Shop > Artists' Books

#05850

Code Duello

Artist
Alex Farrar
Price
$25.00
Date
2013
Publisher
self published, Germany
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-94-91783-00-5
Size
15.8 × 23.4 × 1.8 cm
Length
260 
Description

A duel with artworks conducted by Alex Farrar and Harry Meadley whilst on residency at {HotelMariaKapel}, Hoorn, NL, in 2012.

Working from a found duelling rule book, Meadley and Farrar sealed themselves inside a purpose built ‘Render Room’ and took it in turns to call out an artwork or progression of artworks, in response to each other’s attempts to finish the fight and silence the opposition. From this came 50 conceptually complete works (25 each), which were recorded in the form of a works list and distributed as a poster in the immediate aftermath of the confrontation.

In January 2013, Johannes Breyer agreed to corroborate the events with a publication that would re-imagine the duel from several perspectives. To that aim the Code Duello works are examined in sequence, an account of the artist’s experience was transcribed and supported with an appendix of images, and Rudi Fuchs found a precedent in Raphael and del Piombo’s paintings for Narbonne Cathedral.

The publication precedes the actualisation of the duel which will be given its exhibition in 2014.

Editing

Johannes Breyer, Alex Farrar, Harry Meadley

Graphic Design

Johannes Breyer

Typefaces

Unica Light (left side), Univers 45 (right side)

Adobe Caslon Pro, Grow (dinamo.us)

Translation

Sarah van Vliet

Printing

DZA – Druckerei zu Altenburg

  1. Code Duello
 

Related Items

  1. Lena Henke: First Faces
  2. Alex Turgeon: Listen
  3. Steve Kado: 2003 (#4)
  4. Jason McLean and Peter Thompson: Don’s Lawn Service Folded Last Year
  5. Mark G. MacKinnon: Adapted Remnant Groudslab Transfer Drawings 2009-2015
  6. Burning Books

Joel Stillman
  7. 2HB, Vol. 9
  8. Jennifer Tamayo: Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes
  9. Cory Arcangel: All the Small Things
  10. Alex Turgeon: Patagonia
  11. Alex Hanimann: Birdwatching
  12. Modern Laundry
  13. Erik van der Weijde: Contemporary Brazilian Politics, Vol.I MMXI
  14. The First 3 Years of Ludlow 38
  15. Shoboshobo: Sans titre 1
  16. Erik van der Weijde: Bonsai
  17. Celine Duval: Le Marabout Douchynois
  18. Erik van der Weijde: Foto.Zine Nr.4 #1-5
  19. Yona Friedman: Manuels volume 3
  20. Yona Friedman: Manuels volume 2
  21. Friedrich Kunath: Alles Macht Weiter
  22. Alexis Zavialoff: Natën e mirë!
  23. Révész László László: Not Secret
  24. Henry Roy: Feb. 17, 2009
  25. Jochen Lempert: Drift
  26. Alexandra Bircken: Klötze
  27. Nora Schultz: Countdown Poster Magazine
  28. Sven Augustijnen: Spectres
  29. Yona Friedman: Petit Bestiaire 1962-81
  30. Erwin Wurm: Onomatopee 37: Laughing Prohibited!
  31. Sami Benhadj, Tarik Hayward, and Guy Meldem: Made of Concrete
  32. Anthem for the People’s Tomorrow
  33. Matthew Brannon: Hyenas Are...
  34. Emil Michael Klein: Filled in, outlined
  35. Luca Trevisani: The art of folding for young and old
  36. Olaf Nicolai: Trauer und Melancholie (Mourning and Melancholia)
  37. Keren Cytter
  38. Nicola Pecoraro: Triton