I Can't Believe How Great I Feel


Book collaboration with author Amy Prior, 2007

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

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'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.

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LONDON EVENTS FOR THIS BOOK:

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)

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︎ ︎ On sale at:

Amazon
ICA, The Mall, SW1
Artwords, 65a Rivington St, EC2
Bookart Bookshop, 17 Pitfield St, N1
The Grand OFR, Truman Brewery, E1
Nog Gallery, 182 Brick Lane E1



On sale at selected gallery bookshops and independent bookstores in North America, Europe and Japan from April 07

© Sarah Doyle 2020