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SIX HANDS AND A CHEESE SANDWICH

 

 

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SIX HANDS AND A CHEESE SANDWICH

Ruscha der Fischotter aka: Printed Matter And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As After Ruscha aka: One Hundred Views Of One Hundred Views Of Mount Fuji, If Someone Says So aka: SIX HANDS AND A CHEESE SANDWICH is a book about books, a catalogue and an art/bookwork in its own right.

Content: By now the appropriation and paraphrasing of Ed Ruscha constitutes a genre of its own. The first were 1968 Bruce Nauman with 'Burning Small Fires' and 1971 'Ed Ruscha' (actually Joel Fisher) with 'Six Hands and a Cheese Sandwich', with further appropriations or hommages over the decades, and in the last years it almost became fashionable, the evidence is massive.

There is actually none of the books published by Ruscha in the 60ies, which has not been paraphrased yet, be it the Gas Stations (e.g. Jeff Brouws, Toby Mussmann, Eric Tabuchi, Michalis Pichler, Anonymus, Michael Maranda), the Fires (e.g. Bruce Nauman, Jonathan Monk, Yann Serandour, Thomas Galler), the Apartments (John O'Brian, Anne-Valerie Gasc, Eric Doehringer), the Parking Lots (Hermann Zschiegner, Travis Shaffer), the Swimming Pools (Jen Denike, Taro Hirano), the Real Estate Opportunities (Adam&Kate Davis, Eric Doehringer), the Royal Road Test (Tom Sachs, Simon Morris, Martha Hlady) or the Sunset Strip (J.F. Schnyder, Jonathan Monk, Derek Sullivan, Tom Sowden), even the Palm Trees (Tadej Pogocar, Eric van der Wejde), Colored People (Jonathan Monk, Tanja Lazetic) and Hard Light (Achim Riechers) have been taken up explicitly.

The assembly attempts to span a larger arc of tension, integrate Ruscha's own books and put him into a evolution line in particular with the publications of Hiroshige and Hokusai, whose titles show great parallels in rhythm and use of numeric and vague enumerations.
The missing link could be Yoshikazu Suzuki's GINZA HACCHO, buildings on Ginza, Tokyo, published as an accordion foldout book - in 1952, hence preceding Ruscha's Sunset Strip for 13 years- in the same street-view-style which was for very long considered essentially Ruscha.

(ed.) Michalis  Pichler, 20 pages, 14 x 18 cm, 2011, Zavod Parasite, Ljubljana & "greatest hits" Berlin
ISBN 978-3-86874-008-0

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The Ego and Its Own, Chinese Edition

 

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Der Einzige und sein Eigentum / The Ego and Its Own (Chinese Edition)

with an afterword by Annette Gilbert and an epilogue by Craig Dworkin

This is the edition with Chinese Slipcover and Chinese-German glossary, copublished byForever & Today, Inc.

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仅有“自我”仍很讨厌、因为它并不
真正存在(或者请问:它是什么?)
Eugen Gomringer


appropriation/ new vision of the manifest of individual anarchism as published 1844 by Max Stirner under the very same title (The Ego and Its Own). The chapter titles and headers have been maintained, while the main text has been edited down to include first-person-signifiers only, and a lot of white floating around it. layout, typeset and dimensions follow the German version, which has been in print almost unchanged for the last 37 years by Reclam Universal-Bibliothek.

 

464 pages and slipcover, 10 x 15 cm, 2010, "greatest hits" Berlin and Forever & Today, Inc., NY
ISBN 978-3-86874-007-3  &  ISBN 978-0-61541-346-4



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Monsanto Company Earnings Call Transcript

Taken 100% from reality, this is a full length transcript of the fourth quarter 2009 Monsanto Company Earnings Conference Call, treated, layouted, published and performed as an original theater piece (on occasion of the exhibition & symposion "The apparatus of life and death" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje).

