Available until 7pm Friday 18th December only! Buy Emma Bolland’s LECTOLALIA (a romance), and receive a free, signed edition of her multiple MELANCHOLIA.
LECTOLALIA (a romance) (2015) was created by Emma Bolland for the Leeds College of Art & Design ‘Library Interventions’ residencies. For the Interventions, artists are invited to respond to the library and its collections. Bolland’s response deals with seduction by words and texts, and she undertook a free-associative drift through the stacks, selecting books intuitively by heft, texture and appearance. Fragments of phrases taken from the books she encountered are incorporated into the work. In a performance of the draft text she invited the audience to annotate the manuscript, and these annotations are included in the publication as endnotes, as is a bibliography of the books pulled from the shelves. This bespoke, signed, and hand-numbered first edition of 150 copies is published by Gordian Projects in association with Leeds College of Art & Design and is priced at £10.00 plus post and packaging. Typeset in Perpetua and Perpetua Titling, and printed on pearl grey paper, the edition is hand-stitched, and issued with hand-printed covers and contrasting dust jackets created by the author in multiple colour combinations ranging from neutral to bright. MELANCHOLIA (2005) is an unnumbered edition of 150 black rosettes, conceived by the artist as a badge of sadness. There are only thirty of these rosettes remaining. Should the combined offer have sold out before your order arrives you will be offered a full refund.