Two Equal Texts
Fillip is pleased to announce the release of Two Equal Texts, a limited edition multiple by artists Micah Lexier and Christian Bök.
Originally conceived for the window of Printed Matter, New York, in 2007, Two Equal Texts is a collaborative anagram produced in series by Lexier and Bök. Foil stamped in red on blue cloth front and back covers, two text statements contrast Lexier's matter of fact request to Bök’s cryptic response. The work's textual investigation of an abstract collaborative process is a continuation of Lexier's recent work 1334 Words for 1334 Students produced with Colm Tóibín and the students of Cawthra Park Secondary School, Mississauga.
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About the Artists
Christian Bök is the author of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and of Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. Bök has created artificial languages for two television shows: Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley’s Amazon. Bök has also earned many accolades for his virtuoso performances of sound poetry (particularly the Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters). Bök is currently a Professor of English at the University of Calgary.
Micah Lexier is an artist, curator and collector. He has had over 90 solo exhibitions, participated in over 150 group exhibitions and produced a dozen public commissions. His largest and most recent public commission, a 400-meter metal line drawing in space, will be unveiled in Calgary in 2009. Some international group exhibitions include Numerica at the Palazzo delle Papesse - Centro Arte Contemporanea, (Siena, Italy 2007), The Time of Our Lives at the New Museum (New York 1999), and Speed at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, England 1998). Lexier is represented in Calgary by TrepanierBaer, in Toronto by Birch Libralato, and in Berlin by the Gitte Weise Galerie. His work The Sentence is the Page Number previously appeared in Issue 6 of Fillip.
About this Edition
- Foil-stamped, double-sided book with a signed and numbered letterpress-printed colophon, bound in Arrestox Blue Twine bookbinding cloth. Published by Fillip, Vancouver, in an edition of fifteen. Launched in Fall 2008 at the New York Art Book Fair.
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- $750, Edition of 15 (6 of still available)