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24 Jan 2010

Fillip: New Limited Edition Multiple by Silvia Kolbowski

image: Your Weekly Address, April 25, 2009

New Limited Edition Multiple by Silvia Kolbowski



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Fillip is pleased to announce the availability of Dear Silvia... July 2009, a new limited edition multiple by artist Silvia Kolbowski.

Commissioned by Fillip in collaboration with a talk organized by Maria Fusco at Whitechapel Gallery, London, this past Fall as part of Living Clay: Art Writing Readings, Dear Silvia... July 2009 is a one-sided acetate LP produced in an edition of 25.

The record consists of all e-mail messages received by Kolbowski during July 2009 from many non-profit political organizations, exhorting her to attend to a wide variety of urgent issues. These missives, edited down from 16,000 words to 3,000 words, and all opening with the (algorithimically aided) personal address 'Dear Silvia,' are read for this record by a 12 year old girl. The work questions the symptoms of US democracy that these exhortations represent.

A digital audio version of Dear Silvia... July 2009 in MP3 format is available free through Fillip's new iTunes podcast. An illustrated text version of the piece, accompanied by an essay on 'indirect speech' by Antonia Hirsch, will be published in Fillip 11, available worldwide in February.

Silvia Kolbowski is an artist based in New York. Her scope of address includes the ethics and politics of history, culture, feminism, and the unconscious. Her most recent project, a video and photo work entitled After Hiroshima Mon Amour (2008), opened as a solo exhibition at LAX>October, teaches in the CCC program at the Geneva University of Art and Design, and in September will begin co-directing a new PhD in Practice program at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

Dear Silvia... July 2009

One-sided, 12 inch acetate disc
Duration: 20 minutes, 30 seconds
Edition of 25 / Signed by the artist
Price: $250 + shipping
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