Memorious Earth

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Autumn Richardson / Richard Skelton
Memorious Earth : A Longitudinal Study

[Book + DL + CD-R + Archive Box]

Memorious Earth is a beautifully produced 128-page book documenting the artists’ Cumbrian work over the past half-decade. More than simply a retrospective catalogue, it incorporates all their previously published (and now out-of-print) text works alongside full colour photographs, notes and bibliographies. Crucially, it also adds two new poem sequences, Of the Elm Decline and The Medicine Earth, which situate their earlier, field-oriented studies into an oblique mythopoeic narrative of environmental succession, incorporating material from a wide-ranging sources, including herbal texts and Old English leechdoms.

Full print contents:

i. Wolf Notes (2010)
ii. A List of Probable Flora (2013)
iii. Relics (2013)
iv. Wolfhou (2013)
v. Of the Elm Decline (2015)
vi. The Medicine Earth (2015)

The book is accompanied by a download card for a multi-album ‘archive’ of all extant ‘*AR’ recordings made during the past half decade. To these is added a new recording – the soundtrack to a film, also entitled Memorious Earth, which will be screened at a number of events over the summer months.
Full audio contents:

i. Wolf Notes (2010)
ii. Succession (2013)
iii. Echoless (2013)
iv. Diagrams for the Summoning of Wolves (2015)
v. Memorious Earth (2015)


 
In addition to the standard edition, comprising the book + download card, there is also a limited edition, which includes a CD-R of the new *AR recording.

To commemorate its release, Corbel Stone Press has also produced a special ‘archive box’ in an edition of just twenty exemplars, containing a variety of media, prints and artefacts.

http://corbelstonepress.com/memorious-earth.htm

“…displays a deep kinship with the notion of ecosystems as interacting assemblies of aware, thinking entities.” (Rory Gibb)

“…*AR have created a body of work that serves to both invite and enable the reader to look at their own environment with new eyes.” (Billy Mills)

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