Live Recorded Delay: An Archive of Il Tempo del Postino (Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno)


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Live Recorded Delay: An Archive of Il Tempo del Postino documents a group exhibition co-organized by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno that occupied time rather than space, Il Tempo del Postino usurped the durational dimension of theater by presenting time-based art on the stage of the Manchester Opera House (July 12–14, 2007). The book Live Recorded Delay constitutes the only documentation of this legendary project. Conceived by the graphic design team M/M (Paris), it is both a personal archive and an open-ended score for future restagings of the event. 

With some 140 photographs of the rehearsals, eleven drawn portraits of the participating artists as well as contributions by Nancy Spector, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Philippe Parreno, the book traces the making of the show and renders a distinctive portrait of a heterogenous but loosely affiliated group. Among the artists featured are Doug Aitken, Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, Tacita Dean, Trisha Donnelly, Olafur Eliasson, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Koo Jeong-A, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala, Tino Sehgal, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Contributions by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Nancy Spector and edited by Charles Arsène-Henry.

- Luxurious boxed edition, limited to 600 copies
- 160 pages, 13 × 13 × 1.3 inches
- 66 color and 78 b&w illustrations 
- 2008
SKU: 28259

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