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Transmission Off Air; is a small collection of chapbooks derived from an annual lecture series organised by Fine Art at Sheffield HallamUniversity, entitled “Transmission: Host”. Each week a host invites his or herguest and a critical engagement is assumed. There is an ethics of hospitality:a host has a standard of conduct, and historically, hospitality has been seenas a code, a duty, a virtue, and a law. In 2009/10 the idea of the series wasabout friendship.

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  • TRANSMISSION OFF AIR

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    By Xesko

    2010

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    Published by Sheffield Hallam University

    Copyright 2010 FL Santos

    Texts and images the authors

    All rights reserved: No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied or transmitted save with

    written permission from the publishers or in

    accordance with the provision of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act, 1988

    ISBN: 978-989-8085-19-1

    SHU and FL Santos have attempted to contact all

    copyright holders. If proper acknowledgement has

    not been made, we ask all copyright holders to contact the publishers

    Designed by Xesko

    Printed in Sheffield by

    Sheffield Hallam University Print Unit

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