The idea for the performance event documented here began with an English folk song about the 14th-century Peasants’ Revolt. Working with a group of creative mentors and more than 200 teenagers from across working-class east London, Scottish artist Ruth Ewan produced an event at The Savoy Hotel, filmed a documentary and created content for this publication. Responsible for every aspect of the project—including the menu, music, design and transport— the young participants took workshops with artists, historians, Savoy chef Martin Chiffers and poet Michael Rosen. The book includes plans, drawings, photographs and interviews, a commissioned text by Alistair Robinson, and archival images, maps and information on the historic “Precinct of the Savoy,” where wealthy debtors were once immune from arrest.
6 1/2 x 9 inches/ 136 pp/ Full color
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CREATE LONDON, LONDON
This first monograph on the mystical-historical practice of Maria Loboda contains a selection of her work since 2009, including her installation at dOCUMENTA (13), “This Work is Dedicated to an Emperor,” an army of potted cypress trees which moved through the landscape during the course of the exhibition. Oh, Wilderness demonstrates the artist’s equation between language and materiality as it works the other way around, translating materials expressive of a certain weak semiotics into language. Through these materials, nature is observed and read—now consti- tuting a grammar, rigorously arbitrary, formal, and conventional. Featured essay by Lars Bang Larsen points to spiritualization in Loboda’s works, Isobel Harbison analyzes the engagement with artifact in Loboda’s approach to sculpture, and a Q+A between the artist, Harbison and Caterina Rivera traces Loboda’s career and intellectual context.
9 2/3 x 6 3/4 inches/ 88 pp/ 56 color
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