CRISIS READER VOLUME 1 - SPECIAL OUT OF BOUNDS EDITION
An updated version of the Crisis Reader Volume 1 produced for the 2022 Out of Bounds - Summer school for artists’ publishing at the Libby Leshghold Gallery. The book was displayed in the gallery with some pages of the book on display, the book was on sale at READ Books.
Perfect bound book / 8"x10”/ 160pp
CE009 / First Edition / Edition of 20 / July 2022 / Out of print
JOHN STOCKWELL: SECRET WARS OF THE CIA - REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION
This is an updated edition of the first Crisis Editions title published in 2018 as a two-part zine. The original booklet published in 2018 contained a transcript of a 1987 talk Stockwell delivered detailing his work within the CIA. This book contains the updated and expanded essay version of the talk Stockwell published in his 1991 book The Praetorian Guard: The U.S. Role in the New World Order. This book also contains supplemental material and updated formatting not found in the 2018 version.
John Stockwell is a CIA whistleblower best known for his 1974 book In Search of Enemies, extensive public speaking and many appearances on the public access alternative news program Alternative Views.
Perfect bound book / 5.5"x8”/ 84pp
CE008 / First Edition / Edition of 30 / June 2022 / Out of print
SIMULACRA & SIMULATION - BOOTLEG L/S
Long-sleeve t-shirt produced in conjunction with the new edition of Simulacra & Simulation.
Red plastic ink on cotton t-shirt
Edition of 20 / October 2022
SIMULACRA & SIMULATION - NEW EDITION
New edition of Simulacra & Simulation with revised graphics and formatting. Published for the 2022 Printed Matter New York Art Book Fair.
Perfect-bound book / 8"x5" / 166pp
CE003-2 / Edition of 25 / October 2022 / Out of Print
ASSASSINATIONS IN OUR TIME
ASSASSINATIONS IN OUR TIME is a 1977 book detailing 20 assassinations of various political and social figures over from the beginning of the 20th century to the book’s printing in 1977. Each entry places the figure in historical context and examines the circumstances and fallout of the figure’s death. The books also contains a number photos for each entry.
For this reproduction the text was reformatted to be more legible than its original printing and all images were individually bitmapped to be more suited for the method of printing used.
Perfect bound book / 8.5”x11”/ 260pp
CE005 / Edition of 20 / March 2021 / Out of print
CE005 / Second Edition / Edition of 20 / September 2022
CRISIS LIBRARY READER VOL.1
Compilation of 9 texts concerning the intersections and manifestations of crime and capitalism. These texts were originally distributed online as part of the CRISIS LIBRARY project.
For this collected edition the texts have been reformatted slightly and some additional content has been added mostly in the form of pictures.
Acco-clip bound book/ 8.5”x11” / 212pp / printed on alternating cream and tan stock
CE007 / Edition of 60 / February 2021 / Out of print
CE007 / Edition of 40 / June 2022 / Out of print
EJOURNAL BOOK ONE + TWO
EJOURNAL was an academic journal published electronically out of the University of Albany, it discussed issues of ownership, personal expression, and the electronic dissemination of information. Reproduced from an online archive and formatted for print, EJOURNAL was originally distributed online exclusively, the books together contain the entire EJOURNAL run.
Spiral bound book / 7.5"x10" / 142pp + 122pp / printed on white Lynx white uncoated
Originally printed 2019, revised 2021
CE006 / Edition of 20 / April 2021
CRISIS LIBRARY ONLINE
The Crisis Editions Library is an online library through which visitors are able to “borrow” texts and print them themselves. Each text was reformatted specifically for this mode of distribution. The project is an extension of the CRISIS EDITIONS publishing project. Limited quantities of the texts were also distributed through the mail. The project launched as part of the 2020 Vancouver Art Book Fair's Art Book Month.
You can view the library at crisislibrary.online
CE004 1-9 / Fall 2020
SIMULACRA & SIMULATION
Complete reproduction of French sociologist’s Jean Baudrillard’s 1981 philosophical treatise. The book investigates the relationship between symbols and reality, and how the diffusion of symbols through media and culture construct our understanding of a shared reality.
Originally published in French in 1981, the widespread 1983 Semiotexte English release of the book (titled just SIMULATIONS) is actually incomplete translation and includes just one essay from the original 1981 release, with the rest of the book containing made up of a essay written by Baudrillard in 1977. The book was eventually translated in its entirety in 1994 in a University of Michigan Press release. The version published here is the 1994 version.
Perfect bound book / 8.5 x 5.5″ / 162 pp
CE002 / First Edition / Edition of 12 / November 2020 / Out of print
CE003 / Second Edition / Edition of 30 / November 2021 / Out of print
CE003 / Third Edition / Edition of 30 / June 2022 / Out of print
CE001 - SEDUCED AND ABANDONED: THE BODY IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD
The Body in the Virtual World was a 1994 conference held at the ICA in London on the topic of the relations between cyberspace and the body. The conference featured a number of speakers, most notably sci-fi author Bruce Sterling and theorist Sadie Plant. The entire conference has been dubbed onto two audio cassettes from an online archive.
Set of 2 cassettes in double Norelco box with custom j-card
CE001 / Edition of 12 / March 2020 / Out of print
THE ECOLOGY OF FEAR - BEYOND BLADE RUNNER: URBAN CONTROL
The Ecology of Fear was a 1992 pamphlet by American sociologist Mike Davis. The pamphlet details how fear, surveillance technology, Neighborhood Watch programs and municipal legislation lead to the stratification of neighbourhoods and reinforcement of social hierarchies.
48 page staple bound booklet
Edition of 15 / Fall 2019 / Out of print
JOHN STOCKWELL: SECRET WARS OF THE CIA
Two-part found text zine, text is a transcript of a speech by John Stockwell, photos sourced additionally. John Stockwell was the highest ranking CIA member to leave and speak publicly about his work for the organization. The book contains a transcript of a speech originally given in 1986 and distributed on BBS boards throughout the 1980s and 90s. Additional photos have been added to this reproduction from seperate sources.
Toner print on bond paper, 4.5″ x 8.5″
First printing on grey stock / Edition of 60 / Fall 2018 / Out of print
Second printing on tan stock / Edition of 40 / Fall 2020
THE AGE OF HYPER-REALITY
Text written by an anarchist publication during the 1980's and distributed online since.
Reproduced from an online archive, posters produced from scratch
12 page found text booklet, toner copy on newsprint, 5.5″ x 8.5
Edition of 40 / Fall 2018 / Out of print