Dear Silvia... July 2009
Fillip is pleased to announce the availability of Dear Silvia... July 2009, a new limited edition multiple by artist Silvia Kolbowski.
Commissioned by Fillip in collaboration with a talk organized by Maria Fusco at Whitechapel Gallery, London, this past Fall as part of Living Clay: Art Writing Readings, Dear Silvia... July 2009 is a one-sided acetate LP produced in an edition of 25.
The record consists of all e-mail messages received by Kolbowski during July 2009 from many non-profit political organizations, exhorting her to attend to a wide variety of urgent issues. These missives, edited down from 16,000 words to 3,000 words, and all opening with the (algorithimically aided) personal address “Dear Silvia,” are read for this record by a 12 year old girl. The work questions the symptoms of US democracy that these exhortations represent.
A digital audio version of Dear Silvia... July 2009 in MP3 format is available free through Fillip's new podcast (iTunes link). A text version of the piece, accompanied by an essay on "indirect speech" by Antonia Hirsch, will be published in Fillip 11, available worldwide in February.
Purchase this Edition
You can order this edition through Paypal for $250 + $20 shipping and handling.
About the Artist
Silvia Kolbowski is an artist based in New York. Her scope of address includes the ethics and politics of history, culture, feminism, and the unconscious. Her most recent project, a video and photo work entitled After Hiroshima Mon Amour (2008), opened as a solo exhibition at LAX><ART in Los Angeles in September 2008, and in 2009 was exhibited at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, and the Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is on the advisory board of the journal October, teaches in the CCC program at the Geneva University of Art and Design, and in September will begin co-directing a new PhD in Practice program at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
About this Edition
- One-sided, 12 inch acetate disc, signed by the artist
- 20 minutes, 30 seconds
- $250, Edition of 25