Fia Backström

PublisherCapricious2015
Although it looks like it, == is not the catalogue of an exhibition. It is exactly the opposite, it is an independent project, conceived ahead of an exhibition. In fact, Matt Keegan has devised an exhibition from the publication, rather than the traditional reverse. Even more, an unlimited number of venues may be produced. Emphasizing the wall as a page, each one provides a temporary container for ==’s various parts, allowing Matt Keegan to act as the protagonist for the fictive curatorial project.
PublisherEqual Equal2015
A publication is a time capsule & transmitter from here to there, from you to me. Working from this basic statement: how has your work changed since your 2012 or 2015 contribution to ==? This question and timeline could be rephrased as: How has your life & work changed in the wake of Brexit, Trump’s presidency, and the move to the right in Europe. (The majority of contributors are based in the US and this prompt is not intended to romanticize Obama’s presidency or deny repressive administrations that have come before). It is not necessary to root your response in the 1st person, ...
PublisherJRP|Ringier2007
Showing together in Europe now for the second time, Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Josh Smith and Kelley Walker may not be the New Yorkiest band in the world, but if they were this would be their second album. Let’s call them fellow travelers and assume their grouping is at least partly a European construction. It’s their packaging and touring as Guyton, Price, Walker, Smith that allows for the production of something like a New York moment in the Kunsthalle and wherever such moments are in demand. And it could be that the objects and images on view here are not ...
ШєƖ⊂σṃє ʈσ ʈңє ďσẘ␤σαď ρα⅁є ғσΓ ʈңє Ĥ∪ṃαи 尺єαďαӸє Ƭƴρє
ↁє√єƖσρєď ℁ ραΓʈ ℉ 〞尸Γσ₠§§㏌⅁〞
αиď ʈңє Ᏻ␄ңє ιи§ʈįʈ∪ʈє ⅂į♭ΓαΓƴ’§ 〞єиď(§) θғ Ƭңє ⅂į♭ΓαΓƴ єχңį♭įʈįσи Ƭңє Ĥ∪ṃαи 尺єαďαӸє Ƭƴρє ʪ α ғΓєє ďσẘ␤σαďαӸє αиď є℁ƴ ʈσ ㏌§ʈαƖƖ Ⱪєƴ♭σαΓď ρƖ㎍㏌ ғσΓ ᗰα⊏ ʈңαʈ ㏚σď∪₠§§ ң∪ṃαи-σ␤ƴ ΓєαďαӸє ʈєχʈ ℁ ƴσ∪ ʈƴρє․ ШσΓď§ ẘΓįʈʈєи ʈңʪ ẘαƴ αΓє įƖƖє⅁įӸє ʈσ α∪ʈσṃαʈį⊂ §єαΓ⊂ң ㏚σ₠§§є§ αиď ďαʈα ṃٱи㏌⅁ σρєΓαʈįσ觧․ ␟є įʈ ғσΓ ␙αįʪ˛ ẘє♭ρα⅁є§˛ ғα₠♭σσʞ ρσ§ʈ§˛ єʈ⊂․ ιʈ ʪ ΓєαďαӸє ♭ƴ ң∪ṃαи§ σи αƖṃσ§ʈ αиƴ ďį⅁įʈαƖ ďє√į₠ αиď ρƖαʈғσΓṃ
Ƭңє ғįƖє ʪ θρєи Ƨσ∪Γ₠˛ αиď ∪ρďαʈє§ ẘįƖƖ ♭є ρσ§ʈєď ℁ ʈңєƴ σ⊂℆Γ. ιЍƧƬ尺ΰ⊏ƬιθЍƧཿ ɭ․ ⊂Ɩį⊂ʞ ʈσ ↁσẘ␤σαď αиď §α√єƬңє ☡įρρєď ṃα⊂․θ§ ғιƖє ...
PublisherHalmos2015
“You who listen to me are in a better position to judge about the French Revolution than I am. Your descendants will be even in a better position than you, for they will learn what you think I think, and yet another intermediate will be added to the chain. And in time…there will come a generation…which will see the French Revolution not as it happened, nor as they would like it to have happened, but as it would have happened, had it taken place in the days of the Machine.” E.M. Forster wrote his one work of dystopian science fiction, The ...