The main acts are "Presentation", "Question-and-Answer Session" and "Copyright Policy", the main characters are Hugh Grant (President & CE), Carl Casale (EVP & CFO), Terrell Crews (EVP, CEO Vegetable Business), Scarlett Foster (VP IR) as well as various Analysts.

As Karsten Schubert puts it "A gulf has sprung between post-Duchampian, postmodern artistic practice and a still Modernist-Romantic interpretation of copyright."

 

36 pages, 10 x 15 cm, 2010, "greatest hits" Berlin
ISBN 978-3-86874-006-6


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Der Einzige und sein Eigentum

Michalis  Pichler, 2009

 

appropriation/ new vision of the manifest of individual anarchism as published 1844 by Max Stirner under the very same title (The Ego and Its Own). The chapter titles and headers have been maintained, while the main text has been edited down to include first-person-signifiers only, and a lot of white floating around it. layout, typeset and dimensions follow the German version, which has been in print almost unchanged for the last 37 years by Reclam Universal-Bibliothek.

 

Appropriation/ neue Vision des Manifestes, welches 1844 von Max Stirner unter demselben Titel publiziert wurde.

Die Kapitel und Seitenueberschriften wurden uebernommen, waehrend der Haupttext nur die deklinierten Ich-Konstellationen des Originaltextes enthaelt. Layout, Typografie und Dimensionen folgen den deutschen Reclam-Ausgaben des Stirner-Textes seit 1972.

 

 

464 pages, 10 x 15 cm, 2009, "greatest hits" Berlin
ISBN 978-3-86874-005-9



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TWENTYSIX GASOLINE STATIONS

 

The same building photographed all over different locations in Brandenburg, Thuringen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

 

"The eccentric stations were the first ones I threw out" is written on a photographed piece of paper, at the end of the book. Ed Ruscha had published a book under the same title and outer appearance in 1963.

 

The book comes with translucent wrappers.

 

 

36 pages, 18 x 14 cm, 2009
Printed Matter, Inc., New York, ISBN 978-0-89439-044-4
and "greatest hits" Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86874-004-2 3-978-86874-004-8
ed. 550 copies. limited ed. 50 with white UV-lack on cover

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UN COUP DE DÉS JAMAIS N‘ABOLIRA LE HASARD (sculpture)

 

Un Coup de Dés Jamais N'Abolira Le Hasard (A Throw of the Dice will Never Abolish Chance) is a book by Michalis Pichler published 2008 in Berlin. The work is a close copy of the 1914 edition of the french symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé's poem of the same name, but with all the words cut out by laser, in a way that corresponds directly to the typographic layout used by Mallarmé to articulate the text*.

A Preface features the entire poem written as a block of text with each line separated by a slash (/). This block-transcription of the Mallarme-Text was carried out in 1969 by Broodthaers.
12 double spreads follow, with immaculately cut out windows standing in for the text. When turning the pages, numerous shadows are being generated by the cutouts.

The work is soft bound and feels quite insubstantial. The cover is a facsimile of the original cover as published in 1914 by Librairie Gallimard, with the word 'SCULPTURE' replacing 'POEME' (or 'IMAGE') in the centre of the design.

 

500 copies are produced on paper, 90 on translucent paper and 10 on acrylic glass plates.

 

 

paper version: 32 pages, 32,5 x 25 cm, Ed. 500, 2008,
"greatest hits" Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86874-001-1 3-978-86874-001-1


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UN COUP DE DÉS JAMAIS N‘ABOLIRA LE HASARD (sculpture)

 

90 numbered copies are produced on translucent paper. They come with two sheets of white card cut to the size of the book.

 

translucent paper version: 64 pages, 32,5 x 25 cm, 2008, "greatest hits" Berlin
ISBN 978-3-86874-002-8 3-978-86874-002-8
Ed. 90, numbered and signed

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hearts

 

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hearts

 

A collection and archival documentation of discarded commodities, which carried depictions of hearts, found in public space mostly in Berlin, but also in Greece and New York City. The photo documentation is accompanied by transcriptions of every text carried by the found objects. A piece of conceptual photography and concrete poetry.

