To conclude their project on the Darling Foundry Reading Platform, MOLAF will present a reading-performance based on their forthcoming artist book, A small and not ostentatious chamber with whose decorations no fault can be found.
This new publication reworks the final paragraph of Edgar Allan Poe’s essay "The Philosophy of Furniture” (1840), which describes Poe’s vision of a perfect room.
In the MOLAF’s updated version, approximately one third of Poe’s original words are swapped out for words found in the titles of the seventy-five sculptures currently in MOLAF’s permanent collection. The resulting text proposes an alternative to Poe’s idealized setting; a speculative setting for the Museum of Longing and Failure “with whose decorations no fault can be found.”
The reading for the Darling Foundry will weave together Poe’s original essay with the MOLAF’s adaptation.
A small and not ostentatious chamber with whose decorations no fault can be found is co-published by The Rooms, Newfoundland, and will be released in the summer of 2019.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pmPerformance evenings