emma rickards


The Vorticist Appointments: Volume One  

Limited Edition Artist's Book

So, who's it for and what's it about?

Jason Maling’s live art project invited conversation with random subjects curious enough to make an appointment with the anomalous Vorticist.  These encounters and the resulting artworks are recorded in a limited edition, cloth bound and debossed artist’s book. A decorative myriad of bold display type is accompanied by richly ornate flourishes, mimicking the labels of 19th century miracle medicine cures. Links are made between such offerings of quackery and a visit to The Vorticist, with each requiring an investment of trust in something foreign and bemusing. 19th century woodcut illustrations are randomly juxtaposed to reflect the personal, frivolous and philosophical nature of those encounters recorded in the publication.