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A lot can happen in fifteen minutes

A book by Helen Shaddock and UnstapledPress.

200 x 140 mm. 44 pages. Four colour risograph. Sewn bound. Softcover. Printed by Hato Press. 2016

Limited Edition of 75

‘And positioned on either half of the kitchen worktop
right is her half
left is yours

Always to the point
No Niceties’

Section from ‘As soon as the flat is in sight’

A lot can happen in fifteen minutes uses collage, mark making and diagrams to imagine a new relationship between the artists’ words and colour. It marks UnstapledPress’ first experimentation with the colour palette of risograph.

For the book A lot can happen in fifteen minutes, Helen Shaddock continues to explore her playful investigation of ‘stuff’ and the complex struggle to achieve a level of equilibrium and balance in present-day society, through writing.

The 11 texts are rooted in the contemporary experience of the emotional as well as the physical. Each one embraces what is a vital quality for the artist: the potential to contradict. Text and visuals come together to embrace co-existing themes such as repulsion and attraction, the pre-existing and the unfamiliar and the notion of play.

More of Helen's work can be seen on her website


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