Tongue and Cheek Episode 1 (Phatics) Tongue and Cheek Episode 2: Breath and Incidental Vocalizations—with Jonathan Gordon— (Vocalise: Producing) Tongue and Cheek Episode 3: Articulating, Containing, Hesitating—with Morgan Garrett— (Vocalise: Shaping) Tongue and Cheek Episode 11: Offsite (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 13: Cordially (Socialise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 14: Valve Lash (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 16: Waist Voice—with David Dixon— (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 18: Borrowing Tellings—with Dan J. Ruppel (Ventriloquize) Tongue and Cheek Episode 19: Resonators—with Zack Winokur (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 20: Windows Mirrors Floors (Vocalise) Tongue and Cheek Episode 21: Crowds Tongue and Cheek Episode 22: Liquid Breath (Vocalise)
teaching documents

photo credit: Bella Janssens

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.” The book is printed on trace paper, a kind of transparency that encourages things to get in the way of each other—transparency that doesn’t clarify. 

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)

Rond-Point Projects
Printed Matter


For the U.S. release of ╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲ the book was read by a group of teachers following a set of exercises to read in the musical structure of a canon. 

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.

In 2019 the exercises and group reading, Faculty Canon was published as an audio recording by Reading Group as Faculty Canon (rg15). Edition of 75 with insert (translucent voices piled into strata–accordion folded on polyester film).

tr. 1: phatic talk (6:58) 
“…its hard to be those two at the same time”

tr. 2: exercise 1  (6:25)
breathing / introduction to a closed circle / finding part of a word
tr. 3: exercise 2  (3:29)
jumping / contents of the book we are reading / practicing reading 

tr. 4: exercise 3 (1:02)
aspect us an depen on a dis lang from struct o 

tr. 5: exercise 3 (3:15)
aspect us an depen on a dis lang from struct o, no.2 

tr. 6: exercise 4 (2:51)
aspect us an depen on a dis lang, with delay

tr. 7: exercise 5 (1:02)
pacing by page-turning 

tr. 8: exercise 5 (7:16)
pacing by page-turning, no.2

tr. 9: exercise 6   (1:27)
refining pace
tr. 10 (0:53)

tr. 11: (9:24)
canon, no.2

tr. 12: (2:26)
phatic talk “I have the same one…” 

Reading Group
Printed Matter


Alongside, teacher’s margins, and solips, these prints are reflections on the role and voice of a teacher, focusing on qualities that are not associated with a teacher. These images are printed screen captures, showing the standard application window of Microsoft Word and a personal desktop behind. Typed in the document is a transcription of an endnote responding to a student’s paper. The errors and revisions of the teacher’s writing are emphasized by the editing symbols of Microsoft Word. 

Installed as a part of I said, “say they” at Rond-Point Projects, Marseille

Rondpoint Projects


Installed as a part of I said, “say they” at Rond-Point Projects, Marseille