Fwd: The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest :: Journal Press Launch :: Issue 5 Preview :: Skylight Books May 11

Posted by ryan griffis | Wed May 2nd 2007 8:53 p.m.

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> The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest Presents:
> Lucas Michael Performative Reading: Issue 5, Vol. 2, The Journal of
> Aesthetics & Protest
> Journal Press Book Launch: Failure! Experiments in Aesthetic &
> Social Practices
>
> Friday, May 11, 2007 7:30-10PM
> Skylight Books
> 1818 N. Vermont Avenue
> Los Angeles, CA 90027
> Tel: (323) 660-1175
>
> The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest is proud to introduce their
> fifth issue with a reading and performance by Lucas Michael of
> Jonathan Livingston Seagull at Skylight Books on the evening of
> Friday, May 11. In the first act of this celebratory event, authors
> Catherine Hollander and Colin Dickey will read their respective
> contributions to Failure! Experiments in Aesthetic & Social
> Practices--the first book published by the Journal Press. Following
> a brief note of introduction to The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest
> Issue 5, Lucas Michael will perform Mein Buch: A submission. This
> reading will begin at 9pm.
>
> This performance is part of a sustained project by Lucas Michael
> that includes a series of drawings of title pages drawn from books
> with a bigoted text or subtext. Lucas renders these drawings
> meticulously in graphite, signing them with his own hand and
> signature, reclaiming authorial voice and rendering each text what
> it is
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