Clyde McGill’s Book: A remnant of the journey, he said, to the space between us/ to Berlin.

Artist’s book by Clyde McGill.  Plus DVD of accompanying performance. Self-published in Perth, WA 2006.

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A severe but elegant artist’s book, A4 size on its side – embossed with the title on black cloth cover, housed in a matching black sleeve.

There is also a DVD of the performance that ‘matches’ the book and completes the work.

Don’t miss an opportunity to play this, preferably before experiencing the book.

Poem – vocal- repetition over several verses – rhythmic movement into, and out of light and dark, whilst the artist describes meetings and conversations that happen to him along his – European – way.

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The book is another visualisation of the performance. The work has been through three processes – writing- performing – voice – drawing – photo, in a mesmerising cycle.

Text plus atmospheric dark photographs of Berlin places; scratchy etchings look like tracks through snowy ground. There is reference to imprisonment – marking off the days on a wall.

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Am I writing this blog having moved into the atmosphere of a Clyde McGill performance – poem?

remnant8Enjoy!
Be swept away on it!
Normana Wight.