February’s Reading: Ulises Carrion’s “The New Art of Making Books”
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Mercer Union (1286 Bloor Street West)
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.
This reading has been programmed to coincide with the exhibition Out of Print on view at Mercer Union to February 26.