Volumes of Text

“At certain times, very dry times, landmarks can reappear on the reservoir banks.”

Volumes of Text is a performative reading object, and a collection about and through redundant technologies, made as part of an exhibition of alternative publishing-based practices, curated by Ladies of the Press*. The collection brings together thirteen writers each giving their take on the subjects of redundant technologies, redundant media, wistful ideas.

Digital becomes analogue and back again as each piece is presented as the doctored reel of a cassette tape, translating audio to visual matter. Parallel to the exhibition, the collection was available in an adapted digital edition, serving as a virtual remnant of the real world show.

Annexe [Nick Murray’s small press, now defunct] was part of the exhibition alongside Pigeon Magazine and Very Small Kitchen. Each a unique point for contemporary alternative publishing. (Five Years Gallery, 18/02/12 – 04/03/12)