CHICAGO— A unique new publication by artist John Sparagana and designer/architectural historian Reto Geiser, Reading Revolutionaries is a mediation on the book, on reproduction and mediation, and the relationship between image and text.  Extrapolated from a single artwork by Sparagana, which is divided evenly between 170 pages and transformed from color to a rich black and white, it is a strangely compelling “read,” an abstract paperback.  As Geiser says in his essay:  “This small publication is an experiment in how we value, prepare, disseminate, and consume information and, hopefully, serves as an impetus for further reflection upon the ever-changing nature of reading and visual experience.”

Copies of the book will be available for free.

A musical performance by Claire Chase (flute) and Ryan Muncy (saxophone) will include a composition by Pauline Oliveros.


Document Space
845 West Washington Boulevard
Saturday, 8 November, 3:00pm