Tuesday, 31 January 2012
CAUGHT BY THE RIVER'S BOOK OF THE MONTH - SAVAGE MESSIAH
CAUGHT BY THE RIVER
FEBRUARY'S BOOK OF THE MONTH
Savage Messiah records drifts through a ruined city, collecting the entire set of Laura Oldfield Ford's acclaimed art fanzine to date. Part graphic novel, part artwork, the book is both an unflinching polemic against the marginalization of the city's officially defeated, and an exploration of the ruptures that open up in everyday life, in urban space and time. An ephemeral, palimpsestic London emerges from the shadow of the looming megalith of 'London 2012.' Savage Messiah takes us on a tour of its landmarks - Kings Cross to Hackney Wick, Elephant and Castle, Westway, North Acton to Canary Wharf - with forays North through memory.
A great review of Savage Messiah can be read here by Iain Sinclair.
Author and Artist of Savage Messiah, Laura Oldfield Ford will be coming in to Rough Trade on Wednesday 15th February to talk about her book followed by an interview and Q&A session with Ken Worpole.