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Paul Cullen publication r/p/m + Senior Fullbright Award

 Congratulations to Paul Cullen who has been selected for one of the 2012 Senior Fullbright Awards.

Paul will be based in the Architecture Department at Auburn University in Alabama where he will work with landscape architects to develop a site-based outdoor sculpture project. In parallel with this he will be researching experimental site-based art projects in various locations around the US including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Marfa. He will return to NZ via Germany for Documenta 13 and to carry out further research in Munich and Berlin.

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Photos: Asumi Mizuo. Courtesy of S/F.

Auckland project space and bookshop split/fountain also launched his new book, r/p/m, last night. r/p/m includes essays from Richard Dale, Melissa Laing, Tessa Laird, and Ruth Watson.

"In a time when there are plenty of attempts to highlight the ‘uniqueness’ of the book as an endangered object – to play-up its arty capabilities – to foster home-groups for the crafty book arts (which are not without their charms for anthropologists of the present) – here is a publication project which knows how to place the idea of the book-object precisely within the materialities of print history, while also letting it float on the currents and eddies of digital waterways. Shadowed by the virtual, and flecked by drifting data, r/p/m Paul Cullen enacts the knowledge that printed matter is all about organizational specifics, and particularities of effect. It relativizes the shuffle of text and image between the formats of magazine, catalogue, book, inventory, dossier. Propelled as it is by hypotheses, models, tests, charts, cross-sections, circulation systems, and theatres of scientific research, Paul Cullen’s art is well served by this publication, which dissects the book as object and distributional event through its adoption of the exposed spine and interchangeable, differently coloured, gatefold covers." (Allan Smith)

See the split/fountain website for further details.

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Thumbnail image: Paul Cullen, r/p/m, published by split/fountain, photographed by Asumi Mizuo. Courtesy of S/F.


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