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live recorded delay
an archive of il tempo del postino
edited and designed at m/m (paris)
published by sternberg press
luxurious publication housed in box set casing (33 x 33 cm) including hardcover book (24.5 x 24.5 cm)
160 pages, 66 color and 78 b&w, 11 drawings on transparent paper
edition of 600
co-organized by hans ulrich obrist and philippe parreno as a group exhibition that would occupy time rather than space, “il tempo del postino” usurped the durational dimension of theater by presenting time-based art on the stage of the manchester opera house (july 12–14, 2007). this book constitutes the only documentation of this legendary project. conceived by m/m (paris), it is both a personal archive and an open-ended score for future restagings of the event. with some 100 full color photographs of the rehearsals, eleven drawn portraits of the participating artists as well as contributions by nancy spector, hans ulrich obrist, and philippe parreno, the book traces the making of the show and renders a distinctive portrait of a heterogenous but loosely affiliated group.
among the artists featured are doug aitken, matthew barney and jonathan bepler, tacita dean, trisha donnelly, olafur eliasson, liam gillick, dominique gonzalez-foerster, douglas gordon, carsten höller, pierre huyghe, koo jeong-a, anri sala, tino sehgal and rirkrit tiravanija.
the book was part of m/m's installation at theanyspacewhatever exhibition at the guggenheim new york (october 24, 2008 – january 7, 2009)