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Paperback, Full Color, 46 pages
Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.75" x 0.125"
For God by Todd Collins
Hardbound, 90 pages
Dimensions 5.75” x 8.75” x 0.375”
Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry
by Felix Bernstein
with a Preface by Trisha Low
and What’s Not to Like: A Concluding Conversation with Vanessa Place
Paperback, approx. 80 pages
Dimensions 5.5" x 8.5" x 0.25"
Here Versus Elsewhere by Allison Carter
Paperback, 80 pages
Limited edition in a boxed collection of 12 cards with accompanying drawings by Ghost Artist Gerard Olson
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5" x 0.25"
Insert Blanc Press is pleased to announce the PreSale of three new books for Fall 2014, scheduled for release in November: For God by Todd Collins, Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry by Felix Bernstein and Here Versus Elsewhere by Allison Carter.
For God by Todd Collins is a book of Murder, robbery, revenge, love and telecommunications. Non-finite bodies and endless subjection. Surrender to the narration. For God is a text you can actually read and apprehend as pure pleasure. Bathe in an elusive omniscience and enjoy sentences that shoot out like ribbons of pus, offering the reader mutilation and even more beauty.
"Todd Collins is a stone-original among wannabes, with a sacred-profane vision fractured like a stained-glass window or vandalized mirror. This is brilliant neo-noir fiction searching for a shadow that’s worthy of it."
—Steve Erickson (author of These Dreams of You and Zeroville, Europa Editions)
Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry by Felix Bernstein is an aggravated survey of contemporary poetry, art, and criticism; compounded by compulsive archaeological digging in to the relics and ruins of Language poetry, Conceptual poetry, and Felix's own familiar familial corpus.
"Notes on Post-conceptual Poetry is a list of ninety-three (93) notes, plus intro and endnotes, in which Bernstein attempts the most explicit and energetic deconstruction of prevailing avant-garde social minutiae I’ve yet encountered. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever read a text more intelligibly self-aware. Drawing on thinkers from Deleuze to Lacan to Love to Ngai to Badiou to Barthes to Perloff, and combining a Zizekian X-ray vision with the biting “you can’t scare me” of youth, Notes constitutes Bernstein’s irruption into / refusal of the institutional avant-garde."
—Monroe Lawrence, The Capilano Review
from Here Versus Elsewhere by Allison Carter: "N.B. Ghosts are cameras photographing a smaller space, then a bigger space around it. The space has people in it. I, like you, am crazy about ghosts, just as they are about us. ... Their movements can be sudden and empathetic, with incision of nail, through a space, above or below, holding a hand, you suddenly discover a sandy interior, moving through a sensory deprivation experience, I took your hand and felt it slip from the room, when, if ever, do I get to – does anyone get to - proceed?"
“Allison Carter’s narratives are virtuostic in craft and scope. Her quiet, simple lines betray a pressure and seem to boil at times. There is universal truth: ‘And then the zeitgeist we/became strictly inseparable/or so I thought.’ There is also great humor and precision, ‘But babies come from many places/and they are easy to grab at/through the rattling branches.’ Her poetry is an all-around pleasure to read, and it stays with me, like a consoling friend.”—Noelle Kocot
The People features the voices and ideas of The People that make up the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, the west coast, and beyond. The People is me, The People is you, The People is we, and You Can Too! … like a Broken Record magically repaired.
Featuring Notes from The People with Melissa Guerrero on the L.A. River
and we close out the show with a song by Jennifer Moon,
Let Go... (A Live Utopian Ballad)
by Ara Shirinyan
Paperback, 68 pages
Dimensions: 5.25" x 7.25" x 0.25"
"While office supply products and tropical fish might at first thought seem to have nothing to do with one another, once side by side they reveal the interconnections between global acquisitions, multinational capital, and environmental destruction"
by Brian Ang
2 Color cover
Black & White interior
Matte finish, Opaque cream
70# text (104 gsm)
6.125" x 9.375" x 0.125"
"Onset of mechanical reproduction transformation. Haphazard administrative visible imagined incorporated morphology aesthetics. Metaphysical greasepaint. Generations of science theory nature pleasure process time space age. Prose forms postures. Stratification. Emphasizing this word and this sentence in history."
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What’s Happening in The Firesign Theatre’s I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus as Best as I Can Make Out
The Firesign Theatre’s I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus is one of the greatest works of art of the 20th century: a performative, collectively authored, authentically prophetic, dystopian sci-fi stoner comedy LP from 1971 by the Los Angeles-based “Beatles of Comedy.” ... The cultural impact of FT’s ITWABOTB is widespread, profound and clandestine. If you don’t believe me, ask Siri “Why does the porridge-bird lay his egg in the air?”
The Urgency of History Painting
on the work of Michael Wilkinson
"I have started this so many times I no longer know where to begin. Well, no, I should begin with an apology, for I’ve promised you a piece of writing for a very long time, and the number of deferrals and delays is (mostly) uncharacteristic but also (totally) unacceptable. Rarely have I stumbled through so many false starts in attempting to write about an artist’s work. I should say that this does not point to any deficiency in your work or lack of interest on my part. Rather, I suspect, it points to the difficulty of apprehending your work from this considerable distance of time and space."
by Ben White
Essays by Doug Harvey and John Hogan
Hardbound, full color
8.75” x 11.5” x 0.5” 140 pages
Ruin Upon Ruin by Ben White, a large format, full color, hardbound edition of 140 pages with essays by Doug Harvey and John Hogan, is now available and accompanied by a Limited Series of paintings from Insert Blanc Press. Featuring 30 paintings along with numerous details and images from White’s sketchbook, Ruin Upon Ruin by Ben White collects a number of White’s paintings into a single body of work from over the past five years.
“Ben White conflates figures from American history and folk tales with contemporary box stores and roadside attractions, pointing to the relativity of cultural import and the collapsible nature of intellectual, philosophical and religious “progress” in America.”—John Hogan, Art21, May, 2012.