go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip by 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.
Go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip by Holly
Pester, is published by Book Works in association with the Women’s Art
Library, Goldsmiths, University of London in an edition of 1,000 copies.
Designed by James Langdon; 112 pages, soft cover.