TrenchArt: Surplus

Aesthetic Essays in Varied Form

Edited By Teresa Carmody & Vanessa Place
Introduction By Teresa Carmody
Cover Art By Klaus Killisch

Hand-bound in an edition of 250, TrenchArt: Surplus introduces the seventh annual TrenchArt series, with aesthetics written by participating series writers and visual artist, Klaus Killisch. The books in the TrenchArt Surplus series are uniformly excessive, and while the annual TrenchArt series generally includes five book, TrenchArt: Surplus includes a surplus sixth title. The aesthetic volume, TrenchArt: Surplus, is printed on left-over paper donated by Disney through the nonprofit organization L.A. Shares. Additional series titles include: 2500 Random Things About Me Too, Lividity, The Memoirs of JonBenet by Kathy Acker, For Want and Sound, and Words of Love.

Table of Contents

  • Surplus: An Introduction | Teresa Carmody
  • On the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature by Gilles Deleuze | Michael du Plessis
  • An Elegy for Passage: For Want and Sound | Melissa Buzzeo
  • Screamo | Kim Rosenfield
  • Pas de Deux | Mark Rutkoski
  • still life about my work | Klaus Killisch
  • Aesthetic Statement: Writing against my will | Matias Viegener
Featuring Kim Rosenfield, Klaus Killisch, Mark Rutkoski, Matias Viegener, Melissa Buzzeo, Michael du Plessis, Teresa Carmody