‘To Quill At Film’

“I drew a plan of the filming instrument. The writing drew within the field of the camera and the filming commenced. The hunting, filming and capture of wild form. I drew a plan of the writing instrument as a poetics as a film for showing in live performance as a writing of day for night. Situations in which I might be expected to film writing occurred and I was drawn to the archives and made them in the everyday. The bear was filming a commercial in the Western Isles when he swam off to take a partlet in the making of (a film) as a writing implement, or a piece of lace, or a feather. The filming of this is put last as pure speculation to give the camera time to catch up, or to open it to the viewing public for redistribution by other means . . . .” from ‘To Quill at Film’ by Redell Olsen

Out Now: Trenchart / Logistics

TrenchArt: Logistics

Dodie Bellamy

Alice Könitz

Redell Olsen

Chris Tysh

Divya Victor


Edited by Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place

Back cover image: Alice Könitz
Introduction by Vanessa Place
Binding: Metal binding clip
ISBN: 978-1-934254-48-6
Pages: 44
Price: $60 [1 of 5 books in set]

Hand-bound in an edition of 250, TrenchArt: Logistics introduces the eighth annual TrenchArt series, with aesthetics written by participating series writers and the series visual artist, Alice Könitz. Of the aesthetic essays, Vanessa Place notes in her introduction that “partial objects are proudly on parade: mouths, cunts, cuts of tongue, and the skin-surface of films/film-surface of skins.” Each of the books in the Logistics series uses the cut, and cutting, as an organizing principal. Additional series titles include: Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic by Chris Tysh; Film Poems by Redell OlsenCunt Norton by Dodie Bellamy; and Things To Do With Your Mouth by Divya Victor.

Get an extract from the introduction by Vanessa Place here