About the Book
'La Chamade' is a facsimile of Francois Sagan's novel of that name with all the text removed other than sentences beginning with the word 'She...' up until the first punctuation. By removing most of the source text and leaving space where the removed words were it transforms the novel into a book of original concrete poetry.
'La Chamade' is one of a series of seven parallel narratives. When read together the seven books seem to provide alternative views of a very similar story.
My work blurs the boundaries between literature and visual art. Over the years I have produced collage, texts, books, sound pieces, projections and ‘found narratives’. In 2009 I obtained a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of the West of England where I gained a Distinction. Since then I have self-published several book works most of which are available here on blurb. My books are also available in a number of book shops including the Book Art Book Shop in London. I have book works held in the collections of the Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol, the Tate library in Tate Britain, and in University College London. In 2012 I contributed a work to the al-Mutanabbi Street project, an international touring exhibition of book artists which will eventually find a permanent home in the Iraqi National Library. And in 2014 I participated in an exhibition of UK & Russian book artists held in Moscow.