1 January 1970 12am
Ulises Carrion’s The New Art of Making Books
Thursday 17 February 2011, 7 PM
Facilitated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan and cheyanne turions
No Reading After the Internet is a free monthly series, in which a selected text is read aloud and discussed. Ulises Carrion’s text “The New Art of Making Books” has been selected as a complement to the exhibition Out of Print.
Ulises Carrión’s “The New Art of Making Books” is a utopian proposal for the possibilities of what can constitute a book. Through a series of wild speculations and aphorisms, Carrión challenges book makers, authors, typographers and readers alike to consider the book itself as a performance where form contributes at least as much to meaning–if not more–than content.
Ulises Carrión was born in San Andres Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico in 1941 and died in Amsterdam in 1989. Carrión’s practice emerged from literary and concrete poetry circles in Mexico before he moved to Europe in the mid-1960s, where he also became associated with Fluxus. He promoted a transnational dialogue with his mail art projects and initiatives such as Other Books and So, active as a bookshop in Amsterdam (1975-1978) and subsequently as an archive.
To read the text in advance, download the PDF.
No Reading After the Internet is an ongoing project of cheyanne turions. The event is co-presented with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT).