Ed Briggs has made an ‘audio book’ for the current exhibition of artist’s books ‘Press & Release’ at the Phoenix Gallery, Brighton. The book is a set of ambient recordings of the places where people read. In each one a book is being silently read. Depending on the book, the recordings have been made in different contexts and using different methods. In this example Jim Corbett’s The Man Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag is being read in Jubilee Library, recorded from a distance with a rifle mic as if hunting a leopard. In the other example a reader is crept up on in a quiet room while reading The Paranormal, An Illustrated Guide.
The full recordings can be listened to at the Phoenix Gallery until the 9th of June.