Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Books about Photo and Photos about Text

Sweet Little Racist Landscape Suite by Tim Davis


Released through Publishing the Unpublishable. About the series:

"What constitutes an unpublishable work? It could be many things: too long, too experimental, too dull; too exciting; it could be a work of juvenilia or a style you've long since discarded; it could be a work that falls far outside the range of what you're best known for; it could be a guilty pleasure or it could simply be that the world judges it to be awful, but you think is quite good. We've all got a folder full of things that would otherwise never see the light of day.

Invited authors were invited to ponder to that question. The works found here are their responses, ranging from an 1018-page manuscript (unpublishable due to its length) to a volume of romantic high school poems written by a now-respected innovative poet. You get the idea." 1

Christian Patterson - Men's Room, 2008 (from his ongoing project "A Concrete Kind of Fiction") 2

Grant Willing - Cell Tel. Pix Vol. 1, 2011. Self-Published. 3

Carter Mull - Little Joy, 2008

Ron Jude - Emmett. Published by The Ice Plant. 4

John Lehr - Wipe, 2010 5

Sebastien Girard - Desperate Cars. Self-Published.

Sam Lewitt - Paper Citizen 4329, 2011 (from his installation Total Immersion Environment)



1. "A pivotal scene in The Shining, Stanley Kubrick's classic film adaptation of the Steven King novel, occurs when Wendy, the wife of the protagonist Jack Torrance, enters the enormous reception hall in the isolated mountain hotel where her husband has been obsessively typing away on his "novel". Previously barred from the space by the increasingly unstable Jack, Wendy nervously goes to his typewriter and finds on its roller a sheet of paper on which the message "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" has been typed over and over again." Work and No Play by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin.

2. Also see Christian Patterson's project Redheaded Peckerwood (forthcoming from Mack Books) exploring the American spree killings by Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate. Terrence Malick adopted the story of their "journey" for his 1973 film, Badlands.

3. CELL TEL. PIX Tumblr

4. A step-by-step feature on Ron Jude on press in Korea for his book Other Nature.

5. "John Lehr: Stet" opens this Saturday at kunsthalle M+B.

6. Four Over One is impeccably designed by Jonathan Maghen (more info on him here and some of his work here).