Daido Moriyama - MENU
Daido Moriyama - MENU
22 x 29.9 cm (8.7 x 29.9 inches)
20 Gatefold Pages
Edition of 250
Signed and numbered
October 14 2012 at Tate Modern, London
Silkscreen printed cove with laser print sheets. Staple bound.
“Printing Show” was an adaptation of Daido Moriyama's 1974 performance of the same name. Held inside the Aperture Foundation (November 2011) and inside the Tate Modern (October 2012), participants edited and sequenced their own limited-edition photobooks using Moriyama’s images. Each copy of then signed by the photographer. The volume produced in the 2011 edition was titled TKY. The volume of the 2012 was titled MENU.
In 1974, Moriyama held an exhibition of his work shot while in New York in 1971. In that exhibition titled "Printing Show," instead of framed prints mounted on the gallery walls, visitors instead saw the photographer stationed at a photocopy machine, duplicating his prints. The output was then staple-bound with a silkscreened cover. Visitors were allowed to select one of two cover options. The interior pages were shuffled each time by the photographer. The resulting photobook was called *Another Country in New York*.
To commemorate Goliga's publication of ACCIDENT, on November 4th & 5th, 2011, Goliga organized a restaging of this legendary 1974 performance at New York's Aperture Gallery. The same process of generating a photobook using silkscreening and photocopying was incorporated into this performance. However, in the 2011 restaging of "Printing Show," visitors were allow to select and sequence twenty sheets from a menu of fifty-four options, thus creating their own copy of the photobook. Each edit was when executed before the visitors within the gallery space. The resulting photobook was TKY and limited to an edition of 500 copies. Each copy was numbered and signed by the photographer.
On October 14th, 2012, this performance was restaged inside the Tate Modern as a one-day only event coinciding with the opening of the exhibition William Klein + Daido Moriyama. The entire book-making process was carried out live on site in full view of the participants. The photobook be generated in this performance was entitled *MENU*.