invitation for ‘also’ exhibition, Rubicon Gallery, by Coracle Press, 2002
The word also provides a place within which things can sit
together. It is possible to step about in the word, enjoy its
spaces, count its letters as individual entities.
I was gathered by the word into a place to work.
Coracle Press designed an invitation for an exhibition of
mine of the same title, also, Rubicon Gallery, 2002.
The invitation presented as a concertina of lowercase letters
folded together to form the word. Half sentences and bits
from my sketch books were added as a list, not a poem, to
the inner folds.
the implied desire of an empty room is held at the brink of
impatience, while the air we shift on opening a door defers
our passing. that held by a coat seeps out a trail of
absence. these vapors have grown meek through lack of
recognition. within these pieces lie a remembrance of the
ordinary, spaces that cushion the everyday and intervene
between our flesh and other things. chambers, large
enough to be holders of fragments, accept their many
charges. places that contain the discarded remain with
us, depositories of what we have lost.
all simply present the evidence of their existence *4