Digesting Ritual is what remains of solo exhibition, Extispicy in the Everyday at the Ivy Arts Centre, and participatory performance, Our Palace of Intestines for Stag(e) Hill at University of Surrey, in July 2018. The project draws on the ancient practice of extispicy, divination using the entrails, one of the most omnipresent of divination practices across the ancient world, ecofeminism, recent neuro-gastroenterological research, as well as medieval feasts and theatrical pies.
Inkjet printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Book and Album 220gsm concertina, containing two three-hole stitched bound pamphlets, inkjet printed on Munken Lynx 120gsm, a digitally printed cotton-linen insert, back page and shortbread biscuit in a bag, all contained within a belly band. Produced and bound by Amanda Couch and Kristen Fraser.
Artist book publication with texts by Adam Alston and Amanda Couch, and designed by Kristen Fraser. Published by bookRoom Press, Farnham, 2019. ISBN: 978-0-9576828-8-7.
This book focuses on the performance art of Marilyn Arsem, an internationally acclaimed performance artist known for her innovative and experimental work. Arsem’s work addresses women’s history and myth-making capacities,...