Shop > Artists' Books



Steve Kado
Golden Spike Press
Artists' Books
10.5 × 17 × 0.4 cm
48 pp
Poetry, Text-Based Practice, Creative Writing

Steve Kado is an artist, writer and musician whose work includes performances, videos, sculptures, photographs and talking works. In his book of poems, Brian, Kado gives pseudonyms to his celebrity characters. Brian Gilcrest for Bradley Cooper, Carson Welch for Bill Murray, Allison Ng for Emma Stone. The book is written as a script to a movie or play, recounting actions on a play by play basis, but in an unusual format that varies per page. The changing format varies the way in which we experience the text and therefore, the story. In some places it urges us to quicken or slow our pace, to pause, to add emphasis, and allows room for interpretation and visual effect. Kado’s story is entertaining, odd, and leads to an unexpected and provocative ending.

Softcover, staple-bound, b&w risograph


  1. Brian

Related Items

  1. Steve Kado: Six of One Half a Dozen of the Other
  2. Steve Kado: 2003 (#4)
  3. K8 Hardy, Steve Kado, and Jon McCurley: Prism of Reality, Issue Number 2
  4. Davida Nemeroff: Muscles
  5. Steve Kado, Amy Lam, and Jon McCurley: MY TOPICS SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
  6. Steve Kado: Singing Tower II: Not Retarded, Just Half White, 2009.
  7. Michael Ned Holte: Proper Names
  8. Joe Zorrilla: Anticipating High Tide
  9. Amazon Solitaire

by Akina Cox
  10. Jason Roberts Dobrin: Los Angeles Photo Book
  11. Claire Nereim: Tic Toc
  12. Leslie Dick: Voluptuous Panic, Digital Whirlpool
  13. Flag Over Valencia
  14. Michael Dopp: New Babylon
  15. Sara Gernsbacher: Trance at Night
  16. Jennifer West: Spirals of Time
  17. Ian James: Industrial Color/Light Test
  18. Jason Roberts Dobrin: Shopping
  19. Emily Shanahan: The Tick vs. The Hum
  20. Brian Sharp: Paintings
  21. Benjamin Tong: The Parrot Lecture
  22. Kevin Spenst: RETRACTABLE
  23. Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present
  24. Félicia Atkinson: A book stands un-open, like a silent and neat empty bed
  25. Movements and Centres
  26. Laura Broadbent: Interviews
  27. Paul Buonaguro: Undead
  28. Boy
  29. Dolores Dorantes: Style
  30. Jennifer Tamayo: Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes
  31. New Poetry Titles for August 2016
  32. Lisa Robertson: 3 Summers
  33. the rou of alch
  34. Jasmine Reimer: Small Obstructions
  35. Danielle LaFrance: Friendly + Fire
  36. Anahita Jamali Rad: for love and autonomy
  37. Maryse Larivière: Hummzinger
  38. Liz Bowen: Sugarblood
  39. Pandora’s Poem - A Promise
  40. Prathna Lor: 7, 2