Formats
Anthologies
125
Audio
297
Catalogues
329
Clothing
20
Editions
23
Ephemera
59
Literary
39
Monographs
85
Posters
239
Video
40
Zines
117

Shop > Literary

#12120

The Fabricator's Tale

Artist
Katrina Palmer
Price
$41.00
Date
2015
Publisher
Book Works
Format
Literary
Size
4.5 × 7 in
Length
200 pages
Genre
Fiction
Description

Experimental writer and artist Katrina Palmer uses language as a material which she performs in private readings or in live, public performances. Her second publication from Book Works, The Fabricator’s Tale, is comprised of 24 tense and violent stories intertwined to form a narrative whole but twisted into a parody of a novel. Reminiscent of the extremist storytelling of William Burroughs and Kathy Acker as well as the Cinema of Transgression, Palmer’s nightmarish fantasies pack a visceral punch. Neatly contained in this compact novel-scaled publication, the short, abstract and disturbing vignettes expose the repressed tensions and malaise of contemporary life in a fantasy-space that upends male/female power relations, the animate and inanimate, and the cracking points of human subjectivity. Based in London, Palmer is also the author of The Dark Object, and recently awarded the new but highly acclaimed UK Artangel Open Commission.

  1. The Fabricator’s Tale
 

Related Items

  1. SF Ho: George, the Parasite
  2. Georges Perec and the Oulipo: Winter Journeys
  3. Sarah Tripp: You Are of Vital Importance
  4. James Langdon: A School for Design Fiction
  5. Happy Hypocrite Issue 7
  6. Alex Cecchetti: A Society That Breathes Once a Year
  7. Again, A Time Machine: From Distribution to Archive
  8. LIBERTIES OF THE SAVOY by Ruth Ewan
  9. PRE-ENACTMENTS
  10. Sarah Pierce: Sketches of Universal History Compiled from Several Authors
  11. I See / You Mean
  12. Clunie Reid: Faker Drinker Soldier Heiress
  13. Fiona Tan: Vox Populi, Sydney
  14. Stewart Home: Blood Rites of the Bourgeoisie
  15. Graham Parker: Fair Use (Notes From Spam)
  16. Andrew Dodds: Lost in Space
  17. Nicholas Frank: The Sound of the Horn
  18. Steffanie Ling: Nascar
  19. Slow Twisting
  20. Fiona Duncan: Exquisite Mariposa
  21. Paul Buck: A Public Intimacy (A Life through Scrapbooks)
  22. Fiona Tan: Vox Populi, Switzerland
  23. Alun Rowlands: 3 Communiques
  24. Simon Patterson: Rex Reason
  25. Roman Signer: Slow Movement
  26. PS:
  27. Aaron Flint Jamison: Cascades
  28. Carsten Holler: Leben
  29. Ines Lechleitner: The Imagines
  30. Das Wunder des Lebens
  31. Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance
  32. Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen: Playmates and Playboys at a Higher Level:  J. V. Martin and the Situationist International
  33. Pipilotti Rist: Your Saliva is my Diving Suit in the Ocean of Pain
  34. Acts of Voicing
  35. Jill Magid: The Proposal
  36. Gerry Bibby: The Drumhead
  37. Keren Cytter: D.I.E. Now The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content
  38. The What If?... Scenario (after LG)