The internet, a beautiful tool and this generation's great leveller, has brought a directness to the way books are produced. Publishers, if they don't adapt, become left behind as mere middlemen, no longer needed.
Adaptation is wonderful. Therein lays the beauty of the small and alternative presses.
To explore the changing landscape of publishing, Annexe will be publishing a collection as part of an exhibition of alternative publishing-based practices, curated by Ladies of the Press*.
The collection, Volumes of Text, shows writers each giving their take on the subjects of redundant technologies, redundant media, redundant ideas.
Digital becomes analogue and back again. - During the course of the exhibition, each piece will be presented as the reel of a cassette tape. Yet another redundant technology.
Parallel to the exhibition, the collection will be available in a digital edition, serving as virtual remnants of the real world show.
Annexe will be part of the exhibition alongside Pigeon Magazine and Very Small Kitchen. Each a unique point for contemporary alternative publishing. The show will exhibit the three's, very literal, acts of publishing.