Art History and Storytelling: Pip Wallis

The connection between the book’s format and traditional power structures continued to be explored. Pip Wallis, in her presentation Unbound – Codex to Code referred to the book’s pre-enlightenment origins and its role as a form of power maintenance and message control, in contextualising the more recent unbinding of the book, and destabilising of this grand narrative, by artists in the service of feminist, queer and postcolonial histories. The expressions of those without a formal published voice exist as fragments such as diaries, letters, posters and margin notes – and in contemporary times, primarily online. The role of such unpublished ephemera in countering the book’s authority was to become an ongoing motif throughout the Ensemble.

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