Space Digest Today: This 43-artist book project from 1985 was edited and published by Robert Bowen and Richard Edelman. Joan Ades was the consulting editor. It focused on subject matter loosely related to the topic of space. Most of the artists involved came from the unlikely combination of experimental photography and experimental film. The works in the project were all hand-made by the artists involved, and the project was contained within a wooden box designed to also function as a frame that could display a single work, which could then be rotated out. It is also a kind of Duchampian boîte-en-valise because the individual works contained in the box are distinct and unbound. Theoretically the works from the box could even be taken out, framed and exhibited as a complete traveling exhibition.
Interview: David Levi Strauss, Wooden cabinet: Marc Foxman, Cover: David Horton, Typographic design: Susan Quasha, Tape production: David Weinstein.
Artists: Philip Perkis, Charles Bernstein, Hannah Weiner, Art Spiegelman, Abigail Child, Marc Foxman, David Horton, Fran Shalom, Ray Mortenson, Tim Raymond, Richard Edelman, David Horton, Tim Spelios, Robert Mahon, Harriet Casdin-Silver, Caroline Cox, Joan Ades, Richard Bloes, Robert Bowen, Gerald Marks, Tony Robbin, David Em, Mark Jenkinson, Chris Piazza, Wendy Davis, Ann Knutson, Kate Haller, Leonard Friedland, Cosmo Prete, James Otis, Vincent Grenier, Michael Marston, David Weinstein, David Marc, Charles Wright, Pierre Louaver, Gail Vachon, Waynes Sides, Richard Rew, Heidi Gluck, David Weinstein, Azazel Jacobs, Ken Jacobs