We gathered with friends to celebrate the release of new creative projects.
Ava Sayaka Rosen and Alexandra Jane Williams
THE STAIRS is a limited edition book of poetry and images. A collaboration between Ava Sayaka Rosen (of four eyes press) and Alexandra Jane Williams (of Triangle House), the edition was letterpress printed and case-bound by hand in San Francisco/Oakland, California. The work speaks to the ways in which physical space and architecture affect the psyche, particularly the ways that women inhabit, or are expected to inhabit, domestic space. The outward form of the book is integral to the inward content, and the texture that's added by the printing creates ghost images throughout the book, reminding us of the past and future.
Roberto Martinez S/T is the first solo album by Roberto Martinez. It is six songs long. Some songs are really old and some are really new.
Classification is a collection of semi-autobiographical poems organized by the Dewey Decimal Classification. The book includes the essay True North, which discusses mapmaking, Thomas Jefferson, and ground sloths. There is also a play.