LAB MAG LaunchDecember 12, 2006 At Eyebeam
Eyebeam is please to host the launch of LAB MAG, a fluid Portable Document Format publication, which collects the work of artists, designers and writers.
The launch format will include a series of presentations (beginning at 6:30PM) by architect Vito Acconci of Acconci Studio, experimental-poet Jena Osman, artist Adam Pendleton and design firm O-R-G.
LAB MAG is a project of LAB, a think tank founded by artist Adam Pendleton, which practices research, documentation, art & design. Contributors are sent ‘Notes for LAB MAG’ and invited to contribute whatever they wish; They are free to engage with the notes or to ignore them. Through the network of contributors, LAB MAG begins to articulate itself. LAB MAG is a framework and a collection device. But, the publication is more than a little unstable. It is always shifting, as works are added, filtered and reworked. By privileging its electronic format, and dividing each of the contributions into separate chapters, LAB MAG encourages an active participation by the reader, selecting which pieces constitute their copy of the magazine, which are printed and in what order. The publication then is a loose constellation of ideas, printed occasionally but never on a set schedule. Every copy is a new reading of the project.