Once In A Blue Moon / Book Launch for Light Blue Desire at Printed Matter Feb 1

Feb 1, 2018 6 - 8 PM Printed Matter 231 11th Ave New York, NY 10001

Join us for the launch of Light Blue Desire: A Manual to the Color Blue by Magali Duzant published by Conveyor Editions. The evening—which fittingly coincides with a very rare blue moon*—will include a two-channel video of the moon filmed during this rare astronomical event. In addition, Duzant will give a reading from her recent publications Light Blue Desireand I Looked & Looked, which both explore our relationship to language, color, and the night sky. Light Blue Desire (2018) investigates the power, failure, and fluidity of language. The project, in its current incarnation as an artist book, lyrically maps the amorphous definition and meaning of the word blue across languages. The collection of idioms reveals a compendium of contradictions; concepts around a color that is both high and low, peaceful and pornographic, melancholic and manipulative, and consistently voted the world’s favorite color. How and why does blue seep into our speech, color our thoughts, lap into our languages?

Join us for the launch of Light Blue Desire: A Manual to the Color Blue by Magali Duzant published by Conveyor Editions. The evening—which fittingly coincides with a very rare blue moon*—will include a two-channel video of the moon filmed during this rare astronomical event. In addition, Duzant will give a reading from her recent publications Light Blue Desireand I Looked & Looked, which both explore our relationship to language, color, and the night sky.

Light Blue Desire (2018) investigates the power, failure, and fluidity of language. The project, in its current incarnation as an artist book, lyrically maps the amorphous definition and meaning of the word blue across languages. The collection of idioms reveals a compendium of contradictions; concepts around a color that is both high and low, peaceful and pornographic, melancholic and manipulative, and consistently voted the world’s favorite color. How and why does blue seep into our speech, color our thoughts, lap into our languages?

QCA New Work Grant for 2018

I have been awarded a 2018 New Work Grant by the Queens Council on the Arts through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. The grant will provide funding to produce a new artist book, entitled And She Says Don't Give Up : A Psychic's Subway Guide. The book is both a visual archive of flyers found on the NYC subway system as well as a practical guide to the city's transit system featuring an annotated subway map alongside an exploration of the tropes found in neo-spiritual advertising.

Artist Talk

Saturday October 28th 4pm, I'll be speaking at Stand in Bay Ridge ( 414 78th St ) about my work on view in the group show, Reconceived Notions, in particular my book about the moon, I Looked & Looked.