THE POSSESSED HANDS OF BILL by Ozziline Bill and Brenna Horrox
130mm x 210mm, 108 pages, full colour printing, perfect bound, softcover with foil type, 2020.
A photographic collection of hands taken between 2016 and 2019 across London, Berlin and Denver by Ozziline Bill.
The subject matter of strangers’ hands and haptic gestures, considers the narratives constructed out of mundane, day-to-day transactions, whilst reflecting on the compulsive activity of Ozziline Bill’s own hands taking the photographs.
The images are supported by introspective monologues in six chapters by editor and co-curator Brenna Horrox.
Evolved with and printed by Folium Publishing, The Possessed Hands of Bill is presented as a hand sized book.
Designed by Numbered Editions, the bespoke ‘hand gesture’ typeface on the front cover captures our tactile imagination and is reflective of the hands within.
In the current climate the focus of hands is particularly interesting. The photographs within The Possessed Hands of Bill become an archive for the 'old world' of frequent haptic meetings with strangers. Simultaneously offering an alternative proposition of experiencing touch through images and words that arouse our tactile imagination.