Pressing In
Simryn Gill
Published by Negative Press, Melbourne, 2017, 6 page concertina (colour & b/w ill.), 13.5 × 27 cm (folded) 36.5 × 27 cm (unfolded), English
Price: €10

Simryn Gill has developed a distinctive oeuvre that encompasses an array of media and processes, including drawing, installation and photography.

The series of relief prints Pressing In, 2016 was developed with Melbourne printmaker Trent Walter and are impressions taken off the surfaces of machine-shaped and hand-wrought timbers washed onto the shore in the vicinity of the artist’s studio in Malaysia. Various paper types are used, from a catalogue of butterflies, the locations of stars, the moral development of children, industrial design practice, and wage rolls and ledgers.

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Female Orgasm: A codex of sorts, after Ursula K Le Guin
Emily Floyd
Published by Negative Press, Melbourne, 2019, concertina (colour & b/w ill.), 29.5 × 16.3 cm (closed), 29.5 × 130.4 cm (open), edition of 30, English
Price: €1255

Female Orgasm: A codex of sorts, after Ursula K Le Guin is a hand screen-printed artists’ book by Emily Floyd produced in collaboration with Experimental Jetset, Amsterdam, published and printed by Negative Press, Melbourne, with text supplement by Anneke Jaspers. A typographic response to Le Guin’s Kesh word BANHE, meaning “acceptance, inclusion, insight, understanding; female orgasm. To include; to comprehend; to have orgasm (female).” The project belongs to a body of works that retrieve Le Guin’s language from an indefinitely deferred future, activating its revolutionary desire in the present.

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