One Break, A Thousand Blows!

Book Works, United Kingdom
2008 / Semina No. 2 / Softcover
5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches / 128 pp
ISBN: 978-1-906012-05-2 · Retail Price: $22.00



Book Works, United Kingdom
2008 / Semina No. 1 / Softcover
5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches / 128 pp
ISBN: 978-1-906012-03-8 · Retail Price: $22.00

Semina No. 5: Katrina Palmer

The Dark Object

This volume of interrelated yet self-contained short stories is set in an art school in which a paranoid, conceptual ideology has prohibited the making of objects. One student remains: isolated and battling with institutional directives and solitary confinement, Addison Cole writes stories. These narrate a series of explicit encounters with texts, objects and artists, reducing characters to their pornographic effect. Imagine Slavojzizek as an impotent sexual metaphor or Hegel as a skeletal specter. London-based author Katrina Palmer explores the tension between the restraint of narrative form and the explosion of ontic instability. The aim is not to subsume fantasy into the everyday, but rather demonstrate that everything is real and the everyday is fantastical.

Book Works, United Kingdom
2010 / Semina No. 5 / Softcover / 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches / 120 pp
ISBN: 978-1-906012-22-9 · Retail Price: $19.95

Semina No. 6: Jarett Kobek

HOE #999 Decennial Appreciation and Celebratory Analysis

High on teenage rebellion and Thunderbird wine, the Hogs of Entropy (HOE) released over 1,000 text files – an electronic version of paper zines – and inadvertently proved that the brain capacity of the average American teenager is on par with Neanderthal man. To a soundtrack of Guns ‘n’ Roses, Wu Tang Clan and The Misfits, prime conspirator Jarett Kobek practiced a shamanistic exorcism of American culture. In this book, Kobek attempts a tripped-out transformation of his adolescent texts. Outsourcing all critical meditation to an Asian essay farm and interweaving this work-for-hire meta-text alongside editorial dialogue and excerpts from the original, he reloads and jacks up his anti-authorial intent for a newer, even stupider millennium.

Book Works, United Kingdom
2010 / Semina No. 6 / Softcover / 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches / 120 pp
ISBN: 978-1-906012-21-2 · Retail Price: $19.95

Semina No. 7: Stewart Home

Blood Rites of the Bourgeoisie

Using pornographic spam emails, and replacing the generic ‘he’ and ‘she’ with the names of leading feminist artists, this sort-of-novel reveals the un-nameable desires of the art world, projected through the aspirant culture of London’s curatorial elite. With walk-on parts by Martha Rosler, Sam Taylor Wood and Tracey Emin, sensational lost Belle de Jour transcripts, and missives from the underbelly of the blogosphere, artist/filmmaker Stewart Home’s work reads like the SCUM manifesto remixed by The Bomb Squad. When the publisher rushed this to Malcolm McLaren for a deathbed blurb, legend has it his final croak was, “Feminism with balls.” Home’s writings include 69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess, Tainted Love, and Memphis Underground. From 2007-10, he was the commissioning editor of Semina, a series of acclaimed experimental novels.

Book Works, United Kingdom
2010 / Semina No. 7 / Softcover
5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches / 120 pp
ISBN: 978-1-906012-23-6 · Retail Price: $19.95


Jean-Pascal Flavien

Jean-Pascal Flavien’s work involves the design and conception of houses that reconfigure domestic space to produce unorthodox living arrangements. A particular form of thinking gives rise to a physical form of dwelling, and the use of these structures furthers his artistic approach via experiments within the space as well as through written texts, films and other activities. Thus far, four of the Berlin-based artist’s installations have been realized: Viewer (2007), Rio de Janeiro; No Drama House (2009), Berlin; Two Persons House (2010), São Paulo; and Breathing House (2012), Pougues-les-Eaux, France. This catalog, published on the occasion of Flavien’s exhibition at the Centre d’art contemporain du Parc Saint Léger and the Kunstverein Langenhagen, is an arrangement of these independent parts following the development of the artist’s most recent houses. Includes contributions from curator Olivier Michelon and art historians Vanessa Desclaux and Vanessa Joan Müller.

2014 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 11 3/4 inches / 112 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-05-2 · Retail Price: $45.00


Notes 3

Jasper Henderson (Ed.)

Q.S. Serafijn is a visual artist, writer, and publicist. In his work disciplines are closely interrelated; for example when Serafijn works on an assignment for the public space, he accompanies the image with a story that reflects on the genesis of the picture and, casually, analyzes the public space and the job situation. For the first time in Notes  3, a wide selection of his visual work, blog entries, mini-essays and short stories have been gathered and published. Six writers reflect on Serafijn’s career, including Dirk van Weelden exploring Serafijn’s idiosyncratic relationship with art and reality, Anna Tilroe on the concept of commitment, Harry Starren about modern patronage, Ragna Siguroardottir on relationships between text and image, Ruud Kaulingfreks his hybrid discipline and Siebe Thissen on the relationship of citizens to art in public spaces.

January 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Softcover/ 9 x 6 3/4 inches
224 pp/ 90 color
ISBN: 978-94-6083-063-1 · Retail Price: $39.95

Anna Sew Hoy: Suppose and a Pair of Jeans

Anna Sew Hoy, Math Bass, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Trinie Dalton, Rita Gonzalez, Jennie Sorkin, A.L. Steiner, Alice Konitz

Suppose and a Pair of Jeans is the first book to consider the work of Los Angeles-based artist Anna Sew Hoy, whose prolific practice originates in sculpture and reaches into craft, performance, and ceramics. Organized into groupings that emphasize the interrelation of form, process, function, and influence, this generously-illustrated volume is punctuated by texts and “manifestos” responding to Sew Hoy’s work by fellow artists, writers, art historians, curators, and collaborators including Math Bass, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Trinie Dalton, Jennifer Doyle, Eve Fowler, Rita Gonzalez, Alice Könitz, Jenni Sorkin, and A.L. Steiner.

Oslo Editions
May 2013 / Softcover
6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
189 pp / 75 color / 114 b&w
ISBN: 978-0-9830773-2-9 · Retail Price: $25.00

Jim Shaw


After years out of print, this re-issue of the 1995 Dreams once again reveals internationally renowned artist/writer Jim Shaw’s innermost fears, obsessions and sexual fantasies. This bizarre journal takes the reader into the imagination of the Los Angeles-based artist through painstaking pencil drawings that bring the nocturnal world of this inventive, anti-elitist artist to life. Shaw is known for his preoccupation with dream imagery, pop culture and odd-ball, even pornographic, subject matter; his works span drawings, sculpture, prints and photos. This massive, diary-like picture book is an in-depth look at one of the most important facets of this seminal artist’s work.

Smart Art Press, Los Angeles
September 2008 / Second edition / Softcover / 6 x 8 inches / 288 pp / extensive b&w
ISBN: 978-0-9646426-0-7 · Retail Price: $30.00

Sheikh ‘n’ Vac

Yara El-Sherbini
2006 / Softcover / 4 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
48 pp / 4 b&w and 2 color
ISBN: 1-870699-82-3 · Retail Price: $16.00