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Selected    

SQRRL. 
Bridget Donahue,
New York,
November 2015

  SQRRL
Bruce Willis, Irigaray, And The Aesthetics Of Space Travel.
Metamute, December 2014
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'Abysmal Plan: Waiting Until We Die and Radically Accelerated Repetitionism'
e-flux journal, June 2013

 

Diana


'JEXUS'
Metamute, August 2012

 

 

Dear Living Person


'Dear Living Person II.
Story of the Eyes'

Metamute, September 2011

 

EYES


‘Dear Living Person'

Metamute, February 2011

 

DearLiving

 
 
 
Chapters and articles
'SQRRL', Bridget Donahue, New York, November
Bruce Willis, Irigaray, And The Aesthetics Of Space Travel’. Metamute, Dec 2014.
‘The Capitalisation of Death’. In ed. Hannah Sawtell, RE PETITIONER IN ZERO TIME” London: Vilma Gold, London', Nov 1, 2013.
'Abysmal Plan: Waiting Until We Die and Radically Accelerated Repetitionism', e-flux journal, June 2013.
‘Dear Living Person, in ed. Erik Wysocan, Memorial Address: Marquise de Sade on the occasion of the Jean Paul Marat's and Le Pelletier's funeral, New York: Halmos, 2012.
‘Autonomy is not worth the paper it is not written on: Writing. Written. Art-Writing. Art. Writing’, in ed. Gavin Everall/Jane Rolo, Again, A Time Machine: from distribution to archive, London: Bookworks, 2012.
‘Dear Living Person’, in Blast CounterBlast. ed. Anthony elms and Steve Reinke, Toronto: Mercer Union/WhiteWalls Inc, 2011.
‘A largely intolerable combination of two mainly unconnected texts: 1. Description of the Barefoot in the Head event, at BHQU, NY, 12/11/09; 2. Fictioning and the End. in Beasley, M., Rowlands, A. and Russell, J (ed.s) Barefoot in the Head, Birmingham: Article Press, 2011, pp. 68-85.
‘Dear Living Person II. Story of the Eyes,Metamute, 14 September, 2011.
‘Dear Living Person,’ Mute Journal. Vol 3, No. 1, Summer 2011, pp. 112 -122.
‘Dear Living Person,’ Metamute. February 11, 2011.
'Why are conceptual artists juicing again? Because they moisturise its a glistening sparkle.' Illustrated text, Frieze magazine, Sept, 2009: pp. 108-111.
'The Return of the Living Dead III. Clement Greenberg is a conceptual artist. Flatness and Shapeism,' in (eds) Garnett, R. and Hunt, A., Gest / Laboratory of Synthesis. London: Bookworks, 2008: pp. 81-99.
‘Frozen Tears’, in Frozen Tears I, Birmingham: Article Press, University of Central England, 2003: pp. 535-642.
‘Patrick Brill and Wayne Winner’; ‘John Cussans’; ‘Virginia Nimarkoh’; and ‘Ramsay/Bird’, in ed. Arnatt, M., Collings, M. and Grassi, C., 100 Reviews (Backwards), London: Alberta Press, 2002, pp. 30-31, 39-40, 76, 95-96.
‘The Collagist’. Press release text for The Collagist exhibition 2002, reprinted in: Wade, G. (ed.), Strike, ed., London: Alberta Press, 2002: 44–45. And in Will Stuart aka Will Holder/Stuart Bailey (ed) Tourette/for the Publick Good, 2003, pp.13-15.
Russell, J. ‘Interview: John Russell & Janette Parris’, in Hylton, R (ed) The best of Janette Parris, London: Autograph Press, 2002, pp 56–61.
 
