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LCLOCAL COLOUR; GHOSTS, VARIATIONS

Ola Ståhl, Carl Lindh & Derek Beaulieu
Malmö: Publication Studio Malmö / In Edit Mode Press, 2012
ISBN: 978-91-977853-4-1
Set including a series of perfect bound, paperback volumes, a book of photographs, a CD and a piece of software. First edition: 200 copies.
Release date: Dec 20, 2012
Retail price: €58

“Local Colour; ghosts, variations” takes as its point of departure, Paul Auster’s novella “Ghosts,” and, in particular, Derek Beaulieu’s reworking of Auster’s text, “Local Colour,” in which the entirety of Auster’s text has been removed, leaving only the chromatic words spread across the otherwise blank pages as coloured rectangles. “Local Colour; Ghosts, variations” picks up on the way in which Beaulieu’s piece seems to split Auster’s narrative text open by rendering it purely graphical, freeing it up, by the same gesture, to an excess and a bifurcation of meaning. Seeking to extend and amplify this ambition, the collection invites other writers, poets, musicians, and artists to implement procedures and process that allow them to do Beaulieu what Beaulieu did to Auster; that is, to split his colour rectangles open and see can be done with what is revealed. Contributors include Derek Beaulieu, Steve Giasson, Cia Rinne, Peder Alexis Olsson, Jörgen Gassilewski, Craig Dworkin, Elisabeth Tonnard, Martin Glaz Serup, Eric Zboya, Ola Ståhl, Pär Thörn, Carl Lindh, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Ola Lindefelt, Andreas Kurtsson, Helen White, Gary Barwin, Magda Tyzlik-Carver and Andy Prior.

LC-posterCOLOUR’S GRAVITY

Ola Ståhl
Malmö: Publication Studio Malmö / In Edit Mode Press, 2013
No ISBN
First edition: 200 copies
Release date: Dec 2, 2012
Retail price: €7

Double-sided poster by Ola Ståhl presenting all the colours rectangles in Derek Beaulieu’s graphical reworking of Paul Auster’s novella “Ghosts” in the order in which they appear but printed as long, slim strips on glossy paper. On one side of the poster, the nuances are those that appear in Beaulieu’s manuscript. For the opposite side of the poster, however, a cipher, the key to which was found in an hollowed out coin in Brooklyn in the 1950s, was used to create an alternate set of numeric sequences from the CMYK numbers of the colours used in Beaulieu’s piece. From these numeric sequences a different set of CMYK numbers, and thus a different set of colours, was generated. Treated the same way as the original colour series, these are the colours presented on the other side of the poster.

LC-speldosaAPPARITION

Carl Lindh & Ola Ståhl
Malmö: Publication Studio Malmö / In Edit Mode Press, 2013
No ISBN
Music box and scroll. Limited and numbered edition of 10 copies.
Release date: Dec 2, 2012
Retail price: €115

Replicating Derek Beaulieu’s “Local Colour” – a graphical reworking of Paul Auster’s novella “Ghosts” – as a scroll and cutting out each coloured rectangle, leaving only a series of tiny perforations, Ola Ståhl & Carl Lindh’s “Apparition” extends the translation process initiated in Beaulieu’s rendering graphical of Auster’s text, only here the graphical manuscript is translated into a sequence of absences – holes, punctures – reemerging spectrally as sound as the scroll is fed through the music box. Each numbered copy is fully functional and contains both music box and scroll.

The kind folks at in edit mode press have sent some photographs of some of the pieces in the new edition of Local Colour : Ghosts, variations

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Local Colour : Ghosts, variations

(Malmö: In Edit Mode Press, 2012)
ISBN: 978-91-977853-4-1
First edition: 200 copies
Release date: December 17, 2012
Retail price: €65

Pre-order your copy now at a discount : €50.

