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Pocket Book

Pocket Book

  • Author: Aveek Sen
  • Publisher: Stolon Press
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By the secret and the intimate, I am not trying to hint at seductive innerwear. I am trying, instead, to think about things as banal as, say, the linings of pockets, collars, jackets and bags. This is where skin meets stuff in order to create for us the experience, rather than the appearance, of what we choose to wear. And this is not, or not just, about comfort and convenience, but about a quality that has nothing to do with how we want to be looked at by others. It is what makes us who we are, purely to ourselves, when we put something on, be it a shirt, a shawl or a perfume. For those who wear clothes as well as for those who make them, the invisible is what lies closest to the person, and hence to personhood.


From Stolon Press. Stolon Press was started in Sydney in 2019 by Tom Melick and Simryn Gill as a way to publish texts and images that might easily fall through cracks or remain in boxes and bottom drawers. Its growing list of titles follows the paths of friendships and longstanding conversations. Like the plants from which it takes its name, Stolon Press works close to the ground, opportunistic in modest terrain and untended places.

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