New publication: Incredisensual Panty Raid Laff Along

LIDS and friends will be converging in Toronto at the end of May for a performance by Wednesday AND an official BBQ book launch with our feminist pals! Join us on Sunday May 26th at 3pm at the Feminist Art Gallery for the launch of our new publication.


Our new publication documenting the Incredisensual Panty Raid Laff Along is now available through local LIDS distributors near you! This handy volume gathers together materials produced during the residency: photographs, texts, recollections, and ephemera. Designed by Olya Zarapina, this publication also features 3 new texts by feminist scholars Jennifer Kennedy, Mireille Perron, and Amy Fung.

Sixty of the books are covered in limited edition dust jackets/posters that we printed at the Alberta Printmakers’ Society in June 2012. The slogan on the posters: “Do More With More, Do Less With Less,” was inspired by a discussion about how non-profit arts organizations negotiate the increasing pressure to participate in business-based models and the “cultural industry.” A PDF excerpt of the publication, with an edited transcript of one of our Sunday Tea n’ Chats discussions, The Value Of Our (Collective) Work is available as a free sneak preview. For details about how to purchase, please contact your local LIDS rep (Calgary/London/Toronto/Montreal), or send us a message at invitationalsociety(at)gmail(dot)com.

A copy of the publication has also made its way into Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden’s Book Swap… project, currently on display as part of the exhibition Brother, Can You Spare a Stack at the Center for Book Arts in New York.