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NEW PUBLICATION: 2 BLUE CUPS ON TWO DIFFERENT CORNERS OF THE TABLE by OHAD BEN SHIMON

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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The latest VerySmallKitchen paperback is 2 blue cups on two different corners of the table, by Ohad Ben Shimon. It is available for £6 (plus £1 P&P) here.
 
In a dialogue on the book, in June 2013, VerySmallKitchen asked: where does a book begin and where does it end? Ohad replied:
 
 
 
i think a book begins at the point when all other plans don’t seem to work out.. funny as it is, the strongest form of self expression is actually the last one we think of…perhaps we don’t allow ourselves that freedom. once we feel entitled we create a title. a ‘book’. it ends when someone forces you to end it. and that brings on a new restriction to once again search for that freedom, perhaps in the form of a new book.
 
 
 
Read that dialogue here, and see the posts by Ohad Ben Shimon as part of his VSK Residency. Here is 2 blue cups in the process of being written:
 
 
 
 
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For this online launch, here is a sketch of SWISS read by Mercedes Azpilicueta.
 
 

 
 
And here is a set of 5 readings by Ohad Ben Shimon, recorded at home in Rotterdam:
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
EXTRACT
 
 
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the sun
the coffee
a banana
a milk carton
things on the table
stuff
kitchen towels
a poster in arabic saying ‘a thousand and one nights’
the sound of the fridge
plants
me?
i’m putting sugar in the coffee
i’m drinking the coffee
sitting
a red chair
a beautiful autumn day
a few emails are awaiting
actually just one
i can’t open it yet
in the meantime i write
writing is a diversion
a detour
passing by something
writing hints about a situation
the contours of a reality
its shape
a substitute
me?
i’m a substitute teacher
i teach how to substitute this with that
them with us
me with you
 
 
 
 
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Purchase the book for £6 plus £1 P&P here:
 
 
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More about Ohad’s work is here.
 
 
 
 
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Ohad Ben Shimon
2 blue cups on two different corners of the table
VerySmallKitchen 2013
ISBN 978-1-909925-01-4
80pp
 
 
 
 
 
 

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