MIRRORCITY

London Artists on Fiction and Reality

To accompany the Hayward Gallery exhibition of the same name, Booker Prize nominated writer Tom McCarthy edits a unique newspaper about the realities (and unrealities) of London. Patrick Kieller claimed in his 1994 film London that the city had disappeared, lost amongst the sprawling generations of its inhabitants.

The city’s consciousness has dissipated, its identity vanishing before our eyes. Just as the role of the print newspaper edges closer to the void, McCarthy seeks to explore the current, ‘felt’ realities of a place in a form that is on the verge of obsolescence.

Going beyond the concept of definite roles and functions MIRRORCITY explores and celebrates the themes of reality, identity and the singular dimensions we all live in.

A host of artists including Lindsay Seers, Ursula Mayer and Lucky PDF have contributed their texts and images on these themes within the context of the newspaper format – the results are as diverse and open-ended as the city. Contains a full-colour ‘weekend style’ newspaper magazine insert booklet.

A unique conceptual and cerebral artist-led publication, MIRRORCITY will delight, intrigue and engage the intellectual. To accompany an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London, 14 October 2014 – 4 January 2015.

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