Insert Blanc Press

Outside Gallery: Kristin Cammermeyer

Kristin Cammermeyer

Outside Gallery
Insert Blanc Press General Projects
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Opening Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 7-10pm

Special Open Hours and Screening as part of Open Press on Saturday October 10, from 4-7pm

Open Hours: 6-8pm Fridays October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4 & 11.

Outside Gallery is pleased to present the work of Kristin Cammermeyer bringing together new and recent work of hers including "Accumulation at 12th & Marion" from her installation at the Hedreen Gallery in Seattle; and "big wheel, 2 chairs, and a tray" new work made from materials collected in and around the neighborhood of Outside Gallery.

Outside Gallery, a project of Insert Blanc Press General Projects is co-curated by Chris Niemi & Mathew Timmons and seeks to create a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights. Exploring the differences between institutional or traditional galleries and the kind of aesthetic space many people have access to in their own front yard, Outside Gallery provides a new platform for contemporary art. We held our first show, NUSTACHUS by John Zane Zappas, in February of 2015 and looking towards the future, we have a solo show by Michelle Carla Handel opening in January 2016.

"big wheel, 2 chairs, and a tray"
mixed media with found objects, dimensions variable, 2015 

"the biggest wheel + variations (mobile over reflection pool)" 

"chair back + rear wheels (for reflection)" 

 

"chair back + rear wheels (for reflection)" 

Installation at night

Installation at night 

"the biggest wheel + variations (mobile over reflection pool)" 

"rocking chair + tray table (reflection pool)" 

"chair back + rear wheels (for reflection)"  

"chair back + rear wheels (for reflection)"  

"Accumulation at 12th & Marion: May 7 - June 19, 2015"
mixed media on 6 panels with projection, 32 3/4 x 153 x 2 1/2 inches, 2015 

Stills from "Accumulation at 12th & Marion: May 7 - June 19, 2015"
stop-motion video, 11:03 minutes, sound design by Michael Dillon, 2015

 

 

Accumulation at 12th & Marion: May 7 - June 19, 2015 from KRISTIN CAMMERMEYER on Vimeo.

Written by Mathew Timmons — September 18, 2015

Lawn Ornaments Closing Party +++ horrorshow 3

Lawn Ornaments

Outside Gallery
Insert Blanc Press General Projects
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Closing Party Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 7pm
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Celebrating the closing of Lawn Ornaments at Outside Gallery, Insert Blanc General Projects is excited to present a group of artists who have worked with the press in the past few years. This stellar group of artists are particularly excited to explore the alternative exhibition space we've been developing thru Outside Gallery, a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights.

Come out for a Closing Party! Lawn Ornaments is up thru Monday, September 7, 2015 but we're celebrating the show Saturday August 29, beginning at 7pm and continuing late into the night with our horrorshow screening series (details below)

Including a performance by Erica Ryan Stallones: The Farm Set-Up: a singular dating service is a mobile performance piece with a purpose. The Farm-Set-Up is seeking eligible bachelors in the Los Angeles area for love and art. Knowledge of herbal medicine, power tools, and goats is preferred; however, natal chart data, temperament, and facial hair may also be considered. Data gathered from this project will inform The Box Set: a solo exhibition in four acts

Artists: David Bell, John Burtle, Ted Byrnes, Andrew Choate, Greg Curtis, Jake Dotson, Jay Erker, Michelle Carla Handel, Jonathon Hornedo, Jason Kunke, Janne Larsen, Jacqueline Laurita Cortese, Anna Mayer, Chris Niemi, Adrian Paules, Nancy Popp, Gala Porras-Kim, Nicolas Shake, Geneva Skeen, Erica Ryan Stallones , Karin Stothart, Lindsay Tunkl, and Jason Underhill

 

horrorshow

Film Screening Series 
Curated by Jason Golday
Presented by Insert Blanc Press General Projects
Saturday, July 25th at 930pm
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031 (backhouse)
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Demons
1985, 88 mins, Unrated

The screening will be preceded by a short presentation from Jason Golday about the film and the director and his vision for this series. The film will begin at the latest by 1030pm and we will be listening to the score of the film beforehand.

