| The Secrets of Metahemeralism
23 April 2012
An artist’s book, letterpress print and video launch on World Book Night 23rd April 2012, for our project in tribute to The Secret History by Donna Tartt. The annual collaboration organised by Nancy Campbell and Sarah Bodman to produce an artist’s book in tribute to a particular novel began in early April.
To date books have been made for Patricia Highsmith‘s Ripley series and Douglas Coupland‘s The Gum Thief. This year we used Donna Tartt‘s novel The Secret History, with the first part of the collaboration taking place over the Easter weekend, in an aptly situated venue in Oxford, UK.
The Secrets of Metahemeralism by Anon – artist’s book
Edition of 25, 25 single-sided pages, colour copied on A4 recycled off-white paper, bound with a black plastic spine bar in the style of a student thesis. The book is available at 10 GBP including postage. If you would like a copy, Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk for details, all proceeds will go to the Letterpress Etiquette Network at UWE.
Letterpress poster by LEN
All proceeds will go to the Letterpress Etiquette Network at UWE.
Collaborators brought their typewriters, paper, inks, pens, pencils and cameras for the evening. Food and drinks from the book were served throughout the night by our hosts, including dangerous looking mushrooms, wonderful bakes, fine wines, an array of meats, frozen cheesecake, Bloody Marys and even food from Bunny’s funeral at the Corcoran’s house. The video is a selection of images from the initial walk in the words and of the book in production over the evening in Oxford.
Running time: 4.14 mins
Contributors to the video were: