2:00 Artist/writer talk with Mathew Timmons
4:00 Kick-off event, begin transcription of book, plus other surprise performances!
In late spring 2007 as an irrational exuberance and promise of financial fortune hung in the air, mailboxes were filled with generous and gracefully worded offers of credit. Just over two years later, in midsummer 2009, the shape of the financial environment changed radically and mailboxes still filled up with statements of credit. Something had to change, offer turned to obligation.
Mathew Timmons installation at LACE, CREDIT, is based on his book of the same name. Published by Blanc Press in Los Angeles, CREDIT is an 800 page, large format, full color, hardbound book—the longest, most expensive book publishable through the online service lulu.com. Divided into two sections, Part A: Credit–26 parts (a-z) and Part 2: Debit–10 parts (1-10), CREDIT is a highly revealing and emotional work chronicling a personal tale of credit. From August 5-26, 2010, Timmons (and others) will transcript CREDIT onto the wall.
Mathew Timmons is General Director of General Projects in Los Angeles. His works include CREDIT(Blanc Press) an 800 page full color, large-format, hardbound book, and Lip Service, a chapbook published by Slack Buddha Press. The New Poetics from Les Figues Press, Sound Noise from Little Red Leaves, The Archanoids an album of solo and collaborative sound poetries from Pleonasm Music, and his micro-book collaboration with Marcus Civin, a particular vocabulary from P S Books, are forthcoming. His work may be found in various journals including P-Queue, Holy Beep!, Flim Forum,The Physical Poets, Out of Nothing, Mammut_, Area Sneaks, Try, Or, Emohippus and Luvina. His art writing may be found in Artweek, Artillery, ArtSlant, The Magazine and X-TRA. He is the editor of Insert Press and co-curates Late Night Snack (with Harold Abramowitz).