Open House / “A 2-Hour Window on a 24-Hour Book” With Matthea Harvey and Amy Jean Porter

Open House / “A 2-Hour Window on a 24-Hour Book,” with Matthea Harvey and Amy Jean Porter
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2016, 4–6 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary
At 10 am on Saturday, 30 July, poet Matthea Harvey and artist Amy Jean Porter will sit down at Cabinet’s gallery space to begin making a book. By 10 am the next morning, the completed book will be at the printers and available shortly thereafter for readers.

The intrepid pair, who will arrive without any prepared material, will not only have to cope with the obvious pressures of working under extreme time constraints; there will also be an unfamiliar environment with no air conditioning, dodgy takeout, and makeshift beds to contend with. Between 4 and 6 pm on Saturday, friends, supporters, and curious onlookers can drop in to see how Harvey and Porter are faring. We hope to see you.
About Cabinet’s “24-Hour Book” series
Inspired by literary precedents such as automatic writing, by the resourcefulness of the bricoleur making do with what is at hand, and by the openness toward chance that all artistic production under severe constraint must necessarily incorporate, Cabinet’s series invites a number of distinguished authors and artists to be incarcerated in its gallery space to complete a project from start to finish within 24 hours. More information about the first two volumes in the series—writer Brian Dillon’s I Am Sitting in a Room and David Scher’s Hail, Cretin!—is available here and here.

Start Date

July 30, 2016

End Date

July 30, 2016


04:00 PM - 06:00 PM


Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

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