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Disappeared artworks, effaced histories, abandoned futures. No Document is an exploration of loss in its many forms, embracing histories of protest and revolution, art-making and cinema, and border policing. It is also an elegy for a friendship and artistic partnership cut short by death, an attempt to make a dear friend emerge from a field of memory, a document continuously emerging. In a bold work by one of Australia's leading writers, No Document shows how love, kinship, and resistance echo through time.Anwen Crawford is best known for her writing as a critic, and here she draws also on her background in poetry and visual art in a formally daring work of composition and collage. At once intimate and expansive, No Document reimagines the boundaries that divide us--as people, nations, and species--and asks how we can create forms of solidarity that endure
Transit Books, 9781945492617, 160pp.
Publication Date: June 14, 2022
About the Author
Anwen Crawford is a Sydney-based writer, critic and visual artist. Her essays have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The White Review, Frieze, The Monthly, Best Australian Essays, Meanjin, Overland and Sydney Review of Books. Her book Live Through This (2015), on the Hole album of the same name, is published by Bloomsbury in the 331/3 series, and was named by Pitchfork as one of the '33 best 331/3s.'. She is a graduate of Sydney College of the Arts, where she studied photography, and of the School of the Arts, Columbia University, where she completed a Master of Fine Arts in poetry.