This artist book is based on a concept by Anne Hardy and was designed in close collaboration with the London graphics team abäke. It brings together extracts from several works of literature ? texts that have accompanied the artist for a significant part of her life and have influenced her thinking ? with numerous illustrations, including sketches, samples of work, and visual sources of inspiration. This varied collection allows readers to delve into Anne Hardy?s world of ideas and serves as a kind of guidebook to her visual language. Her pictures document places that have disappeared and often show confusing spatial situations full of traces of human presence and mysterious activity. Although the book is fresh of the press, it gives the impression that it was taken from one of the interiors constructed by the artist, perhaps left behind by a fictitious protagonist?
Texte: J.G. Ballard, Raymond Carver, Bret Easton Ellis, Stanislaw Lem, Tom McCarthy, Haruki Murakami, Mike Ricketts