A short story by Amy Prior with drawings by artist Sarah Doyle in a very special numbered edition of 500
Published by JUNCTURE in March 2007 (ISBN 978-0-9554957-0-0)
The book is designed in collaboration with design collective Åbäke
Distribution in the U.K., U.S., Europe and Japan via selected independent and gallery bookstores
'I Can't Believe How Great I Feel' is a new beautiful limited edition book that combines a short story by Amy Prior with original artwork by Sarah Doyle. The book is an artistic transformation of the story's trashy inspiration: the tabloid press and bad Hollywood blockbuster movies.
Their work is especially inspired by extensive, conflicting but supposedly 'true-life' articles about the private lives of several well-known Hollywood actors - and also (interchangeably) by some of the similar fictional characters they play in Hollywood film.
For a year Amy and Sarah gathered more than a hundred celebrity magazines, hung out in chain video stores and multiplex cinemas they never normally visited, scanned obsessive film fan sites online. Sarah made drawings; Amy worked with some of these - and also magazine photos, movie stills and dialogue, small 'true life' details from articles, quotes from interviews - to help her imagine a fictional story.
This book is the result: a glamorous 'object d'art' that takes celebrity onto a new level.
JANUARY 7TH at CURZON SOHO
(Preview: Short documentary about the book - including music by DJ /Rupture. Showing as part of week-long film festival at the Curzon Soho/I.C.A. - www.shortfilms.org.uk
Film programme screens 1.30-4pm, then readings from the book as part of the festival 'Afternoon of Performance and Music' from 4-6pm)
APRIL 21ST at THE SMALL PRESS FAIR
(Old Castle St, E1)
MAY 3RD at THE WHITECHAPEL GALLERY
(Special Writing/Visual Arts Show)
JUNE at THE SPITZ
(Commission for The Festival of Word)
NOVEMBER at THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (ICA)