Published by Publication Studio
Unbidden Tongues publishes previously produced yet relatively uncirculated work by cultural practitioners busy with questions surrounding civility and civic life—particularly so in relation to language. Each title is staple bound, printed in black-and-white and made with the intention to keep production efforts low, easily reproducible and financially sustainable, so as to contribute as effectively as possible to a wider circulation of the work.
Unbidden Tongues titles are also currently available at:
After 8 Books, Paris
Pro qm, Berlin
San Serriffe, Amsterdam
Unbidden Tongues #1: Introverse Arrangements is centred on
the work of German artist Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt who, despite only recently garnering attention for her work, is most known for a period of geometric and poetic typewriter drawings produced between the 1970s and 1990 while employed as an administrator for the German Democratic Republic.
Published: January 2020
Dimensions: 11 x 18.5 x 0.5cm
Unbidden Tongues #2: Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking and Censorship is a two-part collection of poems by typesetter, activist and poet Karen Brodine. First published posthumously in 1990 as a reflection on her life as a typesetter, union organiser and lesbian, this series of ‘work poems’ chronicles labour struggles, both personal and collective, and draws on her experience growing up surrounded by socialist feminists immediately following the wrath of McCarthyism.
Published: July 2020
Dimensions: 14 x 22.5 x 0.6cm