24 May 2019

Any Afternoon....

"Any afternoon" ink and digital on Mylar, 18x25" / 2019
part of my sound drawing series / asemic music


05 May 2019

Dearest, correspondences

Dearesttransforms email scams about money into poetry about human desire by way of erasure. Both the original and the transformation are presented on facing pages. These emails were accumulating in my junk mail box until I transferred them to my raw materials folder which I open in idle moments. These missives, these attempts to get something from someone for nothing and the language they use – is it intentional, or is it the result of a translation algorithm? Do these promises of money ever hook anyone? Erasure brings out another layer, no less desperate. The search for connection continues -- for better or worse.

Available online at http://www.lulu.com/shop/rosaire-appel/dearest/paperback/product-24024189.html
At Printed Matter, NYC https://www.printedmatter.org/catalog/53114
At Aeon Bookstore: https://aeonbookstore.com

30 April 2019

Listening to weather....

...Listening to weather / these are part of an ongoing series of 9x12" ink on Duralar drawings

06 January 2019

visual sound drawings

A selection of visual sound drawings, 2018, ink on polyester film / 16x20"
These were exhibited At Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn, NY in February 2019.

24 November 2018


In this book, both story and locations are disturbed - interfered with - disarranged. The result is a sequence of pages that are like rooms unhampered by customary furniture through which a non-verbal story is woven....
This is a colorized and edited hardcover version of my 2016 black and white book: Manual of Disturbances.


20 October 2018

soundtrack/s (2018)

Branching / with luggage (2018)

Dustjacket softcover is at Printed Matter:


This is a visual book with words.

Branching is a connective process of linear expansion. 
Luggage is carried from place to place. Language, could be considered as a branch of luggage....

In this book photographs of branches have been complicated by language, which is baggage trying to pass as luggage.  
The content packed into this luggage is domestic, scientific and political - nothing is folded neatly, it's all jammed in among  branches, which remain unaffected by it.


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