Advance copy of IMBUE Grimoire - A Book of Spells.
in collaboration with Legion Projects
Book to be completed winter 2020
Buying an advanced copy of the book supports a larger print run of the work.
A Grimoire is a special book, which includes instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans, amulets and magical spells and one that gathers information about medicines, astrology and spells. In many cases, the books themselves are believed to be imbued with magical powers.
IMBUE is a bookwork inspired by ancient Grimoires developed through a public programme of workshops and performances as part of a touring exhibition Waking the Witch, commissioned by Legion Projects.
The intention of the bookwork is to reveal the collective magic present in performance and collective making - linking ancient practices of magic with contemporary social practice.
The collection within the bookwork will celebrate the role of contemporary art for social change and social magic, depicting the collective transformation within collaborative performance and making.
Inspired by remedies and old incantations these new spells will create a connection between diverse groups of people, the natural world and urban magic. Empowering people to create new myths of our time.
The book will also contain spells, rituals,drawings, photographs and texts created through our practice over the last 10 years alongside a reflective essay.