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Fainnie Azul Horologe
Mark von Schlegell

Edition of 30 +5
$300.00
Operation Manual PDF
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Société Populaire
D.A.F. de Sade, et al

Paperback Edition
$9.99
$3.99

Watch Wyoscan 0.5 Hz
Dexter Sinister

Open Edition Watch
$175.00

Memoirs of the Twentieth Century
Samuel Madden

Prevision. Should the Future Help the Past?
Liam Gillick

Paperback Out of Print

Apple iBook Edition » $2.99

PDF Edition
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June 20 - July 17, 2014

Dexter Sinister, Watch Wyoscan 0.5 Hz on view at CAC
Dexter Sinister. Work In Progress, CAC Vilnius
An exhibition of work concerned with exiting regular modes of time arranged by Dexter Sinister.

The Fainnie Azul Horologe

Mark von Schlegell
Edition of 30 +5 now on sale.

If a true chronometer tells you what time it is not, until now, citizen, an honest watch was a lie.

The French Revolution and American slavery emancipation entangle in an alternate world in which the trajectory of history is mutable and egalité takes on extra-dimensional implications. So goes the chronautic undertakings of Fannie Azul, the protagonist in the eponymous work by author Mark von Schlegell. Out of this universe comes The Fainnie Azul Horologe - a new publication in the form of a digital watch: a ficto-chronographer that at once keeps the calendrier révolutionnaire according to the principles of decimal time as well as our own archaic Gregorian form. The timekeeper features a cosmological odometer, indexing in km/second as the Earth speeds through the cosmic background radiation: the one universal reference in a space-time defined by relativity. The Fainnie Azul Horologe was conceived by Mark von Schlegell with algorithm development by Erik Wysocan.

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FEB 28, 2014

The Fainnie Azul Horologe Launch
Artists Space Books & Talks »
55 Walker Street
Friday, February 28, 7pm

HOROLOGICS
A Countdown with Mark von Schlegell

Reading and Screening
3. Chrononautics: an introduction
A reading, with accompanying sound by George Rippon

2. The Fainnie Azul Horologe
An introduction to a French Revolutionary Timepiece

1. Starlite V and Epilogue of Starlite
A screening of a short fantasy film directed by Frances Scholz, adapted from a cycle of stories by Mark von Schlegell

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MAR 5 - MAY 12, 2013

Watch Wyoscan 0.5 Hz included in After The Museum: The Home Front 2013
MAD, New York »

In 2013, MAD's annual design program The Home Front: American Design Now expands its investigation into the current state of American Design into its very first physical exhibition: After The Museum: The Home Front 2013. Featuring more than 30 individuals and collaboratives, the exhibition will explore the role of the 21st century art and design museum in shaping and echoing contemporary design practices...

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FEB 6 - JUL 28, 2013

Watch Wyoscan 0.5 Hz to be included in White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart
ICA Philadelphia »

White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart presents the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation to highlight the inventive design, tactical implementation, or sartorial sense by which we multiply and complete our personalities. On view in ICA's First Floor Space February 6 through July, 28, 2013, this group exhibition takes inspiration from this definition by novelist JG Ballard - "Fashion: A recognition that nature has endowed us with one skin too few, and that a fully sentient being should wear its nervous system externally."

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OCT 24 - NOV 4, 2012

Book Week II: In Translation
Miguel Abreu Gallery »

Wednesday, October. 24th - Sunday, November 4th

Miguel Abreu Gallery and Sequence Press are pleased to present Book Week II: In Translation, with Collages by Raha Raissnia. The gallery floor will be arranged as a bookshop and reading room with recent titles from mostly local publishers. In addition, selections will be on hand from the Lower East Side Heritage Collection, a unique archive of specialized, non-circulating books at the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library.

Archipelago
Bidoun
Dalkey Archive Press
Halmos
New York Review Books
Open Letter Books
Seven Stories Press
Verso
New York Public Library's Lower East Side Heritage Collection

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Watch Wyoscan 0.5 Hz


Time is like that — both point AND duration. This is how it can bend and warp. A week, a second, a season: all are specific and discrete, but none are the same. The present can be cut to any number of lengths, from a single vibration of a quartz crystal to the display period of a digital timepiece.

Photography: Jason Fulford

Watch Wyoscan 0.5 Hz is a reverse-engineered Casio digital watch. A tiny computer inside has been reprogrammed to slowly render the current time from left to right, scanning across its liquid crystal face, completing 1 cycle every 2 seconds.

You'll notice that reading this watch requires more attention than usual, as the seven segments of each digit are lit one by one across its display. This speed may be adjusted until it reaches the limits of your perception. You and your watch are now in tune.

Watch Wyoscan was adjusted by Dexter Sinister » and produced by Halmos with support from Objectif Exhibitions », Antwerp, and Yale Union », Portland. It is available *now* (usd $175) in select retail shops. ∎

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Watch Wyoscan 0.5 Hz
Dexter Sinister

Open Edition Watch
$175.00

Also available at:

New Museum Store », New York
Ooga Booga », Los Angeles
Postalco », Tokyo
Project No.8 », New York
RA », Antwerp
Stand Up Comedy », Portland
World Food Books », Melbourne

SEPT 22, 2012


Halmos is pleased to annouce the exhibition of Dexter Sinister, Watch Wyoscan 0.5 Hz at Objectif Exhibtions, Antwerp. Please join us for the opening reception on September 22, 2012, 6-8 PM

Watch Wyoscan was adjusted by Dexter Sinister » and produced by Halmos with support from Objectif Exhibitions », Antwerp, and Yale Union », Portland.

