The World Has Been Empty Since the Postcard
Author: Simon Cutts
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2020)
Edition of 1,000
The World Has Been Empty Since the Postcard reproduces fourteen postcards of a polemical nature by writer, artist, designer, and publisher of Coracle Press, Simon Cutts. The author’s commentary on the context of the production of these ephemeral works and on the nature of their riposte, critique, and satire puts forward an episodic theory of the form and function of the postcard as a means of critical response.
This pamphlet is part of UDP’s 2020 Pamphlet Series: twenty commissioned essays on collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing. The pamphlets are available for individual purchase and as a subscription. Each offers a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present, an engagement at once sustained and ephemeral.