Hoard: The Ethics of Acquisition, unique book, 2010
Unique book work, 18x26x2.5cm, 276p., b/w images.
'Hoard' is the reconfiguration of an Archaeological report from the collections of SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) Library. The work is concerned with the perception of excavation as an uncovering of the truth. 'Hoard' presents a landscape where notions of ownership are questioned. In its presentation of 742 looted archaeological sites and wounded landscapes, the document constructs different meanings and histories from the site images.
The book was installed at Royal College of Art: Show 2 (2010) and the CCA, Glasgow (2011), using shelving from SOAS Library. Install images are below the short Vimeo film.
Hoard: The Ethics of Acquisition, open edition, 2012
A print-on-demand, open edition was published for the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Visit the Publications page of this website, to purchase a copy.
'Hoard' (2012) was shortlisted for AGYU 'Artists' Book of the Moment' prize, February 2014.