Martha Wilson Sourcebook is the first in a new publication series by ICI that offers a fresh perspective on social, political, and cultural issues impacting artists’ practices. Each compendium is comprised of articles, letters, newspaper cuttings, extracts from books, and images that an artist selects from their own archive and annotates with personal commentaries on the themes that arise. By using this subjective approach as a lens through which to rediscover pivotal debates in art and reconsider seminal texts, as well as to introduce little-known or out-of-print material, the Sourcebook series places emphasis on the histories and theories that have had a formative influence on an artist’s thought process.
This DVD was produced by the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art of Franklin Furnace’s Founding Director, Martha Wilson, on the occasion of the “History of Disappearance” exhibition drawn from Franklin Furnace’s archives.
Sketches the geographical background of the Franklin Furnace. Discussed the cultural district, the Tribeca neighbourhood of downtown Manhattan, which was the context for this protean and bumptious little venue.