by Ed Epping

Secreted Contract is the second book in a planned series of twenty-eight that will investigate two operations: an articulation of various mnemonic systems; and the incorporation of an English language word type (heteronyms) that, like memory, depend upon contextual constructs for their comprehension. Secreted Contract specifically includes an examination of heteronymic shapes and conditions (e.g., is the shape a circle tipped in a perspective or is it an elliptical form existing in a single plane? Is the couple engaged in a romantic, sexual embrace, or a scene of domestic violence?). Trace is a form of template that blends the complexities of desire (as if) and situation (as is). It is this project of visually realizing how surface, trace, and glance might appear within the mnemonic structures that focuses this project.

Designed and printed on the Hewlett Packard Inkjet printer by Ed Epping. Bound by Jill Jevne. New York. Granary Books. 1998. 60 copies. 11" x 6 1/2"; Wrappers. $250.

Other Granary Books titles by this author:

Abstract Refuse: A Heteronymic Primer
Mettle (a collaboration with Kimberly Lyons)
Desire for a Beginning Dread of One Single End (by Edmond Jabés, trans. by Rosmarie Waldrop)

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