Author(s)/Editor(s): Hamishi Farah
Publisher: Book Works
Dimensions: 152 x 200 mm
Farah’s debut book explores the promise of mobility offered by the international art world, and how that promise can fail outrageously. Suspense and disorientation play out in subtle ways, encouraging self-questioning on the part of readers given joint responsibility for making sense of troubling events. The novel’s structure is linear, but also echoes the tendency of traumatic experience to produce indelible scenes that repeat and return.
Hamishi Farah is a Somali artist living in Australia while retired from Australian art. States have edges, like words. Infants begin to see by noticing the edge of things. How do they know an edge is an edge? By passionately wanting it not to be. When not examining contemporary white lack through the edgelessnesses of Niggadom, Hamishi paints. Hamishi is represented by Arcadia Missa in London and Chateau Shatto in Los Angeles. Hamishi is also a member of family rap ensemble, Fanau Spa.
Published by Book Works as part of Contact, guest edited by Hannah Black in an edition of 1,000; designed by Claude d’Avoine.