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Francesco Pedraglio: A man in a room spray-painting a fly... (or at least trying to...)

Francesco Pedraglio: A man in a room spray-painting a fly... (or at least trying to...)
Library Shelf Location ABC-PEDR
Publication Date 2014
Description

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email archive@balticmill.com or see staff to view this book.

Edition of 1000

Conceived as a carefully staged gathering of texts slowly composing a unique, layered narrative, the book develops around a main character presented, like literature, as a corpse to be reanimated ad absurdum. This main story is then interrupted, fragmented and diverted from by other tales, stage directions and possible ‘scenarios’ that operate as proposals for narrative changes.
The writing is woven together as a continuous interlocking prose. It utilises the mechanics of storytelling to reflect upon the relation between the perception of objects and the abstract working of our subjectivities as readers or writers.

 

Moving between and alluding to the different conditions of writing – whether film scripts, drama, letter writing, or mere notes for future projects – this is the first ‘novel’ by Francesco Pedraglio, presenting the possibility of a story within numerous other possible stories, and exploring the fault lines of communication between the text and the spoken performance.

 

Francesco Pedraglio is an artist and writer. He was one of the founding directors of FormContent, a fellow of Henry Moore Institute, and recently the editor of Time Machine, a series of experimental books published by Book Works.

 

ISBN 9781906012458
Quantity 1
Pages 352pp; black and white with 4 spot colour. 130 mm x 190 mm
Format Paperback
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Francesco Pedraglio
Categories BALTIC Archive Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Language English

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