Gumming up the works

LEE, Joanne (2014). Gumming up the works. Pam Flett Press.

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<pArtists publication</p> <p>Issue #3 of the Pam Flett Press, features a spoken word essay, listenable/downloadable from Soundcloud. This third issue fantasizes about luminous constellations of dropped chewing gum on the street, confronts a horrible compulsion to seek out the hard stuff glued under desks or in the recesses of train carriages, before finding itself fixated upon various species of lumps, heaps and piles; ultimately the writing explores creative work as a sort of digestion or composting, and suggests we have quite a lot to learn from worms. </p> <p>The essay, which runs to just under an hour of listening time, is accompanied by a printed publication featuring 26000 words of excessive, digressive footnotes (about lichen, large format photography, islands, creative block, binary erotics, fiddling, getting side-tracked, stickiness, shit, disgust, using animals to think with, the Katamari Damacy computer game, tumbleweed methodology, hoarding, clutter, impropriety, rubbish...) the generation of which, I realise, have become the point of the exercise... </p> <p>The print publication comes with 10 full colour photographic images and a postcard. The print run is 500. A limited edition of 10 copies come with a CD of the audio essay.Gumming up the works was selected for KALEID 2014, a curated selection of the best books by European-baed artists.</p>

Item Type: Authored Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Joanne Lee
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 09:08
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 18:45

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