Treblinka: Archaeological Investigations & Artistic Responses (2016), eds. Caroline Sturdy Colls & Michael Branthwaite, Stoke: Centre of Archaeology Special Issue, ISBN 9781534632295
Between 800,000 and 1 million people lost their lives at Treblinka extermination camp during the Holocaust. A further 10,00 perished in the nearby labour camp as a result of the Nazi death through work policy and ad hoc executions. Since 2007 both camps have been the subject of forensic archaeological research by Dr Caroline Sturdy Colls, to reveal new insights into the nature and extent of Nazi persecution.
This book presents the major findings, which included the discovery of the gas chambers, personal effects of victims, and mass graves. It also includes artistic response to these findings, curated by Michael Branthwaite and commissioned as part of the international exhibition Finding Treblinka. Featuring new artworks by Michael Branthwaite, Dave Griffiths, Janine Goldsworthy, Hilary Jack and Jenny Steele, this opened at the Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom in Treblinka, Poland in August 2015 and the Wiener Library in London, UK in June 2016.
Cornerhouse, 26 September 2013, 6pm, free
“Join us for the launch of a new Cornerhouse publication exploring new possibilities of collage using material gleaned from cinema’s near endless supply of imagery. Misdirect Movies is a touring exhibition featuring Andrew Bracey, Cathy Lomax, Dave Griffiths, David Reed, Elizabeth McAlpine, John Rimmer and Rosa Barba.
This beautifully illustrated publication is designed by Mike Carney and features newly commissioned texts by writers from cinema, art and literature: Jaimie Baron, Andrew Bracey, Sam George, Sir Christopher Frayling, John Rimmer and Maria Walsh.
Five text-dots on the Jazz-age life and death of symbolist poet Harry Crosby, and his nihilistic obsession with black sun imagery. Made for the Kindle edition of The Dark Would: Language Art Anthology, edited by Philip Davenport, published by Apple Pie Editions.
Southbank Poetry Library, London 6 February 2013, 8-9.30pm, free
A new, pioneering anthology of text artists and poets. Material from both volumes will be shown and there will be a set of readings and a panel discussion by artists and poets. Chairing the discussion are THE DARK WOULD editor Philip Davenport, poet Carol Watts and artist Liz Collini. Readings of commissioned pieces by Tim Atkins and Rebecca Cremin with Ryan Ormonde.
THE DARK WOULD features work by over 100 contributors including Richard Long, Fiona Banner, Maggie O’ Sullivan, Tacita Dean, Dave Griffiths, Ron Silliman, Shin Tanabe, Marton Koppany, Tsang Kin-Wah, Charles Bernstein, Susan Hiller, Tony Lopez, Caroline Bergvall, Sarah Sanders, Kay Rosen, Robert Grenier and many, many more
THE DARK WOULD comes in two volumes, one paper and one virtual, published by Apple Pie Editions. The book retails at £29.99 for both paper and electronic volumes together and is available from Amazon, Apple Pie Editions (distributed by KFS) the Tate and LMAKprojects in New York.
Etching in E-Ink, published by Vapid Media is a new Kindle zine edited by Anna Frew. It is part of a larger body of work exploring a comparison between physical and digital bookmaking and reading. This edition further expands the subject of the exhibition The Lost Thread taking a closer look at some of its themes and the interests of the artists. With contributions by Joe Duffy, Anna Frew, Dave Griffiths, Mary Stark and Claire Thomas. Download from Amazon, price 86p!