Postage and Packing Free - Six contemporary artists and writers reflect upon the theme of fictions in relation to their own practices. They create and examine stories relating to land and landscape, offering intricate accounts of their experiences of our environment.
Publication date: 26 June 2008
Paperback 234 x 174mm full colour
Artists listen, observe, create images and tell stories. Stories may be based in documentary research, personal experience, or be much more speculative, imaginary, fantastic. They may be told in many different ways. 'Story' often operates as myth, reflecting normative cultural structures and re-affirming social order or questioning and unsettling that which otherwise taken for granted. 'Fiction' suggests creative modes of expression that, whilst being in some respects sources in imagination, in other respects offer insights or 'truths' that in terms of histories, myth and morality may have all the impact of transcending that which could be dismissed as 'fact' or information. Fictions pose questions, intervene, take positions; they seek to influence change.
Contributors: Andrew Cross, Jem Finer, Paul Jeff, Lesley Kerman, Liz Nicol and Ben Tufnell.
Edited by Liz Wells and Simon Standing