|Images, from left to right:
1 Inside/Outside: A Book in Thirty Parts - installation view.
2-5 Original drawer lining photographs.
6 Letterpress detail from inside spine of book jacket.
|‘Who knows what these cupboards and chests and wardrobes
reveal. The only hints that suggest anything about the previous owners
are the remnants that are left behind: the patterned papers which perhaps
due to accelerated consumption, are discovered increasingly rarely inside
old drawers. Measured and cut, sometimes accurately, sometimes less so,
each one adds a further layer to the cross section of lives lived, evidence
of the gestures of everyday rituals and unspoken domestic arrangements.’
Extract from Inside/Outside
|Inside/Outside is an edition of thirty A1 fold-out books containing photographs of drawer-linings removed from cupboards and wardrobes at David Lay Auctioneers, Penzance, Cornwall. A narrative runs through the thirty copies, which can only be read in full when the edition is complete. The book is designed to appear so precious as to be simultaneously intriguing and repellent to the viewer, mimicking our own instincts when faced with a stranger’s cupboard. It was printed on thin paper to reveal images over several layers, occasionally interrupted by hidden extras.||Exhibited at:The Show, The Royal College of Art, London; Domestic Sphere, Arthouse Gallery, London.|