Simon Bill: Brains

Simon Bill: Brains
Library Shelf Location 34.BILL
Publication Date 2011
Description The contemporary art world is improbable enough – with its spotlight hogging artists, its endless round of parties and private views, its bottomless appetite for empty novelty: but how does it compare with a neurology clinic? Our hero, a drunken and washed-up painter, seeks refuge in the post of 'artist-in-residence' at the lavishly appointed Norman Neurological Institute. Here he encounters an implausible (and yet real) array of conditions and their sufferers – Colin, the sociable bloke, who isn't blind but can't see faces; Stick, the irritating crusty whose Tourette's causes juggling; Zeinab, the estate agent who sees fairies; and Emily: why can't she remember anything for more than 15 minutes? and will she consent to sleep with him? Can she…? Dividing its narrative equally between the gallery and the neurology clinic, BRAINS also somehow takes in crop-circles, archery, drink, drugs, love, the building trades, neuroscience, philosophy and citrus fruit.
ISBN 9781906496593
Quantity 1
Pages 286
Author Simon Bill
Format Paperback
Publisher Cabinet II
Related Artist Simon Bill
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Text Art
Keywords Fiction, Neuroscience
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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