Nowt 07 is a revival of the tragic genre in the age of the abject. This has been initiated as a proposal by Hhassall, Llavery and Rraves. The latter also inhabits the text – to a greater or lesser degree – and in this he shadows the compositional strategies, as both author, trope, and collection of rain-soaked, compounded receipts in the gutter, by the iron drain covering.
Nowt 06, I mistrust my understanding, is another text from Lawrence Upton. Upton’s lack of interest in ponderous abstraction – although it is also always very far from simplistic or naïve proposal-wise – is an indication of both confidence and veracity.
Nowt o5 was a sustained, potent set of meditations on the twenty-first century by J.D. Taylor. His book Negative Capitalism – Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era is due to be published shortly by Zero Books. This piece will re-appear shortly in the first Nowt Press anthology, but the availability period for the first edition has now ended.
Nowt 04 is from Lawrence Upton. It is a collection of two papers on methods and production in arts practice. Upton’s writing doesn’t try to hide behind vague over-used academic styles and clichés – precisely because it doesn’t need to – there’s something there, at the same time as it engages with prism-like philosophical concepts in a way which is a) often coffee-sputteringly funny and therefore keeps the reader completely engaged, and takes them out of their neutral gear, and b) is clearly informed by a long and in-depth engagement with form and doing.
Nowt 03, Steve and David talk about The Fall is self-explanatory, and it is also the next no-frills A4 printer number. We are now inviting artists and writers to either contribute material for further editions or we are interrogating them before publishing the results.
Nowt 02 is a collaboration between Guy Begbie and Steve Hanson, a riff on the title, essentially, played call-and-response fashion. Dock isn’t a photocopy-and-go number, we hope to have a physical edition ready at some point soon, although there’s nothing to stop you from engaging with it online or printing your own copy either.
We will be putting publications out in batches, which means they may change over time, slightly or radically, there are no definitive versions, this is an ongoing practice. Nowt 01 has been uploaded before it has been responded to by one or more other authors, which means that this edition may change significantly. Look for the batch number on the cover to find out how many stages it has been through. You can get Nowt 01 (batch a) here. Download and print the whole document out on A4 paper, staple it in the corner where the grey staple mark is, and then fold it into its more portable A5 size, along the grey line. Read it, give it away, or leave it on the bus or train.