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Cover-Ed and Salad Dressing, Arnolfini, Bristol (03/03/11-30/04/11)
Performance Re-enactment Society (PRS), Tom Sowden & Michalis Pichler, Arnolfini Archive
3rd March – 30th April 2011

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Inspired by
Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams‘ photo bookwork Crackers (1969) a purpose built hotel room set was installed at Arnolfini for a photo shoot to create a new version of the book. The installation also included an exhibition of artists’ books produced in tribute to Ed Ruscha from the collection of Tom Sowden and Michalis Pichler‘s Follow-ed (After Hokusai) exhibition (Tue 15 Mar – Sun 1 May). These were shown alongside original copies of Ruscha’s books held in Arnolfini’s archive, and Jonathan Monk‘s collection of original copies of Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams’ Crackers.

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Salad Dressing book
The resulting artist’s book by the
Performance Re-enactment Society (PRS) and Tom Sowden from the photo-shoot for Cover-ed, in tribute to Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams’ 1969 photo bookwork Crackers. Created in a series of photo shoots in a specially built set at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., with an online video ending. The book, printed in a limited edition in 2011, can be purchased from Arnolfini bookshop for £8.

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Salad Dressing video ending
The ending of the book was filmed during the book launch and performance event on Saturday 30th April at Arnolfini, alongside BABE, Bristol Artist’s Book Event which was held over the weekend.

Watch the video ending of the book