** if not up to speed, go to < http://www.freshfruitandtables.com/fft-david >.
(He has a concurrent exhibition of new work at The Changing Room, Stirling, until 4 October
< http://www.freshfruitandtables.com/www. … angingroom >.)
FRESH FRUIT + TABLES contains over 140 pages of new works – from playful and fun to complex wordplays – responding to the positioning of text, image and space on the page, with the formal restriction of using only black print on white paper. The sequence of the book establishes narrative and thematic relationships between works, offering a conscious approach to reading and thinking.
A major consideration of any publication is how and where it should be distributed. FRESH FRUIT + TABLES uses the bookform and its distribution as a central part of the work. It circumvents the usual commercial systems for art books and artists’ works by using a selected group of libraries as distributors. In this way the book might also be considered a public artwork.
Around 200 reference and loan copies have been distributed to specialist libraries in the UK.
[See listing at < http://www.freshfruitandtables.com/pdf_ … esbite.pdf >].
A selection of key locations will receive large quantities for library users to take away and keep, free of charge:
The Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre
The National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum
National Library of Scotland
Scottish Poetry Library
– all local branch libraries throughout the area
Stirling Central Library
University of Stirling Library
NB the free copies will only be available in these locations for a limited period – until stocks run out.
If you have difficulties getting a copy contact < http://www.freshfruitandtables.com/fft-contact >.
From September, the book will also be available as a PDF download.