NAGOLOGY: An Exercise in Mattering
5ever books were invited by NAG (Marcus McShane) to do a 7-hour micro-residency during The Performance Arcade 2021.
The residency became a collaborative pop-up book factory: as long as the public circled in, energy inevitably transformed matter towards a book object state. Contributions took many forms: hand drawings, on-site typewritten notes, short stories, graphic art, poetry and other works from a total of 40 contributors.
This final book object holds all the contributions from that event. Includes: new poem ‘Tiny’ by Ockham award winning poet Helen Rickerby; visual contributions from literary poet and punk Kerry Ann Lee; contributions from 5ever authors Alexa Wilson and Nani Mahal; numerous contributions from local artists and writers, including but not limited to: Nicole Gaston, Marika Pratley, Adam Ben-Dror, Cricket, Linda Lee, Tallulah Farrar, Anne-Lisa Noordover, Kate Isabella, Ollie Hutton.