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Receive all of Primary Information’s titles for 2015 for one low price.

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Solo Voice I – X

Solo Voice I – X is the first LP by C Spencer Yeh devoted entirely to the voice. Yeh’s practice has its most obvious precedents in the sound poetry scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s—recalling an outlier group like the Four Horsemen, at their most raw and a-verbal, as much as the circles and canons forged around post-Lettrist France—as well as in figures like Joan La Barbara.

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Removal Technician

Alex Hubbard

A compilation of the two issues of Removal Technician, a zine produced by artist Alex Hubbard  and anthropologist Dan Mains  in the late nineties, when they were working as removal technicians at an Oregon funeral home.

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Hegemony of Delete

Co La

A record of delicately deformed electronic music by Matthew Papich, aka Co La. Hegemony of Delete is not exactly a dance 12″ nor a record of cybernetic furniture music, but definitely something in between.

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ALBUM

Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen

A compilation of the first ten issues of the Scandinavian zine ALBUM. Comprised of photographic illustrations, advertisements, and other ubiquitous found media images, ALBUM humorously speaks to the existential themes of our time through the imagery popular in Scandinavia during the artists’ youth.

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The George Kuchar Reader

George Kuchar

An expansive anthology of the writings that underscored George Kuchar’s work and life, featuring a wide range of ephemera alongside critical and autobiographical writings by the late underground auteur.

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Cannibal

Cannibal

The debut record from the trio of artists/musicians Cary Loren, Cameron Jamie, and Dennis Tyfus, recorded live in Antwerp. With artwork by Cameron Jamie.

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Avalanche (Signed Limited Edition)

Various

The complete thirteen issues 1970-1976 Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered by Liza Béar and Willoughby Sharp.

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EYEYE Tote Bag

Aram Saroyan

A tote bag emblazoned with one of Aram Saroyan’s classic minimalist poems.

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REAL LIFE Magazine

Various Artists

A selection of writings and artists’ projects from REAL LIFE magazine, originally edited by artist, writer, and curator Thomas Lawson, and writer Susan Morgan, between 1979 and 1994.

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An Anthology of Concrete Poetry

Various Artists

A facsimile edition of Something Else Press’ definitive survey of the Concrete poetry movement, edited by Emmett Williams and featuring works by 77 writers and artists.

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Format

Sarah Crowner

Sarah Crowner’s first widely distributed artist book is a roving collage of material addressing the artist’s concerns with the historical overlap of art, writing, fashion, and design.

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Chimerizations

Florian Hecker

An artist book documenting Florian Hecker’s work around the phenomenon of Auditory Chimeras, with texts by Reza Negarestani, Stefan Helmreich, and Catherine Wood.

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On Onions

Elad Lassry

Elad Lassry’s first artist book interweaves a photographic study of onions with a commissioned text by Angie Keefer discussing their effect on human tear ducts and more.

 

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Rêve Parisien

Rhys Chatham

An LP of four trumpet compositions by legendary composer Rhys Chatham, originally performed at a Jacob Kassay exhibition in Paris in 2010.

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Do You Love Me

Lutz Bacher

An artist book obliquely surveying the artist’s work and herself from the 70s to the present, via a series of personal interviews conducted by Bacher on herself with the curators, assistants, and friends she has worked with throughout the years.

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MIRROR | ME

Various Artists

A zine developed from a collaborative exhibition and performance organized by writer Brandon Stosuy and artist Kai Althoff at Dispatch Bureau in 2009.

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DISBAND

DISBAND

Long-lost live recordings of this loose group of feminist performers—Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Barbara Kruger, Ingrid Sischy, Diane Torr, and Martha Wilson—from New York’s new/no wave heyday.

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Rock/Music Writings

Dan Graham

The first collection in English of Dan Graham’s influential writings on Rock and Roll, with thirteen essays spanning from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.

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A Book About Love & War & Death: Canto One

Dick Higgins

The first section of this major work by Higgins, a sprawling prose poem meant to be read aloud.

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Incomplete Requiem for W. C. Fields

Al Hansen

The full poem as recited by Hansen in a legendary 1958 performance in New York, at the intersection of the “backwash from the San Francisco Poetry Revolution” and the dawn of Happenings.

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Manifestos

Various Artists

The de facto centerpiece of the Great Bear series, an expanded “double-pamphlet” with contributions from a range of key artists and poets of the period.

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The Art of Noise

Luigi Russolo

The 1913 Futurist manifesto in a translation by Robert Filliou.

