Posted in magazines on July 17th, 2014
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Motto_printed_web_1_img1Motto_printed_web_1_img2Motto_printed_web_1_img3Motto_printed_web_1_img4Motto_printed_web_1_img5Printed Web #1, Paul Soullelis (Ed.)

Featuring new web-to-print work by Joachim Schmid, Penelope Umbrico, Mishka Henner, Clement Valla, David Horvitz, Chris Alexander, Christian Bök, Benjamin Shaykin, &amp,Paul Soulellis. Texts by Hito Steyerl and Kenneth Goldsmith. More images here.


64 pages
Tabloid newsprint (30 x 36 cm)
Full color printing on 52 gsm paper (brighter and heavier than normal newsprint)
First printing 1,000
Publisher: Paul Soulellis, Library of the Printed Web

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X Marks the Spot. Joachim Schmid

Posted in photography on December 17th, 2013


 X Marks the Spot. Joachim Schmid

‘I don’t know why I felt the need to stand by the X but judging from everyone else, it would appear to be the thing to do’

Dallas, Texas, Dealey Plaza. The site where John F. Kennedy was assassinated is a major tourist magnet. White Xes on the pavement mark the spots where the president was fatally shot – in the middle of a freeway on-ramp. Visitors often wait for a gap in traffic, hurry to one of the Xes, get their photos taken and leave the road before the next cars arrive. Some of those photos end up in online photo sharing sites such as Flickr, with captions along these lines: “I don’t know why I felt the need to stand by the X but judging from everyone else, it would appear to be the thing to do.”
A webcam is positioned in a window on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository, the site where, on November 22, 1963, an assassin allegedly fired the shots that killed Kennedy as the presidential motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza. The camera’s perspective exactly matches that of the assassin: it now shoots the tourists shooting their own memorial photos, and we can watch this in real time.
The book combines snapshots taken by tourists at Dealey Plaza with footage from the webcam.

digital print, colour
14.8 x 10.5 cm, 84 pages
softcover, sewn
100 copies

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