Heavy trees, arms and legs

Heavy trees, arms and legs (2022), designed by Yujin Shin

Heavy trees, arms and legs (2022), designed by Yujin Shin

Developed following The Physics Room exhibition Heavy trees, arms and legs: Nicola Farquhar and Sorawit Songsataya at the Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū in April 2021, this book contains contributions from Abby Cunnane, Nicola Farquhar, Gregory Kan, Sorawit Songsataya and Rebecca Tamás.

‘Heavy trees, arms and legs’ is a line from Rebecca Tamás’ poem Palermo. The weight of limbs—branches, bones, roots, tendons—was a foundational reference in this exhibition of new works by Nicola Farquhar and Sorawit Songsataya: the idea of gravity as a compositional force that shapes us as living bodies, and connects us with elements in the natural world. The publication is intended as a way to continue a dialogue after the exhibition, and includes new page works by Songsataya, a series of texts by Farquhar, essays by Kan and Cunnane, and Tamás' poem from which the project as a whole borrows its name.

Published by The Physics Room
Edited by Hamish Petersen and Gwynneth Porter
Designed by Yujin Shin
Printed by Spectrum Print

ISBN (Physical): 978-0-473-61813-1
ISBN (Digital Audiobook): 978-0-473-61814-8

Contributors include: Abby Cunnane, Nicola Farquhar, Gregory Kan, Rebecca Tamás, Sorawit Songsataya


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17 Poems, by Nicola Farquhar. Ready by Nicola Farquhar: