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Script loop on autocue (monitor and angled glass panel, metal stand and clamp), 9 min, 37 sec, DV, silent.


Inside the book, an ever-changing spectacle unfolds is a silent, 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.



Image 1, film still; image 2, installation view, Foyle Archive and Reading Room, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015. First performed as a reading with Phil Coy during the London Open at Whitechapel Gallery in July 2015, and shown at Swiss Cottage Library Gallery, alongside Derek Jarman's drawing 'Plague Street' [1971], selected from the Camden Art Collection.