 

This book is volume 2 of an encyclopedia
(volume 1: stars & stripes aka 'new york garbage flag profile' / ISBN 978-3-865880-94-9)

 

21 x 14,9 cm, 212 pp., over 200 photos., PVC Flexocover, 2008, Revolver Frankfurt, ISBN 978-3-86588-464-0 and

AGRA Publications, Ahtens

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Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed

Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed

 

contributions:

 

AA Bronson, Anonymus*, Inaki Bonillas, Mel Bochner, Marcel Broodthaers*, Heath Bunting, Alice Creischer, Brad Downey, Kenneth Goldsmith, Ellen Harvey, Burkhard Holdorff, Douglas Huebler*, Deborah Kelly, Sol LeWitt*, nature*, Akim Nguyen, Edgar Orlaineta, Grisha Perelman*, Michalis Pichler, Peter Piller, Adrian Piper, Johannes Raether, Allen Ruppersberg, Stefan Schuster, Andreas Siekmann, Evgenia Tsalagrada, Xerox*, Haegue Yang, Adam Zaretsky

* “found” material

 

The title is a paraphrase of Mel Bochners landmark project from 1966 as organized with the SVA. The last two words "As Art" have been omitted from the title.

 

put together by Michalis Pichler

 

29,7 x 21 cm, 194 pp., xeroxed, 2008, centre national de l'estampe et de l'art imprimé, Chatou, ISBN 2-912483-57-3 and
"greatest hits", Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86874-000-4

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umbrella

 

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SOME FALLEN UMBRELLAS AND SOMETHING ELSE

 

(from the french Press release, text: Amelie Fauvet)

 

Lors de son dernier séjour à New York, Michalis Pichler constate qu’un grand nombre de parapluies sont jetés après leurs utilisations. Il propose pour cette carte blanche une sélection photographique de parapluies abandonnés dans l’espace de la ville prises sur jours lors de parcours urbains aléatoires.


Pour (U)L.S n°1, Michalis Pichler a choisi de donné le titre SOME FALLEN UMBRELLAS AND SOMETHING ELSE qui s’inscrit dans la lignée des intitulés d’Ed Ruscha avec Some Los Angeles Apartments, nine swimming pools and a broken glass, A few palm trees. Michalis Pichler n’hésites pas à faire référence à cette tradition du titre en évoquant les séries d’estampes de Hokusaï : Trente six vue du mont Fuji et Cent poèmes expliqués par une nourrice.

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ULS is a structure based in Marseille that invites authors to fill a 12 pages tabloid newspaper with content. ULS 0: Celine Duval, ULS 1: Michalis Pichler, ULS 2: Peter Downsbrough, ULS 4: Claude Closky (upcoming)

 

43 x 29 cm, 12 pp., rotation offset, 5000 copies, ULS, Marseille 2008

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SECHSUNDZWANZIG AUTOBAHN FLAGGEN


Serie of photographs shot in July 2006 out of the window of a car driving on highways A100 and A115 (AVUS) in Berlin, focusing on German flags which had been mounted on cars before.
Because of the mostly high speed there was little or no possibility of composing the frame.The sometimes hardly distinguishable flags provide a background for the apparent randomness in each photography.

 

The book comes with transparent wrappers.

18 x 14 cm, 32 S., ca. 26 Abb
ed. 550 copies. limited ed. 50 with white UV-lack on cover
Revolver

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les des sont pipes

les dés sont pipés (Ackermann)


“Hard Times for the Pensioners Gang - Severe punishment for the oldest German Bankrobbers, who captured millions despite their frailties” is the title of the article depicted on the left. W. Ackermann (73 years old), L. Ackermann (64) and R. Richter (74), managed to rob 14 banks, although they had trouble climbing stairs and had to take lots of piss-breaks. They were recently issued with 10-year-plus-sentences.

