It's Absence, Presently

  • Title: It's Absence, Presently
  • Author: John McGreal
  • ISBN: 9781785892226
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s Absence Presently It s Silence Soundly It s Nothing Seriously and It s Absence Presently continue The It Series published by Matador since The Book of It They constitute another stage in an artistic journey e
    It s Silence, Soundly, It s Nothing, Seriously and It s Absence, Presently, continue The It Series published by Matador since The Book of It 2010 They constitute another stage in an artistic journey exploring the visual and audial dialectic of mark, word and image that began over 25 years ago In their aesthetic form the books are a decentred trilogy united together iIt s Silence, Soundly, It s Nothing, Seriously and It s Absence, Presently, continue The It Series published by Matador since The Book of It 2010 They constitute another stage in an artistic journey exploring the visual and audial dialectic of mark, word and image that began over 25 years ago In their aesthetic form the books are a decentred trilogy united together in a new concept of The Bibliograph All three present this new aesthetic object, which transcends the narrow limits of the academic bibliography The alphabetical works also share a tripartite structure and identical length The Bibliograph itself is characterised by its strategic place within each book as a whole as well as by the complex variations in meaning of the dominant motifs nothing ness, absence and silence which recur throughout the alphabetical entries that constitute the elements of each text It s Nothing, Seriously, for example, addresses the amusing paradox that so much continues to be written today about nothing The aleatory character of the entries in the texts encourage the modern reader to reflect on each theme and to read them in a new way The reader is invited as well to examine their various inter textual relations across given conventional boundaries in the arts and sciences at several levels of physical, psychical social reproduction.

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    About John McGreal


    1. John McGreal was born in 1945 He lives in South London He is divorced with a daughter, Frances.His writing has emerged out of his practice as a visual artist, which hasalways included an interest in use of text This focus on spacial aspects of language was exemplified in his first solo art show, How Is It , an exhibition of prints in July, 2006 at The Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, London to commemorate the centenary of Samuel Becket As an artist he has worked as a Visiting Tutor at Camberwell College of Art since gaining a Distinction in MA Book Arts there 2002 and a First in BA Fine Art at Central St Martin s School of Art 2001.His interest in writing the silent voice and internal monologue also emerged from the experience prior to that in the Eighties and Nineties, when he practiced as a psychiatric and addiction counsellor and then as a psychoanalytic counsellor, getting a Distinction in the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Counselling at Goldsmith s College, London 1992.His attention to detail in punctuation and the inner spacial workings of written language has stemmed too from the time in the Seventies when he worked as a free lance translator for Routledge and Kegan Paul and The Harvester Press.He has always retained an interest in the social context of writing since working in the early Seventies and late Sixties as an academic sociologist at The Open University, The London School of Economics and Leicester University where he got a First in BA Soc.Sci Sociology in 1967.


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