Linda Kemp’s exhibition incorporates a variety of mediums to explore the gutters of ‘found’ books. The investigation focuses on process, developing an archive of the artist’s responses to gutters.
The gutter is formed by the inside margins between two facing pages in a book and allows for the binding of pages. It is a neglected area which falls out of sight and into the binding. As digital forms of reading become increasingly common, the gutter disappears from the experience of reading. Without the gutter there is no spine to hold the book together, no home for the bookmark. From the Gutter prises out for praise this quiet marginalised place.
Linda Kemp’s work manifests as sound, poetry and text-derived visual work. She is based in Sheffield.