 

Bring pillows, blankets, possibly a chair, snacks, drinks, smokes etc., tho we will also have some of these things on hand.

 

Read an interview with Director Lamberto Bava here and watch the trailer below.

 

 

Image credit (above): Satan, by William Blake (1757-1827), after a deisgn by Henry Fuseli, Etching and engraving.

 

 

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 25, 2015

Lawn Ornaments at Outside Gallery

Lawn Ornaments

Outside Gallery
Insert Blanc Press General Projects
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Opening Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7pm
event on facebook

Open Hours:
Saturday, August, 8 from 1-5pm
Saturday, August 15 from 1-5pm
Sunday, August 23 from 1-5pm 

Celebrating the opening of Outside Gallery with our second show this year, Insert Blanc General Projects is excited to present a group of artists who have worked with the press in the past few years. This stellar group of artists are particularly excited to explore the alternative exhibition space we've been developing thru Outside Gallery, a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights.

What can we do with some of the more obvious spaces available to us? What can you do with your front or back yard or even your side yard? or your roof? These are some of the central questions we are posing with Outside Gallery. We're thinking about urban and suburban architecture and the spaces and opportunities provided. As the availability of aesthetic space is stretched by under-development of the support structures for the contemporary artist, what can be done in your own yard? Like many others these days, we're opening up our house and our living space for art and artists.

 

David Bell
John Burtle
Ted Byrnes
Andrew Choate
Greg Curtis
Jake Dotson
Jay Erker
Michelle Carla Handel
Jonathon Hornedo
Jason Kunke
Janne Larsen
Jacqueline Laurita Cortese
Anna Mayer
Chris Niemi
Adrian Paules
Nancy Popp
Gala Porras-Kim
Nicolas Shake
Geneva Skeen
Erica Ryan Stallones 
Karin Stothart
Lindsay Tunkl
Jason Underhill

 

Outside Gallery, a project of Insert Blanc Press General Projects is co-curated by Chris Niemi & Mathew Timmons and seeks to create a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights. Exploring the differences between institutional or traditional galleries and the kind of aesthetic space many people have access to in their own front yard, Outside Gallery provides a new platform for contemporary art. We held our first show, NUSTACHUS by John Zane Zappas, in February of 2015 and looking towards the future, we have a solo show by Kristin Cammermeyer opening in late September and another solo show with Michelle Carla Handel opening in January 2016.

 

 

Adrian Paules
One Black Diagonal
Cement block stack
24” x 16” x 6”

Nicolas Shake
Coming Up Short
Friendly plastic and acquired dirty
Dimensions variable
2015

Geneva Skeen
memorex system repair valve timer
infinite playback cassette, cassette player, headphones, sod

Jacqueline Laurita Cortese
Birdfeeder with Face
clay
23" tall x 17" wide x 12" deep, 2015

Jay Erker
an odd rumpled man exploding with ideas
Clay, acrylic, Pleiospilos nelii, Rosemary, flowering cactus
9” x 4.5” x 6"

Michelle Carla Handel
Minilith, 2015
Gypsum cement and plexiglass
14 x 21 x 20 inches

Anna Mayer
We Are We (for Insert Blanc Press)
metal, wood, ceramic, jade plant, plastic, paint
12" x 72" x 18", 2015

Chris Niemi
#1 Pastel Panty
Aqua resin, pigment, underwear
2015

Lindsay Tunkl
How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn
Sand, Dirt, Trowel, Sharpie
Dimensions Variable

 

John Birtle
Little Hairy Cactus
hair

Janne Larsen
The Golden Fly Palace of Donald Trump
Mixed media: Paper Maiche, Honey, Flys
8"x6"x6"

Andrew Choate
t’objecteur
smallish sculpture cardboard heavily spraypainted silver with strange objects incorporated
36” x 10” x 12”

Ted Byrnes
percussive objects (to be performed)

Jason Kunke
Diagram/Metaphor
bamboo trellis, quantum spin liquid paint on canvas (framed), stained wood planter, soil amended with quantum spin liquid, and Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue' morning glories
66" x 40" x 18", 2015

