I will also be submitting one of the books currently at The Last Chapter for the Sheffield Book Prize 2013…more info on the prize and exhibition HERE
An intro about my upcoming installation is up on The Last Chapter website HERE .
Meanwhile the works are all ready, pin prick drawings, photographs, prints and books will all be on show and for sale starting next Monday 3rd.
The Arcades Project is a mammoth text by Walter Benjamin cataloguing the covered iron and glass shopping passages (and their effect on social/economic factors and the rise of commercialism) built predominantly in the 1820s and 30s in Paris - he never formally finished the text but it has since been published and is considered one of the great critical works of the 20th century.
I was inspired to find some of the arcades after reading his essay ‘Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century’.
At the beginning of next month I’ll be installing some work in the window of The Last Chapter bookshop in Sheffield. ‘Subject to Change’ will include books, drawings and print works made in the last two years. Some items will also be for sale, more info to follow shortly.
In the mean time here is a link to The Last Chapter website: http://www.thelastchapter.co.uk/