Handmade concertina book: 22 pages, 120x103mm. Limited edition of 30.
Construction: Inkjet print and eight hand-printed lino cuts, 2mm board, 175gsm paper, 135gsm plain and granular embossed paper, 116gsm linen embossed paper

New sheets (publication)

2021

 

The narrator’s optimistic mood after changing the bedding is trailed by a series of resolute thuds; setting down a vase, a wheelie bin lid closing, and debris falling from a gaping hole in the ceiling. Their attempt to restore the orderliness of the room is negated as the room and mood deteriorate. Point-of-view is rattled through glimpses and glances, digressions and a heightened self-awareness. Recurring resolute thuds suspend any sense of finality and resolution.

New sheets (publication) is the companion work of New sheets (AV).

 

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Pamphlet, 3 pages, 183x283mm, (closed: 183x77mm). Limited edition of 35.
Construction: laser print on 120gsm paper, 85x85mm hand printed lino cut, laser cut holes, hand embossed circles, hand-drawn perforation detail.

The Sudden Cheese

2021

 

A temporary hoarding is erected in the narrator’s local area. Over the duration of the text, the narrator’s opinion of this surprise structure deviates in accordance with their own internal logic, their aesthetic tastes, and through their need for a more liveable kind of ambivalence to their changing circumstances.

 

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Collaborative publication, printed by Gelatinprint, Glasgow. 18 x 13cm, handbound. First edition of 20 copies.

a holding place

2021

Lydia Davies and Jess Holdengarde

 

a holding place is the first edition of 20 handbound artist books made by Lydia Davies and Jess Holdengarde. In response to Holdengarde’s work Intangible Matter, this collaboration employs fiction and correspondence to create a re-telling of an intangible object; the story of a dead bird found in the ashes of a fireplace which has to be left behind, and the periphery that frames the scene. a holding place is a refuge for a story lived and lost over and over. Exploring loss and grief, this work grasps at something that needs to be let go. As it is retold, the narrative morphs as some details slip away and new details come to the fore. 

 

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Short story, 26 pages
Book: Letterpress print on 120gsm paper, laser print on 80gsm paper, inkjet print on tracing paper, thread, 180mm x 107mm

from inside the glass vitrine

2020

 

The voice ruminates over some green lighting seen in a shop front from the top deck of the bus, over multiple sightings. The text plays on the limits of this point of view; the lights seem to lack purpose for the narrator, who continues to fixate on a futile quest for clarity. Eventually, the movement of the mouth and source of the voice become disjointed, and the voice becomes dislocated through the shell of a scallop.

 

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Double-sided risograph print on 140gsm paper, 129mm x 177mm (open)

Booklet

2019

 

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Double-sided inkjet print on 40gsm paper, 297mm x 420mm (open)

an either or, a neither nor

2016

 

Charcoal ink on calligraphy paper, 364mm x 257mm

If there was another piece of paper

2015