PublisherAir de Paris2005
NEW YORK TWICE: AIR DE PARIS, PARIS May 28–June 25, 2005 and June 28–July 24, 2005 Wade Guyton, Mai-Thu Perret, Seth Price, Josh Smith, Kelley Walker Curator: Fabrice Stroun Xerox: edited by Bettina Funcke
PublisherNorth Drive Press2004
Since 2004 North Drive Press has provided hundreds of artists and arts practitioners with the opportunity to produce and cheaply distribute new works in multiple form. The annual publication has included 7″ records, posters, books, ready-mades, soap, temporary tattoos, photographs, perfume, and more. Interviews and texts—a core part of the project—are conversational, experimental, and available on our website for free download. North Drive Press was founded by Matt Keegan and Lizzy Lee in 2003. The name refers to the street (North Drive) connecting the parallel blocks on which Matt and Lizzy lived as kids. The impetus for creating NDP was to produce a mobile group exhibition. NDP ...
PublisherNorth Drive Press2005
Since 2004 North Drive Press has provided hundreds of artists and arts practitioners with the opportunity to produce and cheaply distribute new works in multiple form. The annual publication has included 7″ records, posters, books, ready-mades, soap, temporary tattoos, photographs, perfume, and more. Interviews and texts—a core part of the project—are conversational, experimental, and available on our website for free download. Beginning with NDP#2, Susan Barber became the art director of North Drive Press. After initial discussions, the vinyl envelope was exchanged for a cardboard box that worked with both the loose-leaf ethos of NDP and more pragmatic concerns such as shelving and space to include more ...
PublisherNorth Drive Press2006
Since 2004 North Drive Press has provided hundreds of artists and arts practitioners with the opportunity to produce and cheaply distribute new works in multiple form. The annual publication has included 7″ records, posters, books, ready-mades, soap, temporary tattoos, photographs, perfume, and more. Interviews and texts—a core part of the project—are conversational, experimental, and available on our website for free download. For NDP#3 and NDP#4, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, another artist committed to collaboration and artist-produced publications, joined North Drive Press as co-editor. Sara and Matt expanded North Drive Press to include exhibition and print publishing programs—separate from but complementary to the annual NDP publication. They organized an evening at New York’s performance ...
PublisherNorth Drive Press2007
Sara Greenberger Rafferty, another artist committed to collaboration and artist-produced publications, joined North Drive Press as co-editor. Sara and Matt expanded North Drive Press to include exhibition and print publishing programs—separate from but complementary to the annual NDP publication. They organized an evening at New York’s performance venue The Kitchen, published a suite of Exquisite Corpse prints, and exhibited at NADA and various other venues. Becca Albee & Kathleen Hanna Fia Backström & Wade Guyton Jennifer Bornstein & Jonathan Horowitz Sarah Charlesworth & Sara VanDerBeek Ken Gonzales-Day & Edgar Arcenaux Alice Könitz & Michael Ned Holte Eileen Quinlan & Liz Deschenes Frances Stark & Amy Yao Erika Vogt & ...
PublisherNorth Drive Press2010
For NDP#5, artist and musician Sadie Laska helped with the process of inviting contributors. NDP#5 is the final installment of North Drive Press. We’ve been consistently amazed by the enthusiasm and inventiveness of our many contributors. Each year, with a varied cast of more than forty, we’ve been able to provide the support and editorial response necessary to compile this non-traditional publication. NDP #5 is a great note to end on: we’ve helped produce a dynamic assortment of artists’ multiples, from temporary tatoos to custom-made soap; and published a varied and compelling collection of interviews, panel discussions, and texts. We hope North Drive Press has added to the ...
PublisherSeth Price2004
Seth Price: “Sister Ray,” 2004, feat. Fia Backstrom. from Seth Price on Vimeo. I made the music in 2002. A Sequential Circuits and a Korg. In ’04 I recorded Fia Backström singing some lyrics adapted from the song ‘Sister Ray,’ cut up her vocals and added them to the track in a way that sounded OK. That was supposedly for a Reena Spaulings record, but it never made the cut. Added it to the Army Jacket LP when I reissued it.

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