Book Launch: Christina Read
Friday 27 June 2008, 6pm
300 Karangahape Road, Auckland
Christina Read's work has often given just that little bit more scrutiny to words. Place names and all manner of book titles, for example, have been featured in window drawings, projections and sculpture. As part of her prize as a recipient of the National Drawing Award, her own artist book is co-published by ARTSPACE and The Physics Room. Its title is Evidence. Her winning drawing in the 2006 competition, 'I should have been a detective', a pencil rubbing of words indented on a notepad, continued her interest in making images with words, but for Evidence she has worked primarily with photos. Somewhere between an image blog and crime fiction, the book-that comes ziplocked into its own specimen bag-presents a subtly uncanny range of clues as to how we might look at the world, or perhaps how it looks back at us. The book incorporates a text by writer Jon Bywater and is designed after a concept of the artist's by Nicola Farquhar of Studio Ahoy.
Published by ARTSPACE and The Physics Room, June 2008.
Text by Jon Bywater.
Designed by Nicola Farquhar and Christina Read.
Evidence is available to purchase at the launch for $20 (cash sale).