Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Human Beings

This here is a picture of my new book called The Human Beings. It was my final project for a Image and Text  assignment at uni which i did as a way of getting out of a 5000 word essay. I'm still not sure how a piece of art can be equivalent to a 5000 word essay and despite being assured that the tutors 'have a way' I resolved that if a picture is worth a thousand words then 5 pictures should do the trick?  Anyway will have to see if this is in fact the case. 

The starting point of the book was the title 'What is to be Done?', after spending ages  trying to come up with something  I got frustrated and decided that actually there aren't that many things that need to be done and this obsession with constantly 'doing' something probably causes more problems than it solves. Thus the book, which is a short poem, explores the demise of the 'human beings' and the subsequent emergence of the 'human doings'. 

All the pages are scans of pieces of cotton which I stitched and stuck pieces of paper, fabric and other materials onto. 

The book is now finished, printed (A6 colour) and is available for viewing or purchasing for one pound from bookartbookshop, Housmans, ICA Bookshop, Orbital Comics, Gosh! and Extra bones.