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23 Apr. 2022

Online Book Launch + Signing: For Now You Had to Be There by Simon Fuh

Please join us for a two-part launch of Simon Fuh’s new publication, For Now You Had to Be There, published by Gravitron.

In this series of linked texts, artist Simon Fuh opens up spaces which the past inhabits and observes the structures it creates as pieces of time flake and gather. Written within the slipstream of recollection, these texts harness the fuzziness and digressions that come with remembering. Each piece is a collection of memories nested within memories which use the method of loci (also known as a “memory palace”) as both a potent metaphor and a tool for conjuring the affect of social memory. In For Now You Had To Be There, Fuh knots together parties, music, theory, artworks and fragmented conversations to probe the messiness of remembering together.

On Saturday April 23 at 2PM EST, Art Metropole will host an online reading and conversation between Simon Fuh and artist/writer Nic Wilson. The following day, Sunday April 24, Fuh will be at Art Metropole’s new College St. location from 12-3PM for an in-person signing.

For Now You Had to Be There is available for pre-order here.

Register for the online reading and conversation here.

  1. For Now You Had to Be There