"Clearly, someone had to have a plan, an idea, a beginning ..."
- John McCabe, Stickleback
"What's the plan?"
- youtube, Battlestar Actors Lay Out the Plan
Canadian author-artist Rob Kovitz is the creator of Treyf Books, inventive montage book projects that juxtapose texts and images collected from widely varied sources. Centered around a certain theme, he then recombines these findings to form new works of imagination that are at once multivalent and surprisingly cohesive. Kovitz's latest super-cut bookwork, According to Plan, begins with his interest in the word "plan," and every text selection includes the word "plan." The result is a funny, disquieting, and thought-provoking exploration of the human obsession with making plans.
About the Author
Rob Kovitz's previous bookworks include Pig City Model Farm, Room Behavior, Games Oligopolists Play, Death Wish Starring Charles Bronson Architect, Capital of the World, and Ice Fishing in Gimli, which was awarded the Art Gallery of York University's Artists' Book of the Moment Award in 2010. In 2011, Kovitz was chosen one of Broken Pencil magazine's 50 all-time favorite indie artists, and in 2014, Treyf Books is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the publication of According to Plan.