12 Shooters, the book

12 Shooters


“The 12 Shooters book will be of enduring value to generations of artists fortunate enough to get hold of a copy. Entertaining and scholarly, 12 Shooters dismantles the form of most publications that document a distinguished artist’s practice, and elucidates the ways in which a once-only conceptual performance might haunt and possess an entirely new body of work. In this sense, 12 Shooters is also a conceptual biography, an intimate conversation between the artist and those who have been invited to re-imagine the secrets and pleasures of her performing persona.

Most dazzling of all, 12 Shooters succeeds in being a critically engaging archive that is on-side with the stray thoughts and unexpected philosophical conundrums of everyday lived experience that have always been Farquhar’s subject”. Deborah Levy, July 2009


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This cloth-bound volume contains a foreword by Stuart Brisley, essays by Peter Suchin, Tony Grisoni, Mark Harris and Alice Maude-Roxby, and extensive notes on the work by Marcia Farquhar, co-producer J. Maizlish and the various collaborating ‘shooters’: Zoë Brown, Bruce + Marshall, Jem Finer, Judith Goddard, Dryden Goodwin, Andrew Kötting, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Uriel Orlow, Tom Paine, Sarah Pucill, Tal Sterngast and Gary Stevens.

Edited by J. Maizlish
Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio
Supported by Arts Council England
Published by Live Art Development Agency, London, 2009
Distributed by Unbound