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UNCOUNTED: Call & Response
edited by Kristin Poor
Published by Secession
Distribution: Revolver Verlag click

UNCOUNTED: Call & Response is a collaborative artists’ book, which takes the form of a call and response: Roysdon’s twenty-three part text UNCOUNTED provides the impetus and prompt for responses from the twenty-three artists, writers, poets, and scholars whose wide-ranging contributions are gathered here. UNCOUNTED has also been used a script for live performances; some of the responses included in this volume arose from these performative situations. Between Roysdon’s text and the collected responses lies the opportunity to unfold, create dissonance, point elsewhere, and write into. It is an improvisation of a publication.

UNCOUNTED engages a vocabulary of movement, margins, and trespass. It is about what is “unseen in time,” alive time in institutions, and the politics of transitions. Drawing on texts by W.H. Auden, David Hammons, Gertrude Stein, and Elizabeth Grosz, among others, Roysdon considers “uncounted experience,” what is “beyond the will to measure,” posing such questions to her interlocutors as “What is time if not activism?” “Can we support collectivities instead of collections?” and “What instruments have we?”

The artists’ book is published in conjunction with the exhibition Emily Roysdon at the Secession.

Contributions by Emily Roysdon and Marwa Arsanios, Doug Ashford, Babi Badalov, Morgan Bassichis, Gregg Bordowitz, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Jaime Shearn Coan, Moyra Davey, Michelle Dizon, Grace Dunham, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Miguel Gutierrez, Raquel Gutiérrez, Elisabeth Lebovici, André Lepecki, Robin Coste Lewis, Heather Love, MPA, Ridykeulous, Jen Rosenblit, Sarah Schulman, and Martine Syms.

Berlin 2015, 96 pages, ill., 32 x 23 cm, Softcover, hand-sewed spine, English
ISBN 978-3-95763-262-3 {Available}