Tochnit Aleph


"Ich Und Sie -- ein Roman aus dreibuchstabigen Wörtern (Me and Her -- a novel of three-letter-words) was a work Andrea Tippel started in 1993 and finished in 2009. As the title suggests it consists entirely of three-letter-words. Two CDs in full-color, six-panel DVD-sized digipak; illustrated with pages of the manuscripts of Ich Und Sie, a biographical text, chronology of the work in English by Marc Schulz, and the text "The Speaking Art of Andrea Tippel" by Dorothy Iannone, written in 2019 especially for this publication. Edition of 250. Andrea Tippel was born 1945 in Hirsau/Black Forest, and grew up as the middle of three sisters in Bremen. Her parents were the architects Maria Alexandra Mahlberg and Klaus Tippel. In 1969, she was a state-certified actress (Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna and Berlin), then studied philosophy and psychology in Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich. In 1971, Tippel moved to Berlin and started to create drawings, objects, composites, texts, and books, as well as a few oil paintings. In 1974 she had her first exhibition with Tomas Schmit, started to produce artist books in 1980, and editions for various galleries from 1987. She maintained close friendships with Suzanne Baumann, Henriette van Egten, Ludwig Gosewitz, Dorothy Iannone, Dieter Roth, Tomas Schmit, Jan Voss, and Emmett Williams. Tippel was appointed as a professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg in 1997, and co-founded the Dieter Roth Academy (DRA) in 2000. She passed away in 2012 in Berlin. "... Here is a tale, a brilliant tale, one cannot deny, which, even as it astounds us through her perseverance, drives us crazy with a foreboding that this may well be an endless tale. And perhaps this purely personal response to the Speaking Art of Andrea Tippel may well have amused its creator who often found meanings which, understandably or not, had eluded others ... " --Dorothy Iannone, "The Speaking Art of Andrea Tippel" (excerpt). German language." - Tochnit Aleph .
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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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