WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 28
WHERE: Shadow Lounge
Encyclopedia Destructica and Justin Hopper will be hosting a small happy-hour party to celebrate the launch of PUBLIC RECORD – Justin’s book of poems based on text sampled from 19th-century Pittsburgh crime reports. (S. Highland & Baum Blvd. in East Liberty.)
Many of you worked on and/or attended the gallery opening in July that marked the launch of the “new-tech” aspect to Public Record – the audio recordings and mobile-phone delivery system based on Downtown poems.
This book contains many of those poems, many others (based on North Side and other locations), plus all of the artworks done for that show as illustrations for the poems.
It’s a lovely, 100-ish page book, handmade, and costs just $15 at the launch party. (Any of you not in the area but interested, they’ll be available by post over the Interwebs after the launch this week!)
But even if you can’t (or don’t want to!) buy a copy, come by just to have a beer and hang out for a minute. The illustrious Ben Hartlage and Stu Braun of The Turpentiners will be playing old-stylee acoustic musics, and it’ll be a nice chill start to the madness of Halloween weekend. No cover, of course; normal cash bar.
Supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund, and created as Old/New Media Artist-in-Residence with Deeplocal and Encyclopedia Destructica.
Tell your friends, tell your enemies, come on out!