Summer Reader 2013 on July 19 @ Party Time Building



A five-year collaboration with Willem Henri Lucas, Brian Roettinger, Gail Swanlund, Jessica Tan, and Jon Gacnik, the Reader series is a hair-brained graphic design project initiated by six freaks who love books. We each make a 16-page book of whatever content we like and keep it a secret from the others, until the day we bind them together as one publication and sell 100 copies for a symbolic $6. We’ve promised to do this twice a year for five years. This issue marks halfway.



SCRAPSCAPE March 7 – 24, 2013


SCRAPSCAPE is vast and sprawling. It is the structures and the waste

of our ideas and activities, from architecture to TV vignettes to air

travel. Elements are free radicals attracting and resisting each other.

It is not a sphere of oppositions but a multiplicity of abundances.

The hierarchy between invention and trash is erased. Moments of

high value shrink to a minimum, while branding is a soft and continuous

synthetic blanket. Copies are completed faster than the originals

as duplitecture is employed on every scale.

In Scrapscape clarity becomes confusion through generosity, and

taken over by transitory eclecticism.

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AA Records is a noise record label from Detroit.  A collaborative project initiated in 2005 by multimedia artists Alivia Zivich and Nate Young. They present non-traditional forms of sound and visual art through alternate economic models of art production and exhibition. AA records does this in part through their operation as a small imprint offering editions of hand-made objects at reasonable prices.

All photo installations by Jossi Bieber

AA Records show at Exilo Studio was scheduled for the weekend after Thanksgiving, known in the US to be the biggest shopping weekend of the year. With a department store in mind, AA records continue to work with sheets as a large format of choice for wall-scale graphics of blankly staring faces. To these were add intricate digital drawings of hot dog characters printed on blankets, one ebullient, the other a skeptical smoker. Ceramics by Crystal Palmer are middle fingers poking up from clouds, bursting forth from black confetti and lava rock.

In the alternate room projections bend space and a head shoppe vibe pervades, the synesthetic conditions suggest shifting states of perception. Home-wares move beyond the familiar when covering hidden shapes or covered in anthropomorphic figures, hinting at a narrative. The story progresses when a purchase is made, the characters finding their real context in the buyer’s home.


Cinema Émétique: Les Films d’Unchi Neko at Sitko Studio

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Projected videos by Unchi Neko felt like, “you were watching your new favorite band.”

We were so excited to host this event as Unchi Neko screened “LOLs Will Tear Us Apart” and LOLs Will Tear Us Apart, Again back to back.  “LOLs…, Again” ended with a 13 minute clip of Penn and Teller’s “no game” video game – of a bus driving through the desert trying to reach???  Las Vegas, home of Penn & Teller???  A proper road-trip film.  Keep an eye out for some upcoming releases by Unchi Neko… a 12″ record from Trilogy Tapes: maybe a book in the works??  and some new films.


Collage by Justin Allen. Photo by Roger Davies

Poster installation by Justin Allen. Photo by Roger Davies.

Poster installation by Justin Allen, leather bags by Chosé General. Photo by Roger Davies.

Leather bags by Chosé General. Photo by Roger Davies.

Hand-painted silks by Katrin Jurati, Karandash armchair by Fernando Rodrigues, leather bags by Chosé General. Photo by Roger Davies.

Leather bags by Chosé General

Hand-painted silks by Katrin Jurati

Stationary by Chosé General, hand-made books by Justin Allen, displayed pop-up book by Justin Allen, hand-painted silks by Katrin Jurati, Karandash armchair by Fernando Rodrigues. Photo by Roger Davies.

Hand-painted silk necklaces by Katrin Jurati. Photo by Roger Davies.

Ceramics by Pilar Wiley. Photo by Roger Davies.

Hand-painted silks by Katrin Jurati, wooden shelf and Mountain by Louis Gabriel, reclaimed poster artwork by Nicolau Vergueiro and Marco Antonio Prado. Photo by Roger Davies.

Artist’s Side Projects – installation at Sitko Studio

February 12 -13, 2011 Exilo Studio and Sitko Studio presented their first joined open studio event.  A curated collection from each studio featured furniture, art, ceramics, textiles, utensils and accessories.  Overall these two studio’s displayed the range of various artist’s reach: from the dramatic gesture of a photographer designing their first furniture line, to the subtle gesture of  a ceramic artist testing new glaze patterns on simple ceramic forms.  Exilo studio artists and designers include: Noah Albert, Chose General, Louis Gabriel, Alexander Khan, Vanessa Prado and Katie McKay.  Sitko Studio artists and designers included: Joel Otterson, Willem Henri Lucas, Chelsea Novalle, Shoshi Kanokahata, elf-shelf co., utensils by Marcus Perez/Kuan Hwa and Taidgh O’Neil.