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Pages Loading by Eric Schmaltz

Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale), Pages Loading is available for $2.00 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.

Pages Loading explores the transient & frequent instances of textual transmutation in digital reading environments. As code & meta-data become vernacular, fugitive obfuscation manifests as blurry, pixelated, and nebulous digital pages. Pages Loading captures these interstitial moments, observing the commonplace linguistic disruption of the e-reader interface.

Eric Schmaltz is an experimental poet living in Toronto.

beaulieu-emersonEric Schmaltz has just reviewed John Riddell’s Writing Surfaces: selected fiction of John Riddell (as edited by Lori Emerson and myself) on Lemonhound:

This necessary volume offers a comprehensive selection of Riddell’s diverse array of meta-media writing strategies. Emerson and beaulieu’s selection spans from his better-known lipogrammatic comic “Pope Leo: El Elope” (illustrated by bpNichol) that recounts the tragic murder of Pope Leo using only four letters (P, O, E, L) to the dirty, concretistic “a deux,” a work composed of typewritten text that is disrupted by smears, hand drawn lines, and inkblots. Much of the work presented here explores Riddell’s interest in the relationship between machines and language–he creatively intervenes with the functions of the typewriter, photocopier, and paper shredder, among other technologies. Riddell’s work poses a special challenge to editors because much of it is unreproducible–much of it relies on aleatoric operations and at other times precise and irreproducible gestures. Considering both editors’ outstanding backgrounds exploring radical, media-related literature, there may be no one better to trust with this work.

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“The Newspaper” by derek beaulieu (photo courtesy Eric Schmaltz)

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“The Newspaper” by derek beaulieu (photo courtesy Eric Schmaltz)

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“Protein 13” (detail) by Christian Bok (photo courtesy Eric Schmaltz)

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“Solilioquy” (detail) by Kenneth Goldsmith (photo courtesy Eric Schmaltz)

Postscript: Writing after Conceptual Art” has opened at Toronto’s Power Plant Gallery — here are a few early pictures from the opening (courtesy Eric Schmaltz)


dobson-beaulieuPlease, No More Poetry is a crucial collection that not only looks back on a brilliant career, but looks toward the future of the medium itself…”:

Eric Schmaltz has reviewed Please, No More Poetry at Lemonhound.