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Melissa Buzzeo

Melissa Buzzeo writes a literature of encounter, but also: descent, healing, refusal. She is the author of four full-length books: The Devastation (Nightboat 2015), For Want and Sound (Les Figues, 2013), Face (Bookthug, 2009) and...

Michael du Plessis

Michael du Plessis teaches Comparative Literature and English at the University of Southern California, where he is also completing a masters degree in Professional Writing. His novel,

Klaus Killisch

Klaus Killisch studied painting at the Art Academy in East-Berlin from 1981-1986. His work has been represented in many exhibitions including the Biennale in Venice, Sezon Museum of Art in Tokyo, Folkwang Museum in Essen, New...

Kim Rosenfield

Kim Rosenfield is the author of several books of poetry, including Good Morning--Midnight-- (Roof Books, 2001), Tràma (Krupskaya, 2004), re:evolution (Les Figues Press, 2009), Lividity (Les Figues Press, 2012), and USO:...

Mark Rutkoski

Mark Rutkoski is an artist working in painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound, and words, and is also a paintings conservator and art consultant. Paintings from his series based upon Finnegans Wake illustrated the October 1984...

Matias Viegener

Matias Viegener is a Los Angeles based writer, artist, and critic who works alone and collaboratively in the fields of writing, video, installation, and performance art.  Viegener is the author of 

TrenchArt: Surplus

Melissa Buzzeo

Michael du Plessis

Klaus Killisch

Kim Rosenfield

Mark Rutkoski

Matias Viegener

Aesthetics
Edited by Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place

Materials: paper (varieties), wire
Front Cover: Hand-stamped
Back cover image: Klaus Killisch
Introduction by Teresa Carmody
Binding: wire
ISBN: 1-934254-34-7
Pages: 40
Price: $60 [1 of 6 books in set]

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Hand-bound in an edition of 250, TrenchArt: Surplus introduces the seventh annual TrenchArt series, with aesthetics written by participating series writers and visual artist, Klaus Killisch. The books in the TrenchArt Surplus series are uniformly excessive, and while the annual TrenchArt series generally includes five book, TrenchArt: Surplus includes a surplus sixth title. The aesthetic volume, TrenchArt: Surplus, is printed on left-over paper donated by Disney through the nonprofit organization L.A. Shares. Additional series titles include: 2500 Random Things About Me Too, Lividity, The Memoirs of JonBenet by Kathy Acker, For Want and Sound, and Words of Love.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Surplus: An Introduction | Teresa Carmody
  • On the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature by Gilles Deleuze | Michael du Plessis
  • An Elegy for Passage: For Want and Sound | Melissa Buzzeo
  • Screamo | Kim Rosenfield
  • Pas de Deux | Mark Rutkoski
  • still life about my work | Klaus Killisch
  • Aesthetic Statement: Writing against my will | Matias Viegener