The Inactivity Book, 2013
softcover, 48 pgs. illustrated throughout
8 in. x 5 in.
Edition of 100
The Inactivity Book is an activity book for adults that does not involve any activity. Using visuals and language typically found in children's coloring and activity books, The Inactivity Book's directions are impossible to follow. Exploiting figures of speech, homophones, puns and wordplay, it addresses the porous nature of language and it's slippery hold on meaning. Signed and numbered.
Celeste Fichter was born in New Jersey in 1965 and lives and works in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has exhibited at PH Gallery, DeChiaraStewart, Islip Art Museum and the Bronx Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Village Voice.