Issue 2 - Anne Walsh

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Quick Overview

+ Rubber doorstop (or wedge)
+ 4” x 6”
+ 4” x 11” insert containing a list of wedge uses
+ Released winter 2008

Anne Walsh’s issue was a rubber doorstop, or wedge. On the top of the wedge, set into the surface, was a fan letter from a young Anne Walsh to the Tennis Star Billie Jean King.  Written in 1973, the note was sent to King just after she had beat Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match. The issue includes a list of ways that the wedge can be used.



Dear Subscriber,
Issue 2 Anne Walsh:

a door stop
a wedge
a way to hold something open
a way to hold something (maybe the same thing) closed
a way to secure things
a way to elevate things
a weight
a letter from a young girl
a memorial for a moment
a way to apologize
a ramp for matchbox cars
an anti-gravity device
a gauge of equality
a gauge of reality
a simple machine
a grave marker
a place to hide notes
a tool to help with splitting wood
a lift
a separator
a chunk of rubber
a piece of heft
an inclined plane
a piece of cheese

Thank you for help:
Leo Estevez
Val at Sputnik Models

We remain,
Will and Jonn


Anne Walsh is a media artist and an Assistant Professor of Electronic Media in the department of Art Practice at UCB. She holds an MFA in photography from the California Institute of Arts. Her works include video, performance, audio, and print projects. With artist Chris Kubick, Walsh produced the spoken word audio series Art After Death, whose first three volumes include the compact discs “Conversations with the Countess of Castiglione,” “Yves Klein Speaks!” and “Visits with Joseph Cornell.” She has curated exhibitions for OR Gallery, Vancouver; Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; the Beall Center for Art and Culture at UC Irvine; the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies; New Langton Arts, San Francisco, and other venues. Walsh is a founding editor of X-Tra Journal of Art and Culture, and has contributed criticism, reviews, and interviews regularly to the magazine since 1997. Her videos, performances, and sound installations have been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennial; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the J. Paul Getty Museum; Laboratorium, Antwerp, Belgium; MUU gallery, Helsinki; Tredje Spooret, Stockholm; the Royal College of Art, London; Lothringer 13, Munich; Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, and numerous other galleries and festivals in Europe, Japan, and North America.

More about Anne can be found here.

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  • “I’ve always worked with text...And The Thing is such an open-ended concept. It leaves room for a million questions: What language will I use? Will the words be mine or someone else’s?" - Anne Walsh (via AV Club, 2007)
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