Saturday, April 24, 2010

Clouds announce the distribution of a new publication:   
Ruth Buchanan
Lying Freely

Available: 15 May
ISBN: 978-90-72076-41-0
76 pages
Edition: 500
Dimensions: 155 x 255 mm
Lying Freely is the 4th and final part of the itinerant project by artist Ruth Buchanan. Here the 3 previous stages of the project meet within and are also confronted by the space of the book. The book was made in close collaboration with designer David Bennewith and developed accumulatively as each stage of the project was ‘completed’. Over the course of 2 years Buchanan investigated questions surrounding the tension between private need and public appearance, individual agency and collectively received legacy, producing a series of works that each dealt with particular constellations of figure, location and format. The 3 stages consisted of a guided tour, theatre piece and installation. The book behaves on the one hand as a schematic or script for the body of work, drawing boundaries; and on the other hand it proposes a method, an approach, that suggests constant repetition and following, constant reconfiguration. The book becomes an experiment in sharing material and sharing space, absorbing and reflecting its own conditions and the conditions under which it becomes public.

Design and editing by David Bennewith and Ruth Buchanan
Texts by Ruth Buchanan and Marina Vishmidt
Typesetting by Colophon
Co-published by Jan van Eyck Academie and Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory.      
Lying Freely is distributed in New Zealand and Australia by Clouds and will be available from selected bookshops and, for $32 (includes GST).

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Clouds publishing
PO Box 68-187
Newton, Auckland 1145
Aotearoa New Zealand
+64 9 309 2604   

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