Repetition & Recollection…

Selected for KALEID 2016 Collection of European-based artists’ books with a curated exhibition and seminar in Norway at Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Oslo National Academy of the Arts), 11 – 13 May 2016.

  • Acquired by:
    British Museum Collection, London
    Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
    Chelsea College of Arts Collection, London

    MICA, Baltimore MD, USA
    Tate Library Collection, London
    The Poetry Library, South Bank, London

Repetition & Recollection… is inspired by Søren Kierkegaard’s insightful dialectic from his 1843 book, ‘Repetition’ and is the essence of this book. Repetition and recollection are the same movement, only in opposite directions: for what is recollected has been, is repeated backwards, whereas repetition properly so called is recollected forwards.
Tactile words flowing in opposite directions across the folded pages echo the back-and-forth play between repetition and recollection. Recollection is confined to the past; or is it bringing the past into the present? Repetition, on the other hand, is in constant forward motion; or is it connecting the past to the future? Kierkegaard’s paradox remains. Double-sided concertina format 170 x 120mm; letterpress printed in Bembo; foil-blocked covers. Produced by Book Works, London.

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Kaleid 2013 London

Black Light and e·mer·gence I & II
@ The Art Academy, London
Friday 19 July & Saturday 20 July 2013
Black Light and e·mer·gence I & II selected by an international jury (David Senior – Bibliographer MoMA Library, USA; Elizabeth James – Senior Librarian National Art Library, V&A Museum, UK; Sofie Dederen – Director, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium ) for KALEID 2013 curated exhibition of fifty artists’ books from European-based artists at The Art Academy.