Rachel Cusk and Siemon Scamell-Katz
Quarry

Novelist Rachel Cusk explores themes of arrival, transition, and loss in this account of a time spent in Greece. Her experience of the potency and fragility of landscape leads to an examination of the moral ambiguity of human creativity. Questions about writing, reproduction, gender, the meaning of location, and the role of translation in the maintenance of coherence, arise amid the cross-currents of a sensory experience of place and of nature. The text is partnered – rather than illustrated – by the paintings of Siemon Scamell-Katz, whose responses to the same events and landscape create a visual essay of their own. This dialogue between language and image represents also a search for meaning, by two artists whose shared life nonetheless gives way to the autonomy and solitude of the creative act.

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  • 36 pages

  • 8 illustrations

  • 240 x 150 mm

  • ISBN 

    978-1-909631-41-0

  • Publication date: 

    April 2022


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