The Reanimation Library

The Reanimation Library invited a group of artists and writers to respond to one of the most intriguing books in its collection: The Rand Corporation's 1955 classic, A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates. Each response fills one of GRIDSPACE's cubicles, with one spot reserved for the book itself. The show features work by Anita Allyn, Jen Bervin, Christian Hawkey, Jen Hofer, Charles Goldman, Denise Iris, Tom Jennings, Katarina Jerinic, David Levine, and Rob Ray.


(left to right, top to bottom)

David Levine
Prick, 2010
Ink jet print mounted on foamcore and wood
13″ x 17″ x 1 1/4″
Edition 1 of 5

Katarina Jerinic
Jeromesville, OH 44840, 2010
Archival inkjet print and postcard
13″ x 19″ and 4″ x 6″

Reanimation Library
A Million Random Digits MARC Record, 2009
Vinyl lettering
12″ x 17″

Charles Goldman
Infinite Wax, 2007
Altered found objects
12″ x 18″

Tom Jennings/World Power Systems
Rocks and Code, NYC Annex, 2009
Mixed: Quicktime video file, mp3 audio file, uranium, inkjet prints
24″ x 24″ x 8″

Site-specific installation
Jen Bervin
A Million Random Digits(Verso), 2010
Weaving, cotton and wool
11 1/5″ x 9 1/2″

Anita Allyn
Lattice, 2010
Construction paper, ink jet prints, frame
22″ x 22″

Christian Hawkey
Untitled, 2010
Towel, hair spray, gravity
10″ x 8″ x 24″

The RAND Corporation
A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates, 1955
Library-bound book
8″ x 11″

Rob Ray
The Space Between Two Lines, 2010
Mixed: Wood, glass, electronics
12″ x 18″ x 8″

Jen Hofer
Five Encryptozoologic Specimens, 2009-2010
Random algorithmically-devised knitted creatures
Variable dimensions
Denise Iris
A Very Large Array, 2010
Inkjet print
24″ x 24″