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Vito Acconci and Bernadette Mayer: 0 TO 9: The Complete Magazine
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| $45 ($40 direct from UDP)
Smyth-sewn. 736 pp, 8.5 x 11 in.
ISBN 978-1-933254-20-3
Publication Date: January 12, 2006
Distribution: ~DAP~
Series: Lost Lit

From 1967 to 1969, Vito Acconci & Bernadette Mayer collected the works of the some of the most exciting artists and writers for their mimeographed magazine, 0 TO 9. Robert Barry, Ted Berrigan, Clark Coolidge, John Giorno, Dan Graham, Michael Heizer, Kenneth Koch, Sol LeWitt, Jackson Mac Low, Harry Mathews, Adrian Piper, Bern Porter, Yvonne Rainer, Jerome Rothenberg, Aram Saroyan, Robert Smithson, Alan Sondheim, Hannah Weiner, and Emmett Williams, among others, were contributors.

0 TO 9 is the second installment of UDP’s Lost Literature Series.

“At a time when many were looking in other directions, Bernadette Mayer & Vito Acconci provided one of the truly germinal magazines in which experiments in poetry & language could be gathered & aimed toward an unforeseen future. 0 TO 9 they called it and made of it a necessary place for new beginnings. Nearly four decades on, the thrill of their enterprise persists in these pages newly reprinted—amazing to look at against all that has transpired, more amazing to consider what remains to be done.” —JEROME ROTHENBERG, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

“The re-printing of Vito Acconci and Bernadette Mayer’s iconic magazine 0 TO 9 is perfectly timed. At a moment when the impact of the 1960s has reached new heights, an important strand of that radical re-definition of art is visible again. Acconci and Mayer wanted the magazine to be experienced as object. The page becomes a ‘field’ which the viewer can experience both visually and conceptually. The conceptual intentions of drawings and diagrams by Sol LeWitt, Steve Paxton, Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson, and texts by Yvonne Rainer, Dan Graham, Jackson Maclow, Adrian Piper, amongst others, are thrown into sharp relief by their juxtaposition with contemporary poets, musicians and European historical writers. Morton Feldman, John Giorno, Eduardo Sanguineti and Clark Coolidge rub shoulders with Sir Walter Raleigh, Novalis, Robert Walser, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Apollinaire and Flaubert. This lateral cut across history, disciplines and cultures takes the reader into rich, new territory, in which Lord Herbert’s C16th word-plays resonate perfectly alongside the texts of Lawrence Weiner.” —CHRISSIE ILES, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art



This edition is a facsimile with each individual issue staple bound according to the original and housed in a wooden box.  Winner of the Specific Object 2006 Publication of the Year Award.  A limited edition of 100, a few remaining copies are available.  For more information or to place an order, please send an email inquiry to info [at] uglyducklingpresse [dot] org.

 0 to 9 special edition




04.01.14 | Bernadette Mayer interviewed by Stephanie Anderson (part 2)

Vito Acconci and Bernadette Mayer

Vito Hannibal Acconci is a Bronx, New York-born, Brooklyn-based architect, landscape architect, and installation artist.

Bernadette Mayer was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. She received her B.A. from the New School for Social Research in 1967. She is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose.