Swill Children

Joaquin Segura — The Power of the Powerless


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SCP049

Edition of 60

8.5x11"

42 pages

One color Risograph


$12 — Purchase


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The Power of the Powerless is an expansive 1978 essay written by Václav Havel, a key figure in the Velvet Revolution and former dissident who later went one to become an essential political player of contemporary Czech politics. Moc Bezmocných—its original title—became a manifesto of dissent, mainly discussing how tyranny creates dissidents out of ordinary citizens.


The minimal intervention that conforms this editorial project seeks to subtly speak about the current state of affairs regarding dissident ideologies and how they relate to crumbling power structures in contemporary geopolitics, amidst widespread contradictions, generalized crisis and growing social unrest.


Joaquin Segura’s highly diverse oeuvre meditates on violence as an omnipresent motif in contemporary life. His recent production is visibly concerned about the nature of power & political apparatuses nowadays, constructing a practice deeply fascinated by the fissures & contradictions in extreme ideologies and the crucial role these have played in the globalization of socio-political crisis, mainly explored through constant references to specific historical events.


Segura is a founding member & board advisor of SOMA, Mexico City.

David Potes — Tad Sae


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SCP048

Edition of 75

8x10"

40 pages

Four color Risograph


$20 — Purchase


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A 36 exposure roll of film—taken in Tad Sae, Laos—is presented, unedited, in its entirety as a four color Risograph printed publication.


The typical CMYK four color printing process was substituted with alternate colors to achieve an effect that is at times surreal and haunting, while maintaining a sense of the mood of Potes' original images.

Eric Mack


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SCP047

Edition of 40

11x17"

32 pages

Five color Risograph


$20 (non-dyed sold out) / $30 — Purchase


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Eric Mack's first publication is a 32 page exploration of the relationship textural objects have to the flattened page. The book is itself a piece through its process, the utilization of the Risograph's onboard scanner prevents the possibility of further digital reproduction.

Additional textures were overprinted in different colors in order to create images that are simultaneously evocative and impossible.


Made in an edition of 40, 20 of the copies have been modified by Mack with fabric dye and various re-sequencing and tearing. These processes directly reference Mack's studio practice.


Eric Mack (b. Columbia, Maryland) is a painter living and working in New York City.

Mack’s work has been included in a number of group shows, most recently at Anna Kustera Gallery, as well as “Fore” at The Studio Museum in Harlem. In April 2014, Mack will show with Ben Horns at Elaine Levy Projects in Brussels, Belgium.

Milano Chow — Ma Vie En Bleu


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SCP046

Edition of 30

5.5x7"

20 pages

Two color Risograph


$8 — Purchase


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In Ma Vie En Bleu, artist Milano Chow juxtapose's images from an 80s sewing catalog with silhouettes of perfume and jewelry advertisements from the 1920s-30s.


What results is a brief meditation on the representation of women in advertisements and their relationship to commodified fantasy.

Jesse Hlebo — Gewalt


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SCP045

Edition of 75

5x7.5"

8 pages

Two color Risograph


Sold out


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Why must the elementary requests of contemporary life involve such increasingly abrasive levels of access? There is fear at every turn. The infrastructure of civilization has created a dependency on flashing lights, words on metal, and intercoms to tell us how to live safely, how to not ‘get hurt’ or interfere. “This is for your own good.”


As an accompaniment to Jesse Hlebo’s March 2013 solo exhibition of the same title at Family in Los Angeles, this booklet contains an article and images from the exhibition.


Gewalt — a German word meaning both “violence” and “authority” or “established power” — is an investigation into the media utilized within contemporary systemic authorities and the subsequent violence that exists.


Designed by Justin Sloane.

Suzanna Zak — Now Dim


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SCP044

Edition of 100

8 x 10.75 inches

20 pages

Two color Risograph


$14.98 — Purchase


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In between her move from the East to the West coast of the U.S. this past summer, Suzanna Zak stopped at a number of natural wonders. One of which–Carlsbad Caverns–is located 750 feet below sea level in Southwestern New Mexico. Her photographs, collected in Now Dim, are interpretations of the since commodified experience of the caverns now replete with guide rails, artificial lighting, and tours.

Nicholas Gottlund — The Master


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SCP043

Edition of 100

6.5 x 10 inches

16 pages

Five color Risograph


$19.95 — Purchase


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The Master by Nicholas Gottlund is an examination of printing aberrations occurring as a result of both physical and digital interventions throughout the production process.