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Wimper

Alex Farrar

£15.00

Wimper is 81 found eyelashes scanned directly on to the drum of a risograph printer and printed, one per spread, to irritate the context of what is supposed to be an exhibition catalogue published to accompany the exhibition ‘Faltering, light under two screw holes…’ at SE8 Gallery, London.

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Wimper is 81 found eyelashes scanned directly on to the drum of a risograph printer and printed, one per spread, to irritate the context of what is supposed to be an exhibition catalogue published to accompany the exhibition ‘Faltering, light under two screw holes…’ at SE8 Gallery, London.

Alex Farrar’s book Wimper (the Dutch term for eyelash, or a potential misspelling of the English for ‘whimper’) presently held by the reader is an extension of an exhibition, which may be experienced in its own right, after the space has been vacated. It operates on the limits of material evidence by reprising a series of earlier prints entitled Behavioural Residues (second sweep), featuring barely perceptible images of single eyelashes spread throughout the texts and pages. Apart from their significance as intimate materials discarded by the body over time, such as hair or skin, they submit to the almost nothing of an aesthetics of disappearance, while lingering in a dialectics of misunderstanding that commits to a lack of closure.

Published by Mulberry Tree Press
Design by Studio Hendriksen
Texts by Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley, and David Price.
11.4 x 17.1 cm
Softcover
160 pages
1st Edition
2019
English
ISBN 978-1-9160949-1-8