a holding place
a holding place is the first edition of 20 handbound artist books made by Lydia Davies and Jess Holdengarde. In response to Holdengarde’s work Intangible Matter, this collaboration employs fiction and correspondence to create a re-telling of an intangible object; the story of a dead bird found in the ashes of a fireplace which has to be left behind, and the periphery that frames the scene. a holding place is a refuge for a story lived and lost over and over. Exploring loss and grief, the writing grasps at something that needs to be let go. As it is retold, the narrative morphs as some details slip away and new details come to the fore.
50 pages, 180x130mm. First edition of 20 copies.
Construction: Printed by Gelatinprint, Glasgow, and perfect bound by hand.