‘Real Fiction’ is an artist’s book. The work exemplifies the central focus of my practice: the use of the artist’s book as a locus for the combination of critical writing with visual art as a means of investigating literature. This focus is informed by Reader Response theories in the field of literary studies, by the writings of Clive Phillpott and Richard Kostelanetz in the field of book art, and by traditions of Russian Futurist books, Fluxus, and Art and Language in the visual arts.
‘Real Fiction’ explores the visualisation of fiction by readers and the construction of place in fiction by an author. Specifically, it addresses these processes in the works of Portuguese author José Saramago. Juxtaposed with extracts from his novels are photographs I took of places and people that he has stated informed his fiction or that it seemed to me had done so. My own notes annotate these images, together forming a piece of extended writing that (1) describes the process of my search, (2) contextualises my search within the larger framework of current Saramago scholarship, and (3) seeks to develop my action based, visual approach to the study of literary works.
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
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Subject Area: Artists' books and text-based art
1. Participating in http://www.underconstructionhome.net/, a visual dialogue amongst Diasporan Armenian artists spread around the globe, exploring issues of identity and transnationality. This culminates in a group show - the Alternative Armenian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2007.
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Chelsea College of Art and Design|
|Date:||09 February 2004|
|Related Websites:||http://www.emilyartinian.com/, http://www.faction.org.uk/|
|Related Exhibitions:||Constructing Reality|
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|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||07 Dec 2009 12:49|
|Last Modified:||30 Mar 2010 10:38|