VICTIM OF GEOGRAPHY By Claire Woods
21 x 27.5 cm, 48 pages, Full colour printed, Perfect bound, Softcover, Ed. of 600, 2017
This publication was created to coincide with Clare Woods’ solo exhibition Victim of Geography at Dundee Contemporary Arts (24 June - 10 September 2017). The book is inspired by Clare Woods’ research into The South Polar Times - a series of publications produced by Captain Scott and his team during their expedition to the Antarctic on Dundee’s RSS Discovery. The dimensions and aesthetic are drawn from this collection of one-off, hand-typed and illustrated publications that helped to give Scott and his team a focus and coping mechanism during the hardships and isolation of their long journey.
The publication includes an introduction by Beth Bate, alongside two newly commissioned pieces of writing by Anouchka Grose and R.W. Paterson in response to the work of Clare Woods. It includes full colour images of the twelve new paintings that formed her solo exhibition, as well as images of source material from the artist’s studio.