CVSN: Surface Anthology Release Party!

Join us Monday, October 1st 6:30-8:30pm at The Littlefield in Northside as we celebrate the launch of the Surface: CVSN Anthology and CVSN's new website!

Surface: CVSN Anthology is the result of a semester of staying with the surface, refusing symptomatic readings, and thinking affectively, haptically, and relationally through skin, fabric, folds, images, objects, and space. The work in this volume considers the ethics and transformative potential of surfaces and surface readings. The book is divided into three sections, with short visual interstitial projects throughout. Each section focuses on a different dimension of surface. “Of Interaction” considers the relational and material qualities of surfaces and how to subvert them. “Of Formation” examines the accumulation of surfaces and their effects on our perception and ethical stances. “Of Impression” explores the haptic and affective qualities of surfaces, foregrounding the limits of symptomatic readings.

Surface was printed by Special Collections Press, a socially engaged, small run, art book press at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati.

CVSN is an experimental publication series from the Critical Visions Program at the University of Cincinnati. It is published in partnership with Special Collections Press. Each issue of CVSN is produced in a single semester. It is co-directed by Stephanie Sadre-Orafai and Jordan Tate.