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Berlin and Phenomena

Wolf Vostell

Two large-scale performance works from the mid-60s, as chronicled by Vostell himself.

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Ritual: A Book of Primitive Rites and Events

Jerome Rothenberg

A collection of event scores and descriptions adapted from a range of ethnographic sources, Ritual also implicitly functions as an examination of the contemporary Happenings scene in an expanded historical and anthropological context.

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Some Recent Happenings

Allan Kaprow

A general introduction to Happenings and a dispatch on the forms they were taking at a key point in their development.

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The Cursive Scandinavian Salve

Bengt af Klintberg

A collection of event scores and scenarios by Klintberg, a Swedish folklorist who was one of the earliest Scandinavian participants in Happenings and Fluxus.

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The Twin Plays: Port-au-Prince & Adams County Illinois

Jackson Mac Low

A pair of structurally identical plays, each composed through the use of chance operations within a highly restricted lexicon.

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By Alison Knowles

Alison Knowles

An overview of Knowles’ seminal early performance/event pieces (1961-65).

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Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Continued Part Three (1967)

John Cage

A roving poem/essay also conceived as a “piece” for the printing press as instrument.

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The Last French-Fried Potato and Other Poems

Emmett Williams

A short but potent collection of poems by Williams, a central player in Fluxus and the concrete poetry movement and one of the editors of the Great Bear series.

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Popular Entertainments

Philip Corner

A collection of musical works and a striking visual and poetic work unto itself, with Corner’s restless linguistic and graphical invention on full display.

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Chance-Imagery

George Brecht

The influential essay by Brecht, which frames examinations of the use of chance methods in Dada, Surrealism, Pollock, and Cage in a discussion of parallel historical developments in the sciences and elsewhere.

 

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A Filliou Sampler

Robert Filliou

A collection of poems, plays, and performance works by the itinerant French Fluxus artist.

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Untitled Essay and Other Works

Allan Kaprow

Three scenarios for Happenings and a key early statement, which originally accompanied the first published Happening in 1958.

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Injun & Other Histories (1960)

Claes Oldenburg

A collection of early writings by Oldenburg, with two illustrations.

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Autobiography

David Antin

A prototypical work by the pioneering poet and critic; one of his very first publications.

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A Look into the blue tide, part 2

Diter Rot

“A look into” the vast, multi-part work that developed out of a diary kept during Roth’s mid-60s sojourn in the United States.

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A Zaj Sampler

Various Artists

A survey of works by the Zaj group, with contributions from Walter Marchetti, Juan Hidalgo, José Luis Castillejo, Ramiro Cortés, and others.

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Quincy

Carl Andre

A facsimile edition of the 1973 artist book, in which Carl Andre commissioned photographs of his hometown Quincy, Massachussets.

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Complete Minimal Poems

Aram Saroyan

The second edition of this celebrated collection, which gathers Aram Saroyan’s groundbreaking concrete and minimalist poems of the 1960s in a single volume.

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The Definitive/ist Manifesto

Guerilla Art Action Group

A poster of the Guerilla Art Action Group’s Definitive/ist Manifesto from 1981.

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G.P.O. versus G.P-O

Genesis P-Orridge

A facsimile edition of the artist book chronicling Genesis P-Orridge’s 1975 prosecution for disseminating pornographic material through the British mail.

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Destroy All Monsters Magazine

Destroy All Monsters

A compilation of the magazine collaboratively produced by Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw from 1976-1979.

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Avalanche (Trade Edition)

Various Artists

A facsimile edition of the full thirteen issues (1970-76) of the seminal magazine edited by Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar.

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Notebooks 1967-1970

Lee Lozano

A compilation of Lozano’s notebooks from 1967-1970, with selections ranging from her seminal “Language Pieces” to her studies for paintings.

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XXX Macarena

Tony Conrad, Jutta Koether, John Miller

The first and last record by this art/music supergroup comprised of Tony Conrad, Jutta Koether, and John Miller.

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How to Make a Happening

Allan Kaprow

The first widely available edition of Kaprow’s How to Make a Happening, recorded in 1965 and originally issued as an LP the following year.

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Coffee Coffee

Aram Saroyan

Infamous artist book by one of the 1960s’ most controversial poets. Aram Saroyan’s Coffee Coffee was originally published as a mimeographed edition by Vito Acconci and Bernadette Mayer on their 0 To 9 press in 1967.

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Great Bear Pamphlet Series

Various Artists

A limited edition collection of Primary Information’s facsimile edition of Something Else Press Great Bear pamphlet series.

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