Reference note: Sandpaper, yellow tissue, black spraypaint, self-sealing plastic bag, condom, staples and Cyclotype (Roneo) text on cartridge paper
Staple-bound set of four pages added as an addendum to the journal Wurm 12: GB/10033
This is an addendum to the final edition of Wurm (no:12, Feb 1970) and consists of 3 pages: 'Hulde aan Stantpunte' (a small square of sandpaper stapled to the page); 'Hulde aan die Sestigers' (a yellow tissue stapled to the page) and 'In Memoriam' (a black spray-painted dot on the page, matching the decoration on the covers of Wurm 12). Apparently another 20 addenda were made as a 'special edition' containing a 4th and final page titled 'Hulde aan Andre Brink' (consisting of a wrapped condom attached to the page) and which was not sent out to all subscribers. One unique edition - pictured here and which is the edition shown on the exhibition 'Artists' Books in the Ginsberg Collection', was du Plessis' own copy. This one-off contains the author/artist's own semen, a spent condom and its torn wrapper all housed in a zip-lock plastic bag and attached to the final page. I consider this one of the first artists' books produced in South Africa.
Exhibited addendum in the collection of Phil du Plessis.
Exhibition notes: ;Item 179 in the exhibition 'Artists Books in the Ginsberg Collection' at the Johannesburg Art Gallery 25/8/96-27/10/96.