Mold: Pedestal - Publication Launch

March 7, 2014
6:00-8:00 PM

Secretary Press is pleased to announce the publication of Mold: Pedestal edited by Michi Jigarjian and Libby Pratt with contributions from Matthew Burgess, Nancy Davenport, Chris Kraus, Adam Marnie, Nica Ross, and Laurie Weeks.

Contributing writers Chris Kraus & Matthew Burgess will give readings at 7 PM.

Mold is one of three in a series where three writers and three artists are asked to respond to one word. For Volume 1 the contributors were invited to respond to the word ‘pedestal.’ From the editors: We did not choose pedestal for its heroic connotation—nor for what sits atop. We chose it for its base. A cinder block on its short end, a thinly stacked lego tower or a tall white box; we saw a platform. It’s a weighty word, heavy in the mouth and implication. If it were an object it would sit on the ground. So we gave this “platform” to six very different artists and writers with no restrictions, to see if they might turn pedestal anew—and possibly even lighten its heavy load.

The second volume of Mold will be published in Spring 2014 and includes contributions from Howie Chen, Nina Katchadourian, Rafael Lemus, Lorena Marron, Mika Tajima, and Hannah Whitaker. The artists and writers will be responding to the word ‘ebb.’