Piece of Paper Press is delighted to have published Coronation Day by Tim Etchells, on 6 May 2023 in a numbered limited edition of 300 copies (+ 3 signed proofs). Etchells’ previous contribution to the series was About Lisa (POPP.004, 1995).
Coronation Day is the second story I’ve done for POPP and it nods back to the first, About Lisa, in a couple of ways; adapting the form and cadence of its subtitle, whilst gleefully extending its gesture of narrative and linguistic reduction. Where About Lisa explored narrative as a sequence of short blank-yet-vivid statements, each page a micro-chapter of urban fairy-tale, Coronation Day ups the ante, eschewing the story fragment in favour of the single letter, placing just one alphabetic sign per page, whilst using the book as an elegant if cumbersome means to spell out its simple imperative statement and call to arms.
Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in the UK. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as leader of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment and in collaboration with a range of visual artists, choreographers, and photographers. His work spans performance, video, photography, text projects, installation and fiction. Tim Etchells was winner of the Spalding Gray Award in 2016, and the Manchester Fiction Prize in 2019. Forced Entertainment won the International Ibsen Prize 2016.
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