Beau Rice - An experiment between the epistolary and the ectype, Tex is a performance act in print. Featuring walk-ons by various interlocutors, this mnemonic outpour examines the potentiality of relationships in the digital ag
Beau Rice, Tex, Penny-Ante Editions, 2014.
In the twenty-first century, relationships have been transformed in unprecedented ways. Technology has birthed a paradoxical space between isolation and connectivity profoundly expanding the possibilities for how and with whom we create intimacy. An experiment between the epistolary and the ectype, Tex is a performance act in print. Featuring walk-ons by various interlocutors, this mnemonic outpour examines the potentiality of relationships in the digital age. Metonymic displacements, grammatical violations and verbal spillage form this rowdy non-narrative documenting one LA artist's sexual exploits, an evolving attachment to Texas-based former fling, Matt G, and the determination and opportunism involved with the continually forthcoming publication of this, his first book. (Rated X for strong language and sexual content.)
It’s part of my queer optimism to say that people are affectively and emotionally incoherent. This suggests that we can produce new ways of imagining what it means to be attached and build lives and worlds from what there already is – a heap of conventionally prioritized but incoherent affective concepts of the world that we carry around. We are just at the beginning of understanding emotion politically. —Lauren Berlant
It’s a pretty common to hear someone say “there’s no privacy on the internet” or “there’s no such thing as a private conversation anymore.” But if that were true, it wouldn’t be as fascinating as it is that Los Angeles artist Beau Rice is publishing a book culled from almost two years worth of Gchats, emails, and text messages called Tex.
Rice describes the book as “performance act in print,” and according to him all of the material in Tex is made up of real, authentic communications between himself and various friends, colleagues, and strangers. That old commercial for the Navy that asks “if somebody wrote a book about your life, would anybody read it?” springs to mind.
For more information on Tex by Beau Rice, you can check out a feature on the book in Dazed here, where you can also find out how to pre-order a copy of the book in advance of its November 18th release date. - www.refinedguy.com/2014/10/29/tex-beau-rice/
Courtesy of Penny-Ante Editions
[Sun, Sep 22, 2013 9:35PM]
[Photo: A shiny purple cane on the ground]
i am using a cane
i was doing ballet moves in a
hot tub with ryan T
(famedrop? sars) and i tore a
ligament attached to my big toe.
Is that real
You would have a cane
I dunno i can see you
getting beaten up or
having too much fun
[Sun, Sep 23, 2013 4:21PM]
Last night I was doing ballet moves in a hot tub (I know) and I injured my foot. It’s swollen and sore and I can’t put any weight on it at all. The Internet seems to indicate that I tore a ligament attached to my big toe. It’s a bummer.
Tomorrow morning I’m going to see a podiatrist who will hopefully give me a clear prognosis. I don’t think this should cause me to miss any shifts, and I’m still planning to go to New York this week, but I wanted to let y’all know now because I’ll probably be limited to cashier work and other low-mobility activity for about four weeks. I’ll stay in touch as I learn more. And you can expect me to come in tomorrow night on crutches.