Don't Rest, NarrateCOLLABORATIVE PROJECT
2020 | 19.5 x 13.5 cm, 190 pages
Edited by Nicholas John Jones & Rachel Withers
Published 2020 by Torpedo Press with PRAKSIS
Edited by PRAKSIS founders Nicholas John Jones and Rachel Withers, it features contributions from residents Vika Adutova, Maria Gordana Belić, Eva Funk, Araiz Mesanza, Daniela Müller, Iz Öztat, Gabrielle Paré, and Per Westerlund, as well as Guttorm Guttormsgaard, Hannah Hiaasen, özgür k, Maria Lind, Martin Berner Mathiesen, Ellef Prestsæter, and Eva Weinmayr. It is designed by Eller med a.
The publication Don’t rest, narrate addresses the interrelationship of art, publishing and collectivity. It was evolved from research carried out during PRAKSIS’s seventh residency, For a rainy day – Publishing as a site of collectivisation, held in autumn 2017 in collaboration with the publisher Torpedo and designers Eller med a.
Don’t rest, narrate constitutes both a resource and an art object. Containing commissioned artworks and new texts, brief studies of key experiments in art and radical publishing, reprints of texts on subjects ranging from collective production to licensing and archiving, and a bibliography giving pointers for further reading, the book is designed to inform and stimulate further discussion and study. Its unusual, non-linear three-section format renders visible and tangible the performative dimension of our interactions with books.
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