Clare Thornton

The Italic I – Bookwork

A new publication with Emma Cocker

Launched at Project Space Plus, Lincoln, November 2014

To accompany a continuing series of exhibitions and performances, this publication will be presented in a variety of contexts across the UK, for example The Alternative Document, Lincoln (2016).  The Italic I publication has been produced as an edition of 500 and is currently available at the special exhibition price of £5. It can be ordered through the studio here.

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The Italic I involves an attempt to slow and extend the duration of falling in order to suspend and elaborate upon its discrete phases or scenes, which in turn sheds light on the process of artistic collaboration itself and the making of meaning within creative labour.

We are seeking new vocabularies for reflecting on the labour within artistic practice.

We are striving to find the means for speaking about the experience of practice, wrestling with the idea of what it is to collaborate.

The motif of the fall becomes the foil through which to reflect on the undisclosed, unnamed, or even invisible episodes within artistic endeavour, the various tipping points between thinking and action.

Falling. Artistic Labour. Over and over, beginning again and again, repeating gestures, not for the perfection of a given move but rather moves towards deeper understanding.

Large wall-based work depicting an extract from the bookwork produced for the book launch at Project Space Plus, Lincoln

Large wall-based work depicting an extract from the bookwork produced for the book launch at Project Space Plus, Lincoln

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