Billboard images courtesy of Tim Bowditch

 

Bedridden Aunts is a collaborative photo book made by Fox Irving & Katarina Kelsey as part of their 16:9 billboard commission from Kingsgate Workshops, 2018.

Fox Irving & Katarina Kelsey have looked into the marginalia of their practices in their first collaborative project: capitalist sorcery, forced translation, catharsis and queer performance. This is the first time these two antipodal artists have worked together, and during the process they have formulated a method for working, sharing and expanding their practices. In fortnightly reading groups they looked at societal structures and their disruption in the form of silence (as an unrecognisable language, as flesh in the incorporeal archive, irresolution) and met every three weeks to make work together.

 

The billboard represents what happens in the margins of the space outside their work; the fragments of text, responses, moments and fractures that occur within the reuleaux triangle.

 

Fox Irving is currently an artist / producer based at the Live Art Development Agency (LADA), London as part of the Live Art Desk Scheme www.foxirving.com . Katarina Kelsey makes prints, books and writes www.katarinakelsey.co.uk. They will be continuing this shared experimental practice at Metal, Southend, August 2018.

To purchase our book please visit https://bedriddenaunts.tumblr.com