Ulises Carrion’s “The New Art of Making Books” – No Reading After the Internet

Facilitated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan and cheyanne turions

 

Ulises Carrión’s “The New Art of Making Books” is a utopian proposal
for the possibilities of what can constitute a book. Through a series of
wild speculations and aphorisms, Carrión challenges book makers,
authors, typographers and readers alike to consider the book itself as a
performance where form contributes at least as much­ to meaning–if not
more–than content.

 

Facilitated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan and cheyanne turions

 

Ulises Carrión’s “The New Art of Making Books” is a utopian proposal
for the possibilities of what can constitute a book. Through a series of
wild speculations and aphorisms, Carrión challenges book makers,
authors, typographers and readers alike to consider the book itself as a
performance where form contributes at least as much­ to meaning–if not
more–than content.

 

Ulises Carrión was born in San Andres Tuxtla,
Veracruz, Mexico in 1941 and died in Amsterdam in 1989. Carrión’s
practice emerged from literary and concrete poetry circles in Mexico
before he moved to Europe in the mid-1960s, where he also became
associated with Fluxus. He promoted a transnational dialogue with his
mail art projects and initiatives such as Other Books and So, active as a
bookshop in Amsterdam (1975-1978) and subsequently as an archive.

This edition of No Reading After the Internet has been programmed to coincide with the exhibition Out of Print on view at Mercer Union to February 26.

 

Co-presented with LIFT and Mercer Union.

 

Thursday 17 February 2011 19:00  

Non-members: FREE
Members: FREE

Location:
Mercer Union 
1286 Bloor Street West 
Toronto ON Canada