PUTSCH- (the button)
Author/s: K. Allerslev, M. Weber, C. K. Wilde
Price: $4600.00 unique, $1400.00 simulcrae edition
A unique multi-media, hand bound book in three versions, one original and two color electro-static simulcrae. The original is Stonehenge quarter bound with a red leather spine and a plastic direction sticker wrapped over the cover's fore edge.
PUTSCH is another collaborative project by Organic (Kurt Allerslev, Marshall Weber and Christopher Wilde). PUTSCH is part of an Organic series of artists books and multimedia paintings (integrating rubbing, drawing and painting) composed of imagery and text gathered in New York City (New Amsterdam) and (Old) Amsterdam.
Organic is a truly collaborative group that creates books, paintings and installations in a unique, intimate, spontaneous and passsionate mode of choreographed artmaking with all three artists working simultaneously. PUTSCH's content focuses on the ethics of perception and the images and texts are concerned with the empathic functions of vision and hearing within complex and colliding cultures. A fractured narrative thrusts a cavalcade of characters at the reader, cranky philosophers, trenchant artists, a sad clown, a man who thinks he is everything he sees, saintly angels, and others have their soliloquies embedded in their portraits.