brad brace


the current 12hr-jpeg

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The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project >>>> posted since 1994 < <<< _ | | | '_ \ / _ \ | | / /| '_ \| '__| -_ | | | |__ ___ | | ) | |__ _ __ You begin to sense the byshadows that stretch from the awe of global dominance. How the intersecting systems help pull us apart, leaving us vague, drained, docile, soft in our inner discourse, willing to be shaped, to be overwhelmed -- easy retreats, half beliefs. Works of art are complex formal interventions within discursive traditions and their myriad filiations. These interventions are defined precisely by their incomparable capacity to trace the dynamics of historical process in paradoxical gestures of simultaneously prognostic and mnemonic temporalities. _ | __ \ (_) | | _| |__) | __ ___ _ ___ ___| |_ |_ ___/ '__/ _ \| |/ _ \/ __| __| |_| _ |_| \___/| |\___|\___|\__| _ _/ | _ |__/ > > > > Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994.

A `round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery from
{ brad brace }. The hypermodern minimizes the familiar, the known,
the recognizable; it suspends identity, relations and history. This
discourse, far from determining the locus in which it speaks, is
avoiding the ground on which it could find support. It is trying to
operate a decentering that leaves no privilege to any center.

The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project
since 1994

Pointless Hypermodern Imagery… posted/mailed every 12 hours… a
spectral, trajective alignment for the 00`s! A continuum of
minimalist masks in the face of catastrophe; conjuring up
transformative metaphors for the everyday… A poetic reversibility
of exclusive events…

A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random sequence of
imagery… genuine gritty, greyscale… corruptable, compact,
collectable and compelling convergence. The voluptuousness of the
grey imminence: the art of making the other disappear. Continual
visual impact; an optical drumming, sculpted in duration, on the
endless present of the Net.

An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series…
critically unassimilable… imagery is gradually acquired, selected
and re-sequenced over time… ineluctable, vertiginous connections.
The 12hr dialtone…

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KEYWORDS: >> Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered,
de-composed, ambiguous, augmented, ambilavent, homogeneous,
reckless and venerable… >> Multi-faceted miscegnation: oblique,
obsessive, obscure, obdurate… >> Promulgated, personal, permeable,
prolonged, polymorphous, provocative, poetic, plural, perverse,
potent, prophetic, pathological, pointless… >> Emergent, evolving,
eccentric, eclectic, egregious, exciting, entertaining, evasive,
entropic, erotic, entrancing, enduring, expansive…

Every 12 hours, another!… view them, re-post `em, save `em, trade
`em, print `em, even publish them…

Here`s how:

~ Set www-links to ->

Download from -> /pub/users/bbrace
Download from -> /u/b/bbrace
Download from -> hotline://
Download from ->

** Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify
files more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, CuteFTP, TurboGopher…
Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg
E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use
FTPmail to do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body
of ‘help’ to the server address nearest you: bitftp@plearn.bitnet
bitftp@dearn.bitnet bitftp@pucc.bitnet


~ Mirror-sites requested! Archives too! The latest new jpeg will
always be named, 12hr.jpeg Average size of images is only 45K.
~ Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:

~ Postings to usenet newsgroups: alt.12hr

* * Ask your system’s news-administrator to carry these groups!
(There are also usenet image browsers: TIFNY, PluckIt, Picture Agent,
PictureView, Extractor97, NewsRover, Binary News Assistant, EasyNews)

~ ~ This interminable, relentless sequence of posted imagery began
in earnest on December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the
project has been over three decades in the making. Each 12-hour
posting is like the turning of a page; providing ample time for
reflection, interruption, and assimilation.

~ The sites listed above also contain information on other cultural
projects and sources.

~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and
occasional commentary related to this project has been established at /subscribe 12hr-isbn-jpeg

The image was to make nothing visible but their connection with
one another by space and air, yet each surrounded by the unique
aura that disengages every deeply seen image from the world of
irrelevant relationships and calls forth a tremor of astonishment
at its fateful necessity. Thus from artworks of dead masters,
over-life-size strangeness whose names we do not know and do not
wish to know, look out at us enigmatically as symbols of all

This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some
opportunities still exist for financially assisting the publication
of editions of large (33×46″) prints; perhaps (Iris giclees) inkjet
duotones or extended-black quadtones. Other supporters receive rare
copies of the first three web-offset printed ISBN-Books.
Contributions and requests for 12hr-email-subscriptions, can also be
made at, or by mailed
cheque/check: $5/mo $50/yr. Institutions must pay for any images
retained longer than 12 hours.

ISBN is International Standard Book Number. JPEG and GIF are types of
image files. Get the text-file, ‘pictures-faq’ to learn how to view
or translate these images. [

(c) Credit appreciated. Copyleft

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