FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Writing as Practice: Peripheral Continuity published by Secretary Press.
Writing as Practice: Peripheral Continuity is a collection of edited transcripts and afterthoughts from a symposium on writing and imagery. Participants include Moyra Davey, Pradeep Dalal, David Deitcher, Andrea Geyer, Zoe Leonard, Carlos Motta, Lynne Tillman, Anne Turyn and Ethan Swan and a foreword written by Nayland Blake.
Edited by Michi Jigarjian and Libby Pratt.
September 25, 2012
New York City, New York. Secretary Press is proud to announce the launch of Writing as Practice: Peripheral Continuity, a collection of edited transcripts and afterthoughts from a symposium held on December 17th 2011 at the International Center of Photography.
Writing as Practice brings together a group of writers, visual artists and curators who were investigating the role and use of the written word in their prospective artistic practices.The conversations embarked on a contemporary dialogue around the decentering of linguistics, and development around new ideas in artistic practices and narrative writing as a convergence and/or partnership.
Central to the context of the conversations was the pre-Internet era of the 1970s and 80s in New York, when specific moments of great activity created intersections between the literary and art scenes. Anne Turyn the publisher of Top Stories spoke with Ethan Swan of the New Museum about her experience as a small publisher during a time where the use of narrative writing in combination with imagery was still emerging.
With this historical reference in mind, the conversation between artists and activists Carlos Motta and Andrea Geyer presented in the words of David Deitcher a “montage of fragments from history” through the use of texts in their most recent projects. Moyra Davey and Zoe Leonard spoke specifically about the role of writing as process within their art practices. Pradeep Dalal as a respondent offered insightful comments on the boundaries of influence of writing and reading for art making versus pleasure. Finally Lynne Tillman, a writer and art critic gave the keynote presentation about the evolving role of art criticism in today’s art world.
A book event will be held at Murray Guy Galley in late October 2012. Books will soon be available for sale at The International Center of Photography, The New Museum, Murray Guy and online at secretarypress.com.
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