Announcing TrenchArt: Logistics


We are proud to announce the launch of TrenchArt: Logistics, the eighth installment of the annual TrenchArt series. Logistics will feature new books by Dodie Bellamy, Redell Olsen, Chris Tysh, and Divya Victor. To accompany the new works, this year’s limited-edition hand-bound collection Aesthetics includes five essays by Bellamy, Olsen, Tysh, and Victor, an Introduction by Vanessa Place, and visual art by Alice Konitz.

TrenchArt explores the notion that every writer is in conversation with other writers, and every text is in conversation with other texts. Each year, the series presents new works of literature as part of a larger cultural and aesthetic conversation. Each series features a set of five books that, when placed in proximity, resonate in their conceptual/formal concerns. The unifying feature of the Logistics series is the exploration of the expanse of “cut,” or of “cutting,” as both adjective and verb, and as organizing principle.

“Partial objects are proudly on parade: mouths, cunts, cuts of tongue, and the skin-surface of films/film-surface of skins,” writes Vanessa Place in her Introduction “mind THE GAP.” “Logistics, of course, is that branch of the military that addresses the support and deployment of its personnel: support meaning making sure there is proper equipment; deployment making sure there is proper movement, including evacuation and hospitalization, as needed. In business, logistics simply refers to minding the organizational details. The devil, as you know, is in the details.”

The Aesthetics essay collection is published in a 250-copy limited edition, available exclusively to Les Figues Members, though each year following its publication it will be available for sale with the rest of the TrenchArt: Logistics collection

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