Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book Vol. I of V
Since 2013 I have been working on 'Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book', a decade-long film, book and visual art project about the history of book destruction, censorship and other forms of repression, as well as the book as symbol and resistance. This involves visiting public and private collections, libraries and archives globally that have served as flashpoints in history, collecting fragments, ephemera, anecdotes, buried secrets, and piecing together (through the film, book and artworks) a composite chronology of the conjoined literary and violent trajectories of our species.
This is the first volume of five, released January 2016 The remaining four volumes will be published every two years
The book is divided into five sections, each taking a different approach to the subject. Each section has three parts - an essay, anecdotal evidence, and an interlude
Released at NTU CCA Residencies OPEN as part of Art After Dark, 22 January 2016
Work on display in studio included film excerpts, the release of the first volume and selected artworks, photographs and film stills from Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book
Images from Residencies: OPEN, the end of the artist residency at NTU CCA, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
full colour, 320pp, softcover, dust-jacket, with map on inside dust-jacket