 

 “Without lobby in the home country? Josef Ackermann with the gesture, that made him a symbol of greedy globalization” reads the caption of the image depicted on the right. J. Ackermann was accused of embezzlement and facing imprisonment of 2 years, but could settle the case with a payment. He is acting CEO of Deutsche Bank.

 

58 x 76 cm (poster), extracted from daily newspapers and reprinted on newsprint (rotation offset), 2007

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new york garbage flag profile

i fell in love / i fell out of love


letters, meaning and feelings fading in and out over the course of a tabloid paper

 

42 x 30 cm, 24 pp, rotation offset on newsprint paper, published on occasion of an exhibition at Printed Matter, NY, 2006


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new york garbage flag profile

 

 

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new york garbage flag profile


New York Garbage Flag Profile presents Berlin-based artist Michalis Pichler's six month long project in which he collected and documented discarded paper cups, plastic bags, pizza boxes, newspapers and other mass-produced materials emblazoned with the American Flag.

 

Photographed in the public waste baskets, gutters and snow drifts of New York where he found them, the individual items are catalogued on a facing page with uniformly formatted information about their location, the date of their collection, number of flags depicted, number of stars, number of stripes, etc. Each record also includes a full transcription of the text found on the item.

 

The nearly three hundred color photographs in the book are organized into forensic pairs showing the collection site before and after the artist's intervention. This clinical presentation however belies the artist's gentle, almost reverent approach to his material -garbage, after all.

 

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pdf6 | pdf14 | pdf19 | pdf35 | pdf77 | pdf94


21 x 14,9 cm, 292 S., ca. 300 Abb., PVC Flexocover, 2005, Revolver Frankfurt
ISBN 3-86588-094-0

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new york garbage flag profile

new york garbage flag profile
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pdf6 | pdf14 | pdf19 | pdf35 | pdf77 | pdf94


21 x 14,9 cm, 292 S., ca. 300 Abb., PVC Flexocover, 2005, Revolver Frankfurt


50 copies with white instead of black ink on cover print /
50 Exemplare mit einem Sonderdruck des Covers
RE 2005PM001

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WARdiary

"WAR"diary


"WAR"diary is the product of selective cutting and pasting of New York newspapers between March 20 and April 11, 2003. Headlines from the Daily News are collaged onto the stockpages of the New York Times creating subtle ghosts of words like OUTRAGE! BAGHDAD, and CAUGHT floating on top of or cut into endless columns of numbers. The pages are illustrated with cut-out images from the Times showing war protesters, New York Police security forces, Iraqis fleeing Baghdad, wounded soldiers and other scenes of war. All images are indexed in a special pull-out section.

58 x 36 cm, 92 S., gefaltet, 2005,Revolver, Frankfurt
ISBN 3-86588-081-9

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ny times flag profile

New York Times Flag Profile


In New York Times Flag Profile, all 144 of the American flags from the New York Times issued on the first anniversary of September 11 have been cut out and pasted into a newspaper with everything else left blank.

Each flag is listed in a flag index with information about its original context.

58 x 36 cm, 144 pages, folded, 2002 New York

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Red, White & Blue Box

Red, White & Blue Box


this limited and signed multiple compilation comes in a cardboard Pizza Box, featuring NY-related publications:

- New York Times Flag Profile, NY 2003 (newspaper 144pp)
- New York Garbage Flag Profile, Frankfurt 2005 (book 292 pp)
- "WAR"diary, Frankfurt 2005 (newspaper 92pp)
- i fell in love, i fell out of love, NY 2006 (newspaper 24pp)
- i fell out of love, i fell in love, NY 2006 (nespaper 24pp)

- migration #31 (postcard)

- new york garbage flag profile (postcard)

- I FELL IN LOVE, I FELL OUT OF LOVE, 100$, POTATO CHIPS, AIRPLANES, CLOUDS & SKY (postcard)

- les dés sont pipés (newspaper 4pp/poster)

- SOME FALLEN UMBRELLAS AND SOMETHING ELSE (newspaper 12pp)


41 x 41 cm x 5cm,
Ed. 60, signed

 

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