Queer Spirits book signing March 22nd at Dashwood Books
Creative Time host a special book-signing event celebrating the publication of Queer Spirits, a new artist book by AA Bronson with Peter Hobbs. Both artists will be present at Dashwood Books, 33 Bond Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street in New York City on Tuesday, March 22 from 5–7pm. The event, hosted by Phil Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, is free and open to the public.
From 2008 to 2010, Bronson, a New York-based artist best known for his 25 years with the artists' collective General Idea, joined up with Toronto-based artist and academic Peter Hobbs to spin a tale in images and words of five performances, all titled Invocation of the Queer Spirits. Bronson and Hobbs performed five Invocations—in Banff, New Orleans, Winnipeg, Governors Island, and Fire Island—where the performers invoked the "queer" and marginalized spirits of each site, and enacted a secret group ritual. Queer Spirits is a collection of photographs, texts, and ephemera that leaves a trail of proverbial breadcrumbs behind the project. The book is being published in the United States by Creative Time Books and in Canada by Plug In Editions/Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, with support from Shelley Fox Aarons and Phil Aarons.