Three Books … (2011)
Three Books and an Audio CD About Plants and Animals and War published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2011.
ISBNs for the three books are as follows
0.800 Flora and Fauna ISBN 978-1-900300-55-1
Bird Radio ISBN 978-3-86560-309-8
Two Boiler Suits and a Playlist ISBN 978-0-920397-57-2
Three Books and an Audio CD About Plants and Animals and War is a boxed set edition comprised of three books and an audio compact disc. The book trilogy, Bird Radio, 0.800.0Fauna0Flora and Two Boiler Suits and a Playlist, contains text, photographs and simple drawings about plants, animals and war. Bird Radio describes the proper operation of the Bird Radio transmitter unit and its 17 birdcalls made by the artist for his exhibition project of the same name. The birds represented are native to Afghanistan, Iraq and the Americas. 0.800.0Fauna0Flora: A User’s Guide to the Flora and Fauna Information Service Interactive Voice Mail System presents the complete and illustrated script of the toll-free interactive telephone service, also produced by the artist, and which provides convenient solutions to callers who wish to help preserve and protect plants and animals in war torn regions of the world. Two Boiler Suits and a Playlist examines primate behavior at the extraterritorial prison camps at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and describes the music, food and chattels of the inmates therein. The accompanying Audio CD contains four sound tracks. The first and second tracks are recordings of the words, voices and music of students from Alpha Alternative School in Toronto, as they describe and demonstrate the life and songs of the birds included in the Bird Radio project. The third and fourth tracks are excerpts from the 0.800.0Fauna0Flora toll-free telephone service as it was presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2008. The books are published by KW, Berlin, KWAG, Kitchener, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and YYZ, Toronto. The audio compact disc and boxed set edition are published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln. The edition is limited to 50 and is numbered and signed by the artist. The books and the boxed edition are designed by Shannon Griffiths.