By Marc Fischer and Public Collectors with Grace Ambrose, Bill Daniel and Les Evans
Chicago, IL, Public Collectors, 2015
Pages: 120 total pages / sheets
Dimensions: includes one 6 in X 9 in booklet, one 8 in X 10.5 in booklet, three 8.5 in X 11 in booklets, two cardstock 8.5 in X 11 in flyers, one 8.5 X 5.5 in flyer, one 8.5 in x 11 flyer in envelope, and one 24 lb paper 8.5 in X 11 in print.
Binding: staplebound and loose sheets
Process: offset and Risograph
Color: full color or two and three color Risograph
Edition size: approximately 100 unnumbered sets will be offered
Every printed thing Hardcore Architecture has produced in one place - instant archive! This package deal includes the first four publications made for Hardcore Architecture (hardcorearchitecture.tumblr.com) as well as a three-color flyer for the first exhibition of the project at The Franklin in Chicago, a flyer for the Hardcore Architecture show at Outhaus in Urbana, IL, two flyers about the police murder of Bettie Jones in her own home in Chicago, a statement publish in response to questions about the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and a three-color print that can be cut apart to make two J-cards for mix-tape cassettes dedicated to songs by American hardcore bands, addressing the themes of home, domesticity, and place. As an added bonus, you'll also get a free copy of the offset booklet that Public Collectors produced about Malachi Ritscher for the 2014 Whitney Biennial (see PDF here). The Hardcore Architecture booklets are:
Hardcore Architecture (40 page offset color booklet)
Hardcore Architecture: Justin Blinder (20 page Risograph and color digital booklet)
Hardcore Architecture: Grace Ambrose / Maximum RocknRoll (24 page Risograph and color digital booklet)
Harcore Architecture: Les Evans / Cryptic Slaughter (20 page Risograph booklet)
Hardcore Architecture: Bill Daniel (16 page Risograph and black and white offset booklet)
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Hardcore Architecture explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of American hardcore bands in the 1980s. Other underground or marginal forms of music are sometimes included in the project where applicable. Band addresses in this booklet were discovered using contact listings found in demo tape and record reviews published from 1982-89 in the magazine Maximum RocknRoll. Google Street View was used to capture photos of the homes. Street names and numbers are removed to respect the privacy of people currently living at these addresses.
Hardcore Architecture is a project of Marc Fischer and Public Collectors. Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
Public Collectors organizes exhibitions and events, participates in exhibitions organized by others, creates exhibition opportunities for collectors, teaches, lectures, responds to research inquiries, and makes its own publications. Marc Fischer, the administrator of Public Collectors, is based in Chicago, Illinois.
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Incredible collection of readings for anyone interested in DIY culture and underground music. I was only passingly familiar with some hardcore music (big fan of the "mainstream" acts like Minutemen and Husker Du) and this served as a great intro to the vast world it is. Exciting times and passionate individuals.