Manual for

N55 BOOK




N55 manuals and publications, 1996-2003


Introduction:

N55 BOOK is an accumulation of manuals for different things made by N55. New manuals and developments of existing manuals will be published continuously on www.N55.dk.


Construction:

Most of the manuals have been published separately between 1996 and 2003 as periodicals and on the N55 website. They do not appear in N55 BOOK in chronological order.
A digital version of N55 BOOK can be downloaded for free here.
(PDF-file - 8,84 MB).
A printed copy of N55 BOOK can be purchased by writing to: n55@n55.dk


Copyright:

All N55 works are Open Source provided under the rules of Creative Commons as specified here. Any use of N55´s works must include proper credits to N55 and a link to www.N55.dk. N55 will be thankful to be notified on n55@n55.dk whenever material is being used.


Contents:

Manual for N55 BOOK
Manual for N55
Manual for DYNAMIC CHAIR
Manual for TABLE
Manual for BED MODULES
Manual for HYGIENE SYSTEM
Manual for HOME HYDROPONIC UNIT
Manual for SOIL FACTORY
Manual for CLEAN AIR MACHINE
Manual for N55 SPACEFRAME
Manual for FLOATING PLATFORM
Manual for MODULAR BOAT
Manual for SNAIL SHELL SYSTEM
Manual for SUSPENDED PLATFORM
Manual for PUBLIC THINGS
Manual for CITY FARMING PLANT MODULES
Manual for SMALL FISHFARM
Manual for BARMOBILE
Manual for MOVEMENT
Manual for SHOP
Manual for FACTORY
Manual for ROOMS
Manual for LAND
Manual for DISCUSSIONS
1
7
11
17
21
25
35
49
59
67
81
99
105
123
133
159
167
177
191
197
217
223
229
241


Soundtracks:

Music by Anders Remmer for a number of N55 things can be downloaded for free here. (The files are in MP3 format).


Publisher:

Pork Salad Press and N55.

Pork Salad Press / Jacob Fabricius
Dannevirkegade 2, 1. th.
1763 Copenhagen V, Denmark
Phone: +45 33 31 01 08
Website: www.porksaladpress.org

N55
Co/Kjørup, Dr Tværgade 48. 2 sal
1302, Copenhagen K, Denmark
Phone: +45 20 66 40 89
www.N55.dk
E-mail: n55@n55.dk


Economy:

The price for purchasing N55 BOOK covers work, materials and manufacturing.


Layout:

N55 in collaboration with Alec Due.


Text editing, translation and proof reading:

N55 in collaboration with Brett Bloom and Charles Lock.


Print:

Narayana Press, Odder, Denmark 2003.


ISBN:

87-91409-05-5


Technical specifications:

Pages: 400
Paper: 130 g double coated art paper
Cover: 350 g triple coated art paper
Edition: 1500 ex.
Weight: 830 g.
Dimensions: 14,8 cm x 21 cm
Font: Helvetica / Helvetica Bold 14, 10, 9 and 7 pt.
Sewn soft-cover
Support:

N55 BOOK has received financial support from the following sources:
Ny Carlsbergfondet, the Danish Council of Visual Art, Politiken-Fonden and Danish Contemporary Art Foundation.


Credits:

Photographs by Maria Gotthard on pages: 12, 14, 15, 18, 23, 26, 29, 30, 33, 36, 41, 44-45, 48, 50, 54, 57, 60, 68-71.
Photographs by Alec Due on pages: 91, 96-97 (air photo), 126-127, 132.
Photograph by Horst Griese on page 166.
Photograph on page 79: figure from "Buckyworks", J. Baldwin, John Wiley & Sons, Copyright 1996, reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Erling Sørvin: N55 SPACEFRAME, parts of the FLOATING PLATFORM and parts of DYNAMIC CHAIR were developed in collaboration between N55 and Erling Sørvin and employ his research on building struts. According to agreement, parts from N55 SPACEFRAME have been used as constructive elements in other N55 systems developed without the collaboration of Erling Sørvin.
Marius Hartmann, Lennard Grahn, Johannes Christoffersen and Nikolaj Meedom collaborated on the project FREE CHOICE in 1994.


