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Saturday 21 November 2009, from 7 -- 9pm
8th Avenue and 41st Street, Northwest corner
at Port Authority Bus Terminal

       

``FIRST/LAST'' NEWSPAPER TO FOLD AFTER ONLY SIX EDITIONS --- Dexter Sinister will commemorate the printing of their final \textit{First/Last Newspaper} and closing of their Port Authority site this Saturday 21 November from 7 -- 9pm. Visitors will be able to collect remaining stock produced during the paper's brief three-week existence, including the latest and last just delivered from Linco Printers in neighboring Long Island City. Also present in the Port Authority Space, at the corner of41st Street and 8th Avenue, will be Gareth Spor's version of Brion Gysin's seminal 1960s Dream Machine --- a stencilled cylinder placed on a revolving turntable with a 100 Watt lamp inside to produce a stroboscopic flicker that induces a supposedly hypnagogic state when viewed with eyes closed. Spor's update replaces Gysin's original pattern with open letterforms that spell out an aphorism by Gysin's friend and collaborator William Burroughs: ``Illusion is a Revolutionary Weapon.'' The public should note that this machine may be dangerous for people with photosensitive epilepsy or other nervous disorders. Also available will be portions of fish & chips wrapped in old issues of \textit{TF/LN}. Due to concerns over ink poisoning, particularly related to old lead type, the tradition of wrapping fish & chips in newsprint has largely been phased out despite industry workers' claims that modern newspaper inks such as those used in Queens pose no such health risks. Today's chip paper, tomorrow's news, as the old Fleet Street saying goes. Surely this is, at last, the ``artless art.''

Sinister stress that they will assume no responsibility for the public's epilepsy or poisoning. (DS) \ QED

Fish, Chip frottage by Geoff Han produced at The Public School for Rubbing, organized by Common Room and administered by Alex Kitnick.


Posted 18 November 2009 20:33:20

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