Tuesday, June 14, 2005

mooseskin # 2

Huth, Geof. mouseskein # 2: Being an accounting of the Travels & "Attendances" of Geof Huth from 10 Jul 2004 until 14 Jun 2005. A black Moleskine notebook, meant to be carried in one's pocke. An elastic band attached to the back cover allows me to hold the booklet closed, and the booklet includes a pocket for storing ephemera.

I used this booklet to record diary entries while I was away from home, to document the production of qbdp items (# 15 through 65), and to write notes at concerts, plays, movies and other events I attended.

Events documented:

Fountains of Wayne, Concert, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 14 July 2004
Ted Wiles' Birthday Party, Schenectady, NY, 17 July 2004
Romeo & Juliet, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Saratoga Springs, NY, July 2004
The Lord of the Rings, All Three Parts of the Movie, Proctor's Schenectady, NY, 31 July 2004
Silver City, John Sayles Film, Upstate Premier, Proctor's, Schenectady, NY, 18 September 2004
John Elder, Talk, Grafton Inn, Grafton, NY, 30 October 2004
Guy r. Beining & Paul Graubard, Exhibition, Berkshire Artisans, Pittsfield, MA, 30 October 2004
The Taming of the Shrew, Blue Roses Theatre Company, Schenectady High School, Schenectady, NY, 6 November 2004
Missing Link, Seth Rozin Play, Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady, NY, 18 March 2005
Stories of War, Original Play, Blue Roses Theatre Company, Schenectady High School, Schenectady, NY, 30 April 2005
Carrot Day, Schenectady, NY, 21 May 2005

Sunday, July 04, 2004

mouseskein # 1

Huth, Geof. mouseskein # 1. Covering from 21 Oct 2003 through 4 July 2004. A black Moleskine notebook, meant to be carried in one's pocket, and which is 80 pages in length. An elastic band attached to the back cover allows me to hold the booklet closed, and the booklet includes a pocket for storing ephemera.

I had intended to use this notebook to write down ideas for poems, both visual and textual but especially visual, but instead I used it to write notes at readings I attended and, later, to write brief diary entries while I was away from home. Most of the book consists of diary entries.

Readings documented:
Jonathan Lethem, 21 Oct 2003
Garrick Utley, 28 Oct 2003
William Kennedy, 29 Oct 2003 (transfer of his papers to University at Albany)
Charles Simic, 13 Nov 2003
Yeardley Smith, 31 Mar 2004 (one-woman show, "More")
Richard Dreyfuss and Harold Holzer, 3 May 2004
Gerald McFarland, 6 Jun 2004

Ephemera stored:
Sheet of EKG paper from a hospital visit on 5 Feb 2004
Ticket for the Yeardley Smith show on 31 Mar 2004
Sheet with notes on the Gerald McFarland talk on 6 Jun 2004
Sample ticket from a queuing system seen at the NYS Association of County Clerks, 14 Jun 2004
Six four-leaf clovers from Warren Broderick, June 2004

[This is the first entry posted to this weblog, which documents the unique books created by Geof Huth. A few entries might precede this one, to fit them into the proper chronological sequence, so far as is possible.]

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

A Fidgetbook

Huth, G[eof]. A Fidgetbook: The Fourth Book of Cells: an other ran dom collection of fidgetglyphs. Completed 31 Dec 2003.

Description

This seems to me the most beautiful book of fidgetglyphs so far. A Fidgetbook has tall white pages that somehow capture all of its 90 fidgetglyphs beautifully.

Physical Description

A 8 X 5½ X ½ inch book witha cover of greige linen riveted to a spine covering of pliable brown suede, 196 pages of white paper with 216 pages (including the flypages). Most text written recto only. Places and dates of composition, titles and glyph numbers appear verso. Inside flypages signed "g.huth," and inside front covers decorated with gammadia (a V, an upside-down V, an X, a diamond). Includes a bastard title page, title page, preface, and afterword.


A Fidgetbook, Title Page (2003)

Thursday, May 01, 2003

Hierofidgetglyphs

Huth, G[eof]. Hierofidgetglyphs: The Third Book of Cells: an other ran dom collection of fydgetgliphs. Completed 1 May 2003.

Description

A huge booklet of fidgetglyphs compared to the first two, Hierofidgetglyphs 200 fidgetglyphs, more than in both previous books combined

Physical Description

A 6¼ X 4½ X 1½ inch light-brown leather book with an attached ribbon as bookmark, off-white paper with 216 pages (excluding the flypages). Most text written recto only. Places and dates of composition, titles and glyph numbers appear verso. Inside flypages signed "g.huth," and inside front covers decorated with versions and names of the letter A in the front and versions and names of the letter Z in the back. Includes a bastard title page, title page, preface, and afterword, and a test page upon which I checked the inks I used in the rest of the book.


Hierofidgetglyphs, Title Page (2003)

Saturday, December 28, 2002

The Second Book of Cells

Huth, G[eof]. The Second Book of Cells: another random collection of fidgetglyphs. Completed 28 Dec 2002.

Description

Another booklet of fidgetglyphs , The Second Book of Cells contains larger pages, allowing some of the fidgetglyphs a little more space to move. The book contains 78 fidgetglyphs.

Physical Description

A 6¾ X 5¼ X ¾ inch book, covered in beige cloth with a blue spine, white paper with 172 pages (including the loose flypages). Most text written recto only. Place and date of composition and glyph numbers appear verso. Inside covers signed "g.huth," and flypages decorated with the letters bdpq. Includes a bastard title page, title page, preface, and afterword.


The Second Book of Cells, Title Page (2002)

Friday, February 22, 2002

The Book of Cells: a random collection of fidgetglyphs

Huth, G[eof]. The Book of Cells: a random collection of fidgetglyphs. Completed 22 Feb 2002.

Description

My first booklet of fidgetglyphs , The Book of Cells consists of small and almost square pages that are perfect for most fidgetglyphs. The book includes 80 fidgetglyphs and one fliptext (the latter entitled) "I/neverwhere."


The Book of Cells, Title Page (2002)

Physical Description

A 4½ X 4¼ X 1 inch book, covered in black cloth decorated with colorful flowers and Asian-looking versions of demons, flecked beige paper with 176 pages (including the loose flypages). Most text written recto only, except for a small fliptext that grows from the back to the front of the book. Places and dates of composition and glyph numbers appear verso. Inside covers signed "g.huth," and flypages decorated with vowels in a quincunx pattern. Includes a bastard title page, title page, preface, and afterword. Signed on the last sheet "6307 8228."


The Book of Cells, Cover (2002)

Thursday, October 28, 1999

Diary towards Timothy Huth

Huth, G. [Diary towards Timothy Huth]. Schenectady, New York: 7 Aug 1989-28 Oct 1989.

An artist's sketchbook, 80 pages (5½" X 8½" in size), transformed into a strange diary-cum-artist's-book. As the diary moves in time towards the birth of Timothy, I altered the pages more and more: adding drawings, cutting out holes, piercing the pages, etc. Soon after his birth, this book devolved into a totally boring recounting of my day's activities, and all the interesting visual constructions disappeared.

A few quotations from the book, found by my daughter, Erin Huth:

Nancy--to continue the theme--had no baby today. (From 15 August 1989, seventeen days before he actually was born.)

I rushed home, but Nancy was still pregnant with remorse (okay, child), and not even in labor. (From 17 August 1989, with fifteen days to go.)


Geof Huth, "Diary towards Timothy Huth" (1 Sep 1989)