Included in the exhibition Performing Documents: Modes of Assembling at Center for Book Arts, July 15-September 24, 2022. Excerpts from Black Dada Reader by Adam Pendleton.
"Performing Documents: Modes of Assembling, curated by Paige Landesberg, highlights artists who are collecting and publishing calculated excerpts of primary research, existing data, and archival documents as a practice. Through the act of interrogating (and sometimes altering) fragments of living archives–such as old family photographs, real estate listings, and public records of funding–these artists activate complex narratives of the political, the poetic, and the personal. The method of dissemination employed in each work relates back to the original formats where the contents once circulated; establishing an unconventional criteria for publishing that is rooted in context, time and place." -- https://centerforbookarts.org/performing-documents-modes-assembling-exhibition