Public Launch event for issue 2 of Counter Signals. From 7pm onwards, with light refreshments.
We will rehearse here a reading of Seth Siegelaub’s introduction to volume 1 of Communication and Class Struggle, and hypothesize the contemporary political stakes of that bibliographic disorganization and precarity which Siegelaub melancholically articulated for XX century Marxist publishing.
At Evening Class, Other Forms will be joined in discussion by Nicholas Thoburn, author of Anti-Book: On the Art and Politics of Radical Publishing (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Presenting what he terms "a communism of textual matter," Nicholas explores the encounter between political thought and experimental writing and publishing, shifting the politics of text from an exclusive concern with content and meaning to the media forms and social relations by which text is produced and consumed.
Counter-Signals contributors Christopher Burke, Chris Lee, Joel Colover, and Charlotte Taillet will also be in attendance and join the discussion. Very excited to assemble this illustrious set!
We will be carrying ample (very heavy) inventory with us, so book sellers, collectors, aficionados, and everyone else who wants to stay up-to-date, are warmly encouraged to come out, lighten our load and expand your libraries.