Rachel Blau DuPlessis: Draft 94: Mail Art
Note to Page 01: The letter visuals spelling MAI are designed by Zaugg, from the Remy Zaugg exhibition catalog, a work called “Vom Tod II,” 1999/2002/2004, from the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern.
Note to Page 02: “all these little interrelated things” stated by Ray Johnson, as cited by Mason Klein in Ray Johnson: Correspondences, ed. Donna De Salvo and Catherine Gudis. Columbus, Ohio: Wexner Center for the Arts and Paris: Flammarion, 1999, 55.
Note to Page 06: The visual in “Official Photo” is the hairball advertising the International Herald Tribune, appearing in Sat-Sun. Feb 3, 2007, on 5.
Note to Page 07: The page beginning “The predominance of lines was an international...” has several sources to credit. Anita Haldemann wrote the art historical text, from her brochure for the exposition “Neoclassicism to Early Modernism, Positions of Drawing in the 19th Century,” Kunstmuseum Basel in the Kupferstichkabinett. The composer Junghae Lee wrote the text in German as a description of her “Sonorletten fur Kalviertrio mit Elektronik (2006)” heard at Gare du Nord concert space, in Basel. The French comes from a brochure from the Beyeler Museum in Basel. All Basel materials are indebted to the hospitality of Anne Blonstein.
Note to Page 07: Uses the alphabet table from Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1986, p. 74.
Note to Page 14: The Hebrew text is cited/photocopied from The Burnt Book: Reading the Talmud by Marc-Alan Ouaknin, trans. Llewellyn Brown, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995, 110—111.
Note to Page 20: “I enclose a Y....” Ray Johnson, The Paper Snake. New York: Something Else Press, 1965, n.p.
Note to Page 26: Uses the alphabet table from Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1986, p. 74.
Note to Page 27: Includes a citation from Joseph Beuys: language as social sculpture.” Cited in a museum label: Biannalle in Melbourne, Summer 2008.
Note to Page 31: The definitions of tongue are from Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1986, 1242.