Gavin Everall (Ed.)
This first artist publication by Francesco Pedraglio,editor of Book Works’ noted Time Machine series,explores the possibilities and fault lines between written and spoken word. Made up of a series of false starts or scenarios, the narrative relies on interconnected stories about a character, Martha B., who, in a sense, illustrates the process of writing. Like literature itself, Martha B. repeatedly dies only to be continually reborn. At each false start, or each death, a new character is generated only to die with Martha B. again. The stories were conceived during Pedraglio’s research fellowship at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, where he was investigating the mechanics of storytelling in which sculpture or abstract objects generate the narrative impulse.
5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches / 352 pp / 16 color
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