Jonathon Hornedo
Paintings (from left to right as hung): knowing once, electric, sexy does it, echo park after dark
oil, paper, and canvas on panel
all are 26"x31"x1", 2015

Jake Dotson
Macromolecule (D60)
Woven titanium with smog-eating, self-cleaning patina
2015

 

Gala Porras-Kim
Boom Box
sound, wood box
5" x 12" x 12", 2009
37 songs containing the word "Boom" are found, cut, and edited consecutively, then played in a box so the sound is a continuous boom

Erica Ryan Stallones
Sunday Blues
Oil on canvas
40" x 30"
2010

Karin Stothart
Untitled
(stills from film screening)
8:28 minutes

Jason Underhill
Sing Your Heart Out: Bonnie Tyler, 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' (Pioneer Spirit), 2008
Digital Video, 4 min 36 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: Bryan Adams, 'Everything I Do' (Born Again On A Train), 2008
Digital Video, 4 min 13 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: Elvis, 'Suspicious Minds' (The Kidnapper), 2008
Digital Video, 3 min 5 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: John Lennon, 'Happy Xmas' (Enjoy Rat Heaven), 2008
Digital Video, 3 min 29 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: Neil Young 'Down by the River' (Sexy Young Thing from the White Power Movement), 2008
Digital Video, 4 min 43 seconds
Sing Your Heart Out: Rhianna, 'Umbrella' (Amongst Nudes), 2008
Digital Video, 3 min 58 seconds

Greg Curtis
aaTom (Banner_Large-10033_LG_FanM_180115 w/ eatopener_cherry (wallpaper))
Vinyl banner, grommets
30" x 72", 2015

David Bell
Doth Wave
Oil on canvas, rope, wood and concrete base
2015

 

 

 

Nancy Popp
Untitled (performance 7:00pm – sunset)
photographs by Marshall Astor

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 20, 2015

horrorshow 2

horrorshow

Film Screening Series 
Curated by Jason Golday
Presented by Insert Blanc Press General Projects
Saturday, July 25th at 930pm
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031 (backhouse)

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Tourist Trap
1979, 90 mins, PG

"EVERY YEAR YOUNG PEOPLE DISAPPEAR."

The screening will be preceded by a short presentation from Jason Golday about the film and the director and his vision for this series. The film will begin at the latest by 1030pm and we will be listening to the score of the film beforehand.

 

Bring pillows, blankets, possibly a chair, snacks, drinks, smokes etc., tho we will also have some of these things on hand.
Read an interview with the director David Schmoeller at The Terror Trap and find out more about the film at the director's website.
Image credit (above): Satan, by William Blake (1757-1827), after a deisgn by Henry Fuseli, Etching and engraving. 

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 20, 2015

Insert Blanc Pop-Up Gallery and Bookstore

Insert Blanc Pop-Up Gallery and Bookstore

Kickstarter Campaign Party!

Thursday July 16 - Saturday July 18 from 1-9pm daily

Art Share L.A. 213.687.4278

801 E. 4th Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90013

As part of our Kickstarter Campaign this month, Insert Blanc Press General Projects is running a Pop-Up Gallery and Bookstore in the Artist District in Downtown Los Angeles at Art Share L.A. including readings, performances and screenings. We're bringing all our books, which you can pick up as well as various limited editions we've been putting together for the Kickstarter Campaign plus our new Poetry Is Dead, I Killed It T-Shirt and the new Insert Blanc Press tote bag. Come on down and say hello!

We'll be adding performances and keep the updates coming, but for now... 

Readings and performances include

Harold Abramowitz - Friday 730pm
Amanda Ackerman - Friday 8pm
Chris Sylvester, Holly Melgard, Joey Yearous-Algozin - Saturday 3pm
Joseph Mosconi - Saturday 4pm

Will Alexander - Saturday 5pm

 

Plus Screenings of Fright Catalog the movie; Poetry Is Dead, I Killed It; I Who Have Satin by Doug Nufer; For God by Todd Collins by Erica Ryan Stallones; Nature Nurtures Nature by Andrew Choate; and more ... 

