brad brace
Since 2002
Works in Portland, Oregon United States of America

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DISCUSSION

Canada Council Club ref no 3215-06-0101 (fwd)


After 35 years, I knew damn-well that you creepy,
conspiring, incestuous, artworld-acolytes wouldn't fund my
media project (even in this time of urgent-need), but
returning my audiovisual support material with a snotty
letter stating that the application was incomplete due to
missing audiovisual support material--and so wouldn't even
be adjudicated, is a new low. Do you actually get paid (with
my tax-dollars) for this disservice?!

/:b

--

Global Islands Project -- ongoing series of multi-media
pdf-ebooks -- a pastoral, pictorial and phonic elicitation
of island parameters.

Your (Art)world is based on mutual relief at your common
corruption. Maybe some cultures are based on even worse. But
that wouldn't change the bad faith of it and as years go by,
you wake at night in terror of your whole life being an act
of bad faith, where everything is self-interest and nothing
more, where every human interaction is driven by a silent,
even subconscious calculation of some ulterior motive, to
the point that a sea of bad faith has taken over your whole
life, there's no small island left from which you can even
try to build a bridge of good faith, because even that
effort becomes suspect, even good faith is nothing but
self-interested, even altruism is nothing but solipsistic,
even your professed agonizing right here right now is
nothing but a gesture, made to the conscience in order to
assure it that it exists.

http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/id.html
http://bbrace.net/id.html

Island 1.0 is Ambergris Caye, Belize
Island 2.0 is Koh Si Chang, Thailand
Island 3.0 is Lamu, Kenya
Island 4.0 is Narikel Jingira, Bangladesh

Global Islands Project:

Island 1.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island1/island1.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island1/island1.html
-- over 800 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 69mb -- (acrobat 6)

Island 2.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island2/island2.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island2/island2.html
-- over 535 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 78mb -- (acrobat 6)

/:b

DISCUSSION

Arts Agencies: bogus-aid for the 'developed world'


Subject: Canada Council Club ref no 3215-06-0101 (fwd)

After 35 years, I knew damn-well that you creepy,
conspiring, incestuous, artworld-acolytes wouldn't fund my
media project (even in this time of urgent-need), but
returning my audiovisual support material with a snotty
letter stating that the application was incomplete due to
missing audiovisual support material--and so wouldn't even
be adjudicated, is a new low. Do you actually get paid (with
my tax-dollars) for this disservice?!

/:b

--

Global Islands Project -- ongoing series of multi-media
pdf-ebooks -- a pastoral, pictorial and phonic elicitation
of island parameters.

Your (Art)world is based on mutual relief at your common
corruption. Maybe some cultures are based on even worse. But
that wouldn't change the bad faith of it and as years go by,
you wake at night in terror of your whole life being an act
of bad faith, where everything is self-interest and nothing
more, where every human interaction is driven by a silent,
even subconscious calculation of some ulterior motive, to
the point that a sea of bad faith has taken over your whole
life, there's no small island left from which you can even
try to build a bridge of good faith, because even that
effort becomes suspect, even good faith is nothing but
self-interested, even altruism is nothing but solipsistic,
even your professed agonizing right here right now is
nothing but a gesture, made to the conscience in order to
assure it that it exists.

http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/id.html
http://bbrace.net/id.html

Island 1.0 is Ambergris Caye, Belize
Island 2.0 is Koh Si Chang, Thailand
Island 3.0 is Lamu, Kenya
Island 4.0 is Narikel Jingira, Bangladesh

Global Islands Project:

Island 1.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island1/island1.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island1/island1.html
-- over 800 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 69mb -- (acrobat 6)

Island 2.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island2/island2.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island2/island2.html
-- over 535 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 78mb -- (acrobat 6)

/:b

DISCUSSION

Re: [webartery] nznl.com digest, Oct 12, 2006 - Oct 18, 2006


Geert, I think you should hang some 12hr-jpegs on those
walls ;)

/:b

The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project >>>> posted since 1994 <<<<

+ + + serial ftp://ftp.eskimo.com/u/b/bbrace
+ + + eccentric ftp:// (your-site-here!)
+ + + continuous hotline://artlyin.ftr.va.com.au
+ + + hypermodern ftp://ftp.rdrop.com/pub/users/bbrace
+ + + imagery ftp://bjornmag:Sobject@kunst.no/12hr/

News: alt.binaries.pictures.12hr alt.binaries.pictures.misc
alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.misc alt.12hr

DISCUSSION

The 12hr ISBN-JPEG Project as Big Grey Bricks


Dear Mr Brace

Thank you very much for your e-mail of 6 October. It was
very good of you to think of us, but I am afraid your
proposal would not be quite right for our particular
publishing programme.

