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by David Dellafiora
artist book, mix media on toilet paper » ~150 x 104 mm
20 pages
2016

compendium of artwork from 20 artists

about

Wipe is a small assembling publication in which toilet paper is the medium. The use of a nonarchival, indeed anti-archival medium, is intentional, with the ephemerality and fragility of the medium insharp contrast with the artistic concern for archival materials. Conceived as a playful lightweight publication to circumvent postage costs, Wipe nods to Duchamp’s urinal and challenges contributors to make work on a medium that is almost anti-art.

Contributors source their own toilet paper, a source of fascination in itself and a comment on the hygiene practices of different societies. In spite of its intended ephemerality, toilet paper allows rubberstamping, stitching, collaging, and even frottaging. When 20 contributions are received, Wipe is distributed to participants by mail.

– Susan Hartigan

art

ARTISTS Ana IbáÑez, Dystatic, Giovanni Strada, José L Campal, Juanne Peck, Jurgen O. Olbrich, Katerina Nikoltsou, Laura Dunn, Magda Lagerwerf, Miche-Art-Universalis, Miguel Jimenez, Migvel Tepes, Peter Müller, Phillip Lerche, Renee Kypriotis, Siggi Liersch, TICTAC, Uwe Klein, Vittore Baroni, Vizma Bruns