 

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 12, 2015

Kickstarter Campaign! Support Insert Blanc Press and General Projects!

 

We Need Your Support.

Over the past 10 years Insert Blanc has done quite a lot and more, but we've only done one fundraising campaign before at our 5 year anniversary celebration. In the past decade we have grown well beyond a typical literary or arts press and branched out in a number of new and exciting directions. Now, we need your help to do it even better going forward.

Kickstart it Up!

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 01, 2015

horrorshow

horrorshow

Film Screening Series 
Curated by Jason Golday
Presented by Insert Blanc Press General Projects
Saturday, June 20th at 10pm
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031 (backhouse)

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The Gates of Hell, aka City of the Living Dead directed by Lucio Fulci
"Paura nella città dei morti viventi" (original title)
1980 (released in US 1983), 93 mins. 

 

The screening will be preceded by a short presentation from Jason Golday about the film and the director and his vision for this series. The film will begin at the latest by 11pm and we will be listening to the score of the film beforehand.

 

Bring pillows, blankets, possibly a chair, snacks, drinks, smokes etc., tho we will also have some of these things on hand.

 

You can read aboutdirector Lucio Fulci at Senses of Cinema and the film City of the Living Dead at Mondo Digital.

 

Image credit (above): Satan, by William Blake (1757-1827), after a deisgn by Henry Fuseli, Etching and engraving. 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 15, 2015

N U S T A C H U S

N U S T A C H U S
John Zane Zappas
Saturday, February 7 - Sunday, April 5, 2015
Opening Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm

Outside Gallery
Insert Blanc Press General Projects
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031
insertblancpress.net

Please join us for the inaugural opening of Outside Gallery with an exhibition of new work by John Zane Zappas. Outside Gallery, a project of Insert Blanc Press General Projects is curated by Chris Niemi & Mathew Timmons and seeks to create a new exhibition platform, literally outside in the side/front yard of our house in Lincoln Heights. Exploring the differences between institutional sculpture gardens and the kind of aesthetic space many people have access to in their own front yard, Outside Gallery provides a new space for contemporary art.

N U S T A C H U S by John Zane Zappas 
features new site-sensitive sculptures and drawings on aluminum. Zappas’ objects shift one’s focus from what an element represents to how it operates. Relying on the materiality of recognizable objects while resisting their utility, objects become values, fetishes, idols… The work is not about resolution, but resides in a space where there is nothing to decode—an empty stage for fleeting moments of being. Zappas firmly believes that knowledge can be revealed through the act of making and he works to move from the familiar to the ambiguous with a dizzying lack of distinction between humor and solemnity.

 

John Zane Zappas (b. Torrance, 1985) received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Primetime and Good Weather. In 2012 he participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

http://www.johnzanezappas.com/

 

Y O O Z E
2015
Oil stick on aluminium.
18" x 12"
(also see John Zane Zappas drawing edition from Insert Blanc)

 

 

Flower 2015
Masticated Flaming Hot Cheetos, Elmer's Glue, armature, and carved particle board plinth.
71" x 20" x 24"

 

Ashtray
2015
Carved and torched palm wood.
47" x 10" x 10"

Wide Throne
2015
Concrete, wood, and metal mesh.
89" x 102"" x 30"

 

 

Installation Images

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 26, 2015

Insert Blanc Press General Projects Launch Fall 2014

Insert Blanc Press General Projects Launch Fall 2014

Commonwealth & Council
3006 W 7th St #220 Los Angeles CA 90005 
213 703 9077
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30pm

 

Insert Blanc Press would like to graciously invite you to our General Projects Launch for Fall 2014 to celebrate new books, print and film projects from Insert Blanc Press including:

Here Versus Elsewhere by Allison Carter
poetry, paperback, 80 pages

For God by Todd Collins
hardbound, prose, 90 pages

Dispersal Order (Dazzler) by Jason Kunke
22” x 14” Inkjet Print print edition of 30

Fright Catalog (the movie)
by Joseph Mosconi & Insert Blanc Press 10 minutes

 

Please join us to celebrate Insert Blanc Press General Projects Launch Fall 2014 with readings from Allison Carter and Todd Collins, an artwork by Jason Kunke and the World Premiere screening of Fright Catalog (the movie). Reception to begin at 8pm; readings, performances and screenings to begin at 9pm.

