Shop > Artists' Books


Xenomorph (3-pack)

Sergio Serrano and Jeffrey Klassen
self published
Artists' Books
18 × 25 × 0.5 cm

Xenomorph is a transgressive creative process in the form of a publication. The name and inspiration is taken from the fictional extraterrestrial species in the 1979 film Alien. This approach provides a method wherein the need to create is not dependant on appropriate content. Ideas are not collected, curated and coddled; they are immobilized, infected and destroyed. In the process a new idea bursts forth in the form of a publication. Questions of style, aesthetics and referentiality can be disregarded. Production occurs whenever the opportunity arises, or rather whenever a suitable host is found. However, like some sort of fatal horizontal gene transfer, the publication retains some of the host’s characteristics. This three-pack version includes the first three iterations of this exercise. This zine was a part of Hard Copy: Edmonton’s Zine and Artists’ Book Fair, held at Latitude 53, the summer of 2013.

  1. Xenomorph (3-pack)

Related Items

  1. Filiz Klassen: Snow, Rain, Light, Wind: Weathering Architecture
  2. Katrina Palmer: The Fabricator’s Tale
  3. Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and Sylvia Wynter: No Humans Involved - Sylvia Wynter
  4. W. E. B. Du Bois and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts: Of the Dawn of Freedom - W.E.B. Du Bois
  5. Frantz Fanon and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts: The Fact of Blackness - Frantz Fanon
  6. Arthur Jafa and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts: My Black Death - Arthur Jafa
  7. Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez: Extreme Violence as Spectacle: I Within
  8. Colin Snapp: VISTA (Signed Copy)
  9. Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
  10. NDP #4
  11. Not really being Anywhere except Everywhere
  12. The Benefit of Friends Collected
  13. Shaan Syed: The Andrew Project: 1000 And Something Portraits in Toronto Berlin and London, 2010-2013
  14. Parker Kay: Function Magazine 15
  15. Thomas Mailaender: The Night Climbers of Cambridge
  16. Anonynous: The Guilded Beaver
  17. Corrine Corry: The Palace of the Queen