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Format Editions latest book, The River Lingers by James Dobson.
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The Thames Estuary is an unresolved and fragmented landscape. The residue of an industrial, military and agricultural past litters half submerged banks, washed by the slow, inexorable clock of exaggerated tidal movements. ‘The River Lingers’ is the result of repeated walks along the lower reaches of the Thames and is made in response to the relationship (both poetic and literal) between water and land.

The River Lingers is concerned with representations of place; how the natural and the human co-exist, and through the accumulation of time and layering of histories, come to determine the nature of the landscape.

James’s interest has to do with the possibility of a landscape as both a material reality and a receptacle for the imaginary, and the photograph’s role as a mediator of this relationship. I work mainly in the South East of England, in places where water meets land and the slow rhythms of time are made visible.

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Posted

28 July 2014

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Books

Our latest book, Mermaid Mother by Annalaura Palma
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Mermaid Mother explores the author’s memory of being left on the beach as her mother went for a long swim. To prevent her from following she made up a story that she was going to swim with the mermaids. But every time that her mother immersed herself in the sea she believed she would disappear.

The book uses bible paper and french folding to create a sense of fragility while alas obscuring the full imagery, it aims to evoke in the materiality of the book the emotional state conveyed by the author of her experience.

Annalaura’s work explores the potential of visual storytelling in relationship to personal memories, imagination and works of literature. With her practice she confronts the liminal space that exists between the real and the fantastic, the autobiographic and the fictional, with an interest in mythology and the fairy tales. Central to her work lies an investigation around the relationship between text and the photographic image.

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Posted

17 July 2014

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Books

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