Ian Hunt, Library Relocations

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Library Relocations was a project that used the library as a starting point for new work. Four artists were selected from open submission to create new work as a result of original research within four libraries in the UK. Written by Ian Hunt, Library Relocations is both a documentation of the projects and a speculation on the ways in which art, reading, historical research, criticism and interpretation are enmeshed.

In a series of outspoken letters to Mel Jackson, the ‘Brazen Oracle’ story and the connection between economics, magic, 12th Century science and cinema are investigated. Pamela Golden’s works are discussed in an essay on interpretation. In an exploration of the work of David Bunn the trading links and musical traffic between Los Angeles and Liverpool are examined. Finally, casting books aside, Pavel Büchler’s work is explored by reporting on a day wandering around Manchester.

48 pp. | 150 x 210 mm
ISBN: 978 1 879699 34 1
Design: Area
Publisher: Bookworks

Bookworks is a leading contemporary arts organisation with a unique role as makers and publishers of books.
Established in 1984, they are dedicated to supporting new work by emerging artists, and their projects are initiated by invitation, open submission, and through guest-curated projects. Book Works consists of a publishing and commissioning department; and a studio specialising in binding, box-making and multiples. Their activities include publishing, a lecture and seminar programme, exhibitions, the development of an on-line archive, and artists’ surgeries and workshops held by both the publishing department and the studio.