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Artists’ Books Exhibitions in the Bower Ashton Library cases, UWE, Bristol, UK

Pineapple Falls – Things That Function as a Book

Monday 3rd September – Tuesday 30th October 2018


We are artists Paul and Maddy Hearn who sometimes work together as Pineapple Falls. We live and work in Devon.

Our work is prompted by things we find, wrappers, sacks, stickers, bags, ornaments, texts, graphics, toys, cardboard boxes, dolls, games, songs – objects like this excite us.

The work is in reaction to the things we bring home and the everyday places we visit – like the supermarket.

An archive of sorts, the handiwork is contained in boxes and bags in the spare room where we tend to spend time categorizing and sorting the bits and pieces we collect.

We are interested to echo structural details of books and are curious about the simple action of opening and closing and turning pages.

We want to make books, of sorts, but not necessarily conventional structures… in other words, a dollshouse becomes a book; the plastic rooms punctuated with furniture stickers come to be the pages.

The following things have helped us realise the structure and processes of making: the precincts of our home; our spare time outside of work and the fun, focus and thinking involved in piecing things together to form simple sequences that somehow work.

We are motivated to explore the work as an evolving archive of our collections and making activities converting found miscellanea to book/page type-works.

Defaced, repurposed, nonsense books made by us.

Fake books with crazy titles.

Folded croissant or funny potato bags. Plastic toy firestation.

This is our thing. These are our books.

For Things That Function as a Book we will carefully present repurposed wot-nots from the archive and recently assembled pieces.

You can download a copy of the exhibition’s booklist here.



For more information on Pineapple Falls visit their website.


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