Reframing the “book launch,” Thom Donovan and Brett Price offer a night of consumption, conversation, reflection, and performance around Donovan’s book, The Hole (Displaced Press, 2012). As Donovan has written to participants about the event: “I would not like to read from the book, so much as I would use the book’s appearance as an occasion for conversation around its contents, as well as an opportunity for friends, colleagues, and loved ones to gather.” Participants include Melissa Buzzeo, CAConrad, Rob Halpern, Brenda Iijima, Madhu Kaza, Robert Kocik, Dorothea Lasky, Andrew Levy, C.J. Martin, Eléna Rivera, Eleni Stecopoulos, Brian Whitener, Tyrone Williams, and others.
Thom Donovan is a writer, curator, editor, and archivist. He edits the weblog Wild Horses Of Fire, now in its 6th year! Co-edits ON Contemporary Practice, a print journal for critical writings and conversations about one’s contemporaries. He also edits the web archive, Others Letters, featuring correspondence about contemporary practices across the arts, and co-curates The Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior, a live interview series and video archive concerning the immanence of possible futures. His work has appeared widely in print and online and includes critical works in Afterall, BOMB, PAJ, and The Brooklyn Rail. His first full-length book, The Hole, is forthcoming with Displaced Press. He is currently at work revising and editing a book of essays and statements, Sovereignty and Us: Critical Objects 2005-2010.