Poetry. Fiction. Art. Children's Literature. OFF-WORLD FAIRY TALES marks the third collaboration between painter Susan Bee and writer Johanna Drucker, following their FABULAS FEMINAE (Litmus Press, 2015) and A Girl's Life (Granary Books, 2002)—a trilogy dedicated to hybrid language, pastiche images, and the feminist imagination. The creators of OFF-WORLD FAIRY TALES wonder: What visions of fantastic worlds open the doors to imagine experiences beyond this one and travels undreamt of in our mechanical reality? If we could travel on waves of light—or dream—and wake in other galaxies, what would we see? Simulacral moons? Exotic techno-flora? Meme-streams full of information? This book contains fourteen fairy tales that extend the traditional genre—with princesses, adventures, monsters, boys, and wishes—into encounters with the wildly imagined "off-world," where sulky orphans without their own transport vehicles long to jump dimensions, or unravelling technologies suffer from enchantment. In the bright, bold pages of this book, playful language and images launch flights of fancy to delight today's children and amuse adults of all ages. This poetic work of imagination springs from the footsteps of Lewis Carroll, Florine Stettheimer, Leonora Carrington, Sonia Delaunay, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Edward Lear.
author siteauthor siteInterview with Phong Bui @ The Brooklyn Rail
Susan Bee is an artist living in Brooklyn. She has had nine solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery and has published sixteen artist's books. Her artwork is in many collections and has been widely reviewed. Bee was the coeditor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G. She has a BA from Barnard College and a MA from Hunter College. Bee received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2014. Bee's work includes OFF-WORLD FAIRY TALES (Litmus Press, 2020), FABULAS FEMINAE (Litmus Press, 2015), THE INVENTION TREE (Chax Press, 2012).Johanna Drucker is a writer and artist known for her creative and scholarly work in artists' books, experimental typography, graphic arts, and information visualization. She is a Distinguished Professor and Breslauer Chair in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. Her work is represented in collections internationally. Her novel Downdrift was published in 2018, and her study Iliazd: Meta-Biography of a Modernist is forthcoming. Her other works include OFF-WORLD FAIRY TALES (Litmus Press, 2020), THE GENERAL THEORY OF SOCIAL RELATIVITY (The Elephants, 2018), FABULAS FEMINAE (Litmus Press, 2015), WHAT IS? NINE EPISTOLOGICAL ESSAYS (Cuneiform Press, 2013), and ITALY (The Figures, 1980).Author City: USA