Elliptical Reading, Wolverhampton, 2022  2022

Elliptical Reading will be created in a library in each city of the British Art Show 9 tour. In each, library visitors can find books which have been chosen by local readers, re-bound by the artist, and re-shelved by the readers in new places outside their usual categories. An insight into the reader’s choice is included on a bookmark in each book.

Presented by Hayward Gallery Touring in partnership with Aberdeen City Libraries, Wolverhampton Libraries, Manchester Poetry Library, and the Cottonian Library, Plymouth the as part of British Art Show 9.

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A regular reading group in a library for readers to to share short sections from their favourite books, generating between them an unruly text or word collage which builds over time. Images of the readers’ hands are embossed on new bindings for their chosen volumes, replacing the titles.

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