Book Launch and Performance / “48 Minutes,” with Matthea Harvey, Amy Jean Porter, and David Scher
Date: Saturday, 1 October 2016, 4–6 pm
Please join us for an afternoon of live music, spontaneous drawing, and readings as we celebrate the recent publications of David Scher’s Hail, Cretin! and Matthea Harvey and Amy Jean Porter’s When Up and Down Left Town, volumes two and three in Cabinet’s “24-Hour Book” series.
Artist David Scher’s Hail, Cretin!
features the melancholy peregrinations of a demi-centurion missing his
upper half. Wandering through a land over which his forces perhaps once
held dominion, our protagonist—a lonely postimperial half-man who seems
fated to permanent homelessness—now experiences the flowers and stones
of the landscape as if for the first time.
When Up and Down Left Town—a collaboration
between poet Matthea Harvey and artist Amy Jean Porter—imagines a world
where Up and Down, connected by horizontal zippers to the Middle,
suddenly unzip themselves, leaving humans to experience a world without
contrails or dachshunds.
About Cabinet’s “24-Hour Book” series
is the author of five books of poetry, most recently If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? and an erasure, Of Lamb, with drawings by Amy Jean Porter. She has also written two books for children.
Cabinet wishes to thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of this project.
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