A History of Head Trauma , Laura Fitzgerald

Self Published

A History of Head Trauma is an experiment  in short story making and presented as part of RHA FUTURES, Series 3, Episode 2. The beginning section of the book was made using the artist's Grandfather’s electric typewriter, during a winter spent in his apartment in New York. With a jolt of 220 volt to its mechanical heart; the typewriter on arriving to Ireland, immediately failed to work any further. The following blue section of the book began to be written in Grannie’s old henhouse in Co. Kerry. Printing short exercises on blue paper, on a thirty euro printer bought under duress at Harvey Norman’s in Tralee. The printer travelled to the Irish Museum of Modern Art last September and continued printing on both blue and ‘GAA lotto pink’ paper. The pieces continued to be made during the long winter which followed at the Firestation Artists’ Studios in Dublin and subsequently form an experimental narrative, about time spent in several different places.

Self Published
96 pages
210 x 295 mm

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