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Inside the book, an ever-changing spectacle unfolds (2015) is a script presented as a continuous loop on an autocue typically used for political speeches and live presentations. It develops research from Another way of reading (2014), a residency at Swiss Cottage Library, a Grade II listed building designed by Sir Basil Spence in 1964. The script functions as a speculative screenplay for a film, in which characters - a Witness, Alchemists, Geologists, Scribes, Readers, and Prophets - propose various forms of knowledge though which to re-imagine the library building, as a book to be read.

ALCHEMIST I:

I wanted to send her the image, but instead she noted the idea, the word. These images are the proof of a coincidence, as strange as it was certain.

FOOTNOTES

Inside the book an ever-changing spectacle unfolds was first performed as a reading with Phil Coy during the London Open at Whitechapel Gallery in July 2015. It will be shown November 2015 - January 2016 at Swiss Cottage Library Gallery, alongside Derek Jarman's drawing Plague Street (1972), selected from the Camden Art Collection. Image 1, film still; image 2, installation view, Foyle Archive and Reading Room, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015.

 

 
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