Book Release Party: The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(West Hollywood, June 9, 2009) In collaboration with Evil Twin Publications and Fritz Haeg, The MAK Center, L.A. at the Schindler House (www.makcenter.org) is pleased to co-host a celebration for the release of The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive.
ABOUT THE BOOK
For 6 years, Los Angeles artist Fritz Haeg opened his geodesic dome residence on Sundown Drive to events, happenings, gatherings, meetings, pageantry, performances, shows, stunts and spectacles. This special artist’s book documents those 30 Sundown Salon events and shares participants' reflections on their experiences, the idea of salons and the nature of viewing and making art communally at home.
The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive is both a book and an exhibition, printed as one long accordion-fold paper. The text can be flipped through and read like a book, and the pictures can be unfurled to a 140 foot long art piece. The book has been conceived by Haeg in collaboration with Evil Twin Publications' Stacy Wakefield. The covers come in 5 different combinations of hand-printed silkscreens from drawings made by salon participants Katie Grinnan, Robby Herbst, Feral Childe, Shana Lutker, Melissa Thorne, and Janfamily (Chosil Jan Kil). The book is produced in a limited edition of 500 copies and retails for $150. More info: www.sundownsalon.com Orders: www.eviltwinpublications.com/sundown.html
ABOUT THE EVENT
The book will have its first viewing at this event, displayed on a 150-foot table running the length of the Schindler House driveway. With copies fully unfurled, this will provide a unique opportunity to view the entirety of the book at once. Los Angeles artists and performers John Barlog & John Burtle, Body City, Hawkwind Screenprinting, John P Hogan, Hot Knives, and L.A. Fog will lead activities and performances throughout the afternoon, each stationed in a geodesic tent located in the Schindler House gardens. Periodically though the afternoon,
contributors to the book, including Trinie Dalton, Ken Ehrlich, and Matias Viegener, will read passages from their stories and essays about the Sundown Salon events.