Volume 1: 1968-1973


Printed on a Riso RZ390UI

9 colors

142 pages

9.5 x 11.75 in

Perfect bound

Cougar Natural Smooth paper

Edition of 60 + 2 artist proofs


22 ads

20 letters

2 interviews


This volume was printed on a Risograph, whose lineage comes from the Mimeograph and Gestetner, two processes once used to print underground and alternative newsletters, magazines, and posters. Looking a lot like a copy machine, the Riso offers a do-it-yourself, economical process that prints one color of ink at a time using a thermal cut screen from a digital image.


Given the size and scope of The Positions and Situations Project, it will be printed in three separate volumes. Volume 2 will cover years 1974 to 1975, and Volume 3 will pick up the rest of 1975 and finish up in 1976, the final year of the Positions and Situations section and the beginning of the end of the Back-to-the-Land Movement.


Available for purchase at:


Artbook @ MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

Hammer Museum Store, Los Angeles, CA

Motto Books, Berlin, Germany

Annex, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

E. M. Wolfman Bookstore, Oakland, CA

FAMILY, Los Angeles, CA


For viewing at Indiana University Library (Bloomington)

 © Alex Arzt 2017