Catachresis is not a publisher, nor is it a collective, or a distributor. It is a project of Evan Fusco to collect the essays of artists and writers of whom they are acquainted in order to turn these essays into physical things. These are then sold either through word of mouth or at zine and art book fairs whenever possible. The goal of Catachresis is to generate profit to support artists and writers in their journey to generate ideas themselves whether it be in or out of an institution, as well as to help circulate these essays which may otherwise gather digital dust in a hard drive or be relegated to the trash bin when they are no longer deemed worthy. Artists books and zines are constructed in conversation with artists and writers to give physical life to ideas outside of big name publishing. Catachresis is the act by which someone uses a word in an improper way, oftentimes creating a disjunction which disrupts the inherent meaning of the word. Improper usage is not a negative, rather it is a way to use a slippage to construct new meanings.
Ideas as Objects, Objects as Ideas: Queer Affect and Naming, 2018
Projects Prior to the creation of Catachresis:
If You Can Read a Meme, You Can Read an Artwork, 2017
Blind Spots of Capital: Where Does Tenderness Go?, 2016