THE DARK WOULD gathers works by - and interviews with - over 100 contributors including some of the most noted artists and poets alive today: Richard Long, Jenny Holzer, Kenneth Goldsmith, Fiona Banner, Maggie O' Sullivan, Tacita Dean, Tom Phillips, Tom Raworth, Nja Mahdaoui, Lawrence Weiner, Susan Hiller, Tsang Kin-Wah, Charles Bernstein and many, many more, with emerging and "outsider" practitioners.
This is a moment in time when poets and many artists share the same primary material: language. Conceptual art, vispo, text art, outsider art, conceptual poetry, flarf, concrete poetry, live art, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, sound scores... THE DARK WOULD is a compelling document, alchemising text into art into text.
THE DARK WOULD asks what it is to live in a body now, knowing that one day we won't be here. Perhaps this is best done by people for whom language is a state of between-ness. Here, the material of language is used as a metaphor for human material, our own bodies. Whether poets or homeless people, outsiders or art stars - we all have to find our way through the dark.
Edited by Philip Davenport
Design by Darren Marsh.
An edition of 200 published 2013.
296 pages; 21cm x 21cm.
Supported by Arts Council England.
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