Manuscript for the Sacred Prostitute

Manuscript for The Sacred Prostitute, 2017 (detail)
graphite (recto) and pigment inkjet (verso) on Awagami Bunkoshi Select paper, wood supports, series of 33 unique prints, each 52 cm x 42.5 cm x 2 cm
photo: Rachel Topham

A series of 33 unique drawings/prints based on each page in the original manuscript of Mina Loy’s play, The Sacred Prostitute (1914). The manuscript is printed on the back of the paper and faintly visible, while the punctuation is traced in graphite on the front. The series highlights a multitude of dots and dashes in Loy’s writing which, at a glance, appear similar to Morse code.