Join us for the launch of Lost Rocks (2017–21) – a collaborative, slow-publishing artwork by A Published Event. Artists, Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward will present a short introduction to this ambitious new project, followed by a live reading of Silver/Lead, by artist Sarah Jones.
Lost Rocks (2017–21) is a speculative library of forty books, four books being published twice yearly for the next five years. The conceptual heart of this artwork is a discarded rock board, found by the artists at the Glenorchy tip shop in Hobart’s northern suburbs. Forty of its fifty-six Tasmanian rock specimens are missing. Over the next five years, 40 commissioned artists will each select an absence from the incomplete board and re-compose it, not with a geological specimen, but with a ‘fictiōnella’ – a new kind of novella drawn from lived experience.
Brought to life by Australian artists Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward (A Published Event) and composed by forty contemporary artists from around the world, Lost Rocks is an accumulative event of mineralogical, metaphysical and metallurgical telling.
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Image Credits: Lost Rocks (2017–21). © A Published Event, 2016.