|> > > > Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project
began December 30, 1994. A`round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern
imagery from Brad Brace. The hypermodern minimizes the familiar, the known,
the recognizable; it suspends identity, relations and history. This discourse,
far from determining the locus in which it speaks, is avoiding the ground
on which it could find support. It is trying to operate a decentering that
leaves no privilege to any center.
The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project began December 30, 1994 Pointless Hypermodern
Imagery... posted/mailed every 12 hours... a spectral, trajective alignment
for the 00`s! A continuum of minimalist masks in the face of catastrophe;
conjuring up transformative metaphors for the everyday... A poetic reversibility
of exclusive events... A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random
sequence ofimagery... genuine gritty, greyscale... corruptable, compact,collectable
and compelling convergence. The voluptuousness of the grey imminence: the
art of making the other disappear. Continual visual impact;an optical drumming,
sculpted in duration, on the endless present of theNet.
An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series... critically unassimilable...
imagery is gradually acquired, selected and re-sequenced over time... ineluctable,
The 12hr dialtone..[ see ftp.idiom.com/users/bbrace/netcom/books.txt
KEYWORDS:Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered,de-composed,
ambiguous, augmented,ambilavent, homogeneous, reckless...Multi-faceted,
oblique, obsessive, obscure, obdurate...Promulgated, personal, permeable,
prolonged, polymorphous, provocative,poetic, plural, perverse, potent, prophetic,
pathological, pointless...Emergent, evolving, eccentric, eclectic, egregious,
exciting,entertaining, evasive, entropic, erotic, entrancing, enduring,expansive...
Every 12 hours, another!... view them, re-post `em, save `em,trade `em,
print `em, even publish them...
(Note: all "Teleport" addresses (web/ftp/email) are being eliminated:
thanks to Earthlink scum. Please choose alternates listed below:)
~ Set www-links to:
Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify files
more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, CuteFTP, TurboGopher...
Download from -> ftp.pacifier.com
Download from -> ftp.idiom.com
Download from -> ftp.teleport.com
Download from -> ftp.rdrop.com
Download from -> ftp.eskimo.com/u/b/bbrace
* Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg
E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use FTPmail
do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body of 'help' to the
server address nearest you:
* * ~ Mirror-sites requested! Archives too!
The latest new jpeg will always be named, 12hr.jpeg Average size of images
is only 45K.
Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:
~ Postings to usenet newsgroups:
* * Ask your system's news-administrator to carry these groups!
(There are also usenet image browsers: TIFNY, PluckIt, Picture Agent,PictureView,
Extractor97, NewsRover, Binary News Assistant, EasyNews)
~ This interminable, relentless sequence of imagery began in earnest on
December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the project has been over twenty-four
years in the making. While the specific sequence of photographs has been
presently orchestrated for more than 12 years` worth of 12-hour postings,
I will undoubtedly be tempted to tweak the ongoing
publication with additional new interjected imagery. Each 12-hour posting
is like the turning of a page; providing ample time for reflection, interruption,
~ The sites listed above also contain information on other cultural projects
~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and occasional
commentary related to this project has been established at topica.com /subscribe
This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some opportunities
still exist for financially assisting the publication of editions of large
(33x46") prints; perhaps (Iris giclees) inkjet duotones or extended-black
quadtones. Other supporters receive rare copies of the first three web-offset
printed ISBN-Books. Contributions can also be made at http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/buy-into.html
ISBN is International Standard Book Number. JPEG and GIF are types of image
files. Get the text-file, 'pictures-faq' to learn how to view or translate
these images. [ftp ftp.idiom.com/users/bbrace/netcom/]
(c) Credit appreciated. Copyleft