INITIAL CONTRACTIONS takes its name from page 72 of a braille manual for the sighted, a manual you will likely never see but which you might see thru more easily. 25 artists, composers, poets, performers, architects, activists, curators & cooks cross purposes for a 1-day exhibition.
Each participant has been visited & granted spectral vision by way of the propulsive page in question, which will remain in question even as it poses others, its elaborate configurations projecting one space into another, like an ellipsis inside an ellipsis in an ellipsis, how each miracle manifestation proposes the next while problematizing the last.
SONEL BRESLAV / BLONDE ART BOOKS
REBECCA DAVIS w/ Lydia Chrisman + Donna Costello
MARK de WILDE
CARL KOEPCKE + JACK COCHRAN
ORGANISM for POETIC RESEARCH