Total Picture Control
work generated from the reanimation library: joshua tree branch
march 9–31, 2013

258 TOTAL PICTURE CONTROL, an exhibition of new works derived from books in the Joshua Tree Branch, is on view at the Von Tundra Outpost (next door to the HDTS HQ and BKB Ceramics at 6460 Veterans Way in Downtown Joshua Tree) from March 9–31, 2013.  Please join us Saturday, March 9th, 5-8PM for the opening of the exhibition, featuring:

Brian Bosworth
Frederick Fulmer
Coco Hall
Scott Pinkmountain
Stephanie Smith
Julie Tolentino
Patrick Woody

The celebration includes a musical performance by Scott Pinkmountain, playing Gary and Arthur, a new song drawn from 5 books in the Joshua Tree Branch, at 5:30PM.

Throughout the evening Julie Tolentino will be offering an ACTION FOR PERFORMANCE at the Table of the Divine Immortal Fakery & Vulgar Smoke Apothecary, inspired by The Layman's Guide to Acupuncture, 1972, by Toshio Manaka, M.D.

The exhibition also includes Three film submissions to library and support system for promotional materials, a series of film screenings, selected by Women in the spirit of the Reanimation Library.  The New Architecture and the London Zoo, 1936, by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (16 min) screens Wednesday, March 13thDisgraced Monuments, 1992, by Mark Lewis & Laura Mulvey (50 min) screens Wednesday, March 20thRuthless People, 1986, by Jim Abrahams (93 min) screens Wednesday, March 27th.  (Ruthless People has been postponed, date TBA–sorry for the inconvenience!)  All screenings will take place in the outdoor courtyard behind the HDTS HQ at 7PM.

The Reanimation Library: Joshua Tree Branch at the HDTS HQ is a temporary manifestation of the Reanimation Library, based in Brooklyn.  The books in the Joshua Tree Branch have been culled from local thrift stores, library sales, swap meets, and used book stores, and are offered up for use as resource material for those who wish to work with them.

The books are non-circulating ,but you are encouraged to browse, scan, copy, or otherwise work with them while you are visiting.

The Joshua Tree Branch and Total Picture Control exhibition are open to the public during regular HDTS HQ hours, and by appointment, until March 31, 2013. 

Learn more about the Reanimation Library: Joshua Tree Branch here.  For more information about the Reanimation LIbrary, visit


The Reanimation Library: Joshua Tree Branch is organized by Aurora Tang, in collaboration with Reanimation Library Founder Andrew Beccone.  Special thanks to Dan Anderson of Von Tundra, Jen Hofer, and BKB ceramics!