Like Fiona, my contribution to Group 2 has gone out into the world and it seems timely to share the work with a wider audience.
41: Its beginning to hurt takes as its starting point the possibility that one of Sarah Bodman's stories has been recovered from its place of interment in a Danish forest and subsequently offered for sale by a London bookseller.
|The work is housed in a simple drop side box (130mm x 160mm x 25mm), covered in Black Geltex bookcloth with a grey Canson paper relief onlay panel and lined with black Suedex.|
|Inside the box is a bundle of documents, held together with a band of gros grain ribbon. The first of these is the colophon.|
|The final element of the package is the book itself - distressed, with significant staining and water damage and evidence of insect attack.|
41: It's beginning to hurt is intended as a reflection on the hurt experienced by artists when their work is appropriated by others and used, often for profit and without consent, in a manner contrary to the artists' intentions.