Books
[Forthcoming] Dear Living Person, NY: Punctum Books, 2017.
Vermillion Vortex, Brighton: Coventry University/Grey Area, 2011. 48 pp. Comic book version of Vermillion Vortex animated film, 2010.
Beasley, M., Rowlands, A. and Russell, J. [Co-ed. & authored chap]. Barefoot in the Head. Birmingham: UCE/Article Press, 2011.
Russell, J. (Ed./designer). FROZEN TEARS III, Birmingham: Article Press, University of Central England, 2007.
Russell, J. [Ed. & designer]. FROZEN TEARS II, Birmingham: Article Press, University of Central England, 2004.
Russell, J. [Ed., designer & authored chapter]. FROZEN TEARS I, Birmingham: Article Press, Unversity of Central England, 2003.
BANK (Simon Bedwell, John Russell, Milly Thomson & Andrew Williamson). Contributing co-editor. The BANK Tabloid, 34 issues, 1996-7.
 
Publication projects
‘Vermillion Vortex’, Art Review Magazine, Nov, 2010, pp. 186-7, and on Art Review website http://www.artreview.com/video/john-russell-vermillion-vortex-1. Commissioned 20 minute animated film & cartoon strip.
Artist of the Month Club: February, Invisible Exports Gallery, New York, 2010. Commissioned limited edition print.
Negative Space: Crucifix. Stone Canyon Nocturne Press, 2010. Commisioned limited edition letterpress print.
‘Untitled [Mummy]’ in Lucy Keaney (ed), Fools Gold: Practice and Improvisation in performance, Issue 1, Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art, 2009. Single page illustration.
'The Return of the Living Dead III. Clement Greenberg is a conceptual artist. Flatness and Shapeism.' Distributed by dot dot dot /Dexter Sinister, as part of Whitney Biennale, 2007, in the format of single page pdf (861 x 21cm), released via Whitney press list, March 2008 and published on Dexter Sinister website (above). Also featuring in two performances: as a 28ft fax during performance of True Mirror Microfiche at The Kitchen, New York, 25 Nov 2008; and as spoken word performance in Talk Show at ICA, London, 30 May 2009, both events curated by Dexter Sinister.
Mute Magazine, Vol 2, No. 8, May, 2008. Commissioned cover design.
Audeoud, F. and Russell, J. 'Voicing the Vagina'. Commission by Bookworks, London, 2004. Toured as part of Infra thin project to Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and International 3, Manchester (July – October 2004). 8 limited edition posters, incl. film event/installation at Commercial Tavern. Posters flyposted around East London. Curated by Mark Beasley.
‘Frozen Tears.’ Sleaze Nation Magazine, June, 2004: 105–111. Commissioned project: 3 double-page spread illustrations and text referencing the Frozen Tears publications.
Catalogue Essays
‘Fairie Poem’ in (eds) Rowlands, Bracewell & Clark, The Dark Monarch: Magic & Modernity in British Art, London & St Ives: Tate Publishing, 2009, p. 143.
'Summer', in: Morris, L. (ed.) EAST International 2009, Norwich Universty College of the Arts, Norwich, 2009, pp. 104-107.
‘Ocean Pose’, in Ocean Pose, London: Matts Gallery, 2007, pp. 2-11.
Audeoud, F. & Russell, J., ‘Pourquoi les femmes aiment-elles l’enfer?’, in Confort Moderne, Programme, April – May 2005, Poitiers: Confort Moderne, 2005, pp. 4-9.
Audeoud, F. & Russell, J., ‘You Can’t Raise up the Working Classes By Telling Them They are Poor’, in Hurts so good, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Centre, 2002, pp. 7-12.
‘Tourette syndrome: instantaneously present’, in Abstract Painting, Manchester: International 3, 2001: 7–8. Text reworked in [Russell, J]. Bailey, Stuart, Will Holder, Louis Luthi & John Morgan ‘Semantic poetry translation (after Stefan Themerson) of ‘Tourettes Syndrome’ (after John Russell),’ Dot Dot Dot 13, 2007.
BANK [Bedwell, Simon, John Russell & Milly Thomson]. If hope were a time machine’ (1999). Catalogue text for BANK exhibition: If hope was a time machine, Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria. [Hand printed during the exhibition]. Reprinted in (ed.s) Bedwell, S. and Thompson, M., BANK, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2000.
BANK [Bedwell, Simon, John Russell, Milly Thomson & Andrew Williamson], BANK catalogues, including Fuck off (1996), Cocaine orgasm (1995), The charge of the light brigade (1995), Zombie Golf (1995), Wish you were here (1994), Space international (1992).