Tolstoyevsky, Issue 10
‘Tolstoyevsky is not a Russian writer; it is a monster of sorts – a chimera, a composite of two and true to neither one nor a sum. It can make jokes (and threats) fly so fast they skip the funny parts. Here it lends its name to an issue that is about how humour is often not humour, or about how it sometimes doesn’t work, and how half our lives are filled with things that don’t work. Which probably means they work, right?’ – Virginija Januškevičiūtė, from the Outro. Theory/Writings The Happy Hypocrite – Tolstoyevsky is, ideally, like a room full of high-spirited people playing a game, trying to do or say some nonsense, folding embarrassment and losses in translation into part of the exchange. The main portion of the journal is made up of responses to an open call; submissions picked up on cues within two short stories: ‘Moles & Mice’ by Candice Lin, and ‘Tolstoyevksy’, written by Virginija Januškevičiūtė about a hospitable man with a house full of books who exclaimed ‘Oh I have read all your Tolstoyevskys!’ when asked what he had read. Contributions and new work by ateate, David Bernstein, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Zoe Kingsley, Erika Lastovskyte, Michael Lawton, Candice Lin, Elena Narbutaitė, Nick Norton, Kim Schoen, Isabel Waidner, and Jonas Žakaitis. Complemented by old work (images, illustrations) from Pierre Bonnard, Giovanni di Paolo, Félix Vallotton, and Édouard Vuillard. Virginija Januškevičiūtė is a curator, writer and producer based in Vilnius. the founding co-editor of The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt (www.blunt.cc) and curated the XII Baltic Triennial in 2015.
Softcover / 6 3⁄4 x 9 in. / 80 pp. / Full color
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The new publication by American performance artist, Caitlin Berrigan, has been a few years in the making. Imaginary Explosions, an artists book is a cross section of poetry and topological delineation – it is about slow violence, the immense scale and deep time of sexual violence, and the ways trauma and violence reverberate through the bodies of not just the one against whom the violence was committed, but across multiple generations of relationships and families. Here landscape appears not just as a metaphor but as an embodiment. It is an experiment in sequential, narrative poetry, where images live next to text. Sparse, material language combines with drawings based on the 3D topographical radar data of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano from the National Land Survey of Iceland. It draws from storytelling and geological time and space through episodes of vulcanology. Can we begin to grasp the scope and scale of geological change, and human intervention within it, by embodying it at the human scale—by in fact becoming mineral ourselves? Caitlin Berrigan has created special commissions for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Harvard Carpenter Center, and the deCordova Museum. Her work has shown at Storefront for Art & Architecture, Hammer Museum, Anthology Film Archives, LACMA, and Goldsmith’s London. Berringan is a professor of emerging media at NYU Tisch Photography & Imaging.
6 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄2 in. / 208 pp. / Text only
Retail Price: $25.00