Thurston Moore Releases Yoko Ono Book/Kite

April 21, 2010

As we mentioned he would last fall, Thurston Moore has now launched his own publishing company, Ecstatic Peace Library, and it looks like the Sonic Youth guitarist has hit the ground running. Now available on their official site are releases from Kim Gordon, Moore himself, James Hamilton, director Dave Markey, poet Charles Plymell (with forward by Mike Watt), and, Mirror/Dash Ono member, Yoko Ono.

Though all of these releases are notable in a number of ways, Ono’s limited-edition book, Fly Me, is perhaps the most unusual. From the description:

Fly Me is a handbound book that unfolds to become a kite, featuring seven pages of individual messages or instructions composed by Ono. These messages are designed to be read by all, in the sky on a windy day. You simply unfold the page you wish to fly and attach the paper to the bamboo frame included to construct a massive (30 × 36 inch) diamond-shaped kite.

(Artists are taking to the skies lately, no?) Ono’s airborne advice ranges from “Imagine Peace,” of course, to “FLY” (duh), and “kiss.” Check out more limited Ecstatic Peace Library releases here.

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