Creative publishing platform Blurb and visual arts studio Jotta are pleased to present Unbinding the Book - featuring nine new creative commissions to challenge preconceptions of who can be an author and what a book can be.
Artist and co-founder of Radio Arts, Magz Hall works predominantly with radio, exploring its potential outside of conventional settings. Using radio installations, broadcasts and public actions Hall seeks to consider alternative futures for the analogue FM radio spectrum.
For Unbinding The Book, Hall will create a ‘book-radio’, which will transmit the words contained into an eternal loop. It cannot be conventionally read, rather the listener must tune to the right frequency in order to access it’s content. The text itself will be ‘Spiritual Radio’, initially published in 1925. This text sets out cleric and radio enthusiast Archbishop F.H. du Vernet's vision of the nascent technology as a spiritually-charged electrical force capable of mediating human sensibilities and the transcendent will of God in a text that is by turns visionary and often absurd in the bathetic disjuncture between spiritual promise and quotidian reality.