Brian Catling
£4.75 (Reduced from £9.50)

The Blindings

Brian Catling (1995)

£4.75 (Reduced from £9.50)

‘These texts are lunges to capture handfuls of another time and place while passing through it in the curious guise of a witness to my own crimes.’

‘Looking and writing on the slippery stage of memory is as uncomfortable as it is mysterious, especially when chronicling one’s own works.’ – Brian Catling

The Blindings is a description of a group of works and performances made between spring 1993 and winter 1994, revisiting them after the event in order to reconfigure them for the printed page as a modulated sequence of handwriting, description and print.

The texts for The Blindings are handwritten: each of which contains a pronouncement that a fluid, gas, suspension or extract has been injected into the eye; manipulated photographs are used to corroborate the truth of this fiction. A solid sans-serif type is used for the sections of the books that were actually spoken whilst a lighter serif is used to describe the performances and the intentions behind them.

The Blindings | Catling, Brian; | ISBN: 978 1 870699 18 1 | Price: £4.75 (Reduced from £9.50) | Classifications: Concrete; Document; | Format: Offset printing; | Extent: 104 pages | Edition: 1,000 copies | Dimensions: 156 x 200 mm | Designer: Grita van der Bend (Rose-Innes Associates); | Printer: Offset Colour Print, Southampton