Sometimes an unheated studio can be an incentive to work in a warmer space and explore a new subject. Tony chose to work with discarded books. It gave him an opportunity to work with text, collage, colour and critically the chance to create images as spontaneously as possible.
This body of work is quite fragile especially when exhibited in public galleries. Tony decided that an original way to show them to the public would be to make them into prints which later led to the development of short films. He employed the actor Kim Hicks to read the random text for three books and Leo Fehrenbach to compose sound for one of the films. Six books have been made into short films. They last from 5 minutes to 10 minutes.
Here are two examples from each of the books.
The Book of The's - short film
Contract Bridge for Everyone - short film
Real Red Book - short film
Teach Yourself to Think - short film
If you enjoyed the previous films you might enjoy this one as well.