On Syntax is a work of appropriation and transformation. Derek Beaulieu takes Louis Aragon’s paragraphs on syntax from Treatise on Style and slowly and painstakingly rewrites them with dry transfer letters, turning them into ten visual poems, testaments to the crumbling state of his old Letraset sheets.
On Syntax was mimeo printed by psw and the fickleness of the 1970s Gestetner machine adds a further layer of decay to Aragon’s iconoclastic text, which is also included in its original form.
Derek Beaulieu, On Syntax, 28 pages with a dust cover with french flaps. Mimeo printed by psw in Rostock on Werkdruck 115 gsm paper and digitally printed on Munken Pure 100 gsm and Rössler Paperado 160 gsm at Mediaverkstaden Skåne, Malmö. Cut, folded and assembled at Timglaset hq in Malmö Jan-Feb 2019. 100 copies were made. Price: 6 EUR + shipping.
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