Strange Histories: A Bizarre Collaboration
by Ian Trask and 28 of his friends
This book is a uniquely weird compilation of written stories that were inspired by my popular series of 35mm slide collages. The 38 stories contained within it were collected during a three-year process of creative call-and-response with a group of 29 amazing friends and artists. In the foreword to the book, contributor Brandon Kaplan describes these stories as:
"...by turns funny, poetic, fabulist, political, and deeply personal. Their remarkable range in both style and substance bears out how a work of art can transcend individual experience, signifying many meanings among many people and connecting them all through a common point. The book maps a constellation of such connections between image and language, artist and patron, friends and strangers, past and present, expression and meaning."
List of Contributing Writers
Maximilian Bode - Sam Cohan - Evans Dickerson - Danielle Durchslag - Ryan Frank - Mary Gilliland - George Horner - Nancy Hubbard - Oliver Jeffers - Juleen Eun Sun Johnson - Colin Jones - Brandon Kaplan - Emma Katz - Laura Mandelson - Mason Miller - Anne Mourier - Richard Norris - Mac Premo - Linda Serrone Rolon - Yayoi Shionoiri - Risa Shoup - SpamBot - Daniella Trask - Ian Trask - Peter Treiber Jr. - Kevin Waldron - Margaret Withers - Aamir Wyne - Lucien Zayan
Book design by the incredibly talented team at Project 13.