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But now space was part of the object¹ is an inquiry into whether or not a typeface can be absent in its own type specimen. Negative space becomes positive space, secondary becomes primary, reference becomes content. False protagonist Booq Alt delivers the performance of Booq—a typeface whose identity can only be imagined through the interplay of transcribed lectures from Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2015 and a pool of public domain images.

A publication by Masaki Miwa and Ying Tong Tan, published in parallel with The multiple lives of a blank book (Booksfromthefuture, 2015).

First edition
Print on demand
388 pages
107.95mm x 174.752mm (4.25 x 6.88 inches)
Softcover
English
ISBN 978-1-326-40233-4

Publishers: Zyxt and Booksfromthefuture

Editors: Masaki Miwa, Ying Tong Tan, Yvan Martinez, Joshua Trees

Guest Editors: Krister Olsson, Esa Matinvesi

Concept and Design: Masaki Miwa and Ying Tong Tan

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Photo Credit: Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees

The multiple lives of a blank book is a cross-cultural tale of bookness, blankness and multiplicity, bringing the cinematic genre of documentary fiction to the printed page.

50 contributors were provided with a blank book to use as a symbol, tool or prop for conducting and documenting experimental enactments. The resulting story – a sequence of deeds, episodes, tableaus and vignettes – seeks to reveal as much about the zeitgeist as it does about the book.

First edition
Print on demand
292 pages
107.95mm x 174.752mm (4.25 x 6.88 inches)
Softcover
English
ISBN 978-0-9573509-3-9

Editors: Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees with Krister Olsson

Design: Joana Chicau, Cecilia Denti, Matheus de Paula, Luana Graciano, Yvan Martinez, Claude Marzotto, Krister Olsson, Kevin McCaughey, GaEun Ryu, Joshua Trees, Lena Wurz

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Catalog for The Beach That Never Was, held August 7th through September 14, 2014 at Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore.

Alluding to the dual character of the tropical beach town as being a paradise for tourists but mundane to locals, The Beach That Never Was is an exhibition that explores conflicting notions of home in the context of the globalised city. Spanning a diverse range of installation, sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and video, the exhibition focuses on artists based in Singapore, Japan and the USA, whose mixed experiences of having lived in and/or between these countries often manifest in their art.

10 Pages
210 x 295 mm (8.27 x 11.61 inches)
English
ISBN 978-981-09-1596-4

Artists: Juka Araikawa, Stephanie Jane Burt, Josh Callaghan, Mike HJ Chang, Hirofumi Isoya, Joshua Miller, Krister Olsson, Pimeriko, Ryo Shimizu, Mark Thia

Writers: Kathleen Ditzig, John Freeman, Doug Harvey, Diana Nawi, Darryl Wee

Design: Mylinh Trieu Nguyen

Hayama Projects' inaugural journal was published in conjunction with T/here at Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo, Japan (April 5 through April 29, 2012), a group exhibition that breaks down time and space and examines how all four dimensions bind and define our existence. Includes an interview with Shuichi Ohno, Chair of the Japan Space Elevator Association. Beautifully printed in London with charcoal grey ink on ivory paper using the risograph duplication process.

Limited edition of 250
84 Pages
135 x 190 mm (5.31 x 7.48 inches)
Softcover
English / Japanese
ISSN 2046-455X

Contributors: Abake, Juka Araikawa, Edmundo Bracho, Mike HJ Chang, David Gale, Xana Kudrjavcev-DeMilner, Yvan Martinez, Krister Olsson, Tatsuya Saito, Joshua Trees

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Krister received his BA in Computer Science from Swarthmore College and his MFA in Media Art from UCLA.

He was born in Singapore and lives in Los Angeles.

krister@tree-axis.com


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2017
As If It Were Not Ours, Pon Ding, Taipei, Taiwan
The Futures of the Past, TIFA Working Studios, Pune, India

2016
Klaus, Yeo Workshop, Singapore
@}--}---, Lord Ludd, Philadelphia

2015
Bookness: 14 Observations, Window Galleries, Central Saint Martins, London

2014
The Beach That Never Was, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
Sputnik, Midori.so, Tokyo

2013
Cosmology, Mujikobo, Yokohama (Solo Exhibition)

2012
Open Studio, Warehouse Project, Yokohama
Art Radio Show, Midori.so, Tokyo
Pleased To Meet Me, Warehouse Project, Yokohama
T/here, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo

2010
Red, Yellow, Blue, FOXRIVER, Singapore

2007
Forever Is Not Long Enough, Broad Art Center, Los Angeles

2006
Tokyo TDC Exhibition, Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo
25th Viper International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Basel
Lost In Border, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles

2005
Presence / Absence, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

2004
Packet, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

2003
Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong
FILE Hipersonica, SESI Gallery, São Paulo
Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo


SELECT RESIDENCIES

2017
Artel 2017, Pune, India

2016
Coast Time Residency, Lincoln City, Oregon


SELECT AWARDS

2007
Award of Distinction, I.D. Magazine, New York

2006
Tokyo Type Directors Club, Tokyo

2005
Grand Prize, Keio University Digital Art Awards, Tokyo
Clifton Webb Fine Arts Scholarship, Los Angeles
Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Scholarship, Los Angeles

2002
Excellence Prize, Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo


SELECT LECTURES / WORKSHOPS

2019
Imprint Projects, Los Angeles

2015
London Centre for the Book Arts, London

2010
21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo

2006
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
University of California Digital Arts Research Network, Los Angeles
Electrofringe, Newcastle, Australia
Viper International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Basel

2005
Machine Project, Los Angeles

2004
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

2003
California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2002
Rhizome, San Francisco