Phil Coy works across a range of media, collaging concepts rooted in the radical art and literature of the 20th century, with languages and architectures of contemporary global commerce. His generative text works include your right to continued existence [cally colour chart] (2016) permanently installed under the ‘Cally Bridge’ on the Caledonian Road, Krapp's Shultz, performed at Whitstable Biennale (2012), and I’ll go on with Beckett & Bryne, Whitechapel Gallery (2013).
During the course of ASP6 Coy will be performing a live networked version of On darkness [or] the mechanical construction of random language thrown from an island into the sea, producing a series of unique concrete poems using a redacted 'Royal' typewriter from a continuous scroll of paper. Each poem will be bottled, corked and dated, and available to order on the day. Previous versions of the work have been performed at the L'usine LU, Nantes, France (1995), Eastside Projects (2016) and BEEF (Bristol Experimental Expanded Film) (2018).
The youarehere! imprint is an occasional series of photographic publications that Coy devised in conversation with Will Self in 2019.
Hollows of Heathrow Hillingdon and Hayes
eleven windsocks for Brunel
visual control room [VCR]
M25 B 93.2 [mad bridge]
Each of the above titles are published as 300 copies with 100 signed and numbered, printed on 140 gsm uncoated Splendorgel, cover 380 micron Vanguard
Also available are the last few copies of Coy's 1 KM2 AUDIO GUIDES. Each maps a square of land, with the recorded language of a distinct group of people not usually associated with giving guidance. The area is delineated by matching a single pixel from a satellite image to a topographic map of the same area, at a 1:1 scale. Each publication is hand printed and assembled in a limited edition of 100 using silkscreen and cd-r.
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