Société Populaire


Launching at the NY Art Book Fair.
September 28th-30th, 2012.

Société Populaire – D.A.F. de Sade with contributions by Paul Chan, Claire Fontaine, Gareth James, Sam Lewitt, Pratchaya Phinthong, Pamela Rosenkranz, John Russell, and Antek Walczak.

Translation by Robin Mackay
Edited by Erik Wysocan

Weep no more, citizens; they breathe, these celebrated men for whom we cry; our patriotism reanimates them...

Presented in honor of Marat and Le Pelletier, "Citizen Sade" wrote this memorial address at the height of violence during the French Revolution, just after the start of the Reign of Terror. The text, effusive and cloyingly patriotic, brings to question Sade's own political position – a provocative impulse all the more remarkable given the addresses audience: the gathered Section des Piques, amongst the most hardline Jacobin districts of Paris. Though frequently cited and made infamous as the inspiration for Peter Weiss' influential work of avant-garde theater Marat/Sade, the text itself has remained obscure outside of France.

Available in English for the first time, this new translation by Robin Mackay serves as the historical foundation for a collection of artist's writings. Included are Paul Chan, Claire Fontaine, Gareth James, Sam Lewitt, Pratchaya Phinthong, Pamela Rosenkranz, John Russell, and Antek Walczak. ∎

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Société Populaire
D.A.F. de Sade, et al

Paperback Edition
$9.99
Apple iBook Edition »
$3.99

Also available at:

Amazon.com »
McNally Jackson », New York
Motto », Berlin
New Museum Store », New York
Ooga Booga », Los Angeles
Printed Matter », New York
Pro qm », Berlin
Sequence », New York
World Food Books », Melbourne

MAY 1, 2011


Free Electronic Distribution

Memoirs of the Twentieth Century
Samuel Madden

Prevision. Should the Future Help the Past?
Liam Gillick

Digitial edition now available in the Apple iBook store for iPad and iPhone users.

SEPT 4, 2010


Book Release At Dexter Sinister

Please come to Dexter Sinister, 38 Ludlow Street (between Hester and Grand) this coming Saturday night, September 4 at 7pm to mark the re-opening of our bookstore under regular Fall hours (Saturdays 12 to 6pm) and to launch two publications and an exhibition.

Larissa Harris, curator of THE CURSE OF BIGNESS at Queens Museum of Art, will lead a gallery tour through a scale model of THE PLASTIC ARTS, a show based on A Note on the Type from the previously mentioned exhibition book and organized by Anthony Elms at University of Illinois Chicago opening two days later which includes a grey painting made sometime previous by Philomene Pirecki that frames the cover of the 20th and final issue of DOT DOT DOT, in which DDD tries -- finally -- to be as direct as possible about what it's come to stand for and what it thinks it's gonna do about it.

In parallel we will present Samuel Madden's MEMOIRS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, re-released by Halmos (Erik Wysocan, New York) with an outroduction by Liam Gillick orginally published in 1999 titled Prevision. Should the Future Help the Past? Whiskey and water will be served.

The currents, once in, must find their way out. . . . .

More:
http://www.dextersinister.org/ index.html?id=246

Also:
http://shop.dextersinister.org/ index.html?id=242&more=1

http://www.dextersinister.org/ index.html?id=244

http://shop.dextersinister.org/ index.html?id=245&more=1

http://www.halmos.us.com/

SEPT 2, 2010


Paperback: $20.00
Available for sale at Dexter Sinister »

AUG 31, 2010


Press Release

Memoirs of the Twentieth Century
Samuel Madden
&
Prevision. Should the Future Help the Past?
Liam Gillick

HALMOS is pleased to announce the release of Samuel Madden's Memoirs of the Twentieth Century,available for the first time in over 25 years. This new edition includes Liam Gillick's Prevision. Should the Future Help the Past?

Written in 1733, Memoirs of the Twentieth Century is widely regarded to contain the earliest known conception of time-travel and, in particular, the first cognitive leap that would allow for a historicized image of the present as seen from the point of view of a distant future. Intriguingly, it is the text itself which is claimed to have traveled back in time and Madden has used this conceit to satirize his own period – tracing out its bureaucratic absurdities into a strange yet pointed vision of the late 20th century: a world politically fraught, overwhelmed with corruption and struggling to reconcile religious faith with scientific discovery.

The mysterious publishing history of the book imparts a certain weight to its claims. Printed anonymously in an edition of 1000, all but 10 copies were immediately destroyed for unknown reasons. It would only be printed once more in 1972 and until now Memoirs... has been extremely scarce – resulting in disappointingly little scholarship. This new edition includes Liam Gillick's Prevision. Should the Future Help the Past first published in 1999, the very year when Memoirs... leaves off. Gillick explores the socio-political implications inherent in strategic attitudes towards the future with a critical eye to the 'scenario planning' of late capitalism. It provides a prescient framework for reconsidering Madden's text now, just over ten years on since its fictive origination and apocalyptic conclusion.

To encourage further study, the complete text will be freely distributed electronically in conjunction with a mass-market paperback. ∎