Sunday, February 19, 2006

Jamie Reid - 4th & Vine (Vancouver, BC) Posted by Picasa

Jamie Reid - Yew Street (Vancouver, BC) Posted by Picasa

Jamie Reid - 5th & Yew (Vancouver, BC) Posted by Picasa

Jamie Reid - Yew Street (Vancouver, BC) Posted by Picasa

notes on the above four pictures (from Jamie Reid)

Here's four of the photos taken during one our Vancouver postering forays.

The building on Yew and York now looks entirely different from the building in which bill had his studio, then (1964). The photographs look entirely different and better than the building itself. There is a CBC documentary called Strange Grey Day featuring bill in the early 1960s

The photograph of 5th and Yew more or less documents the view that bill would have had from the house he occupied on West 5th Avenue, c. 1965-66.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Daniel Rathwell (London, England) Posted by Picasa

Daniel Rathwell (London, England) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 09, 2006

John Barlow & Leeshia Barwick (Toronto, ON) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Lance La Rocque's door (Acadia U. Wolfville, N.S. Canada) [courtesy of Alice Burdick] Posted by Picasa

Daniel Rathwell (London, UK) Posted by Picasa

Daniel Rathwell (London, UK) Posted by Picasa

The Rathwells (Canary Wharf? London, UK) Posted by Picasa

Daniel Rathwell (London, UK) Posted by Picasa

R. & D. Rathwell (London, Great Britain) Posted by Picasa

Daniel & Richard Rathwell (London, UK) Posted by Picasa

Daniel Rathwell (London, England) Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 23, 2006

inkkiresict sots

Rob Read "bathurst at tichester" Posted by Picasa

Rob Read "bissett vs canada post" Posted by Picasa

"1. First poster went up on the side of the canada post mailbox at the corner of bathurst and tichester (one street north of st. clair). This struck me as poetic justice - when i used to edit existere at york, bill was kind enough to send some of his work for us to print - when the work got to us, the envelope was ripped to shreds in one corner, and wrapped in plastic (yeah, like a corpse) with a notice saying to make sure to pack our mail better in the future - and unsigned by any postal employee in the space for signature. we scanned and published the pieces as is under the title of 'bill bissett vs. canada post.' i consider this poster posting to be round two." R.R.

Rob Read's polling place (Toronto) Posted by Picasa

"3. this site jumped out to me immediately - right in front of 31 tichester, on the front of a garbage pail (a subtle prod at the fact that paid advertisements appear on many public garbage units around toronto). the reason this site jumped out is that the lobby of 31 tichester is also my local polling place. it's a seniors apartment complex where i'll be going to vote this evening." R.R.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Alice Burdick reports from Lunenburg, N.S.

Jamie, there are now 3 posters up in the general area- 2 in Lunenburg (at the library and at Elizabeth's Books) and 1 in Mahone Bay, at a cafe/bookstore called The Biscuit Eater. So far they are still attached and hopefully folks will stop to read em. I'll try to get some photos. Decided not to put any outside because it's windy and rains a lot here and it all ends up in the ditch. I'm sending on to a friend in Wolfville too, so the other side of the province should get Bissetted.

This is a fun project.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

how to participate

Jamie Reid - "byway of explanation"

byway of explanation

It has often seemed to me
that if those who hold power wealth and influence
do so on account of their correct thinking
then somehow there must be a need
for the opposite kind of thinking: inkorrect thots
for those who do not hold
wealth power and influence
and do not wish them, thank you,
preferring at the same time
not to be the blind unthinking victims
of those who think they think correctly
and believe that power wealth and influence
come to them on that account
this sense of need was finally serviced by the surfacing
of bill bissett’s poem by that name
which remained in my consciousness
for a very long time after it was first published in 1992,
dealing as it does with issues of human thinking
as related to language and social speech,
not to speak of
social silence,
imposed in diverse ways.

It seemed important to me that the importance
of inkorrect thots should somehow be brought to wider attention
as a way of assisting some people to liberate themselves
from the tyranny of correct thoughts and from those
who hold wealth power and influence, as they think, on account
of their ability to control correct thinking.

It seemed important to me to uphold the right to be wrong
or the feeling that it is totally wrong to be always right
that so many if us seem to have and cherish
in despite of all thinking that might be called correct.

Hence, a postering campaign on this subject
seemed a good, if not entirely correct idea,
especially in the context of the present federal election,
where we hear so much useless and unfeeling language
of which people are so profoundly sick.

bill bissett’s poem seemed to be
an obvious antidote and relief to this
general feeling of sickness, as it was for me.

I imagined people coming upon the poster
by accident at some unexpected place
and stopping for a moment
in their sometimes driven
movement from place to place &
reading the poem, at first puzzled, and then by degrees
awakened to the important nature
of their own inkorrect thinking,
and thereby liberated, if only for a moment,
from the tyranny of the correct, the accurate,
the conventional, the grammatical, the mannerly,
the meticulous, the orthodox, the suitable, the well-chosen
as well as from punishment, remedies, reproofs, and revisions--
in short, liberated from everything
having to do with the correct.

My friends at mailsnail, in their casually inkorrect way
kindly agreed to join me in this project,
and now the project has been launched
with great enthusiasm and, I think,
complete success already.