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The Holy Triangle by Sally O'Reilly, Andro Semeiko and Zinovy Zinik

The Holy Triangle by Sally O'Reilly, Andro Semeiko and Zinovy Zinik
Library Shelf Location ABC-HOLY
Publication Date 2013
Description

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

Artist book The Holy Triangle by Sally O'Reilly, Andro Semeiko and Zinovy Zinik This is a book full of witty misunderstandings and flights of fancy that mixes visual metaphors with verbal personal histories. Its main protagonist is artist Andro Semeiko, who undertook a three-month residency at the Hoxton-based art gallery PEER in early 2013, where he developed a multi-layered project that delved into local history and employed the wordsmithing skills of writer Sally O'Reilly and novelist and broadcaster Zinovy Zinik. The seeds of the free-associative and swashbuckling fancies within the pages of The Holy Triangle were sown by the history of Hoxton Street itself and mingled with each contributor's own biography. Accounts of a fatal duel fought in 1957, between playwright Ben Jonson and actor Gabriel Spencer in a field behind where PEER now stands, and the life of devout Elizabethan Catholic Sir Thomas Tresham, who was held as a recusant under house arrest nearby, morph into narratives peopled by Siberian prison cats, discoursing bins, duelists, Polish property developers and unemployed Russian artists. Their absurdist worlds are rich in triangles and transubstantiation, rubbish chutes and cardigans, drunkenness and scaffolding; and, if you wish, you can cut the book's pages to create your own paper model of this haunted, messy Hoxton.

Quantity 1
Authors Sally O'Reilly, Zinovy Zinik, Andro Semeiko
Format Cloth Bound
Publisher PEER, London
Related Artist Andro Semeiko
Categories BALTIC Archive Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Artist's Nationality Georgian
Language English

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