I am sorry to disappoint you and wish you success in your
search for another publisher.

Yours sincerely

Helen Farr
for Jamie Camplin

--

_ |__ __| | /_ |__ | | | __| | | | (_) | | __/ (__|
|_ __ | | | | | | __/ | |/ /_| | | | | _ | | | '_ / _ | | /
/| '_ | '__|

The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project >>>> posted since 1994 <<<< _ | | |
'_ / _ | | / /| '_ | '__| -_ | | | |__ ___ | | ) | |__
_ __
_ | __ (_) | | _| |__) | __ ___ _ ___ ___| |_
|_ ___/ '__/ _ | |/ _ / __| __| |_| _ |_| \___/| |\___|\___|\__|
_ _/ | _ |__/

> > > > Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994.

A `round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery from
{ brad brace }. The hypermodern minimizes the familiar, the known,
the recognizable; it suspends identity, relations and history. This
discourse, far from determining the locus in which it speaks, is
avoiding the ground on which it could find support. It is trying to
operate a decentering that leaves no privilege to any center.

The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project
-----------------------------
since 1994

Pointless Hypermodern Imagery... posted/mailed every 12 hours... a
spectral, trajective alignment for the 00`s! A continuum of
minimalist masks in the face of catastrophe; conjuring up
transformative metaphors for the everyday... A poetic reversibility
of exclusive events...

A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random sequence of
imagery... genuine gritty, greyscale... corruptable, compact,
collectable and compelling convergence. The voluptuousness of the
grey imminence: the art of making the other disappear. Continual
visual impact; an optical drumming, sculpted in duration, on the
endless present of the Net.

An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series...
critically unassimilable... imagery is gradually acquired, selected
and re-sequenced over time... ineluctable, vertiginous connections.
The 12hr dialtone...

[ see http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/netcom/books.txt ]

KEYWORDS: >> Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered,
de-composed, ambiguous, augmented, ambilavent, homogeneous,
reckless and venerable... >> Multi-faceted miscegnation: oblique,
obsessive, obscure, obdurate... >> Promulgated, personal, permeable,
prolonged, polymorphous, provocative, poetic, plural, perverse,
potent, prophetic, pathological, pointless... >> Emergent, empty,
evolving, eccentric, eclectic, egregious, exciting, entertaining,
evasive, entropic, erotic, entrancing, enduring, expansive...

Every 12 hours, another!... view them, re-post `em, save `em, trade
`em, print `em, even publish them...

Here`s how:

~ Set www-links to -> http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/12hr.html
-> http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/12hr.html
-> http://bbrace.net/12hr.html
-> http://noemata.net/12hr/

~
Download from -> ftp.rdrop.com /pub/users/bbrace
Download from -> ftp.eskimo.com /u/b/bbrace
Download from -> hotline://artlyin.ftr.va.com.au
Download from -> ftp://bjornmag:Sobject@kunst.no/12hr/

** Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify
files more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, CuteFTP, TurboGopher...
Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg
~
E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use
FTPmail to do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body
of 'help' to the server address nearest you:

ftpmail@ccc.uba.ar ftpmail@cs.uow.edu.au
ftpmail@ftp.uni-stuttgart.de ftpmail@ftp.Dartmouth.edu
ftpmail@ieunet.ie ftpmail@src.doc.ic.ac.uk
ftpmail@archie.inesc.pt ftpmail@ftp.sun.ac.za
ftpmail@ftp.sunet.se ftpmail@ftp.luth.se ftpmail@NCTUCCCA.edu.tw
ftpmail@oak.oakland.edu ftpmail@sunsite.unc.edu
ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com ftpmail@census.gov bitftp@plearn.bitnet
bitftp@dearn.bitnet bitftp@vm.gmd.de bitftp@plearn.edu.pl
bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu bitftp@pucc.bitnet

