From our current newsletter:
Our year is off to a productive start and we are busy gearing up for book fairs, zine fests, new publications, exhibitions, talks and more. We hope things are going well for everyone.
Half Letter Press has several new items in stock: Two titles by Interference Archive, La Persistencia de los Sueños / The Persistence of Dreams (pictured above) and RadioActivity! Antinuclear Movements from Three Mile Island to Fukushima; America/n by Lucky Pierre; three zines about ABC No Rio, ABC No Rio: Art Effects - Decadent Performance Era, ABC No Rio: Founders Era Artifacts, and ABC No Rio: Artifice.
Half Letter Press and Temporary Services will be at this year’s LA Art Book Fair, organized by Printed Matter! It is February 1-3, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. We are really excited to be participating. Marc will be there on our behalf. We will be sharing our booth with one of our favorite LA artists and book nerds, Lisa Anne Auerbach (her latest book from her exhibition in Malmoe, Sweden kicks ass and you should get a copy from her!). Come out and say hello and support our friends The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, Antena, Edie Fake, Soberscove Press, Justseeds, and more!
Temporary Services was invited to talk at PSU for their MFA Art and Social Practice Conversation Series. Salem will be there in Portland on our behalf, January 30.
The very first solo presentation of the work of Temporary Services in London will be at the Architecture Association in February. We are presenting two collections of photographs from our Public Phenomena and Mobile Phenomena series. We have made a brand new large format poster-booklet–A1 that folds down to A5– which we are giving away during the run of the show. All of our publications related to these photo series will be available at the AA’s book store. The exhibition opens February 22nd. Brett and Marc will be there and will talk about the exhibition on the 23rd. We are also arranging some other talks around London and you can check our CURRENT SERVICESpage for the latest information.
To contact us with ordering questions, chat about books you would like to see at HLP or anything else, email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very happy to report that Tamms Correctional Center in southern Illinois was closed for good on January 4th! We honor the men who were tortured there for so many years and celebrate that their humanity was finally acknowledged by the state of Illinois. Congratulations also go to our good friend and tireless activist, Laurie Jo Reynolds, who has fought so hard to shut Tamms down. We worked with her, Tamms Year Ten, and Sarah Ross on Supermax Subscriptions. That project will continue to trade peoples’ unused frequent flier miles for magazine subscriptions for people in long term solitary confinement.
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– Temporary Services & Half Letter Press