This is a loose collection of projects each concerned with the simultaneity of the material and referential qualities of text. Influenced by examples of ‘self apparent’ literature including work by John Barth and Clarence Major, these projects are mainly textual, but include some object-based works that follow the principles of self-apparency and explore the possibility of non-linguistic ‘writing’, ‘reading’ and ‘being written’.

A consideration shared by the works in this collection is an attempt to synchronize the time of writing with the time of reading or the time of being written, making questions of fictionality, artifice and self-consciousness an enduring concern.