Not to mention…

XTC Peformance Event

Curated by Kisto Assangi

Showing a video performance piece.

31 October 2011, 7:30pm-10:00pm

52A Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ4

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Re-covering; Rhinocéros,

Untitled Gallery, Manchester

17 June – 31 July 2011

Invited to recreate the cover of a book that has been influential on my practice re-imagined on to paperback-sized wood block reclaimed from a closed-down school library in Birmingham.

This was displayed alongside 40 other book interpretations by artists including Billy Childish, Cecilia Wee, Ed Barton, Contents May Vary and The Centre of Attention at Untitled Gallery, which used to be the smallest book shop in Manchester. I selected Rhinocéros by my favourite playwright Eugène Ionesco.

I am interested in exploring systems of belief and individual process of constructing freedom. Rhinocéros deals with limitations of logic and ultimate will of power and our capacity to choose. My design represents a humble offering in response. The physical process of layering text, effacing, reworking the Buddhist ghost paper to create new planes connects to the passage of time and gradual build up of actions. There is simply what is exposed, but what has gone before does not disappear. Instead it contributes towards the material history of that piece of wood and the individual’s understanding of what is possible.

School library recycled wood, mixed media, watercolour, acrylic, Joss paper, paperback size (110mm x 178mm x 15mm).


Some of my Skank Bloc Bologna origami artist books published in Skank Bloc Bologna, San Francisco, 2011

Publication alongside artists including Ryan Gander, Tim Etchells, Anne Colvin

See my residency at Chinese Arts Centre on process

From Drawings and Painting
From Drawings and Painting
From Drawings and Painting
From Drawings and Painting
From Drawings and Painting
From Drawings and Painting
From Drawings and Painting
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