05/02/2011

Artists' Books 2000

Boy Meets Girl
MSDA 0300/M+F–boy meets girl
A traditional bound book that plays with the readers' expectations.
The 'story' ends in the middle when 'boy meets girl', in a sequence of building shapes.
Further explored as a 2min. rostrum animation by the same name uploaded below.
Hand-cut and bound book (2000)
Cover size: 16x27cm
Edition of 5 – SOLD OUT
Sponsor: GF Smith, London
In private collections and also the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Manchester Metropolitan University Library All Saints.












video
'Boy Meets Girl' the movie 2000.

6 Degrees (2000), rubber stamp printed.
6 Degrees
The structure holds the book together whilst also illustrating the theory (Six Degrees of Separation).
No beginning, no end – everyone is connected in whatever direction the reader chooses. The text is of recorded conversations from a trip around the Circle Line, London, between 2-4pm, Friday 19th Nov. 1999.

Rubber-stamp printed (2000)
Circular box size: 13x18.3cm
Edition of 6 – SOLD OUT

In private and public collections such as: Tate Britain, London College of Communication Library, Leeds College of Art & Design Library and more.
The edition of 6 boxed up.
I'm pleased to report that '6 Degrees of Separation' has been used in a research project: 'AHRC Digital Transformations: Transforming Artist Books' by the Tate which ended in August 2013. Below a screen snap. Find the full description here.
Screen snap from the Tate website 23.09.2013.
A report can be found here which was done by a research network. The network was a collaboration between Tate, the Chelsea College of Art and Design (University of the Arts London), the British Library and the Victoria and Albert Museum.