I have so many things to announce. My first announcement is that Publication Studio a print-on-demand publishing laboratory in Portland, Oregon is in Brooklyn for the weekend at 177 Livingston, the new home of Triple Canopy, Light Industry, and The Public School New York. Tonight I stopped by to check out their books and listen to a conversation about publishing, publications, and bookstores. During the day tomorrow (Saturday April 10th) you can stop by for some good conversation and good book browsing, and shopping. Israel Lund (who has a great blog recommended to me by my friend Mabel Cordero who also has a great blog) has a beautiful book for sale called Some, But Not All, of My Clothes. Let’s take a virtual tour – artmag’s first embedded video!
A wonderful little editioned hand-painted book by Chris Johanson and Joanna Jackson is also for sale, among other gems.
Tomorrow night Publication Studio is also hosting a party with live music by Dragging an Ox Through Water; paintings by Dana Dart-McLean; prints by Israel Lund; projected photos by Ari Marcopoulos; new video by M Blash; very short readings by my friend Christine Hou, as well as Pravin Jain, Matthew Stadler, and What We Are Learning. New video selections curated by Cleopatra’s. 8–11 pm, $5 at the door.
More info about Publication Studio from their website:
Publication Studio is an experiment in sustainable publication. We print and bind books on demand, creating original work with artists and writers we admire, books that both respond to the conversation of the moment and can endure. We attend to the social life of the book, cultivating a public that cares and is engaged. Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense — not just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through deliberate acts: the circulation of texts; discussions and gatherings in physical space; and the maintenance of a digital commons. Together these construct a space of conversation, a public space, which beckons a public into being.
I also wanted to mention that Matthew Stadler who runs Publication Studio out of his home in Portland, Oregon used to be the literary editor for Nest Magazine!