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The nth Convention (second edition)

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The nth Convention (second edition)
Julie Rafalski, David Henningham, Tahu Deans
Edition of 30
Screenprinted artist’s book in cloth covered slipcase
27 pages
26cm x 26cm

Exhibited by Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011


Acquired by University College London Library and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Library

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Julie Rafalski, Tahu Deans and David Henningham re-enacted Cold War psychic drawing experiments in a Leipzig building that had formerly housed an East German supercomputer. They also reconstructed the computer as a set to be reconfigured and photographed.

These pictures, films, drawings and transcripts make up the content of this book. Operating like the distinct CMYK dots that merge optically to form a full-colour picture, the artists have worked together to take the viewer through corridor spaces, doctored photographs, and a psychic spying apparatus redolent of the building itself. Not every page is accessible without the use of a knife.

The books are editioned using a vector-based system so that each book is assigned a non-hierarchical relationship to the others.