Brian Catling: The Blindings

Brian Catling: The Blindings
Library Shelf Location ABC-CATL
Publication Date 1995

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email for an appointment or see staff.


Edition of 1,000 copies


‘These texts are lunges to capture handfuls of another time and place while passing through it in the curious guise of a witness to my own crimes.’

‘Looking and writing on the slippery stage of memory is as uncomfortable as it is mysterious, especially when chronicling one's own works.’ – Brian Catling

The Blindings is a description of a group of works and performances made between spring 1993 and winter 1994, revisiting them after the event in order to reconfigure them for the printed page as a modulated sequence of handwriting, description and print.

The texts for The Blindings are handwritten: each of which contains a pronouncement that a fluid, gas, suspension or extract has been injected into the eye; manipulated photographs are used to corroborate the truth of this fiction. A solid sans-serif type is used for the sections of the books that were actually spoken whilst a lighter serif is used to describe the performances and the intentions behind them.


ISBN 9781870699181
Quantity 1
Pages Black & white; 104 pages; 156 x 200 mm
Format Softcover
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Brian Catling
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Live Art/Performance, Text Art
Keywords Truth, Fiction
Language English

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