Sandra and Ben Doller: why are you doing this

The Dollers in real-time Gmail Chat discuss their recent books, Fauxhawk (Wesleyan) and Leave Your Body Behind (Les Figues), as well as their forthcoming collaborative book from Sidebrow, The Yesterday Project, in which the writers each composed a document recording the previous day, every day, for 32 days, without sharing or discussing their work. The collaboration took place in the shadow of a diagnosis of life-threatening illness: melanoma cancer, stage 3. The resulting work is a declaration of dependence—a relentlessly honest chronicle of shared identity and the risks inherent in deep connection. In archiving this daily struggle, The Yesterday Project projects an imagined future as a radical act.

 

why are you doing this?

Oct 31, 2:33 PM