Dexter Sinister |14.06 – 30.07.2017
Meet the Tetracono

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In 1965, Italian artist and designer Bruno Munari released the Tetracono with an event and exhibition at the Danese Milano showroom, inviting spectators to “. . . meet the Tetracono” as if it was a person. Instead Tetracono is a multiple product, an austere 15-cm black steel cube housing four aluminum cones, each painted half-red and half-green, designed to spin at four distinct speeds on an 18-minute cycle. Its function is to “show forms while they are in the process of becoming.” Developed from a 6-month fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, this setup features a rotating installation of 4 posters upstairs and a refreshed inventory of specific design titles in the bookshop downstairs, together with a short background video. Limited edition silkscreen posters announce the future exhibition project by Dexter Sinister at the beginning of 2018 in the COLLI independent space.


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Dexter Sinister

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Co-operated by Stuart Bailey & David Reinfurt, Dexter Sinister constitutes a triangle of activities: (a) a publishing imprint, a workshop & bookstore, and a pseudonym making site/time-specific work in art venues. David graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993, Yale University in 1999, and formed the design studio O-R-G in 2000. Stuart graduated from the University of Reading in 1994, the Werkplaats Typografie in 2000, and co-founded the journal Dot Dot Dot the same year. Dexter Sinister was originally set up to model a ‘Just-In-Time’ economy of print production, counter to the contemporary assembly-line realities of large-scale publishing. This involves avoiding waste by working on-demand, utilizing local cheap machinery, considering alternate distribution strategies, and collapsing distinctions of editing, design, production and distribution into one efficient activity. Since then, their work has branched (pragmatically) into many different contexts and venues.


WORKS

Dexter sinister, Stampa programmata, 2017, CYAN, 100 x 70 cm, framed, unique.

Dexter sinister, Stampa programmata, 2017, CYAN, 100 x 70 cm, framed, unique.

Dexter sinister, Stampa programmata, 2017, CYAN + MAGENTA, 100 x 70 cm, framed, unique.

Dexter sinister, Stampa programmata, 2017, CYAN + MAGENTA, 100 x 70 cm, framed, unique.

Dexter sinister, Stampa programmata, 2017, CYAN + MAGENTA + YELLOW, 100 x 70 cm, framed, unique.

Dexter sinister, Stampa programmata, 2017, CYAN + MAGENTA + YELLOW, 100 x 70 cm, framed, unique.

Dexter sinister, Stampa programmata, 2017, CYMK, ed of 50 copies numbered and signed, 100 x 70 cm.

Dexter sinister, Stampa programmata, 2017, CYMK, ed of 50 copies numbered and signed, 100 x 70 cm.

Last Shot Clock, Edition of 16 custom-programmed microchip on 7 digit display, set with gloss black steel box.

Last Shot Clock, 2018, Edition of 16 custom-programmed microchip on 7 digit display, set with gloss black steel box, 23 x 10 x 10 cm

Watch Scan 1200 Dpi, 2015, edition of 50 copies, 100 x 70 cm.

Watch Scan 1200 Dpi, 2015, edition of 50 copies, 100 x 70 cm.