Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#09900

About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe

Artist
Martin Beck
Date
2007
Publisher
Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory
Format
Artists' Books
Details
Softcover
Size
17 × 23 cm
Length
64 
Description

Martin Beck’s video work ‘About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe’ (2007) continues his longstanding interest in the history of exhibitions. The video shows the gradual assembly and disassembly of a reproduction of the 1948 Struc-Tube exhibition system, a portable and infinitely expandable display structure designed by the American designer George Nelson in 1948. The video is installed at Casco in a specially built screening-environment composed of four suspended panels, and is contextualized with works by Sol LeWitt, Eadweard Muybridge, and an assortment of books on modern exhibition history.

The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication on the work (also titled ‘About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe’) with essays by Bill Horrigan, Emily Pethick and Martin Beck, which contextualize the work and elaborate on aspects of sovereignty and control in modern exhibition history, co-published by Four Corners Books, London.

‘About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe’ is a satellite program of Utrecht Manifest, 2007, the second biennial for social design.

 

Related Items

  1. Relative Specimen
  2. Ricardo Brey: Universe
  3. Parasitic Ventures Press : Good and Evil
  4. Casco Issues #7: Democratic Design II
  5. David Maroto: The South Highway
  6. Daniel Frota and Padraig Robinson: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/18/israele-soldier-posts-instagram-palestinian
  7. Larraitz Torres: Untitled
  8. John Beeson: Relative Distance
  9. Ron Silliman: Revelator
  10. Casco Issues #6: Democratic Design I
  11. Casco Issues #5: Real Experiments
  12. Casco Issues #4: The Black & White Issue
  13. Casco Issues #3: Human Technology
  14. David Batchelor: The October Colouring-In Book
  15. Seth Fluker: Before Things Change
  16. Huang He: Master Q’s Guide to Virtual Feng Shui
  17. Jason Hallows and Anna Madelska: Parker Branch: Has things in Common
  18. Micah Lexier: A Number of Things
  19. Nickolas Mohanna: Heat Death
  20. James Langdon: A School for Design Fiction
  21. Rita Kamacho: Infinity Nets
  22. Nathaniel Russell: Stars Etcetera
  23. ARTFORUMx, Summary:trade edition - Parasitic Ventures Press,
  24. Michael Lee: Artzine 2008 Spring Vol. 002: Eniminiminimos: Artists Who Make Things
  25. Giacomo Santiago Rogado: In-Between Things
  26. Denise Kupferschimdt: Figures, How Things Look
  27. Jürg Lehni and Alex Rich: Things To Say
  28. Marc Fischer: Deliverance
  29. Henrik Schrat: Wild Things are Going to Happen

Dialogues with Dan Graham on Art, Architecture, & Shopping Malls
  30. Alice Zukofsky: Fish Fowl Flood Mud: Think of the Storm
  31. Lise Melhorn-Boe: Big Black Bag
  32. Alexis Lavoie: Les dernières choses
  33. Susan Kordalewski: Things I Never Told You
  34. Sarah Dorkenwald and Ruth Spitzer: Wall Furniture
  35. Ryan Foerster