During the release, Royal NoneSuch Gallery will be open for book browsing and letter reading. Volumes 1-3 of the project will be available for purchase, with discounts available to donors to the match fundraiser earlier this year. Reading at 5pm, and drinks and snacks provided.
The Positions and Situations Project: Back-to-the-Land Letters is a series of three artist books consisting of 100 letter correspondences between artist Alex Arzt and 1970s back-to-the-landers who placed classified ads in magazines like The Mother Earth News. Letters, interviews, archival material, and photographs have been published as three Risograph printed artist books that encompass first-hand stories from the Back-to-the-Land Movement. This third and final volume covers ads placed between 1975 and 1976. At 300 Risograph-printed pages, it includes forewords by author Kate Daloz and artist Fritz Haeg, 35 letters, 4 interviews, and a collection of original 1970s letter responses saved by project participants.
The Positions and Situations Project, Volume 3: 1975-1976 by Alex Arzt was printed by A Magic Mountain and was made possible with a grant from the East Bay Community Foundation and individual donors.