1998, 36 pages, 11"h x 6.5"w
Images, designed and printed by Ed Epping
Perfect binding by Jill Jevne
Hewitt Packard 1200 C/PS on
published by Granary Books
Softbound, first printing of 60 signed copies
Secreted Contract was the second book in a planned series of twenty-eight that will investigate two operations: an articulation of various mnemonic systems; and the incorporation of an English language word type (heteronyms) that, like memory, depend upon contextual constructs for their comprehension.
Secreted Contract explicitly examines heteronymic shapes and conditions (e.g., is the shape a circle tipped in perspective or is it an elliptical form existing in a single plane? Is the couple engaged in a romantic, sexual embrace, or a scene of domestic violence?). Trace is a form of template that blends the complexities of desire (as if) and situation (as is). It is this project of visually realizing how surface, trace, and glance might appear within the mnemonic structures that focus this project.