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Thursday, February 1, 2007

The Divine Miss M. Needs Her Life Back

posted by on February 1 at 16:03 PM

And therefore, the wonderful online regional art monthly, Visual Codec, is on hiatus, probably permanently.

From M., the editor and founder:

When it became clear that, instead of drawing a sustainable amount of resources from my life, Visual Codec had instead eclipsed my life, I spent a couple of agonizing months exploring whether I could move the publication forward in a different direction.

Regretfully, all roads ultimately led here, to the part where I’m telling you what I’m telling you.

Visual Codec was great for a lot of reasons. It was smart and appeared magically, out of nowhere one day exactly a year ago. I’m sorry it’s disappearing as fast. M., I loved reading what you and your writers wrote and gathered, and I tip my hat to you. I know you’re leaving to pursue your own artmaking, and I wish you luck.

And maybe now that you have the experience in publishing, the itch will hit you again one day … we can only hope.

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jen -

thanks so very much for the mini vc eulogy. i will pass it on to the vc contributors as they are the accurate target for your praise.

however, your slog headline gets to the heart of the matter of the 'behind the content' conundrum; i'm convinced my studio practice would have withered up and blown away in the wake of the publication this past year if my art medium of choice didn't happen to be plexiglass.

instead, the studio's just a bit cluttered and dusty, perhaps in the early style of grey gardens (but without the raccoons).

catchya on the flipside of the cleanup,


Posted by m. | February 1, 2007 5:30 PM

You need to have a party at the Hideout when the flipbook is released.

Posted by Jim Demetre | February 3, 2007 1:50 PM

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