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  • Emji Spero
    Almost Any Shit Will Do

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  • Description

    Perfect Bound
    120 pages, 4.5" x 7"

    Publication Date: 11 Apr 2014
    ISBN: 978-1-937421-13-7
    Distribution: SPD

     

    Mycelium is the largest oraganism on the planet. It is the collective root structure from which all mushrooms emerge. It lives three inches under the ground and can span for thousands of acres. Any of its threads can connect to the collective body at any point. almost any shit will do pulls language from mycelium studies to investigate the underground of political unrest, from its emergence as riots to the single moment of impact: a body in protest thrown to the ground by the police. How can we mark the shifting boundary between the individual and the movement in the midst of riot? It is in the continuous attempt to define these terms that we begin to articulate the utopia that is always already happening, three inches below the surface.

    This work was published both as a trade paperback and as a limited-edition artist book. Check out the artist edition here.

     

    Praise for almost any shit will do

    This is the space of the underground, where intersection evidences the site of violence as a weight that pulls our attention via contours in the grid. Here, the lines bend around the individual and extend that body into the multitude: the movement. Almost Any Shit Will Do is a statement of rage, where, when pushed to the edge, we might learn the most from a silent source—the ultimate Other

    JH Phrydas

     

    Press

    Los Angeles Review of Books

    Volta Blog

    The Portable Boog Reader 8

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    Emji Spero is an Oakland-based artist exploring the intersections of writing, book art, installation, and performance. Their writing has been featured in Dusie, Jacket 2, Jupiter88, Wheelhouse Magazine, The Vulgate, Not Enough Data, and Boog City Reader, among others.