How did you become involved in artist’s books?
Gordian Projects is co-edited by Emma Bolland (artist and writer), Tom Rodgers (artist), and Judit Bodor (curator). We set up the press in 2013 to publish a collaborative text/image book by eight artists and writers who we were mentoring for the Place and Memory project. After the experience of producing that book, it seemed logical to carry on producing more books under the Gordian Projects imprint. We produce our own work, and collaborations with and by others. Production ranges from the entirely hand made to the commercially printed.
What is the focus of your practice?
We produce work that operates at the intersections of artist book, art writing, and literatures. Recent examples would be the collaborative performance score Sh! ffLight! by Emma Bolland and Helen Clarke that uses typography as musical notation in transcribing a zaum poem / art writing piece that was written for and performed at Writing Photographs at Tate Modern last year, and a text image book ‘More Than Stories’ made with the artist-filmmaker Anya Lewin that uses stills and scripts from her film trilogy staged this year at the John Hansard Gallery.
What are you working on at the moment?
We currently have three new projects in development: an experiemental essay on ‘interior edgelands’ with the writer/architect Matthew Turner, a book of collage with the artist Jean McEwan, and an intergeneration photography collaboration between Tom and Paul Rodgers.