 

 

“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

 

"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)

 

Dispersal Order (Dazzler) by Jason Kunke is a photograph of a mimeograph stencil. The stencil is of an image taken from a riot control manual, and is photographed lit only with a quasi-legal, 100mW, 532nm, green laser. Lasers like these are used by law enforcement for non-lethal crowd control and order management, disorienting or temporarily blinding unruly mobs. Here, the laser is used as an artistic medium, illuminating and documenting an order to disperse.

 

"Fright Catalog by Joseph Mosconi is realism, and we’re fucked. ... The funny (and I mean Beckett “funny”) thing about Fright Catalog is that most of it is everyday circumstance in the key of the histrionic: “Wonder that on/my rotten cabin/ponders a baptism/in the warm piss/of slaughtered children.” Welcome to our state of permanent war. What’s actually scary about most metal is that it’s a bunch of pissed off white guys with bloodlust. And that, truly, should scare the shit out of anyone."—Kim Calder, The Volta

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 29, 2014

Open Press

Open Press 2014

October 11th & 12th each day from 12-3 & 4-7pm
RSVP for addresses LALiterature@gmail.com

 

Open Press is a medium to extend the work of the writer, editor, and curator, to instigate new channels of reciprocity among those interested and engaged in what might constitute the literary at any given time. Over the course of two days, Open Press 2014 will feature roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more in four “at home” locations across the Los Angeles area.

The idea of Open Press is to host a series of events (roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more) on-site at each of our homes or headquarters. The co-curators (eohippus labs, Insert Blanc Press, Les Figues Press and the Poetic Research Bureau) have invited one or more literary projects they admire to participate in these panels, readings, etc.

We wish to transform our homes (or headquarters) into temporary public sites where literary practices can be discussed and engaged.  In other words, Open Press will be a kind of literary moveable feast, in which we travel to four different sites over the course of two days in Los Angeles, CA.

http://openpressevent.blogspot.com/

 

hosts: Les Figues Press, The Poetic Research Bureau, eohippus labs & Insert Blanc Press

guest presses and projects: Counterpath Press, Ricochet Editions, Writ Large Press, The Song Cave, ypolita press, Entropy, Copilot Press, Anomalous Press, Gauss PDF and Phoneme Media

people: Tim Roberts, Diana Arterian, Chiwan Choi, Teresa Carmody, Andrea Quaid, Andrew Maxwell, Joseph Mosconi, Ara Shirinyan, Todd Colby, Jane Gregory, Graham Foust, Amanda Ackerman, Carrie Hunter, Janice Lee, Stephanie Sauer, Erica Mena, Harold Abramowitz, Mathew Timmons, J. Gordon Faylor, David Shook, Andrew Choate, Jay Erker, William Moor, Feliz Lucia Molina, Emily Hunt & Jen Lagendrost

 

Les Figues, Counterpath, Ricochet & Writ Large Press
Saturday, October 11 from 12 - 3 p.m.
Tim Roberts, Diana Arterian, Chiwan Choi, Teresa Carmody & Andrea Quaid

Les Figues Press will be joined by Counterpath Press (Tim Roberts), Ricochet Editions (Diana Arterian), and Writ Large Press (Chiwan Choi) in a roundtable discussion to ask: What does it mean to make books and curate literary experiences as an artist-run press? Together we will talk about philosophies, practices and materials; or, How can a book be a screen, wall or room of constellating bodies collecting pages into a spiral-bound whole?

