Collaborators: Deirdre Rawle
Deirdre and I designed this publication in response to the work of Irish artist Patrick Jolley. We felt inspired by his films and images and we decided to take a conceptual approach just like Jolley himself, and subject our printed publication to the physical and emotional traumas carried out in each of his works. This involved burning, screaming, drowning, ignoring, humiliating, eating, etc the publication.
The result is “Still”, a japanese stab stitched booklet with a balsa wood cover with the title clumsily burned into it. Each spread was subjected to a number of different actions, which can be seen below.
We then designed a specification booklet to accompany the publication in the NIVAL archives, to explain our decisions and reasons for defacing the publication.