Newest of the new publications available from TXTbooks. This batch of work debuted at the New York Art Book Fair, 2018.
TXTreader Volume 1
Volume #1 aims to give a platform to errant thoughts, dumb jokes, and *****approximated projects by a range of contributors.
There is no prompt beyond comitting an evening or weekend and executing around sixteen (or so) pages.Only available online as 112 page compiled edition.
Contributors:1. Steph Davidson
2. Matthew James-Wilson
3. Arjun Ram Srivatsa
4. Steven Williams
5. Jonathan Vingiano
6. Laura Eve Engel
7. Ken Griffen
Memorandum NefilimAnibal Bley24 pages, 3-color Risograph print.
Highest SpheresLinda Zeb Hang/FistHighest Spheres. Movement Observatory. An ecliptic equation, endangered script, calyxes of meditation, steps of d. Gods, whisper in d. folds. New York City72 pages, 2-color printed.Perfect Bound.
The GardenRose Wong28 Pages, 3-color Risohraph.Spiral bound.
DiamondRobert BlairRobert Blair’s Diamond is a poetic sequence of images taken from the television broadcast of Game 7 of the 2001 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The first image is a crop of the World Series logo where the only legible word is “world.” This is followed by a spread featuring a close-up of an American flag against a blurry military aircraft, triggering the memory of the attacks on the World Trade Center that occurred just over a month before. Images of players, details of expressions, and baseball iconography are punctuated by shots of large crowds and fireworks. While the popular consensus is apt to read these games as an opportunity for healing, these juxtapositions seem to point to the game as a stand-in for the event, casting the spectacle in tragedy and violence. The Risograph printing reproduces these images in an evocative blur of color, mimicking and drawing attention to the warm pixelated fuzz of the television broadcast. (Taken from Printed Matter St.Marks' write-up on the publication.)48 pages, 3-color Risograph.Perfect bound.
TuttleThomas ColliganDrawings from TV, Movies, and Life; The cover being from Terry Gilliam's "BRAZIL."Multi-Color 1-color Risograph.24 pages.
Imagine Real DataKiki VolkertPart of the Chapbook Relay series, curated and edited by Annie Paradis.
Dream Journal IINichole ShinnDream Journal is a series based around visual exercise of dream objects, dream feelings and dream styles. They are small visual essays about the imagery and depiction of woman and the verbal statements of woman's existence on the internet, and how that permeates into fears and dissociations in dreams.
CharmingNichole ShinnFour-color riso-printed meditation on charm bracelets, their physical qualities, and the feelings they represent.
SanitationNichole ShinnSanitation is a short memo exploring 4c*an forums in sear for a better look into male fantasy of the female body, spirit, and mind within "niche" internet community. Browsing and manicuring disturbing content to create a mirror counter to the predominantly male users in hopes of shedding ling on dark corners of that brainspace.This is a tool in the separation of mind from body for female identity. This is a way to control what you don't want to understand.
Shirts Vs. SkinsBayley BlaisdellThis book chronicles a time of intermittent deaths and abortions. It is my own documentation of the way that grief can interrupt grief, and that obstacles or milestones are often the only parkers of the passing of time. (Excerpt taken from page one of the book.)36 Pages, 2-Color Riso.Saddle stapled.