December 4, 2014 – February 14, 2015Fales Windows
The Fales Archives presents "Between C&D" at the Fales Windows. Part of their project dedicated to digitizing print editions from their Downtown Collection of New York Cultural History. Between C&D was a Lower East Side fiction magazine published from 1984 to 1990 by Joel Rose and Catherine Texier in their East 7th Street Apartment. Materials and equipment were provided by EPSON America and featured many avant-garde writers, including Kathy Acker, Dennis Cooper, Lynne Tillman, David Wojnarowicz & Darius James.
“These writers are closer to urban archaeologists than to landscape artists or campus sociologists, and regardless of their backgrounds, they choose to explore the underside of life – the frontier where the urban fabric is wearing thin and splitting open… What these writers share is a common passion for exploring the limits of fiction in this late twentieth century and a rebelliousness against the established order of traditional narrative. You won’t find any middle-class family dramas or cute college tales in these stories.”
- Joel Rose & Catherine Texier
The Fales Downtown Collection was founded in 1993 and built on a documentary strategy with emphasis on New York Cultural History from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection features 112 unique manuscript and archive collections that span across genres and disciplines, and highlight the experimental, the un-sanitized, collaborative, and the non-hierarchical.