The Riso Book: Portland

Modou Dieng

Bean Gilsdorf

Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen

Lisa Radon

Blair Saxon-Hill

Colpa, in collaboration with Publication Studio Portland presents The Riso Book: Portland, the fourth installment in The Riso Book series. This series standardizes the conditions of production underlying artist publications and presents the book as exhibition. 

The 5 selected artists worked over the course of six days at Publication Studio, using the Risograph as a tool. Each artist was given 20 pages within the 8.5 x 11 inch book and provided with assistance from an on-site tech and publisher. All 100 pages were bound into a single publication in an edition of 100, presented at Publication Studio Portland on Saturday, June 27th 2014.

The Riso Book series is inspired by Seth Siegelaub and Jack Wendler's 1968 publication The Xerox Book. This project is made possible due to the help and support of Kadist and Ian Dolton-Thronton (Publication Studio, Oakland).