Opening Friday, August 17th, from 6PM - 8PM
THE WAIT IS OVER! Come out an celebrate the inaugural release of V.1: the Assembly from Oxblood Publishing!
Come out + hang out + get your publication on while learning a little more about Oxblood Publishing, it’s various project, and get your hands on V.1 of the Assembly or any of the 5 publications contained within.
//// light snacks, music, and some drinks will be provided: BYOB is encouraged ////
ABOUT O.P. + THE ASSEMBLY:
OXBLOOD is an independent publisher of experimental and theoretical texts, broadsides and artists’ publications in addition to operating as a platform for engaging in and generating contemporary discourse centered around the various actions of publishing as a means for the production and dissemination of knowledge.
Operating under the imperative – GET OUT / GET OUT FAST – OXBLOOD features work from emerging artists / writers, publishing in “limited” editions that utilize whatever production technology may currently be available to the press. We embrace and question the complex urgency of our time.
OXBLOOD publishes a range of works from 2 of our 4 current submission categories on an annual-to-semi/annual basis, releasing all the works in simultaneity as “the Assembly.”
The concept was derived from Deleuze and Guattari’s ontological framework of the assemblage, introduced in their work “A Thousand Plateaus,” as well as from various collective artists’ publications such as: Assembling Press, and The Collective Farm works of Rimma Gerlovina, Valeriy Gerlovin, and Vagrich Bakhchanyan. Works are released first as a unified volume in “the Assembly,” then available for individual acquisition outside of it. This allows us to operate under the supposition that the materials/content are/is not fixed, but ex/inter/changeable, presenting different reads contingent both on their isolation and greater points of connectivity.
Publishing physically in limited editions, “the Assembly” is even more limited in its physical form. As such, all works included in, and the Assembly itself, are digitally archived with the intention/prospect of all works being available online at a later juncture. The digital is a potent space, possessing its own unique physicality, and unique opportunities. We believe this multi-modal and fluid approach to the production of the assembly creates an opportunity for work to be disseminated to a variety of audiences, which in some cases, the work would not have interacted within only one form, on its own, or as part of the total assembly.
The following is a list of contributors and works included/published in/for V.1:
David Armes – (Red Plate Press; UK) – Artists’ Print
Jillian Bruschera – “Ice in Water” – chapbook
Myrna Keliher – (Expedition Press) – Artists’ Print
Vida Sacic – “Like Some Female Hamlet” – interview w/OXBLOOD
Levi Sherman – (Partial Press) – “ISBN: Commodification + Monopoly” – essay
BP Sutton – “[something billeted, something treatise]” – chapbook