Les Figues Press is a nonprofit literary organization and publisher. Based in Los Angeles, our mission is to create aesthetic conversations between readers, writers, and artists by publishing 5-7 books a year and curating and hosting literary events. We favor projects that push the boundaries of genre, form, and general acceptability and are aware of themselves as a textual body within a history and culture marked by constructs of gender, race, class, and sexuality. We embrace a feminist criticality and editorial vision.
www.lesfigues.com

Counterpath is a nonprofit publisher, gallery and event space, and bookstore. The press was founded in 2006 and has published nearly 50 titles to date. The gallery and event space—opened in late 2010 in downtown Denver, Colorado—has hosted over 100 exhibitions and events. The bookstore carries titles from small and independent presses. We are interested in linguistic and visual interventions in contemporary global culture and strive to encompass new conceptions of what compelling work can mean.
www.counterpathpress.org

Ricochet Editions, founded in 2012, is an imprint of Gold Line Press. Our mission is to publish innovative, trans-genre, and/or genre-less works that have a hard time finding homes in journals, competitions, and with other publishers. We publish 2 to 3 titles a year, ranging from small chapbooks to full-length books. We read submissions and bandy words about the manuscript(s) we hope to bring to print, fully devoted to engaging in an extended author-editor dialogue and working with authors on their manuscripts.
http://dornsife.usc.edu/goldlinepress/ricochet-editions/

Writ Large Press is a downtown LA based small press. Founded in 2007 to publish overlooked Los Angeles writers, WLP continues to experiment with the idea of publishing and explore the role of the book in society with DTLAB, a pop-up bookstore and performance space project, PUBLISH!, a continuing underground publishing project, and Grand Park Downtown BookFest, a festival for LA writers and publishers.
http://writlargepress.com/

 

The Poetic Research Bureau & Song Cave
Saturday, October 11 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Todd Colby, Jane Gregory & Graham Foust 

The Poetic Research Bureau hosts The Song Cave, which began as a chapbook press with a very personal editorial sensibility (largely the work of two people, Ben Estes and Alan Felsenthal), and has recently begun publishing perfect-bound books of poetry, translations and essays in handsome editions with a formidable house style. The PRB finds The Song Cave a sympathetic enterprise due to its sustained commitment to small format literature like pamphlets/chapbooks, and for making its archive freely accessible in digital form as online PDFs. The three readers at this eventTodd Colby, Jane Gregory and Graham Foustare recently published by The Song Cave.

In the editors’ own words, “The Song Cave is dedicated to recovering a lost sensibility and creating a new one by publishing books of poetry, translations, art criticism, and making art prints and other related materials.”
www.the-song-cave.com

The Poetic Research Bureau is a valise fiction and portable literary service in Northeast Los Angeles. As an out-of-pocket California milk-crate boosterist enterprise, it serves as the irregular literary umbrella for projects such as Ara Shirinyan’s house of concept & constraint, Make Now Press; occasional poetry journal The Germ (‘97-’05), edited by Andrew Maxwell and Macgregor Card; and art-lit mag Area Sneaks, edited by Rita Gonzalez and Joseph Mosconi.

As a research bloc, the PRB attempts to cultivate composition, publication and distribution strategies that enlarge the public domain. It favors appropriations, impersonations, ‘compost’ poetries, belated conversations, unprintable jokes and doodles, ‘unoriginal’ literature, historical thefts and pastiche. The publication emphasis is on ephemeral works, short-run magazines and folios, short-lived reprints and excerpts in print-on-demand formats, and the occasional literary fetish objects of stupidly incomparable price and value.

The Bureau also hosts a reading series at 951 Chung King Rd in Chinatown, and invites writers whose work lacks the ‘commercial tendency’ while harboring the bright, high-minded intentions that often lead to broad panic, righteous perversions, improbable arguments, and the ill-served cul-de-sacs of genius. The series is programmed by the aforementioned Messrs Maxwell, Mosconi and Shirinyan. If you’re sympatico, passing through town, or need a megaphone, 50 seats and a big blank space, give us a write.

