Sharon Kivland's The Editions III is part of PAGES, the Leeds International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair
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The Editions III, a publishing project conceived by Sharon Kivland and an exhibition curated by Emma Bolland and Sharon Kivland, will be part of PAGES, the Leeds International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair, at the Tetley in Leeds this weekend. The Editions is an annual publishing project, undertaken by past and present MA, MFA, and PhD students in Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, working with number of constraints.
In 2015–16, over several months, the participants in The Editions III prepared their novels, following Roland Barthes, thinking about how to produce a book that while unwritten is described or figured, given form. The Editions III is the trial of writing. Material, without which the books would not be possible or which is constructed after the fact, is collected and displayed: the parts and processes of writing as terms of reference.
The participating artists in The Editions III have each produced a book in response to Roland Barthes’ text The Preparation for the Novel. This exhibition aims to recreate the artist’s /author’s moment of production, bringing together fifteen sets of preparatory material for these books – notes, drafts, crumpled sheets of paper, reference books, Post-Its, and other ephemera. Displayed as individual writing desks in the Tetley’s Boardroom, the installation will be activated by exhibiting artists taking turns to sit at their desks, writing, idling, or otherwise engaged.
Further information at the Leeds International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair is available at www.leedsartbookfair.com/ and www.thetetley.org/19th-international-contemporary-artists-book-fair/