if you're in paris, i'll be signing books at the MACK booth on friday, november 16 at 7pm -- be sure to come out!
"But by pleading for what is crucial to the lives of individuals against what is expedient for the powers that be, J. Carrier has dared us to look beyond the seductions of borders, of history, of walls and to imagine what it might mean to pledge allegiance to each other." –– from elementary calculus by vince leo read the entire essay on little brown mushroom
"If the signal figure of contemporary economic life is the illegal immigrant, the symbolic figure of contemporary political life must be the border: that intangible construct which materialises in order to separate those with rights from those without.
J’s wonderful first book, Elementary Calculus, is swarming with borders: they contain that which is at once beautiful and distant, harbour symbols of peace, absorb within them the etched hopes of the nameless, prop up those with little support and less freedom, demarcate territory, decry the indifference of chance, police access, are incessantly traversed by animals indifferent to their symbolism, provide respite, serve as message boards, clarify a ritualised separation, offer hope, labour, contrast and poetic metaphor.
The story of the plight of the subjects of this book could be read in an inventory of the walls that it depicts."
elementary calculus as featured in the MACK 2012 catalogue.
other 2012 MACK releases to include books by luigi ghirri, thomas demand, anders petersen, lars tunbjork, daniel blaufuks, ron jude, paul graham and anthony hernandez.
check out the full catalogue here.