Paul Elliman is a London based artist whose practice often seems set on disassembling the social impact of graphic design. ‘Untitled (September magazine)’ takes the form of a 600 page glossy magazine, completely absent of any editorial text, and comprised instead only of cropped and juxtaposed images collected by Elliman over many years. The publication conveys in itself a kind of text spelled out in body shapes, signs and gestures. “In photographed fragments, the body seems both to correspond to the shapes of letters and to assume writing’s inanimate agency. Or maybe another spirit altogether is communicated by the perverse range of images, a secret map of the inner territory of language conducted by the body. Published by Roma (Amsterdam).
592 pages, 21 x 29 cm, softcover, Roma (Amsterdam).