Waterlog – the Catalog
Previously I mentioned a publication relating to the exhibition Waterlog in Norwich, for which seven artists were asked to create works inspired by W.G. Sebald’s walks through East Anglia. Here is the latest news, courtesy of the people at Film and Video Umbrella:
Waterlog: Journeys Around an Exhibition will be launched at Tate Britain on Saturday 29 September, following The Printed Path conference. (ISBN 978-1-904270-24-9) £12.0. Softback, 128 pages.
“To mark the midway point of Waterlog, an accompanying publication coincides with the Lincoln staging of the project. Waterlog: Journeys Around an Exhibition charts the course of the project so far and strikes out to pursue parallel paths and open up further lines of enquiry. A visual record of the various artists’ works, documented through installation photographs of its previous incarnation in Norwich, this limited edition book features a number of specially commissioned texts, including typically inventive contributions from ‘Waterlog’ artist Alec Finlay, a new poem, ‘East’, by Matthew Hollis, and essays by writers Robert Macfarlane and Brian Dillon. In acknowledgement of W.G. Sebald, whose writings were a source of inspiration for the project, the book reprints two texts dedicated to his memory: Backwaters: Norfolk Fields a poem by George Szirtes, and Tacita Dean’s eponymous visual essay on the author.”