Intimate Confession is a Project


Edited by Jennifer Teets

8 × 10.25 inches, 128 pages, softcover
ISBN 978-1-941753-68-2

Design by Espace Ness
Co-published by Inventory Press & Blaffer Art Museum

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Shipping July 2024

The juxtaposition of intimacy and infrastructure might appear paradoxical at first, yet these two rubrics have recently been animating conversations around relational life in the work of a number of artists. Diving into the concept of how infrastructures can be understood as “affective” in their varied expressions of movement and imprint on cultural life through the participatory role of language, affect, and infrastructural studies, Intimate confession is a project is a complement to the exhibition of the same name at the Blaffer Art Museum.

The book includes work from Gwenneth Boelens, Benvenuto Chavajay Ixtetelá, ektor garcia, Lonnie Holley, Anna Mayer, Na Mira, Kate Newby, Josie Ann Teets, Chiffon Thomas, Iris Touliatou, and Clémence de La Tour du Pin, and contributions from scholars and poets Kai Bosworth, Lara Mimosa Montes, Michael D. Snediker, Juliana Spahr, Roberto Tejada, Ara Wilson, as well as a curatorial essay by Jennifer Teets.

Intimate confession is a project looks at the material and immaterial histories of Houston and considers transmission, intergenerational life, and cultural inheritance through the prism of intimacy and infrastructure.