mandag, december 17, 2012

Tonight in Malmø: LOCAL COLOUR!

IN EDIT MODE PRESS presents LOCAL COLOUR: Ghosts, variations

Signal - Centre for Contemporary Art
Monbijougatan 15, Malmö

December 17, 2012, 7pm

In collaboration with Canadian poet Derek Beaulieu, Malmö-based publishing imprint In Edit Mode Press now presents Local Colour : Ghosts, variations. The collection takes as its point of departure Paul Auster's novella Ghosts, and Beaulieu's reworking of Auster's text, Local Colour. It invites a number of writers, poets, musicians and artists to contribute with further reworkings, intermedial translations and editing projects exploring various intersections between Auster's text and Beaulieu's graphic interpretation. The resulting volume consists of four bound volumes, a series of pamphlets and prints, an audio-CD and a piece of computer software.

To celebrate the release of the publication, we are also putting on an evening of performances and readings at Signal - Centre for Contemporary Art. The program for the evening features a reading by Derek Beaulieu, performances by Helen White, and a sound piece by Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim performed by Stine Janvin Motland and Inga Margrete Aas. Additionally, a new sound piece by Pär Thörn, recorded specifically for the event, will be presented.

IN EDIT MODE PRESS is a Malmö based publishing initiative focusing on experimental, contemporary text, - sound, - and graphic work. We primarily publish themed collections exploring specific issues and aesthetic strategies, taking a diverse range of approaches and perspectives into account. From our editorial offices / book shop at Malmö's Dalaplan, we make our publications by hand and in low print runs, often using unconventional formats and techniques. You can find more information about our activities on our website: We can also be reached on email: and phone: +46 (0) 76 18 60 609, and you can follows us on Facebook under the name Ineditmode Press.

The project is funded by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway.

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Local Colour : Ghosts, variations

(Malmö: In Edit Mode Press, 2012)
ISBN: 978-91-977853-4-1
First edition: 200 copies
Release date: December 17, 2012
Retail price: €65

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LOCAL COLOUR : Ghosts, variations is a collaboration between In Edit Mode Press and Canadian poet Derek Beaulieu. The publication takes as its point of departure, Paul Auster’s novella Ghosts, and, in particular, Derek Beaulieu’s reworking of Auster’s text, Local Colour, which he describes as follows:

‘Local Colour’ is a page-by-page interpretation of Paul Auster’s 72-page novella ‘Ghosts’. ‘Ghosts’ concerns itself with Blue, a private detective hired by a mysterious character named White to transcribe the actions of Black, a denizen of Brooklyn Heights living on Orange Street. As Blue reports his findings, the reader becomes more aware of the intricate relationship between Black and White, and a tactile awareness of the role of colour spreads through the narrative. With ‘Local Colour’, I have removed the entirety of Auster’s text, leaving only chromatic words—proper nouns or not—spread across the page as dollops of paint on a palette. Taking inspiration from Kenneth Goldsmith’s Gertrude Stein on Punctuation (Abaton Books, 2000) what remains is the written equivalent of ambient music—words which are meant to be seen but not read. The colours, through repetition, build a suspense and crescendo which is loosened from traditional narrative into a more pointillist construction.

Martin Glaz Serup sagde ...

Focusing on the tension created in Beaulieu’s manuscript – and alluded to in the description of his process – between the textual narrative and the relatively abstract graphical mark, and the opening it seems to provide towards a sonic realm, we are now hoping to solicit a series of textual, aural, oral, musical, and other interpretations, as well as more machinic ‘utilisations’, of Beaulieu’s manuscript. What interests us, in particular, is the way in which Local Colour seems to split Auster’s narrative text open, deterritorialising it, serially, by rendering it purely graphical, freeing it up, in the same gesture, to an excess and a bifurcation of meaning. Seeking to extend and amplify this ambition, we are now opening the project up for others – writers, poets, musicians, artists – to split Beualieu’s manuscript open, to deterritorialise the coloured rectangles of his manuscript by textual, aural, narrative, graphical and other means.

Local Colour: Ghosts, variations collects and counterposes a wide array of strategies and approaches. It features both textual and aural contributions and contributions that combine text and sound. We hope it will prove an ambitious, vigorous collection that oscillates and moves between textual narrative, graphical mark, and aural impression, exploring these different realms whilst rendering uncertain any easy distinction between them.


Derek Beaulieu, Local Colour (printed book)
Steve Giasson, Couleur locale (printed book)
Cia Rinne, Securiousity (printed booklet)
Peder Alexis Olsson, Edited Retinas (print)
Jörgen Gassilewski, After Image (print)
Craig Dworkin, Unseen Colour (print)
Elisabeth Tonnard, Monochromatic Bits (print)
Martin Glaz Serup, Local Colour (printed book)
Eric Zboya, Untitled # 1 & 2 (Local Colour) (prints)
Ola Ståhl, Colour’s Gravity (printed book and prints)


Pär Thörn, Sound Interpretation of Derek Beaulieu’s ‘Local Colour’(sound piece)
Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, First of all there is Blue (sound piece)
Ola Lindefelt, Spectral Quantum (sound piece)
Andreas Kurtsson, Voice Range, Dialect Genre (sound piece)
Helen White, Local Ghosts (sound piece)
Gary Barwin, Local Colour (sound piece)
Ola Ståhl & Carl Lindh, Ghosts (Music Box) (sound piece)
Magda Tyzlik-Carver & Andy Prior, Ghost Machine (software, booklet and video)

Mastered by O. Lindefelt at Black Pyramid, Miami, FL.

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