Gent; Imschoot, Uitgevers; 1993; 22 x 15,7cm; (36p. n.g.) Hardcover artist book ex. 6/40 signed by both the artists. Pop-up in the middle of the book. Texts by Chris Dercon en Mike Kelley on the dustjacket, cover design by Peter Downsbrough.
Dan Graham (1942 Illinois) is an American conceptuel artist, curator and critic. He lives and works in New York. He is represented in several important international collections (including Middelheim in Antwerp Belgium) and was present in several Dokumentas and Biënales of Venice.
Marie-Paule Macdonald (1942 ) is a Canadian architect and urbanist. She studied in Paris (France), Halifax (Canada), Saas-Fee ( Switzerland). She is Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo (Canada) with research interests in contemporary architectural and urban design, theory and practice, landscape architecture, urbanism, contemporary sculpture and their inter-relations ; soundscapes. Ref. University of Waterloo
She also worked with Gordon Matta Clark.
‘Rockspaces 2000 – Rockspace is a dream about the future of music in the city’
Imschoot Uitgevers: In 1987 publishing house Imschoot (Ghent- Belgium) started an exceptional series of artists’ books made by international artists ( Giovanni Anselmo, Sol LeWitt, John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, Hanne Darboven, Robert Barry, Christian Boltanski, Dan Graham, a.o.). Ref. Johan Pas
In addition to the regular softcover edition (500 to 1000 copies), a deluxe hardcover edition was also issued in a very limited edition, numbered and signed by the artists.
The publishing house ceased its activities in 2006.
Kaatje Cusse (editor Imschoot) about this book:
‘The book we’re making with Dan Graham has been dragging on for a while. In collaboration with architect Marie-Paule Macdonald he worked on a rock & roll opera that was to be performed at La Monnaie, but never took place. We decided to make a booklet with the libretto and the drawings. It is based on the movie - Wild in the streets – (1968). We are currently investigating the possibilities of publishing a number of copies as a pop-up book (book with protrudings parts).
‘Het boek dat we met Dan Graham maken, sleept al een tijdje aan. In samenwerking met architecte Marie-Paule Macdonald werkte hij aan een rock&roll opera die in de Munt zou opgevoerd worden, maar nooit is doorgegaan. Met het libretto en de tekeningen besloten we dan een boekje te maken. Het is gebaseerd op de film “Wild in the Streets” (1968). Op dit ogenblik onderzoeken we de mogelijkheden om een aantal exemplaren als pop-upboek (boek met uitspringende gedeelten) uit te geven.’ Ref. Elcke de Rijcke