Aleatoric Collaboration. Johanna Drucker, Brad Freeman. JAB BOOKS. 2020.
Aleatoric Collaboration. Johanna Drucker, Brad Freeman. JAB BOOKS. 2020.
Aleatoric Collaboration. Johanna Drucker, Brad Freeman. JAB BOOKS. 2020.
Aleatoric Collaboration. Johanna Drucker, Brad Freeman. JAB BOOKS. 2020.
Aleatoric Collaboration. Johanna Drucker, Brad Freeman. JAB BOOKS. 2020.

Aleatoric Collaboration.

JAB BOOKS, 2020. Item #1913

A handmade book, five years in gestation: produced collaboratively during the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 as a response to unfolding world events and as a commemoration of the Center for Book and Paper at Columbia College Chicago.


The colophon reads:
"The sheets in Aleatoric Collaboration were overprinted purposefully from work produced (all Journal of Artists’ Books related) on the Heidelberg GTO offset press by Brad Freeman at the Center for Book and Paper / Columbia College Chicago from 2014 to 2019. The text on Asuka kozo was written by Johanna Drucker—responding to our difficult times and inspired by Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard by Stéphane Mallarmé. The font on the Asuka kozo is Agenda. This book was bound by Brad Freeman in April/May 2020 during the time of COVID-19. The artists and writers are Isabel Baraona, Johanna Drucker, Brad Freeman, Yukie Kobayashi, Jen Kornder, Tom Sowden, Debra Riley Parr, April Sheridan, Doro Boehme, Augusto Mora, HR Buechler, Robert Gore, Deirdre Brollo, Ulises Carrión, Jim Prez, and others who cannot be identified. The centerfold—Karol Shewmaker and Brandon Graham at Blackie’s in Chicago—a happy moment despite the ongoing and disastrous corporate takeover of the USA and other bad stuff. This book was produced on the occasion of the exhibition curated by Jessica Cochran honoring the Center for Book and Paper in September, 2019 at the Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago."


Quarter-cloth and printed paper over boards with label. 8 3/8 x 10 1/4 in., 44 pp. There are 13 copies in the edition, each numbered and signed by Johanna Drucker and Brad Freeman. Of these, 3 are hors commerce and 10 are for sale. As new.

Price: $1,500.00