10.-22.-38 Astoria* is an ongoing project in which FICTILIS transforms a gallery or other space into a functioning pop-up copy shop that is pre-stocked with a wide selection of ready-to-copy artworks by thousands of artists from all over the world. We use a special tensioned-wire system to create a massive interactive exhibition celebrating the art of xerography (photocopying). Visitors can use on-site machines to add to the collection and contribute to its evolution over the course of the installation. At the end of the exhibition, FICTILIS works with a local book artist to produce a print version of the show.
Typically, the copy shop has a fee structure similar to the following:
FREE: one copy of anything you bring in (two if you give one to us)
$1 for one copy of anything on the walls
$5 for one original on the walls, if you replace it with a copy
$10 for one original, without making a copy
10.-22.-38 Astoria 1 appeared at our studio/gallery space in Seattle in November 2011. The book was made by Amber Nelson of Alice Blue Books. 10.-22.-38 Astoria 2 was hosted at The Lab, San Francisco, in November 2012. Contact us if interested in hosting the next iteration of the project in your space.
*NOTE: Permission for us to use the image and phrase “10.-22.-38 Astoria” (the first image/phrase ever produced using the technology known as photocopying) was generously granted by the Xerox Corporation, who, we’d like to remind you, does a lot more than just copying nowadays.
- Year 2011-present
- Location Seattle, Washington & San Francisco, California, USA
- Contributors - Astoria I Aaron Khawaja / Ali Osborn / Amanda Schoofs / Anthony Balkan / Ashley Hagen / Barbara Ekstrom / Bill Dimichele / Blade Birch / Bradley Miller / Bren Munroe / Brian Nogues / Cara Levine / Carl Baker / Catherine Trapani / Chelsea Alvarez / Chelsea Kowitz / Cheryl Wormley / Chris Ando / Christopher Clark / Craig Latchaw Jr. / Danielle McCullough / Davis Liambac / Derek Dickey / Emily Wiseman / Fox Anthony Spears / Geronimo Legaspi / Graham Downing / Gregory Carlson / Heather Walters / Jamie Olmstead / Jason Byrnes / Jason T. Miles / Jay Passer / John M Bennett / Justin Mata / Katie Herzog / Katrina Castillo / Kelly Froh / Lauren Tyler Norby / Lilia Felipe / Lindsey St.Pierre / Lucy Morehouse & Scott Davis / Luke Munn / Lydia Frederick / Lyssa Barsda / Madeline Courtney / Marcy Gussenhofen / Mariangela Guatteri / Marisa Prefer / Max Clotfelter / Meadow Starts with P (Andrew, Vienne, and Raffi Peterson) / Michael B. Baum / Michael Blake / Michelle Rozic / Michelle Wakeland / Miles Lewis / Miles Mattison / Nick Wolf / Nico Vassilakis / Nicole Lavelle / Omar Cervantes / Rachel Chiodo / Raphael Griswold / Richard Wynne / Rosa Mcelheny / Sam Sheppard / Samantha Indrieri / Scott F. Hall / Shihori Nakayama / Steve Quenell / Teresa Grasseschi / Tim Miller / Toran Kotter / Valerie Nichols / Vinh Ho / Wayne Diem Kleppe / Wendy Ann Witsoe / Xavier Oden / Zeina Baltagi
- Contributors - Astoria II Alex Cruse / Anya Moerman Konhauser / Azmmet Warich / Cedars of Marin / Christian Greer / Claire Stephens / Colby Stephens / Daniel Healey / Darren Hunter / Dato Mio / Denali Schmidt / Eric Madsen / Faith Holland / Jamie Mayne / Jan Wurm / Jeff Divine McMillan / Jennifer Lemper / Jennine Scarboro / John Landry / Julia Kim Smith / Katie Burge / Keith Denatale / Larisa Minerva / Leah DeVun / Leo Morrissey / Lori Manfreddi / Maria Garton / Marta Baricsa / Megan Olson / Nora Rodriquez / Paul Matosic / Paul Valadez / Peter Max Lawrence / Prophecy Sun / Robbie Sugg / Ross Campbell / Sengita Warich / Sophie Leininger / Stephanie M. Echeveste / Susan Field / Theodore Kennedy / Veronica Sahagun / Wayne Kleppe
- Special Thanks Rani Ban, Isabel Blue, Mary Anne Kluth, Puja Kumar