11 October 2010

Burnt Books

Burnt Books

11 Oct

Nextbook Press is proud to announce a call for Mail Art to celebrate the publication of Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka, by Rodger Kamenetz.

Burnt Books is an evocative theme conjuring all kinds of imagery of loss and ephemera, memory, and the sharing of stories at a time when we are on the eve of dramatic changes in how words themselves are passed on and stories told. Conflicting perceptions on the meaning of ”death of print,” losses within the publishing industry and yet a rise of interest in small press publishing and new digital, interactive storytelling forms. The book may be burning (literally made of light not paper, online, eBooks etc.. ) yet it is not consumed by the flame; it is transformed, reincarnated, rejuvenated. Rodger Kamenetz’s book parallels the lives of two great storytellers: Rabbi Nachman the 18th century mystic and Franz Kafka, the modern era surrealist. Through this comparison, Kamenetz addresses the transformative and healing power of storytelling and books in whatever form. We look forward to seeing your interpretations of this theme.


Format: Mail Art, all media

Size: Standard post card, A4

Deadline: Rolling. First come, first exhibited.

Exhibition & Documentation: Works will be scanned and published on this site. No fee, no jury, no return, online documentation.

Online exhibition will be promoted on the Nextbook Press and Tablet Magazine websites, Facebook, and Twitter. Physical exhibition of works in New York, TBA.

To participate in the exhibition, mail art submissions should be sent by postal mail to:

Nextbook Press

ATTN: Margarita Korol

295 Lafayette Street, Suite 501

New York, New York 10012

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