• Title: A History of Head Trauma
  • Reference Code: IE/NIVAL AB/862
  • Level of Description: Item
  • Creation Dates: 2018
  • Extent And Medium: 297 mm x w 210 mm
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  • Repository: NIVAL

Scope and Content

Perfect bound A4 sized softback book. Contains text, illustrations and photography on white, blue and pink paper. Designed and edited by Laura Fitzgerald and Christopher Steenson.

"A History of Head Trauma is an experiment in short story making and presented as part of RHA FUTURES, Series 3, Episode 2. The beginning section of the book was made using my Grandfather’s electric typewriter, during a winter spent in his apartment in New York. With a jolt of 220 volt to it’s mechanical heart; the typewriter on arriving to Ireland, immediately failed to work any further. The following blue section of the book began to be written in Grannie’s old henhouse in Co. Kerry. Printing short exercises on blue paper, on a thirty euro printer bought under duress at Harvey Norman’s in Tralee. The printer travelled to the Irish Museum of Modern Art last September and continued printing on both blue and ‘GAA lotto pink’ paper. The pieces continued to be made during the long winter which followed at the Firestation Artists’ Studios in Dublin and subsequently form an experimental narrative, about time spent in several different places." laurafitzgeraldfrominch.com - 27/2/2019

User Conditions

Image courtesy of the artist. Image copyright belongs to Laura Fitzgerald.