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Lovecut presents 16 short(-lived) stories, 16 snippets of dialogues from 16 past encounters, past relationships, past loves of the book's creator, Rachel Marsden. The book pages are constructed from "conceptually embedded" handmade paper that has been pulped down and reformed from 1980s romance novels, in line with the artist's year of birth, 1983. On these pages word and text extracts have been taken from the original romance books that have been selected, re-appropriated and now placed in a different context to create new narratives, new short(-lived) Lovecut stories. The book is to be read publicly, where conservation gloves must be worn to retain its intimacy.

Rachel Marsden

Rachel is a language-obsessed text and book artist interested in the realm of self-publishing, using bookbinding, paper-making and paper-engineering techniques referencing her experiences of East Asian culture as inspiration to create interactive, participatory installations and projects, and book series. She facilitates workshops relating to these disciplines to galleries, museums and educational institutions, regionally to internationally. She is interested in notions of archiving, repetitious actions, such as typing and printing, lexicality, and the power of words, language and translation, by exploring the role of the artist as a curator, and participants as collaborators.

Rachel is an independent transcultural curator, in the final year of PhD research into global translations, through interpretation, of contemporary Chinese art. In January 2014, she founded 'The Temporary', a new transcultural exchange platform examining 'temporary' experience in art, architecture, design, sound, performance and culture between the UK and China. She is also a freelance arts writer and avid blogger, and lecturer in the field of contemporary curatorial practice, fine art, sound art, design, architecture and visual culture, specifically framed within Chinese and East Asian contemporary culture, since 2010 living between the UK and Shanghai (China). 'Connecting the dots that people canít see' through developing professional and social transcultural relationships, networks and understanding between diverse creatives and cultures, specifically China and the UK.

www.rachelmarsden.co.uk

rachelmarsdenwords.wordpress.com

Lovecut by Rachel Marsden

Rachel Marsden, Lovecut (2013)
Edition of 8. 10.9 x 14.9 x 2.5cm.
Part of AMBruno's 16 collection.

Lovecut by Rachel Marsden

Rachel Marsden, Lovecut (2013)

Lovecut by Rachel Marsden

Rachel Marsden, Lovecut (2013)

Lovecut by Rachel Marsden

Rachel Marsden, Lovecut (2013)

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