Title: A History of Head Trauma
Form: Total inside pages: 96 (Pink: 8, White: 36, Blue: 62)
Total number of pages with colour images: 17 pur bound
Design Laura Fitzgerald & Christopher Steenson. Printed by Ciarán Smith Plus Printing
Available to purchase from the RHA gallery (front desk) until 19th of December 2018 and also the Temple Bar book fair until the 29th of November 2018.
A History of Head Trauma is an experiment in short story making. The beginning section was made using my Grandfather’s electric typewriter, during a winter spent in his apartment in New York. With a jolt of 220 volt to it’s mechanical heart; the typewriter on arriving to Ireland, immediately failed to work any further. The following blue section of the book began to be written in Grannie’s old henhouse in Co. Kerry. Printing short exercises on blue paper, on a thirty euro printer bought under duress at Harvey Norman’s in Tralee. The printer travelled to the Irish Museum of Modern Art last September and continued printing on both blue and ‘GAA lotto pink’ paper. The pieces continued to be made during the long winter which followed at the Firestation Artists’ Studios in Dublin and subsequently form an experimental narrative, about time spent in several different places.
Dimensions: h 29.7cm x w 21.0cm (A4).