‘Vanishing History Dub’ is the latest edition from Piece of Paper Press, the lo-fi sustainable artists’ book project I founded in 1994. Given away free, as usual. In that time I’ve published new works by Liliane Lijn, Joanna Walsh, Sheena Rose, Susana Medina, Michael Moorcock, Alison Turnbull, Elizabeth Magill, Courttia Newland, Suzanne Treister, James Pyman, Tim Etchells, and many more.
This new edition ‘Vanishing History Dub’ goes back to avant-garde roots and comes out of the recent PROVISIONAL live art event put together by Simon Poulter and Rony Fraser-Munro. Piece of Paper Press titles are distributed free to a gradually evolving mailing list, and/or sometimes given away at an event. ‘Vanishing History Dub’ was produced in a numbered edition of 100, plus 9x signed proofs, instead of the usual 150, so they’re pretty much all spoken for.
However, I do understand that thanks to a number of people giving their collections to larger institutions, some copies of past titles are available in public and/or accessible collections at UCL Small Press Collections, Chelsea School of Art Library, Arnolfini Archive, and the Live Art Development Agency Reading Room. I should say that until I am able to research this further, I can’t say exactly which titles are where, nor precisely how they have been catalogued.
Piece of Paper Press titles published pre-2000 also feature, with some illustrations, in the revised edition of Stephen Bury’s Artists’ Books: the book as a work of art 1963-2000, which is a definitive work and very highly recommended for anyone interested in the field of artists’ books generally!