OBJECTS WHO TESTIFY by Imani Robinson
125 x 210mm, 20 pages, black risograph printing, saddle stitched, 2019
On the occasion of Boundary + Gesture, curated by Taylor Le Melle at Wysing Arts Centre, PSS has published three pamphlets as an extension of the research begun through the exhibition. All three texts address notions of property, possession, transference, objects and testimony.
The series includes: an untitled text by Taylor Le Melle that responds to artist Aslan Goisum's shifting aesthetics and thinking about colonial legacy. Editor and researcher Rowan Powell’s text responds to ‘The Case of Marie Germain’ in Ambrose Pare’s 1575 book ‘Of Monsters and Prodigies’, an encyclopaedia of natural phenomena. Finally, PSS has excerpted an essay by writer, curator and artist Imani Robinson, from their ongoing, multidisciplinary project Black Testimony, borne out of research into the work of Forensic Architecture and Black Radical Theory.
Objects who Testify also includes two risograph-printed sketches by Dominique White.