Author(s)/Editor(s): Holly Pester
Publisher: Book Works
Dimensions: 240 x 150 mm
– Holly Pester
Using anecdote as a method to generate a collection of poetry, critical fictions and literary fragments this book performs a response to the history and function of the Women’s Art Library. The stories segue through the archive of personal correspondence, artists’ slides and administrative papers, as well as a poster archive documenting exhibitions, parties and activism in 1980s Feminist art movements. Anecdotal, gossiped and mistreated histories form aberrant narratives as a result of an inverted mode of archival research.
These stories, poems and fragments were composed through engagement with the Women’s Art Library in 2014, with the support of a bursary ‘Living with Make: Art in the Archive’ that was co-funded by WAL and Feminist Review, in association with Whitechapel Gallery.