Thanks to:

Philosopher Peter Zinkernagel, who discovered logical relations and for 4 years was a discussion partner of N55. Anders Remmer for soundtracks. Ole Geyer for making a lot of things possible. Maria Gotthard for photographs. Brett Bloom for his collaboration and support on numerous occasions. Frank B. Petersen for technical assistance. Nel Lise Sørvin for support and the translation of ART AND REALITY. Marianne Wendt for editing and translations of manuals. Søren Kjørup for philosophical advice and support. Bent Vestergaard for advice on the development of HOME HYDROPONIC UNIT and CLEAN AIR MACHINE. Peter Brix for collaboration on development of YTEICOS and general support. Finn Thybo, Kirsten Dufour, Keith Pirlot, Heine Skering, Michelle Grabner, Brad Killam, Jytte Fabricius, Carl Sørensen, association De Verbeelding, Mogens Otto Nielsen, Agathe Nisple, Emil Nisple, Dan S. Wang, Sarah van Orman, the city of Utrecht, the village of Les Arques, Oana Felipov, accès(s) Pau, for including land in LAND. Mandy Stern-Pirlot and SECTION8 for collaboration on SMALL FISHFARM and CITY FARMING PLANT MODULES. Laust Nørgaard for advice on the construction of FLOATING PLATFORM. Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Lars Bang Larsen, Craig Martin, Will Bradley, Stina Teilmann, Terje Traavik, Søren Kjørup, Brett Bloom, Dan S. Wang, Sarah Van Orman, and Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher for contributions to N55 BOOK. Ateliers des Arques for residency during parts of the work on N55 BOOK. Alec Due, People at Quintusholmen, Charles Lock, Peter Nergaard, Karen Ingemann, Brigitte van der Sande, Tom van Gestel, Trudy van Riemsdijk-Zandee, Paolo Bianchi, Lars Bang Larsen, Gianni Jetzer, Rudolf Sagmeister, Maria Lind, Horst Griese, Eva Schmidt, Jacob Fabricius, Pascal Pique, Dispute Resolution Services, Anders Kreuger, Taro Shinoda, Junko Shimada, Dan Cameron, Gitte Ørskov, Lennard Grahn, Marius Hartmann, Nikolaj Meedom, Jakob Jakobsen, Henriette Heise, Jan Johansen, Søren Andreasen, Jørgen Michaelsen, Maia Damianovic, Manuela Ammer, Lene Stæhr, Jane Løvschall Dolmer, Annika Ström, Iwona Blazwick, Magali Arriola, Temporary Services, Yas Kumagai, Kent Hansen, Christine Buhl Andersen, Lisette Smits, Mariette Dølle, Wendel ten Arve, calc, Brad Killam, Michelle Grabner, Laurie Palmer, Pedro Lapa, Deborah Smith, Kate Fowle, Okwui Enwezor, Johan Pousette, Bernhard Fibicher, Åsa Nacking, P-House, Min Nishihara, Hiromi Ohashi, Kestutis Kuizinas, Thorbjørn Limé, Bjørn Wangen, Marta Kuzma, Projektgruppe Hamburg, Milika Muritu, Theresia Kiefer, Kari Mjaatveit, Lise Nellemann, Karlsøy Kommune, Sigmund Bjørndal, Red76ArtsGroup, Parfyme, Lucy Orta, Aktion Koloni, Kunstlerhaus Hamburg, Iris Dik, Peter Henkes, Susann Rönnertz, Anneli Nilsson, Galia BarOr, Charlotte Brandt, Antje Schneider, Tomas Ruiz-Rivaz, Gavin Morrison, Nicholas Audureau, Jacob Tue Larsen, Lars Pedersen, Lise Sattrup, Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg, Dieter Buchart, Petra Schröck, Martine Cousin, Gavin Wade, Tor Inge Kveum, Per Gunnar Tverbakk, Richard Kelley, Kayle Brandon, Marion Baruch, Dale McFarland, Maureen Finn, Henriette Bretton-Meyer, Stella d'Ailly, Siraj Izhar, Michelle Marxuach, Hubert Salden, and all the other people who have helped and collaborated with N55 in relation to publications, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and other things.
All N55 PUBLICATIONS 1996-2003



Back to manuals
Back to HOME