‘Tex’: LA Artist Beau Rice Publishes Book of Private Gchats and Emails

by: Joseph On  Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Tex by Beau Rice

It’s a pretty common to hear someone say “there’s no privacy on the internet” or “there’s no such thing as a private conversation anymore.” But if that were true, it wouldn’t be as fascinating as it is that Los Angeles artist Beau Rice is publishing a book culled from almost two years worth of Gchats, emails, and text messages called Tex.

Rice describes the book as “performance act in print,” and according to him all of the material in Tex is made up of real, authentic communications between himself and various friends, colleagues, and strangers. That old commercial for the Navy that asks “if somebody wrote a book about your life, would anybody read it?” springs to mind.

For more information on Tex by Beau Rice, you can check out a feature on the book in Dazed here, where you can also find out how to pre-order a copy of the book in advance of its November 18th release date.