24 Seven at Gooden Gallery London: NierghtravAOlnWint'slf A Teller
A collaboration with Simon Lewandowski and seven other artists in the autumn days of 2010. Price contributes the text to the first installation in this week-by-week
work based in the gallery's enclosed window space. Later, Price contributed further work to the associated publication A book in
8 chapters and 4 dimensions edited by Lewandowski (Wild Pansy Press, 2011).
Wake Up and Sleep
An artist's book by Caroline Isgar and Richard Price. Emerging from a commission from the Calouste Gulkenkian Foundation and the Royal Society of Medicine
this extremely limited edition work partners Isgar's delicate etchings with Price's three-part poem exploring sleeplessness.
An artist's book by Richard Price, with design by Julie Johnstone (Edinburgh: Essence Press, 2008).
Limited edition of 100, each signed by Price and Johnstone. Experience this delicate, refreshing meditation on the page as a field of thought
in the act of its unfolding....
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Hotel, Motel, Motet Video Clip
A digital collaboration
with Simon Lewandowski, premiered at the Hull Literature Festival, 2008.
It is one of a series of experiments in the re-staging of narrative in a form which
blends the visual, the verbal and the physical – poetry, animation and sculpture.
The piece will be installed in public spaces to “perform” its texts continuously, allowing a
passing audience to give it as much or as little time as they choose, rewarding prolonged attention with a
contantly-shifting cycle of possible combinations.
We hope that Hotel/Motel/Motet will gently introduce a literary audience to new ideas in Electronic and
Media Art and a visual art audience to equally exciting currents in contemporary poetry. For viewers
new to both fields we hope it will be a generous and accessible work
based as it is in those most ubiquitous devices of storytelling and wordplay.
little but often
An artist's book by Ronald King and Richard Price, published by
Circle Press, pairing Ronald King at his most elegantly minimalist with
a new suite of love poems by Price (mode: witty, tender). Image and info
at Vamp & Tramp
Arc is the collective set up by Victoria Bean, Karen Bleitz and Sam Winston.
Richard Price has worked with Arc Editions in the past. In the article "Words in Process" in the Artists Book Yearbook, 2008/9 he gives an illustrated account of their work.
The Mechanical Word
Five mechanical books by Karen Bleitz and Richard Price, Circle Press, 2005. Limited edition of twenty copies. First shown at the Circle Press exhibition, The Pentagram Gallery, London, May 2005.
The book artist Karen
Bleitz conceived the idea of books which would explore the political and emotional sub-texts of the mainstay English
verbs. This uses the idea of a grammar of language, written by Karen in often a funny sly way, to face a
mechanical object within the book whose movement demonstrates the underlying edginess of the
verbs (to have, to do, etc). A third element, a text which dramatises the verbs, interacts with the mechanical
object once the page is turned. Karen used 3-D computer modelling software to plan the books, especially critical
for understanding their moving parts before investing in the laser cutting of the physical objects, and I supplied
the dramatising text. The project evolved over several years, changing colour, design and text as we actively collaborated
on its development, revising and re-thinking our own contributions as we went on. It is the most genuinely collaborative
work I’ve yet done, and I especially like the way a broadly theoretical framework, constructivist blocks of colour, physical
animation, and very human vocal texts, come together.
A Twenty-Piece Puzzle
Text by Richard Price, visual art
by Chan Ky-Yut, Lyric Press, 2004, Limited edition of three copies.
Release Every Pattern
A sculpture by David Annand with text
by Richard Price and Leona Medlin. Staines High Street, 2004. Winner
of Spelthorne Design Award, 2004.
and myself were based in Staines and knew a bit about its history.
We were approached by David for a text, and we each wrote one or
two, advised each other on them, then offered David the selection.
He took "Release Every Pattern" which, as well as remembering
the industrial history of the town, invites readers to think of
every kitchen and bathroom as a place of art, not just galleries.
The poem winds itself round the roll of lino the two figures in
the sculpture are carrying.
Renfrewshire in Old Photographs
With Raymond Friel, published by Mariscat,
It was only
after we'd published this book and I began to see more and more
artists' books which were text-based conceptual works, often with
very little visual element, that I realised Raymond and I had made
that kind of artists' book without knowing it. Raymond's re-use
of interviews with survivors of the bombing of Clydeside during
the war, his recreations of voices down the centuries, and my own
poems which also populate a "Renfrewshwhere" that is both
known and not really known - all that really does add up to an artists'
book in the text-based tradition. Hamish Whyte at Mariscat was so
open to the project, and the fact that Raymond and I had known each
for years but knew very different parts of the county and brought
that experience to the range of texts - well, it's one of my favourite
Text by Richard Price, drawn in wire by Ronald
King, Circle Press, 1999. Limited edition of fifty copies. Buy
to collaborate with Ron King ever since I became aware of the range
and richness of his and other Circle Press books. The white horses
inscribed on the English downs, especially the near abstract Uffington
Horse, were the inspiration for the book. Ron saw straight away
that a white-on-green approach would be too simple and his blind-embossed
horse, which uses shadow and light itself, moving as the pages are
turned, is such a full-of-life complement to the text. The book
starts at a stand-still and ends with a gallop. I would make books
with Ron forever, if I could.
Sense and a Minor Fever
Texts by Richard Price with illustrations
by Peter Robinson, Vennel Press, 1993
talked at length with me about the poems and the ideas behind the
collection before embarking on the work, and the drawings capture
what I hope is the gentle surrealism of the texts.
All texts unless otherwise stated are ©