i want to make of those apologies in advance in respect of cross-posting.
things not worth keeping are proud to announce:
The Books¹, the first in a planned series of 10 (subscription only)
publications over the next two-three years.
Chapter 1 : The Gathering
Every chapter in the series will be produced in the same square format (20cm
x 20cm) and in full colour throughout - 24pp featuring 10 composed
double-page spreads building towards a 240pp full-colour artwork. The series
presents a continuous narrative that weaves documentation and fiction into a
radical version, not a conclusion, of The Books¹ project. We¹re working
with the conversations we like to imagine between artists¹ books, graphic
novels/poems and contemporary poetics.
We¹ve been working with this material since the autumn of 1998 - through a
number of installation, performance and web based occurrences, some of which
you may have already heard about, witnessed or even participated in. More
details are online at www.thingsnotworthkeeping.com. The work explores and
makes explicit ideas about collaboration.
We have just begun a targetted mail-out of the free launch issue intended to
generate subscribers and sponsors for the rest of the series. We have a
number of blank envelopes remaining.
IF you would like to receive the invite package - including the free first
issue - and IF you are a series candidate to become an individual or
institutional subscriber / sponsor (the rates are not at all prohibitive :
£40 with a £30 concessionary rate for all 10 books, separate rates for
sponsors and institutions) then b/c us your address and we'll get them in
the post this week. We're stressing this indication of serious intent as
they are expensive to produce and we're not able to give away endless
freebies. I might add that 'the books' will not be available for separate
cris cheek and kirsten lavers (on behalf of things not worth keeping)