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Cillian Finnerty & Fergal Styles - Goliard/Methexis

Cillian Finnerty & Fergal Styles - Goliard/Methexis

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Goliard/Methexis is a collaborative publication by Fergal Styles and Cillian Finnerty composed of photographs of images attached to a cork noticeboard. These images were selected and positioned on the board in a call-and-response manner, with one image responding to the one that precedes it. Recalling direct messaging-as-image exchanges, as well as the ludic structures of of exquisite corpse or Oulipo texts, Goliard/Methexis stages a dialogue in images that notates or acts as a proxy for verbal communication.

Taken from a diverse range of digital and material sources, and consisting of drawings, photographs, diagrams, and clippings from used books, the images reflect a wide range of changing and recurring preoccupations, including modernist design of the latter half of the twentieth century, the interdependence betwen the human-made and natural worlds, and conflicting ideas regarding economies of scale.

Published by Wendy’s Subway in 2020.

2 Saddle/Pamphlet bound books with paper wrapper, 18 pages each.

Size: 6.75 x 5.5 inches.

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