Dara Birnbaum: Note(s): Work(ing) Process(es) Re: Concerns (That Take On / Deal With)
Primary Information, 2021, Softcover, 28 × 20 cm
Originally created in 1977 as a single handmade copy, Note(s): Work(ing) Process(es) Re: Concerns (That Take On / Deal With) gathers sketches, writings, diagrams, contact sheets, and proposals for eight early video works. The publication was originally produced by the artist and exhibited in “Notebooks, Workbooks, Scripts, Scores” at Franklin Furnace in 1977. The book’s vinyl cover and section dividers, hand-folded pages, color images, and red and black typewriter ink have all been reproduced. Alex Kitnick provides a new introduction.
Featured works include Back Piece (1975), Attack Piece (1975), Mirroring (1975), Liberty: A Dozen or So Views (1976), Relationship Perspectives: Perspective Relationships (1976–77), America: Land of Contrasts (A Day of Awakening) (A Shot in the Dark) (1976–77), Pivot: Turning Around Suppositions (1976), and Lesson Plans to Keep the Revolution Alive (1977).