 

eohippus labs, ypolita, Entropy, Copilot & Anomalous Press
Sunday, October 12 from 12 - 3 p.m. 
Amanda Ackerman, Carrie Hunter, Janice Lee,
Stephanie Sauer, Erica Mena & Harold Abramowitz

eohippus labs will be joined by ypolita press, Entropy, Copilot Press, and Anomalous Press for a panel: We are starting from the premise that our bodies’ sensory capacities have been compromised. For example, our ability to smell or taste has been weakened or coerced. Visual culture is primary at the expense of other sensory engagements. Bodies are continuously manipulated in their many forms of labor. Therefore, we introduce our panel discussion with a set of questions around a central question/concern: How do various literary practices—reading, writing, editing—navigate a body whose sensory capacity has been compromised?

eohippus labs is a Los Angeles based micro literary project co-edited by Harold Abramowitz and Amanda Ackerman that publishes innovative writing in a variety of forms.
www.eohippuslabs.com

ypolita press is a lowercased chapbook press, started in 2006 and edited by Carrie Hunter, which has a growing library of nearly 20 chapbooks. Though not exclusively female, ypolita press is a feminist press which seeks to publish that which runs towards the experimental, the lyrical, the anti-lyrical, sometimes the avant-garde, sometimes conceptual, sometimes purely emotive, sometimes straightforward.
ypolitapress.blogspot.com

Entropy is a new website, co-edited by Janice Lee, featuring literary and related non-literary content that seeks to engage with the literary community, that becomes its own community, and creates a space for literary and non-literary ideas. Entropy covers diverse topics such as experimental literature, video games, graphic novels, science fiction, film, art, translation, the poetics of spaces, small press practices, and more.

www.entropymag.org

Copilot Press is publishing as an arts practice co-directed by book artist Stephanie Sauer. Each book is a collaboration between author, content and designer, resulting in one-of-a-kind structures built to pour out onto your palms as you handle, read, interact. Continuing in various traditions of independent publishing, we produce largely hand-bound works that speak in dialogue with rooted and transitory voices across the globe, and play with distribution methods that vary according to each piece.
www.copilotpress.com

Anomalous has its sights set on publishing literary text, advancing audio forms and creation, and supporting all sorts of alternative realities of the near future. The online publication is available in both visual and audio forms on various platforms. In March of 2013, Anomalous launched its first round of print chapbooks.
www.anomalouspress.org

 

Insert Blanc Press, Gauss PDF & Phoneme Media
Sunday, October 12 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Andrew Choate, Jay Erker, William Moor, J. Gordon Faylor,
Feliz Lucia Molina, David Shook, Emily Hunt & Jen Lagendrost

Insert Blanc Press presents a performance across multiple media and languages with J. Gordon Faylor of Gauss PDF and David Shook of Phoneme Media. Sharing a vision of the arts as inextricably linked; Insert Blanc, Gauss PDF and Phoneme Media foster creative practices that tend to cross language barriers and drift across lines of digital and print media as well as across mediums from film to printmaking, and writing to painting, photography and etc. These three presses have brought together a diverse collection of artists and writers over the years and for Open Press will present the work of Andrew Choate, Jay Erker, William Moor, Feliz Lucia Molina, Emily Hunt and Jen Lagendrost. The performance at Insert Blanc HQ will include writers, translators, and visual artists that often come to their work through attempts to swim in the gooey center while lingering at the edge of various margins.

Insert Blanc Press produces innovative art & literature in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in October 2005, Insert Blanc Press produces over twelve individual projects a year across various media. Publishing large format hardbound artist monographs, photography and print editions, hardbound and perfectbound books of contemporary literature, handmade chapbooks, magazines, ebooks, audiobooks, digital albums, and video projects. Insert Blanc Press also recently started The People, a podcast featuring the voices and ideas of The People that make up the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, the west coast, and beyond. Insert Blanc endeavors to create dynamic conversations among the artistic disciplines and to support emerging artists and writers in the interest of contemporary arts and letters.
http://insertblancpress.net

Founded in 2010, Gauss PDF is a publisher of digital and print works. Its releases include ZIP files, PDFs, Word documents, mp3s, JPEGs, print-on-demand books, and videos, among other media. Transdisciplinary in spirit, Gauss PDF aims to foster cross-genre feedback through an open and expanding network of artists and non-artists from around the world.
http://www.gauss-pdf.com

Phoneme Media is a publishing and film production house committed to discovering international writers, translators and artists, and connecting them to new audiences around the world through translation.
http://phonemebooks.com/

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 27, 2014