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Last weekend at the Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair, our friends (and authors) of The Electric Information Age book and album assembled in performance mode as The Masses (DJ/composer Daniel Perlin, designer/musician Adam Michaels, and historian/performer Jeffrey Schnapp, with live keyboards by Shannon Harvey).
The set was tight, rhythmic, and diverse, syncing up nicely with their inspirations—experimental paperbacks from the late 1960s and early 1970s which aimed to bring the ideas of contemporary thinkers like Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller to the masses. These small books were spliced and collaged into a pulsating video which was projected behind the band.
Additionally, Inventory Books introduced a very cool tote bag with some custom pockets for the book and LP.
Preparing for the NY Art Book Fair on the Risograph. Get your hands on one of these posters, which feature artwork from new and upcoming titles: Sign Painters, Brooklyn Makers, and the Sleepwalkers box.
The LP will be available at the Project Projects table at the NY Art Book Fair this weekend at PS1 (9/27-9/30). Additionally — The Masses will play a live set on Sunday, 9/30 at 1 pm in the PS1 performance dome.
You can hear author Christopher Bonanos on NPR’s Weekend Edition this Saturday morning, September 29. Also this weekend, get your book signed and maybe even your picture taken by the author at our table at the NY Art Book Fair.
Join us at the 7th annual NY Art Book Fair, where we’ll be showing off our latest titles and giving away some other printed things. In addition to books, you’ll find zines, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and plenty of stuff that doesn’t fit into any convenient category. Check out the scenes from last year’s fair, and don’t miss it this year.
NY Art Book Fair
MoMA PS1 Performance Dome
Sunday, September 30 , 1:00pm
A multimedia collaboration between DJ/composer Daniel Perlin, designer/musician Adam Michaels, and historian/performer Jeffrey Schnapp, who have formed the group The Masses (with live keyboards by Shannon Harvey) in order to remix their recent book on experimental paperbacks, The Electric Information Age Book.
Can you dance to a book? The question was answered in the affirmative by the “first spoken arts record you can dance to”: the Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore, and Jerome Agel record album “The Medium is the Massage.” The LP was released by Columbia Records in July 1967 on the heels of the mass market success of the first “electric information age” book The Medium is the Massage. Read more about the LP.