|The Terminator Line1991
Atlas: offset litho, instantprint,
64 page hardback book. 29 x 21 cm
A narrative of urban paranoia. Terminator Line: dividing line between day and night. 24 hours in New York with Mr Emerson. Schizophrenia and altered perception. Early versions of the book were photographic. Finally it became stripped down, layered with typography manipulated on photocopiers and fax machines to achieve a visual fluidity. Text as image. Free flowing typography. X-ray the streets.
The Terminator Line was launched in New York at Printed Matter at Dia and in London at the Nigel Greenwood Gallery. At both events the Cine-film 'Outtakes-The Terminator Line' was projected.
This is a pre-computer work and was featured in many typographic books.
|Orchestrating typography, fragments of maps, labels, advertisements, messages, photographs and street signs to evoke a landscape of quotation, controlling the mixture of the recognisable and the mysterious to perfection....The Terminator Line's story touches a tender nerve despite its humour and adsurdity, picking at our awareness of environmental threats and self-destructive forces, at out attempt to blind ourselves by focusing on the mundane.
Cathy Courtney - ART MONTHLY
Undercover Magazine, Belgium.
'Artist/Author, Contemporary Artists' Books' USA touring the American Federation of Arts
La Mirada Meditica, Alfonso Castro, El Mundo 12 Dec.
Artists Books, the Tate Gallery, London
Looking at Words Reading Pictures
Artists Books, The Minories, Colchester
Work & Turn, tour
Contemporary British Artists Books, Scarborough
Contemporary British Artists Books, Hardware Gallery
Generation Gap, Fay Sweet, Creative Review, April p36-37.
Cities to Sculpture, Nicholas Wegner, CV magazine vol.3 no.4 p4-7.
Maps and Dreams, Rick Poynor, Eye no2 p22-31,
Skip Art, Dalya Alberge, The Independent Nov 5 p17.
Diorami, Time Out Oct 23.
The Terminator Line, Cathy Courtney, Art Monthly no152.
Off the Wall onto the Page, Rick Poynor, Sunday Times Saturday Review, Dec 7 p36-37.
Copy Art, Rick Poynor, Blueprint no73 p38.
The Terminator Line, Eye no5 p86.
The Terminator Line, Judith Hoffberg, Umbrella Dec.
Skip Art, The Independent Bombay Nov 22.
The Terminator Line, Nancy Princenthal, Print Collectors Newsletter July p103.
The Art of Travel, Rebecca Willis, Vogue Aug p82-83.
A Stage for the World, Alison Beckett, Sunday Times May p68.
Jake's Progress, Adam Levy, Andy Warhols Interview Dec. 1998
Artist Author, Cornelia Lauf Clive Philpot, American Federation of Arts, DAP.
Artists Books, Minories.
Looking at Words Reading Pictures, Open Editions.
Work & Turn, Open Editions.
Typography Now, Rick Poynor, Internos Books.
The Graphic Edge, Rick Poynor, Internos Books.
New Typographies, PIE Books, Tokyo. 1990
Original Copies, RCA Canon UK.
3 Way British Painting, British Council.
The Terminator Line, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, text Adam Levy.
Pop Art, Marco Livingstone, Thames & Hudson.
Jake Tilson (monograph), text Marco Livingstone, Art Random, Japan.
20 Years of British Art, Sackner Archive, Miami, Florida.