Space Practising Tools
Author(s): Gail Hastings; Jon Roffe (Introduction by)
In Space Practising Tools, artist Gail Hastings records a practical way to see and to work with ‘actual’ space in art. Her book documents spatial interactions through photographs, watercolours and diagrams of five space practising tools the artist handmade. It aims to develop an eye for space separate from our shared space that we tend not to see. The book references Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color of 1966 as a precedent in its experimental approach to studio observational procedures. Unlike colour, though, space rests on a process of recognition in the face of self-repulsion. With it, space reinvigorates art as necessary. Without it, space is invisible.
The philosopher Jon Roffe enlivens Space Practising Tools with a historical perspective in his introduction, which unleashes a twist in aesthetic adventures. As seen in his highly renowned inclusive approach to Deleuzian thought, Roffe’s illuminating and erudite attention encourages the book’s reach and applicability in the everyday process of being.
- : 9780646835303
- : Pigment Publisher
- : March 2021
- : books
- : Gail Hastings; Jon Roffe (Introduction by)
- : Hardback