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[BKARTS] Democracy in Action! "None of the Above" Assembling

Assembling, Collaborating and Publishing in the Eternal Network
In an ambitious assembling-style project, Minnesota Center for Book Arts
invites any and all to send 125 copies of anything (within reason ­ see
below) that will fit into a 9² x 12² envelope. This project is in
conjunction with MCBA¹s upcoming exhibition None of the Above: Assembling,
Collaborating and Publishing in the Eternal Network.
An assembling project represents the ultimate in democratic art. Everything
submitted will be included in the publication (or series of publications,
depending on how many people participate). In return for your efforts, you
receive a selection of 89 different works created by others who participate.
Who¹s invited? Artists, writers, printmakers, zinesters, poets,
photographers, xerographers, pamphleteers, cartoonists, diagrammers,
visualists, mail-artists, transitionalists, minimalists, maximalists,
pencilers, stencilers, composers, medics, bookleteers, decoders,
conceptualists, transcribers, documentarians, historians, storytellers,
manifestoans, CDsters, designers, anti-artists, ventriloquists (make the
paper sing!), book artists, book artists who are ventriloquists, whoever so
chooses and those chosen ­ meaning you! Plus, you can exercise reckless
editorial control or lack thereof by forwarding this invitation to others.
What to send? Any means of expression is fine (paper, CDs, stickers,
popsicle sticks) but it can be no larger than 8.5² x 11² (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm)
and 1/8² thick (.3 cm). It can be folded, stitched, crushed, flattened, etc.
Shrunk-via-shrink-ray submissions are okay. If you need a theme, submissions
will be compiled in publications titled ³None of the Above.² How¹s that for
clear direction?
How many to send? Submit 125 copies. 89 of these will go to other
participants. Additional copies will be archived, distributed to
donors/volunteers, and a small number will be sold as a fundraiser for MCBA.
What else to send? So that we can send you your copy of the publication,
include a sheet of paper with your name and postal address. Also include $5
in U.S. funds ­ checks payable to Minnesota Center for Book Arts ­ to cover
the cost of envelopes and postage.
Where to send: None of the Above, c/o Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011
Washington Ave South, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Deadlines:  If we receive submissions by August 21, 2009, they will be
displayed as part of the associated exhibition. To be included in the
publication, submissions must be received no later than October 24, 2009.
A special collating event will occur at MCBA on Saturday, October 24, 2009.
For those who would like to participate, you may bring your 125 copies that
evening rather than mailing. There is no fee. Please email Jeff Rathermel,
MCBA¹s Artistic Director (jrathermel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) by October 16, 2009 if
you will be participating. Arrive at 7 pm, assembly lines commence at 7:30
If you have questions about the publication, contact Jeff Rathermel at
jrathermel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To learn more about Minnesota Center for Book
Arts, visit www.mnbookarts.org

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