A collaboration with poet Monica de la Torre, Appendices, Illustration & Notes was published in 1999, a few weeks before the millennium. Written as a satire of art writing, literary criticism, and psychoanalytic theory, the book mixes together original content by each author, plus new collaborative material. It takes the form of a (rejected) uncorrected proof of an appendix to another (nonexistent) volume and pays homage to some of overlooked genres of writing. Among these, rejection letters, author’s bios, therapist correspondence, bad poetry, and exhibition checklists. The work brings together Gower and de la Torres’ practices of appropriation and analysis of existing visual and textual forms.
Documentation: Book cover, and three sample spreads
Terence Gower and Monica de la Torre, 1999
Paperback book, 64 pages
20.5 x 13.5 cm
Written in collaboration with Monica de la Torre
Published by Smart Art Press, Culver City, CA
Printed by Joe Primiano of Produktion, NY