Above: PaCT: A Journey Across Time.
Available as a limited edition flip book.
is PRESS announces PaCT
PaCT is the culmination of a 23 year long conceptual art project
In 1996 at the age of 23, Peter and Dylan Kuhn set out to hike the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Burned out, injured, and broke after 90 days and 1,700 miles they quit in Oregon with a pact to return for the remaining 900 miles when they were twice as old. In 2019 they reconvened at 46 to reflect on life’s journey, and race increasingly threatening storms towards Canada.
Part travelogue and part memoir, this expressively designed book weaves three non-linear text threads together into a portrait of an artist coming of age, drifting waywardly into middle age, and the profound friendship that kept him focused on staying sane, and getting sober, in order to complete their pact.
Every four years we add a cheat-day to the calendar, elect a President, compete in the Summer Olympics, and convene the is FAIR. Since 1996 we’ve convened six is FAIRS in six different cities on this quadrennial schedule. Plans to bring the seventh is FAIR back to Denver in 2020, after a twenty-year absence, were trampled under the hooves of a white horseman galloping asunder across the land. On suggestion from our council of elders, we elected to hold the is FAIR in 2020, but actually in 2021.
From October 4th 2020 through February 14th 2021 agents Peter Miles Bergman and Heather Link-Bergman of The Institute of Sociometry (the organization we get the is from) were honored to be included in the exhibition Citizenship: A Practice of Society at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver with their installation Leftist Leaflets In Little Free Libraries.
Please enjoy this artist talk from 1/27/21 which covers LLiLL but also work from the preceding decade:
- LLiLL, Leftist Leaflets in Little Libraries virtual tour.
- Citizenship exhibition catalog designed and co-published by is PRESS is now available in our shop!