Made in USA

Bernadette Corporation, Made in USA

Bernadette Corporation, Made in USA
Softcover, 128 pp., offset 4/1, 7 x 10 inches
Edition of 500
Fall/Winter 1999-2000
Published by Bernadette Corporation

out of print

condition: very good, shelf wear.

Bernadette Corporation: three people in New York City (today, 1999, or 2000) working together on a new fashion magazine called Made In USA and making art. We came from different backgrounds, but we had something in common: we wanted to change the world because we didn’t like the way it was.

The first issue of Made in USA is devoted to how people create their own spaces, spaces that can be invisible or imaginary. You may have heard this trend called DIY (do-it-yourself) or Amateurism. We like to call it the EMPTY WIDE SPACE trend, a place we can all disappear to, instead of being anti-everything and writing the new manifesto, or instead of being pro-everything and buying the latest CD.

Textfield V

Textfield V

Textfield V
Softcover, 128 pp., offset 4/1, 6.5 x 9.5 inches
Edition of 2500
ISSN 1934-2446
Published by Textfield

$20.00 ·

Contributors; Darren Bader, Stuart Bailey, Nina Jan Beier, Chris Bolton, Rainer Borgemeister, Binna Choi, Ryan Conder, Chris Cullens, Jason DeLeón, Thomas Eberwein, Marco Fiedler, Steve Hanson, Danielle Kays, Robin Kinross, Marc Kremers, Marie Jan Lund, Yukinori Maeda, Miltos Manetas, Emily Mast, Slobodan Milosevic, Angelos Plessas, Manuel Raeder, Achim Reichert, Rafaël Rozendaal, Eduardo Sarabia, Artur Schmal, Nanette Sullano, Gerard Unger, Amy Yao, and Cosmic Wonder.

Textfield II

Textfield II

Textfield II
Softcover, 112 pp., offset 1/1, 210 x 297 mm
Edition of 1000
Published by Textfield

$30.00 ·

Contributors; Johnny Freedom, Andreas Angelidakis, Miltos Manetas, Angelo Plessas, Rafaël Rozendaal, Nikola Tosic, Yugop, Mai Ueda, Goodwill, Parra, Experimental Jetset, Jonathan Maghen, Lev Manovich, Machine, Mike Calvert, Marc Kremers, Claude Closky, Joel Fox, and Aaron Rose.

Selected emails

Miltos Manetas, Selected emails
Softcover, 150 pp., digital 1/1, 140 x 225 mm
Edition of 250
Published by onestar press

$50.00 · order wholesale

Manetas, starting from 1995, has produced oil paintings of wires, cables and computer hardware, created short looped fragments of video games such as “Tomb Raider,” and exhibited computer-generated vibracolour prints among other things. But he was impatient with critics and curators who had yet to come up with a really good “-ism” for this new generation of creativity. After securing financial assistance from a nonprofit called the Art Production Fund, Manetas went out and hired Lexicon Branding, a California firm responsible for creating such product names as Powerbook, Pentium, Zima, Swiffer and Dasani. Lexicon’s assignment was to create a name for this new movement.

In May 2000, during a packed press conference at the Gagosian Gallery in Manhattan – and a panel of people like Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker ready to provide analysis of the term — Manetas unveiled a new word for an art movement. Actually, it was the squeaky, synthetic voice of a Sony Vaio that made the announcement. The word was “NEEN.”