The William Morris Gallery is pleased to host the launch of Lindenborg Pool, a new publication by artist Sean Parfitt, and the first release of his new publishing project Be a St Press. The book features Lindenborg Pool, the reworking of a Danish legend written by William Morris, alongside 45 original prints by Parfitt.
“…the publication is the result of two years research and development. It’s not an academic study, it’s pretty ambiguous in parts and at times actively confusing, but I hope engaging. The images are not intended to illustrate the story, rather they take key themes within it and expand upon them. Many of them have been key themes within my own art practice for years, such as reinterpretation, re-enactment, fabrication, duality, iconoclasm, contradiction, nostalgia, disruption and wilful destruction.”
A first pressing of just 200 copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night. In addition to this there will be a small exhibition of original prints, made for the publication, on display. A rolling presentation of the audio book version of Lindenborg Pool, performed by actor Charlotte Purton with a musical soundtrack by Sean Parfitt, will be playing throughout the event.
There will be a pay bar throughout the launch and speeches at 7.30pm.
For more information, including a list stockists of Lindenborg Pool please visit www.beastpress.co.uk
Sean Parfitt lives and works in Walthamstow, London. He has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and abroad with highlights including Tate Britain, The Hayward gallery, V&A museum and the ICA London, Chapter arts Cardiff and PS1 (MoMA) New York. He’s a creative partner in the Walthamstow business Mothers Hub on Wood Street and their house brand Punk Rock Penguin.