A Sort of Autobigraphy

"A Sort of Autobiography" was published last week by Diffusion, a UK-
based non-profit arts, and publishing organization and a project of
Proboscis. They commissioned me to do a piece in their Transformations
series using their online publishing tool Bookleteer. I used their
"storycube" template to make a sequence of 10 downloadable foldable
cubes that are my attempt at autobiography. From their page:

“I have lived like a fool and wasted my time”, Guillaume Apollinaire

A Sort of Autobiography is a possible story of Waren Craghead’s life
projected both back to his birth in 1970 and forward to his death in
2060. Each decade of his life is represented by a storycube as a
rough self-portrait. Drawn in various styles and encoded in
different ways, the cubes tell a story of transformations – of mark-
making, of physical appearance and of a life seen through drawing.

The piece is a revision and extension of a smaller piece for Cafe
Royal. All 10 cubes are available for download for free and are
published under a Creative Commons license which means you can print
and share them all you want.

I should also mention that Diffusion and its parent organization
Proboscis are a great and their Bookleteer tool, which makes books as
well as storycubes, is very easy to use. Thanks to all there and
especially Giles Lane for this great opportunity.


1 comment:

vollsticks said...

Those are lovely! Heh I freaked out when I went to check out the Mail Art exhibition at my local art college (Grimsby) and saw your pieces!!! I was literally like, "WHAT THE FUCK?!?!? How does a Warren Craghead piece of art find it's way to this god-forsaken hell-hole of a town?!?" But I have Caroline to thank for that, I reckon...I actually had to "school" her on you as she wasn't familiar with your work....I was like--"It's WARREN fuckin' CRAGHEAD!!!" okay, I'll stop now. Loving your stuff, Mr C!