Faculty Canon (excerpts), 2017
at Cathouse Proper at 524 Projects (Brooklyn, New York),
in the context of Leslie Brack’s exhibition, Memorandum.
A group of faculty, teachers, and PhD candidates go through a set of exercises to learn how to read the pages of ╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲, find a collective pace, vocalize over each other’s voices, and eventually read together in the musical structure of a canon. Read by Daniel Ayat, Elæ [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson], Thom Donovan, Emily Martin, Tom Rocha, Andrew Starner, Kyle Waugh, and Tim Simonds. Special thanks to Leslie Brack, Peter Bussigel, David Dixon and Ethan Ryman.
╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲ is a book of corrections. It is offset-printed on trace paper, text resting on other text—a kind of transparency that encourages things to get in the way of each other—transparency that doesn’t clarify.
A collection of hesitations, misspellings, and auto-corrections in teaching.╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲ is composed of a typed transcription and enlarged images of a teacher’s handwritten marginalia on students’ essays; moments that uncover indecisions, or masked spelling mistakes—where an erring “a” in “differance” has been gently transformed into an “e.”
Printed on the occasion of the exhibition I said, “say they” at Rond-Point Projects, Marseille (2017). ╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲ has been sold and distributed through Printed Matter (NY), Greene Naftali (NY), International Print Center New York, Rond Point Projects (Marseille), Burlington City Arts (VT), Colophon Art Books (Paris), and Cathouse Proper (NY)
In 2019 the exercises and group reading, Faculty Canon was published as an audio recording by Reading Group as Faculty Canon (rg15).
Faculty Canon (rg15), Edition of 75 with insert
(translucent voices piled into strata—accordion folded on polyester film).