**

~ Mirror-sites requested! Archives too! The latest new jpeg will
always be named, 12hr.jpeg Average size of images is only 45K.
~ Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:
src.doc.ic.ac.uk/packages/mirror

~ Postings to usenet newsgroups: alt.12hr alt.binaries.pictures.12hr
alt.binaries.pictures.misc alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.misc

* * Ask your system's news-administrator to carry these groups!
(There are also usenet image browsers: TIFNY, PluckIt, Picture Agent,
PictureView, Extractor97, NewsRover, Binary News Assistant, EasyNews)

~~ This interminable, relentless sequence of posted imagery began
in earnest on December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the
project has been over three decades in the making. Each 12-hour
posting is like the turning of a page; providing ample time for
reflection, interruption, and assimilation.

~ The sites listed above also contain information on other cultural
projects and sources.

~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and
occasional commentary related to this project has been established at
topica.com /subscribe 12hr-isbn-jpeg

--

The image was to make nothing visible but their connection with
one another by space and air, yet each surrounded by the unique
aura that disengages every deeply seen image from the world of
irrelevant relationships and calls forth a tremor of astonishment
at its fateful necessity. Thus from artworks of dead masters,
over-life-size strangeness whose names we do not know and do not
wish to know, look out at us enigmatically as symbols of all
being.

--
Big Grey Bricks:

This project also serves as a rehearsal for its culmination as a series of
offset-printed volumes: each 800+ full-bleed pages (5x8"_300lpi), where the
full integrated rhythm of greyscale-sequence can be more intricately
resolved. I'd provide all design, prepress and production.

--
This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some
opportunities still exist for financially assisting the publication
of gallery-editions of large (33x46") prints; perhaps (Iris giclees)
inkjet duotones or extended-black quadtones. Other supporters receive rare
copies of the first three web-offset printed ISBN-Books.
Contributions and requests for 12hr-email-subscriptions, can also be
made at http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/buy-into.html, or by mailed
cheque/check: $5/mo $50/yr. Institutions must pay for any images
retained longer than 12 hours.

--
ISBN is International Standard Book Number. JPEG and GIF are types of
image files. Get the text-file, 'pictures-faq' to learn how to view
or translate these images. [http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/netcom/
pictures-faq.html] Probably best viewed on rare 256-level grayscale
monitors.

--
(c) Credit appreciated. Copyleft

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

<bbrace@eskimo.com>

DISCUSSION

<update> The 12hr ISBN-JPEG Project


_ |__ __| | /_ |__ | | | __| | | | (_) | | __/ (__|
|_ __ | | | | | | __/ | |/ /_| | | | | _ | | | '_ / _ | | /
/| '_ | '__|

The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project >>>> posted since 1994 <<<< _ | | |
'_ / _ | | / /| '_ | '__| -_ | | | |__ ___ | | ) | |__
_ __

You begin to sense the byshadows that stretch from the awe of
global dominance. How the intersecting systems help pull us
apart, leaving us vague, drained, docile, soft in our inner
discourse, willing to be shaped, to be overwhelmed -- easy
retreats, half beliefs. Works of art are complex formal
interventions within discursive traditions and their myriad
filiations. These interventions are defined precisely by
their incomparable capacity to trace the dynamics of
historical process in paradoxical gestures of simultaneously
prognostic and mnemonic temporalities.

_ | __ (_) | | _| |__) | __ ___ _ ___ ___| |_
|_ ___/ '__/ _ | |/ _ / __| __| |_| _ |_| \___/| |\___|\___|\__|
_ _/ | _ |__/

> > > > Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994.

A `round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery from
{ brad brace }. The hypermodern minimizes the familiar, the known,
the recognizable; it suspends identity, relations and history. This
discourse, far from determining the locus in which it speaks, is
avoiding the ground on which it could find support. It is trying to
operate a decentering that leaves no privilege to any center.

The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project
-----------------------------
since 1994

Pointless Hypermodern Imagery... posted/mailed every 12 hours... a
spectral, trajective alignment for the 00`s! A continuum of
minimalist masks in the face of catastrophe; conjuring up
transformative metaphors for the everyday... A poetic reversibility
of exclusive events...

A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random sequence of
imagery... genuine gritty, greyscale... corruptable, compact,
collectable and compelling convergence. The voluptuousness of the
grey imminence: the art of making the other disappear. Continual
visual impact; an optical drumming, sculpted in duration, on the
endless present of the Net.

An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series...
critically unassimilable... imagery is gradually acquired, selected
and re-sequenced over time... ineluctable, vertiginous connections.
The 12hr dialtone...

[ see http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/netcom/books.txt ]

KEYWORDS: >> Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered,
de-composed, ambiguous, augmented, ambilavent, homogeneous,
reckless and venerable... >> Multi-faceted miscegnation: oblique,
obsessive, obscure, obdurate... >> Promulgated, personal, permeable,
prolonged, polymorphous, provocative, poetic, plural, perverse,
potent, prophetic, pathological, pointless... >> Emergent, evolving,
eccentric, eclectic, egregious, exciting, entertaining, evasive,
entropic, erotic, entrancing, enduring, expansive...

Every 12 hours, another!... view them, re-post `em, save `em, trade
`em, print `em, even publish them...

Here`s how:

~ Set www-links to -> http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/12hr.html
-> http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/12hr.html
-> http://bbrace.net/12hr.html
-> http://noemata.net/12hr/

Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify
files more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, CuteFTP, TurboGopher...

~
Download from -> ftp.rdrop.com /pub/users/bbrace
Download from -> ftp.eskimo.com /u/b/bbrace
Download from -> hotline://artlyin.ftr.va.com.au
Download from -> ftp://bjornmag:Sobject@kunst.no/12hr/

* Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg

~
E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use
FTPmail to do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body
of 'help' to the server address nearest you:

ftpmail@ccc.uba.ar ftpmail@cs.uow.edu.au
ftpmail@ftp.uni-stuttgart.de ftpmail@ftp.Dartmouth.edu
ftpmail@ieunet.ie ftpmail@src.doc.ic.ac.uk
ftpmail@archie.inesc.pt ftpmail@ftp.sun.ac.za
ftpmail@ftp.sunet.se ftpmail@ftp.luth.se ftpmail@NCTUCCCA.edu.tw
ftpmail@oak.oakland.edu ftpmail@sunsite.unc.edu
ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com ftpmail@census.gov bitftp@plearn.bitnet
bitftp@dearn.bitnet bitftp@vm.gmd.de bitftp@plearn.edu.pl
bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu bitftp@pucc.bitnet

**

~ Mirror-sites requested! Archives too! The latest new jpeg will
always be named, 12hr.jpeg Average size of images is only 45K.
~ Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:
src.doc.ic.ac.uk/packages/mirror

~ Postings to usenet newsgroups: alt.12hr alt.binaries.pictures.12hr
alt.binaries.pictures.misc alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.misc

* * Ask your system's news-administrator to carry these groups!
(There are also usenet image browsers: TIFNY, PluckIt, Picture Agent,
PictureView, Extractor97, NewsRover, Binary News Assistant, EasyNews)

~~ This interminable, relentless sequence of posted imagery began
in earnest on December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the
project has been over three decades in the making. Each 12-hour
posting is like the turning of a page; providing ample time for
reflection, interruption, and assimilation.

~ The sites listed above also contain information on other cultural
projects and sources.

~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and
occasional commentary related to this project has been established at
topica.com /subscribe 12hr-isbn-jpeg

--

The image was to make nothing visible but their connection with
one another by space and air, yet each surrounded by the unique
aura that disengages every deeply seen image from the world of
irrelevant relationships and calls forth a tremor of astonishment
at its fateful necessity. Thus from artworks of dead masters,
over-life-size strangeness whose names we do not know and do not
wish to know, look out at us enigmatically as symbols of all
being.

--
This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some
opportunities still exist for financially assisting the publication
of editions of large (33x46") prints; perhaps (Iris giclees) inkjet
duotones or extended-black quadtones. Other supporters receive rare
copies of the first three web-offset printed ISBN-Books.
Contributions and requests for 12hr-email-subscriptions, can also be
made at http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/buy-into.html, or by mailed
cheque/check: $5/mo $50/yr. Institutions must pay for any images
retained longer than 12 hours.

--
ISBN is International Standard Book Number. JPEG and GIF are types of
image files. Get the text-file, 'pictures-faq' to learn how to view
or translate these images. [http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/netcom/
pictures-faq.html]

--
(c) Credit appreciated. Copyleft

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

<bbrace@eskimo.com>