Spotlight series #52 : Peter Jaeger

Curated by Canadian writer, editor and publisher rob mclennan, the “spotlight” series appears the first Monday of every month.

100,000 Hand-Drawn Questions from the Red Notebooks

100,000 Hand-Drawn Questions from the Red Notebooks probes the interface between analogue, hand written text and that text’s reproduction via digital photography.

The text has several constraints: it is all hand written; every sentence takes the form of an extemporized question; excerpts of these questions are drawn from a series of notebooks and photographed.

The use of reframed source texts is evident from time to time, but these sources are only present when filtered through inexact and spontaneous personal memories.

100,000 Hand-Drawn Questions from the Red Notebooks interrogates a range of subjects, including psychoanalysis, spirituality, politics, and technology.

Peter Jaeger is a Canadian writer based in London, England. He is the author of twelve books, including works of poetry and hybrid creative-critical research. Publications include the artist book The Shadow Line (2016) and a process-based text on walking and pilgrimage entitled Midamble (2018). Jaeger is Professor of Poetics at the University of Roehampton.

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