Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #008 - Joseph Conrad's Debt Was Only Paid for in His Death

Joseph Conrad
Lord Jim



Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
Penguin Books Inc., 7110 Ambassador Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21207, U.S.A.
Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia



First published by J.M. Dent & Sons 1900
Published in Penguin Books 1949
Reprinted 1961, 1962, 1964 (twice), 1965 (three times), 1966,
1968, 1969, 1971 (twice)



This edition 1957 by arrangement with the
Trustees of the Joseph Conrad Estate and
J.M Dent & Sons Ltd



Copyright ©  the Estate of Joseph Conrad 1900



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by Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd,
Aylesbury, Bucks
Set in Linotype Granjon

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that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise,
be lent, re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated
without the publisher's prior consent in any form of
binding or cover other than that in which it is
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on the subsequent purchaser

10,5 x 17,7 cm, 322p, softcover



On 19 September 2017 I ripped the 322 pages from Joseph Conrad Lord Jim, tore them in half and threw them in the Hole I've been Diggin' for Gordon in a basement at an undisclosed location in Antwerpen since 20 February 2006.
The title refers to Gordon Matta-Clark whose last and major work ‘Office Baroque’ in Antwerpen I illegally visited at the start of my career as an artist. The performance/installation evolved into a ‘mash-up’ with ingredients from the works of various avantgarde artists from the 70’s. For instance a slant row of florescent lights inspired by Dan Flavin takes care of lightning and an endless ladder as imagined by Vito Acconci makes it possible to get in and out of the hole. The work was made visible through a number of side actions and performances where I used some of the dirt I had been digging up. Most of the dirt was used to fill up James Lee Byars' tomb.
As of 9 September 2017 the Hole is filled with precious books from my private library.







Monday, September 18, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #007 - Susan Atkins Descending Vito Acconci's Endless Ladder to Hell

Susan Atkins
Child of Satan, Child of God



This low-priced Bantam Book
has been completely rest in a type face
designe for easy reading, and was printed
from new plates. It contains the complete
text of the original hard-cover edition.
NOT ONE WORD HAS BEEN OMITTED.

CHILD OF SATAN, CHILD OF GOD
A Bantam Book | published by arrangement with
Logos International

PRINTING HISTORY
Logos edition published October 1977
2nd printing – August 1977   3rd printing – November 1977
Doubleday Book Club edition published February 1978
Bantam edition | june 1978

Excerpt from Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt
Gentry copyright © 1974 by Curt Gentry and Vincent Bugliosi.
Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Excerpts from the Beatles' songs, "Helter Skelter" and "Sexy
Sadie", by Lennon/McCartney copyright © 1968 Northern
Songs, Ltd. All rights for the USA and Canada controlled by
Maclen Music, Inc., c/o A.T.V. Music Group.

The names of some of the peripheral characters in this auto-
biography have been changed to protect them and others from
harm that might result from their identification. Names of all
central characters are actual.

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This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, by
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ISBN 0-553-11472-7

Published simultaneously in the United States and Canada

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10,5 x 17,7 cm, 278p, softcover



On 18 September 2017 I ripped the 278 pages from Susan Atkins Child of Satan, Child of God, tore them in half and threw them in the Hole I've been Diggin' for Gordon in a basement at an undisclosed location in Antwerpen since 20 February 2006.
The title refers to Gordon Matta-Clark whose last and major work ‘Office Baroque’ in Antwerpen I illegally visited at the start of my career as an artist. The performance/installation evolved into a ‘mash-up’ with ingredients from the works of various avantgarde artists from the 70’s. For instance a slant row of florescent lights inspired by Dan Flavin takes care of lightning and an endless ladder as imagined by Vito Acconci makes it possible to get in and out of the hole. The work was made visible through a number of side actions and performances where I used some of the dirt I had been digging up. Most of the dirt was used to fill up James Lee Byars' tomb.
As of 9 September 2017 the Hole will be filled with precious books from my private library.