*More* is More: Xerographic Exchange and the I.S.C.A. Quarterly
February 1 through March 10, 2017
In the spring of 1982, the International Society of Copier Artists (I.S.C.A.) launched the first issue of a radically democratic assemblage project called the I.S.C.A. Quarterly. Louise Neaderland, the director of the Society and the publication set out to legitimize xerography, emphatically declaring that “copy art is not junk art.” Neaderland envisioned the Quarterly as a living laboratory, “a forum in which artists exchange ideas, images, and techniques,” and in effect connected electronic media artists and mail artists working in towns large and small all across the U.S. and abroad. The accessibility of the copy machine combined with a participatory publishing model gathered editioned work by professional artists and amateurs alike, who could join the Quarterly as contributing members or submit work through open calls.