Both: written text and art work

If the nature of the gaze has multiple, shifting possibilities, what perspectives are possible and how might it feel to encounter each? Can a text successfully invoke some element of the very emotions it describes, rendering reading as an active and participatory experience?

These thoughts have crystallised into a piece of creative writing poised mid-way between document and art work. Into something that talks with several voices and has ideas that loop back and forth; a collaging of perspectives colliding, interrupting, disrupting, only to come back into clear focus once again.

I cannot supply the physical book-object I’d like — palm-sized, beautifully bound, textured off-white paper — but I can offer a digital substitute laid out to my exacting demands.

Claire Manning, 'To accrete n.05' (detail), 2014
Claire Manning, ‘To accrete n.05’ (detail), 2014

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