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By Brian Dillon | Comments: ( 542 ) | Date: ( Jan 20, 2020 )

The inaugural volume in Cabinet s new 24 Hour Book series, I Am Sitting in a Room written and designed in one day explores the scenography and architecture of writing itself Inspired in part by Georges Perec s short fragment in Species of Spaces on Antonello da Messina s painting of St Jerome in his study, Dillon s text is both a personal reflection on the theatrics ofThe inaugural volume in Cabinet s new 24 Hour Book series, I Am Sitting in a Room written and designed in one day explores the scenography and architecture of writing itself Inspired in part by Georges Perec s short fragment in Species of Spaces on Antonello da Messina s painting of St Jerome in his study, Dillon s text is both a personal reflection on the theatrics of the study, the library and the office, and a historical consideration of such writerly paraphernalia as Proust s bed, Nabokov s index cards and Philip Roth s moustache Dillon, who arrived at Cabinet s office without any prepared text, also had to remain open to the contingencies of an unfamiliar writing environment, peculiar and perhaps slightly dodgy take out food, a makeshift bed, and a capricious heating system, not to mention the obvious pressures of working under extreme time constraints If that were not enough, this particular scene of writing was a public one, with curious onlookers dropping in during the process to watch the author and his support staff at work Inspired by literary precedents such as automatic writing, by the resourcefulness of the bricoleur making do with what is at hand and by the openness toward chance that all artistic production under severe constraint must necessarily incorporate, Cabinet s 24 Hour Book series will invite a number of distinguished authors and artists to be incarcerated in its gallery space to complete a project from start to finish within 24 hours.


  • Title: I Am Sitting in a Room
  • Author: Brian Dillon
  • ISBN: 9781932698541
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Brian Dillon

BRIAN DILLON was born in Dublin in 1969 His books include Objects in This Mirror Essays Sternberg Press, 2014 , Sanctuary Sternberg Press, 2011 , Ruins MIT Press Whitechapel Gallery, 2011 , Tormented Hope Nine Hypochondriac Lives Penguin, 2009 and In the Dark Room Penguin 2005.His writing appears regularly in the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, Artforum and frieze Dillon is reader in critical writing at the Royal College of Art, and UK editor of Cabinet magazine He is working on a book about the Great Explosion at Faversham in 1916.



Comments I Am Sitting in a Room

  • Tosh

    This morning I was researching writers for future projects, and a fellow writer recommended this writer. I tracked down this book in the D.A.P. catalog and I was immediately turned on by the idea of this book. I bought and read "I Am Sitting in a Room" on the bus heading towards home. Brian Dillon, an editor for the great journal "Cabinet" has started a project where a writer sits (or stands up) and writes a book within 24 hours i.e. one day.The first title of this new series is Dillon's "I Am S [...]


  • Oriana

    This is on Slate's "Underrated Books of 2012." Say they: It's sort of a high-concept deal: Basically, he wrote it in 24 hours while sitting in a room in Cabinet magazine's office, without any prepared notes or text. It's full of ad hoc meditations about writing spaces and the fetishization of the writing process. Though pretty clearly influenced by Georges Perec and Roland Barthes, it's really its own thing—very funny and sort of incidentally profound.


  • James

    Bought in Paris and read on the plane home, in about 1.5 hours. I love the concept of writing an entire book in one 24 hour bout, and the prose, dealing with writers and the ways in which they create, was enjoyable and illuminating.


  • Tom

    A funny and well-wrought essay on authors and the places they choose to write.


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