[spectre] [Psrf] Photostatic Retrograde Archive, no. 27

Lloyd Dunn ll at detritus.net
Mon Dec 22 14:42:09 CET 2003

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Now available for download, Retrograde Release no. 27, January 2004:

PhotoStatic 27

Description: http://psrf.detritus.net/volume/5/p27.html

Direct download: http://psrf.detritus.net/pdf/p27.pdf (5.8 Mb)

Description. "Compensation Portraits." The call 
for submissions that preceded this issue, written 
by Tom Hibbard, has in mind a commemorative 
purpose: "The dead return to life. What are we in 
someone else's world? What features do we acquire 
when we forget to wear our masks of iron? What 
personæ step into the empty space of our marred 
and unexplained relation to the world in order to 
fix and explain it? Where do our hearts reside? 
This is the concept of "compensation" as 
conceived by Dadaism and Marcel Duchamp and 
especially explored in "Compensation Portraits". 
Send us your evidence of the compensation process 
as you find it taking place in your life today. 
Give us news of that side of life about which 
information is normally suppressed. In honor of 
Duchamp's 100th birthday." And so the bulk of the 
issue consists of portraiture, of a sort. This is 
to be understood an appraised as portraiture in a 
metaphorical sense: how the purposely chosen face 
(or mask) represents the subject perhaps more 
meaningfully than the literal, incident light 
that might bounce off of the subject's "real" 
face at any given moment. It probably goes 
without saying that the design for the cover 
should be understood as a "compensation portrait" 
of the publication itself.

Contributors include. Ll. Dunn, Dan Fuller, John 
Held, Jr., John E, Crag Hill, John R, R. K. 
Tom Hibbard, John Heck, F. John Herbert, Thomas 
Wiloch, Janet Janet, Chris Winkler, Das
d'Zoid, Rupert Loydell, Cyntia M. Uleman, Ivan 
Sládek, Barry Edgar Pilcher, Serse Luigetti, 
Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr.

Project Overview: The Photostatic Retrograde 
Archive serves as an electronic repository for a 
complete collection of PhotoStatic Magazine, 
PhonoStatic Cassettes, Retrofuturism, and Psrf, 
(as well as related titles). Issues are posted as 
PDF or Ogg Vorbis files, at more or less regular 
intervals, in reverse chronological order to form 
a chronological mirror image of the original 
series. When the first issue, dating from 1983, 
is finally posted in several year's time, then 
this electronic archive will be complete.

Issue directory: http://psrf.detritus.net/issues.html

Project URL: http://psrf.detritus.net/


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