Fictional Stories for Fictional Art

'Fictional Stories...' is a collection of 9 theoretical/imagined artworks that are described through 9 separate fictional stories. Some of the stories are told from the perspective of a person experiencing the artwork first hand, whilst others are a set of instructions on how the piece should be set up and what could be expected as a reaction.

A PDF [text only] version containing 3 chapter excerpts is available to download.

The first edition of the book is entirely made; written, illustrated, and bound, by hand. Each individual piece is its own individually bound chapter and all 9 chapters are housed in a fragile case tied with a shoelace. This edition was acquired by Chelsea College of Art & Design.


A second edition; this time typed and printed on tracing paper, hand-illustrated, and bound with a ribbon, was acquired and included as part of the collection at Peckham Rye public library, however, due to its fragile nature this version of the book has since been damaged beyond repair and removed.

 

Edition 1 of the book, in its original form, belongs to the Special Collection at the Chelsea College of Art & Design Library.

 

The reference number for the book is 700.9242SHA