This is the second installment of The Social Life of the Book, which is a quarterly, subscription-based series of texts by writers, artists, publishers, designers, booksellers, etc., reflecting on reading, designing, publishing, and distributing books today.
Moyra Davey (1958, Toronto) is an artist, a photographer and a writer, one of the founding members of the collectively-run gallery Orchard (2005-2008). She notably published ‘The Problem of Reading’ (Documents Books, 2003), and is the editor of ‘Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood’ (Seven Stories Press, 2001). More recently, she dealt with Walter Benjamin’s correspondence and the presence of sculpted books in Parisian cemetries in her 2009 video ‘My Necropolis’, and used the form of the ‘air letter’ to circulate her photographs.
16 × 22.5 × 0.8 cm