April 2021

This book is a by-product of the badge making process, the perforated pages are the waste
material left after printed paper discs to be made up into badges have been cut out. The
overlay of multiple circle grids reminds me of dot screens and moire patterns, foam
rubber, Dieter Rots books and childrens books with windows letting you peep through to
future pages. Images are minimal and incidental; notes and quantities in the margins,
deleted or misprinted badge art. The differing circle layouts reflect changes in
technologies utilised, earlier designs were photocopied, with random layouts as badge
artwork is slapped on the copier glass, resized and multiplied, Recent lazerprinted designs
use a fixed grid of 35 badge blanks - the optimum amount that fit evenly spaced on an A4
sheet of paper. Its this fixed grid which gives the book its title;
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo - thirty-five
lower case round o's, not oval-shaped capital Os or zeros.
21x29cm, thirty-five pages, hundreds of holes, handsewn,
signed & numbered edition of 300 copies Mark Pawson,
produced sporadically in small batches, 2001-2020
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The Address Is The Art is made from nearly three decades worth of collected envelopes
from family, friends, mailartists from around the world, junk mail, boring letters from the
bank and more... Covers are rubberstamped by hand with the addition of gummed labels
and stickers, I plan to assemble these continuously over the next few years - so there will
be variations within the edition - every copy is different.
2003-2021, Signed, numbered, handsewn, edition of 500 copies. 14x20cm, 20 pgs.
REVIEW in Art On Paper (USA), Nov/Dec 2006
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All prices include postage. mark@markpawson.uk