onestar press proudly announces the presence of New York-based artists, Jimmy Raskin and Mika Tajima, both in town on the occasion of BOOK MACHINE (Paris) and joining us at onestar press for a special presentation of their respective works.
Jimmy Raskin Legislation, voyeur
With a bombastic follow up to his artist’s book Corner Jump and the ever uncanny performance of The Lisbon Lecture at BOOK MACHINE (Paris), we invite one and all to onestar press for Jimmy Raskin’s current showroom installation entitled, LEGISLATION, VOYEUR.
Jimmy brings to us from his New York studio an intense wall of poetic inquiry; here arrives The Documentarian to track an elusive Poet and it is that Poet who disrupts his work as he sleeps. Jimmy Raskin presents special diagrams meshing cartoons, words with glitter, rhyme with reason..
Mika Tajima Negative Entropy
We first had the pleasure of working with Mika Tajima for her artist’s book Deal or No Deal and are honored to welcome the artist’s commissioned scenography designed especially for BOOK MACHINE (Paris) entitled “POST SCRIPT”, located at Forum -1 at Centre Pompidou.
We are happy to present at onestar press her new series of abstract woven portraits entitled Negative Entropy.
Negative Entropy is a series of abstract woven portraits for which she had recorded production sounds at several locations in manufacturing areas of Pennsylvania, including a few remaining textile-related factories in the area as well as a data center network in Philadelphia.
These recordings were then transmuted into digital image files and physically translated by a weaving designer into a Jacquard fabric. The final woven textiles were stretched over custom acoustic panels to function as sound deadening tiles, the same type used in recording studios to isolate sounds made by individual performers. The looms inscribe their own death, producing a mute visualization of vacant factories and the ascendant industry of immaterial abstractions.
Jimmy Raskin & Mika Tajima at onestar press
Visiting hours: 10AM – 6PM
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