10 Nov 2013
The Library of Lost Books, November 6 - 23
I'm showing a bookwork as part of 'The Library of Lost Books' - an exhibtion at the controversial new Birmingham Library, 6 - 23 November. The Library of Lost Books is a collection of discarded and damaged library books which artist and curator, Susan Kruse rescued and sent to a number of artists to make work with. I was sent the 1881 Catalogue of Books for the Richmond Library. As I opened this fragile object, it split (by chance) between the listing for ‘god’ and ‘gold’. I realised the catalogue charted a time of flux and the conception of 'belief' was shifting from the religious to the scientific and social.