Michael Dumontier and Micah Lexier
Call Ampersand Response

Call Ampersand Response is a collaborative bookwork made of images exchanged via email. Over a period of several months, Dumontier and Lexier sustained an image-based correspondence by sending each other scans of book covers, found objects, drawings, and illustrations belonging to each artist’s respective collection. The project is based on the idea that their collections speak of their shared artistic affinities while informing their practices. Two rules dictated their conduct: each image was to function as a “call” seeking a “response” from the other artist, and the dialogue was to end when an image recalling the project’s opening image emerged, thereby constituting a narrative loop.

Published by Artexte and Nieves
ISBN: 978-3-905999-08-2
19.5×25.5 cm, 196 pp, black and white offset, saddle-stiched, 2012
Edition of 800

More info: http://www.micahlexier.com

Available from: http://artexte.ca/publications/

Micah Lexier is a Toronto based artist whose work has been shown at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The New Museum, New York; The British Museum, London; Printed Matter, New York; Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin; Musee d’art Contemporain, Montreal; the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is represented in Canada by Trépanier Baer, Calgary and Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

Artexte is committed to the understanding and the advancement of the visual arts through reliable information sources. Its primary goal is the study and the development of material that documents the field of contemporary art. Artexte engages in research, interpretation and dissemination activities based on its unique collection, covering the visual arts from 1965 to the present, with emphasis on the art of Québec and Canada. Artexte endeavours to achieve the following objectives: to support the experimental, innovative and critical nature of contemporary visual art; and to foster it in a multidisciplinary discourse through alliances and partnerships.

Nieves is an independent publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Founded in 2001, Nieves’ focus is on publishing Artists’ Books and Zines.

Publisher’s website: http://artexte.ca/ and http://www.nieves.ch/

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