The images in VIGIL were taken during a walk from South London to the sea over three consecutive nights in October 2012, during which Gormley reversed his sleeping patterns. The texts printed in the book are notes made by the artist on his recollected dreams, dating from March to November 2012.
All photographs in the book were originally colour but have been printed black and white.
PUBLISHER: Guy Robertson, Son gallery, 2012
DETAILS: 84pp, black & white, 210 x 145 mm, sewn paperback. Design by Thomas Bush, printed by Aldgate Press.
EDITION: First edition of 400
DoBeDo contributor Guy Gormley is having a solo exhibition at Son Gallery.
Guy Gormley’s latest exhibition and publication show a series of images taken during a nocturnal walk from the peripheries of South London to the sea over three consecutive nights. Together they build a picture of the artist’s state of mind on this solitary excursion.