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New! Against Competition by Marc Fischer ($5.00)
Temporary Services has been on a publishing rampage lately. We recently reprinted Marc Fischer’s 2006 essay Against Competition as its own booklet with illustrations by Kione Kochi and a new Afterword.The essay takes on the pervasive and corrosive problem of competition that exists and is created between artists by a market-driven art system. The essay also explores productive collaborative models in art, as well as in underground music subcultures whose approaches to generosity and working together might be something for artists to learn from. The Afterword follows up on some of the stories and examples from the original essay, and looks at the impact of social media on all of these concerns and how things have changed in the nearly 8 years since this text was first written. It also mentions the creation of Half Letter Press and the founding of Fischer’s initiative Public Collectors.
The booklet was made on a Risograph EZ 390 with three colors on green and white paper. Copies are available for purchase here. We also made an epub and a PDF version.

New! Against Competition by Marc Fischer ($5.00)

Temporary Services has been on a publishing rampage lately. We recently reprinted Marc Fischer’s 2006 essay Against Competition as its own booklet with illustrations by Kione Kochi and a new Afterword.

The essay takes on the pervasive and corrosive problem of competition that exists and is created between artists by a market-driven art system. The essay also explores productive collaborative models in art, as well as in underground music subcultures whose approaches to generosity and working together might be something for artists to learn from. The Afterword follows up on some of the stories and examples from the original essay, and looks at the impact of social media on all of these concerns and how things have changed in the nearly 8 years since this text was first written. It also mentions the creation of Half Letter Press and the founding of Fischer’s initiative Public Collectors.

The booklet was made on a Risograph EZ 390 with three colors on green and white paper. Copies are available for purchase here. We also made an epub and a PDF version.

We have finished printing the covers for what will be the next Temporary Services booklet: a reprint of TS member Marc Fischer’s essay “Against Competition.” The booklet has illustrations by Kione Kochi on nearly every page and a new Afterword by Fischer. This is our very first booklet that will have been made entirely on a RISOGRAPH. It’s actually our first booklet that will have been made using a RISO at all!
You’ll be able to see this and many other booklets in Temporary Services’ Publishing Clearing House project that will be part of the upcoming exhibit “A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Action” at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Sept. 20 - Dec. 20, 2014).

We have finished printing the covers for what will be the next Temporary Services booklet: a reprint of TS member Marc Fischer’s essay “Against Competition.” The booklet has illustrations by Kione Kochi on nearly every page and a new Afterword by Fischer. This is our very first booklet that will have been made entirely on a RISOGRAPH. It’s actually our first booklet that will have been made using a RISO at all!

You’ll be able to see this and many other booklets in Temporary Services’ Publishing Clearing House project that will be part of the upcoming exhibit “A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Action” at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Sept. 20 - Dec. 20, 2014).

It’s looking pretty white for now but paint is coming soon and once we move in with a RISO, digital copiers, piles of paper, and more, this will be Temporary Services’ Publishing Clearing House. Part of the upcoming exhibit “A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Action” at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Sept. 20 - Dec. 20, 2014).

It’s looking pretty white for now but paint is coming soon and once we move in with a RISO, digital copiers, piles of paper, and more, this will be Temporary Services’ Publishing Clearing House. Part of the upcoming exhibit “A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Action” at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Sept. 20 - Dec. 20, 2014).

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