Notes on Just Back from Los Angeles: A Portrait of Yvonne Rainer

Adam Pendleton (2018)


Adam Pendleton’s Notes on Just Back From Los Angeles: A Portrait of Yvonne Rainer stems from the transcript of the script prepared by Pendleton for Yvonne Rainer to read during their day spent filming at the Ridgeway Diner in Chelsea. The text mixes citations from Stokely Carmichael, Malcom X, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and excerpts from Rainer’s own published works; the film ends with the gospel song ‘I Am Saved’ by the Silver Harpes over the footage of Rainer’s now canonical Trio A, 1978. Pendleton’s chapbook plays on the duality of meaning in the word ‘movement’, exploring the synchrony of art and politics, and shared potentials of language and the non-verbal.

Dialecty, conceived by Maria Fusco with The Common Guild, considers the uses of vernacular forms of speech and writing, exploring how dialect words, grammar and syntax challenge and improve traditional orthodoxies of critical writing.

Publication in December 2018 at a launch event celebrating the Dialecty series:

‘Sometimes Here Has No Walls’
Saturday 8 December 2018, 15:00 – 18:00
The Common Guild
21 Woodlands Terrace
Glasgow, G3 6DF

along with:
New Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border
by Harry Josephine Giles & Martin O’Leary
ISBN 978 1 906012 92 2
Skrubolz Garbillkore
Robert Herbert McClean
ISBN 978 1 906012 94 6
It Disappears In Blue and Red and Gold
Helen Nisbet
ISBN 978 1 906012 93 9
Thresholds: A Prosody of Citizenship
Lisa Robertson
ISBN 978 1 906012 97 7
Enn Gramaten
Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams
ISBN 978 1 906012 95 3

Notes on Just Back from Los Angeles: A Portrait of Yvonne Rainer | Pendleton, Adam; | Commissions: Co-SeriesDialecty | ISBN: 978 1 906012 96 0 | Price: £8.00 | Classifications: Action; Archival; Critical; Document; Experimental imaging; Experimental writing; Performative; Un-narrated; | Extent: 16pp | Edition: 350 copies | Dimensions: 160mm x 240mm | Publisher: Book Works and The Common Guild | Designer: Traven T. Croves; | Printer: Aldgate Press, London

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