The book takes The Little Mermaid, using stills from the film to show the subjects that under-pin the original narrative; the loss of the voice and the physical presentation of the adolescent Ariel. These images, remaining in their original order of appearance, are then continually repeated but each time examined further focusing in on the detail of the multiple individual frames that make up the seconds of film, visually slowing down the story to see what is really there. The original narrative is dismantled and is then reconstructed to create a new story, which highlights these sub narratives by taking the still frames out of their original context and re-positioning them in a way visually more representative of the lewd themes of the male watching the girl.
“We wake up, we leave the house, we wait for the tube…”
Using images taken from my daily routine, Everyday presents a visual spiraling decline into insanity as the stages of the narrator’s daily routine begin to merge into each other and the sense of reality within the images is lost.
The day repeats itself four times and the written narrative remains unchanged, using the pronoun 'we' to give a sense of duality in what appears to be a single first person narration.
JM Originals Book Covers
JM Originals Cover Competition Winning Entry,2015 Generation by Paula McGrath
JM Originals Cover Competition Winning Entry,2015. An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw it by Jessie Greengrass
Marlow's Landing by Toby Vieria
The Science of Love
The Science of Love explains the biology, psychology and philosophy of love. A further three books make the set Discussions of Love. I used 1970’s textbooks as well as the Martin Amos quote “love is an abstract noun”, as key references.