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
began December 30, 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 ftp.idiom.com/users/bbrace/netcom/books.txt ]
– Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered, de-composed, ambiguous, augmented, ambilavent, homogeneous, reckless…
– Multi-faceted, 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…
(Note: all "Teleport" addresses (web/ftp/email) are being eliminated: no thanks to Earthlink scum. Please choose alternates listed below:)
Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify files more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, CuteFTP, TurboGopher…
Download from – ftp.pacifier.com /pub/users/bbrace
Download from – ftp.idiom.com /users/bbrace
Download from – ftp.teleport.com /users/bbrace
Download from – ftp.rdrop.com /pub/users/bbrace
Download from – ftp.eskimo.com /u/b/bbrace
* 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:
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:
Postings to usenet newsgroups:
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 imagery began in earnest on December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the project has been over twenty-four years in the making. While the specific sequence of photographs has been presently orchestrated for more than 12 years` worth of 12-hour postings, I will undoubtedly be tempted to tweak the ongoing publication with additional new interjected imagery. 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
This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some opportunities still exist for financially assisting the publication of editions of large (33×46") 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 can also be made at http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/buy-into.html
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. [ftp ftp.idiom.com/users/bbrace/netcom/]
(c) Credit appreciated. Copyleft