Avid Readers 4: Lecture on Reading

Materials, Form, Organization, Actions
edited by Jack Henrie Fisher
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“Avid reader” is a collocation — a phrase of two or more words that accompany each other more often than would occur by chance. Avid Readers is an event to convene a group of different readers according to something other than chance, something like desire (the latin root of “avid”).

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Avid Readers is an experiment in reprinting and at the same time is a script for a collective reading. It is an elliptical out-loud construction of a theme in print. Avid Readers reproduces not only words but also the form of words in print. We read together not as a ritual but instead as the lucid collective enunciation of the material texts assembled.

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Avid Readers 4 — A Lecture on Reading — has to do with reading, with how to read and with the appearance and organization of the words we read together and what, together, we can do with them.

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August/September 2019
Script for collective reading at Inga bookshop, Chicago and Athens Art Book Fair
softcover, 28 pp. plus insert, red / blue / black risograph, 6.5 x 9.25 inches
Edition of 100