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AH is in its infancy—and yet, there is so much we can’t wait to share…
• Upcoming Blog Series: Mad-Love Monochrome. #1 will include an interview with LA Historian Kim Cooper.
• May 11th. Carolyn Thompson’s Exhibition: After | Burroughs: Syntax.
• The release of our Journal Mad-Bionic-Writing-Machine. Vol. I.
– Lead Writer/Admin. Jeffrey Lucas II & Editor/Admin. Alvin Mayorga
This season’s showcase is based on the 50 texts found in the Penguin Modern Box Set (2018), which celebrates the pioneering spirit of Penguin’s publishing and includes seminal works by Kathy Acker, Samuel Beckett, William Burroughs, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, Audre Lorde, Vladamir Nabokov and Susan Sontag, amongst others. An exhibition of the full 50 works will take place in September at Laurence Sterne Trust and at the Eagle Gallery, London, in 2020.
After Burroughs: Syntax is a typewritten text that foregrounds inscription, laying bare the punctuation marks found in William S.Burroughs’ The Finger. The marks appear in the original order, but are evenly spaced. The marks show duration both through process, and in the number of breaths and/or actions of the characters that they depict, and refer to the fleetingness of the relationships or meetings throughout the stories and the often temperamental nature of their characters. 7 pages each 11cm x 16cm 2019, typewritten text on book leaves
Carolyn Thompson (born 1976) is a visual artist living and working in the UK. Her research and practice are grounded in the materiality of printed matter, both as an object and as a medium. Using books, found texts, images and documents as source material she explores the content or narrative of such matter through manipulation and appropriation, and develops it into new renderings, in order to alter meaning and understanding of the information at its most fundamental level. The resulting adaptations are visual and textual versions in the form of altered books, drawings, prints, collages, embroideries and/or installations. Beyond the UK she has exhibited in Istanbul, Ljubljana, Melbourne, New York, Porto, Prague, Venice and Vienna. https://www.carolynthompson.co.uk