tall


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Copyright Mocksim / Micheál O'Connell (Standard Copyright Licence)   
Publisher Mocsim Arts/Services
Published 2016
Black & White
Signed A0 poster (with COA)
Constructed dimensions (centimetres) 84.1 wide × 118.9 tall
 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

3-Book Collection

Pack of all three books: Contra-Invention, PODS and Less.
 
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Contra-Invention Catalogue

Catalogue for Contra-Invention, an exhibition of Traffic Warden's evidential photographs. The book collects all the ‘contravention images’ collected between 2008 and 2010 along with meta-data listing camera type, shutter speed, aperture, other photo-metrics and an essay by Hito Steyerl. Photos include examples where wardens (Civil Enforcement Officers) inadvertently captured themselves in reflection. Also the artist managed to manoeuvre himself into the images by following them around. The show was nominated for The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 and the catalogue was on Martin Parr’s Best Books list 2010.
 
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ISBN 9781446671061
Copyright Mocksim / Micheál O'Connell (Standard Copyright Licence)   
Edition 01
Publisher Mocsim Arts/Services
Published 2010
Language English
Pages 104
Binding Perfect-bound paperback
Interior Full colour
Weight 0.4 kg   
Dimensions (centimetres) 20.98 wide x 29.69 tall
 

Sunday, 3 May 2015

PODS

PODS, a collection of Point of Delivery Signatures from courier company parcel-tracking systems. Background:

"In late 2012 I repeatedly missed a parcel being delivered to my home. After studying the ‘Sorry We Missed You’ cards left after each unsuccessful delivery, I realised I was able to track the packages movements; in this case, the times, dates and locations as it travelled from distribution centre to warehouse to my home and back to warehouse each subsequent time we had failed to meet. Eventually I was there to sign for the parcel, and, perhaps in need of remote confirmation that I was holding the parcel in my hands, checked the tracking system again. Alongside the usual information, I saw a small .jpg image of the signature I'd just left; a Point of Delivery (POD) signature. I keyed in an invented consignment number and saw the parcel information for a stranger; the times, movements and their similar JPEG image."

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ISBN 9781291712742
Copyright Mocksim / Micheál O'Connell (Standard Copyright Licence)   
Edition 01
Publisher Mocsim Arts/Services
Published 05 September 2014
Language English
Pages 104
Binding Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.23 kg   
Dimensions (centimetres) 15.24 wide x 22.86 tall


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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Less

Background:

It turns out that it is possible to use supermarket self-checkout machines to buy nothing. The artist interacted frequently with the machines in this way during a three month period. One hundred of the resulting receipts, recording these non-transactions, are collected in this volume.

See also:
Film: Exchanging 
A0 Zero-Transaction Print: Poster
Audio: Self Checkout Interaction


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Product Details:
ISBN 9781326106942
Copyright Mocksim (Standard Copyright Licence)
Edition 01
Publisher Mocsim Arts/Services
Published 01 December 2014
Language English
Pages 112
Binding Perfect-bound
Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight0.14 kg
Dimensions (centimetres)10.8 wide x 17.48 tall