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TOTAL RECALL 1 August — 3 October, 2015 

BURY ART MUSEUM

Moss St, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0DR, United Kingdom

How do you remember the people who are important to you? How do you conjure your shared past? Is it in an image, a sound, a smell, a touch? Or do you use words?

We invited world-leading poets and text-artists to make a language-memory for Tony Trehy, who has directed the internationally renowned Text Festival at Bury Art Museum since 2005. This exhibition celebrates a 10-year anniversary of the Festival and a 20-year anniversary of Tony’s time at Bury. Writing on a wall, an Internet search, a diary entry, a flurry of thoughts … what is remembering and who is it for?

Tony Trehy has been the ring-leader of decade-long conversations, new opportunities, challenges and heated debates. Each of his four Text Festivals has added to a continuing dialogue between language and art. Every Text Festival has asked the audience a simple-but-complex question: How do I read?

Into the historic space of Bury Art Museum, Trehy has injected text that is a new ‘language art’ for the 21st Century. Bury was once the centre of paper-making in Britain, now it is a pioneer of language-making, with its Text Archive welcoming readers from all over the world.

TOTAL RECALL is a guerrilla makeover, an A4 invasion of reading into the larger narrative of looking. Unlike the street signs outside, these are not corporate instructions or sales pitches; they are antidotes. Walls, vitrine, archival box—nary a “book” to be found, but a heap of language left in memory.

TOTAL RECALL includes work by local, national and international text-based artists and poets: angela rawlings, Alan Halsey, Barrie Tullett, Carolyn Thompson, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Darren Marsh, derek beaulieu, Emma Cocker, Eric Zboya, Erica Baum, Jaap Blonk, James Davies, Jayne Dyer, Jesse Glass, Karri Kokko, Kristen Mueller, Lawrence Weiner, Leanne Bridgewater, Liz Collini, Lucy Harvest Clarke, Marco Giovenale, Márton Koppány, Matt Dalby, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Paula Claire, Penny Anderson, Peter Jaeger, Philip Davenport, Rachel Defay-Liautard, Robert Grenier, Ron Silliman, Satu Kaikkonen, Sarah Sanders, Seekers of Lice, Stephen Emmerson, Steve Giasson, Steve Miller, Tom Jenks, and Tony Lopez.

— derek beaulieu and Phil Davenport, Curators

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I will be posting installation photographs in the coming weeks (and other exciting announcements), but here are a few excerpts from the exhibition:

a.rawlings - "Nutrition Facts"

a.rawlings – “Nutrition Facts”

Alan Halsey - "Notation" #1

Alan Halsey – “Notation” #1

Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim - excerpt from "The Great Treatise"

Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim – excerpt from “The Great Treatise”

Eric Zboya - "Barney 'A Portrait'"

Eric Zboya – “Barney ‘A Portrait'”

Jaap Blonk - "Wind for Tony"

Jaap Blonk – “Wind for Tony”

Steve Emmerson - "Paul Written"

Steve Emmerson – “Paul Written”

Erica Baum "Total Recall" #1

Erica Baum “Total Recall” #1

Barrie Tullett - "Our Memories are Constructed" #2

Barrie Tullett – “Our Memories are Constructed” #2

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Final emblem catalogue image Final emblem catalogue image spineShandy Hall has just released the sumptuous catalogue for their 2011 exhibition “The Emblem of my Work” designed to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Sterne’s marbled page, which Sterne described as ‘the motly emblem of my work’, 169 artists and writers were invited to design the Emblem of their own work.

Finally, this box of delights has been concocted where the identity of each Emblem-maker can be discovered in the booklet provided.  The catalogue is limited to 225 copies of which only 55 are available (170 copies are reserved for the participating artists and writers).
If you would like to reserve a copy, please contact the Curator at Shandy Hall.
The catalogue has been produced for the Laurence Sterne Trust by Colin Sackett.
Each contains an original, miniature marbled page by Payhembury Marbled Papers.

I’m proud to be included in this catalogue alongside such luminary colleagues as Tom Phillips, John Baldessari, Jen Bervin, Christian Bok, Helen Hajnoczky, Eric Zboya, Lemony Snicket and Eugen Gomringer…

_225x300_thekakofonie005The best thing about any poetry reading is the beer — and now you can have both in one handy combination.

The fine folks at Broken Dimanche press have revamped their website and have a few copies remaining of “The Kakofonie 005” by Eric Zboya and myself in an edition of 60 copies.

There were a very limited number of bottles which were filled with small-brew craft beer brewed by Olivier Maarschalk.

Now there are only bottles without beer available for €10. For more information, or to order, go here.

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.

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)

No Press is proud to announce the publication of

THE NOBLE GASES
By Eric Zboya

The Noble Gases is excerpted from a larger manuscript entitled “The Periodic Table” in which Zboya represents every element in a braille-influenced representation of each element’s name and atomic layout. A minimal, elegrant suite of visual poems.

Published in a limited edition of 50 copies (25 of which are for sale) each copy is printed on linen paper and handbound.

Copies are available for $3.00 each (including postage).

To order, please contact derek beaulieu