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SEPTEMBER 29, 2006 7:24 PM

The relational theme is strong in the printshop- group work in full effect, conversations, gathering around the pressbed, hijinx, etc. I am not a painter, and I wonder if the studio model is still based on the modernist paradigm of isolation and purity. The graduate studios at The University of Iowa, where I was groomed, mantain this model today. Painters have their own private space, and the Printmakers share rooms, with many desks, and share tools and acid baths and materials (ink). Public vs. Private? Does the print studio model Beaurillaud's notion of "dynamic agglutination?" I am also interested in the characteristics and defining traits of the studio space- what defines the print shop identity other than a press? What defines the painter's studio even more than turps?

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 9:37 PM

Here we are calling for an intervention: players must change paddles, and shift the narrative of the print.

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 8:58 PM

Here Justin Quinn and Splinters make prints based on the participants ping-pong games. Each player chooses a paddle and ball with painted letters, and the volleys are recorded as language poems. A soundtrack of ping-pong games plays and sounds remarkably like a typewriter. Collaborative, action printmaking, and one of the world's best games.

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2006 11:48 PM

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