SSA Professional Member Gerry Smith has just brought out three new publications: Lockdown is a work composed using osmotic permutation, Gone Viral is a collection of works responding to the coronavirus pandemic, and Relics is a miscellany of written works over the past 10 years.
Tom Jenks (ed. zimZalla) comments:
Lockdown, Gone Viral and Relics demonstrate the agile hybridity of Gerry Smith’s work, encompassing concretism, absurdism, text, visuals, glyphs and glitches. Lockdown is a slowly changing text fugue on stasis, where we drift from one state to another without really going anywhere. Gone Viral deftly détournes pandemic tropes and signalling, with message and meaning fragmenting and parting company, if indeed they were ever acquainted in the first place. Relics is a mash up of systems and registers, from gnomic narratives about boxed wine and falling pianos, to QR codes, binary and Jerome K. Jerome via DNA sequencing. These books show Smith to be simultaneously artist and writer and something else entirely, identifiably part of an experimental lineage but with an aesthetic, both ludic and lucid, all of his own.
All are published in signed and numbered editions of 30 copies each.
They are priced at £15 (+ p&p) or all three books for £30 (+ p&p).
Available here >>
Examples are shown on the website, and further images are available on request.
Images: Gerry Smith, ‘Lockdown’ and ‘Gone Viral’ (2020)