LOCAL COLOUR : Ghosts, variations is a collaboration between In Edit Mode Press and Canadian poet Derek Beaulieu. The publication takes as its point of departure, Paul Auster’s novella Ghosts, and, in particular, Derek Beaulieu’s reworking of Auster’s text, Local Colour, which he describes as follows:

‘Local Colour’ is a page-by-page interpretation of Paul Auster’s 72-page novella ‘Ghosts’. ‘Ghosts’ concerns itself with Blue, a private detective hired by a mysterious character named White to transcribe the actions of Black, a denizen of Brooklyn Heights living on Orange Street. As Blue reports his findings, the reader becomes more aware of the intricate relationship between Black and White, and a tactile awareness of the role of colour spreads through the narrative. With ‘Local Colour’, I have removed the entirety of Auster’s text, leaving only chromatic words—proper nouns or not—spread across the page as dollops of paint on a palette. Taking inspiration from Kenneth Goldsmith’s Gertrude Stein on Punctuation (Abaton Books, 2000) what remains is the written equivalent of ambient music—words which are meant to be seen but not read. The colours, through repetition, build a suspense and crescendo which is loosened from traditional narrative into a more pointillist construction.

Focusing on the tension created in Beaulieu’s manuscript – and alluded to in the description of his process – between the textual narrative and the relatively abstract graphical mark, and the opening it seems to provide towards a sonic realm, we are now hoping to solicit a series of textual, aural, oral, musical, and other interpretations, as well as more machinic ‘utilisations’, of Beaulieu’s manuscript. What interests us, in particular, is the way in which Local Colour seems to split Auster’s narrative text open, deterritorialising it, serially, by rendering it purely graphical, freeing it up, in the same gesture, to an excess and a bifurcation of meaning. Seeking to extend and amplify this ambition, we are now opening the project up for others – writers, poets, musicians, artists – to split Beualieu’s manuscript open, to deterritorialise the coloured rectangles of his manuscript by textual, aural, narrative, graphical and other means.

Local Colour: Ghosts, variations collects and counterposes a wide array of strategies and approaches. It features both textual and aural contributions and contributions that combine text and sound. We hope it will prove an ambitious, vigorous collection that oscillates and moves between textual narrative, graphical mark, and aural impression, exploring these different realms whilst rendering uncertain any easy distinction between them.

CONTENTS (IN PRINT) :

Derek Beaulieu, Local Colour (printed book)
Steve Giasson, Couleur Locale (printed book)
Cia Rinne, Securiousity  (printed booklet)
Peder Alexis Olsson, Title TBA (print)
Jörgen Gassilewski, After Image (print)
Craig Dworkin, Unseen Colour (print)
Elisabeth Tonnard, Monochromatic Bits (print)
Martin Glaz Serup, Title TBA (printed book)
Eric Zboya, Untitled # 1 & 2 (Local Colour) (prints)
Ola Ståhl, Colour’s Gravity (printed book and prints)
Magda Tyzlik-Carver & Andy Prior, Ghost Machine (printed booklet)

CONTENTS (ON CD) :

Pär Thörn, Sound Interpretation of Derek Beaulieu’s ‘Local Colour’(sound piece)
Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, First of all there is Blue, Brown and I got ham, White and Blue (this section includes education) (sound pieces)
Ola Lindefelt, Title TBA (sound piece)
Andreas Kurtsson, Voice Range, Dialect Genre (sound piece)
Helen White, Local Ghosts (sound piece)
Ola Ståhl, Colour’s Gravity (recorded speech)
Gary Barwin, Local Colour (sound piece)
Ola Ståhl & Carl Lindh, Music Box (sound piece)
Magda Tyzlik-Carver & Andy Prior, Ghost Machine (software and videos)

Boog City and d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

presents an evening with No Press

Tues., March 29, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.
NYC

Featuring readings from

Kevin McPherson Eckhoff
Rob Fitterman
Charles Gute
Jake Kennedy
Rachel Zolf

and music from Rorie Kelly

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

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Directions:
C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

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