Eight Rooms

Kreider, Kristen and O'Leary, James. 2005. Eight Rooms. London: Unnameable Publications. [Book]

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Working in relation to a derelict wing of the Cork City Gaol or ‘Women’s Prison,’ the interdisciplinary project Eight Rooms explores notions of site through poetry, art and architecture. The project was developed in response to a commission from the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork, Ireland as part of their program for the Cork European Capital of Culture 2005. The book Eight Rooms is a limited edition artist’s book designed specifically to document this project.

The book is designed as multiple pages within a slip case. This includes an Introduction with an overview of the project and a Conclusion with a copy of the poem ‘Concrete Enclosure,’ written collaboratively with prisoners in a workshop held at Limerick Prison. The main body of the book comprises eight individually folded pages. Each page bears, on its recto, one of the poems from the sequence ‘Eight Voices.’ On the verso are printed images of site and process including maps, drawings, photographs, stills, sketches and scans of found objects. This includes a photographic sequence by the photographer Zander Olsen.

A copy of the book is available for purchase (£10, including postage) by contacting the artists.

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Limited Edition (500) Artists' Book.


EightRooms, Cork European Capital of Culture

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