Monday, 2 March 2015

Leeds College of Art - Library Intervention

Drawing out Language:

I have been working on a library intervention at Leeds College of Art throughout February and March. 

When researching in a library, there is usually some concept or theme I am chasing. Books are generally selected from computer searches, recommendations or a bibliography. However once the reading begins my attention is often distracted by the things I find left between the pages. I spend time wondering about the positioning of found bookmarks. I try to figure out the scrawled handwriting in the margin; based on the feeling that, if something was important enough to write in the book, it must be a gem of insight.

For my intervention at Leeds College of Art Library, I have allowed myself the freedom to devote time to following these distractions, in order to find a more speculative and spontaneous path through the books in the library. I have spent time in the two libraries at the Vernon and Blenheim sites, following the trails left by others through various books. 

This will culminate with a "Non-Shh" Event at the Vernon Site of Leeds College of Art on 26th March 5pm-8.30pm
The event is free but ticketed by Evenbrite - click here to come along

Leeds Artist Book-fair, The Tetley, Leeds

On 7th-8th of March I will be showing my book as part of an artist collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University and Guerrilla Writers at Leeds Artist Book-fair.

We have produced a collaborative collection under The Editions title, using a system of constraints to bring a diverse collection of artists and art work together.

I will be reading from my book at the book fair on Saturday 7th at 11.30am

For more information about the event: