A User's Manual,
Spike Island, Bristol
A User's Manual was published to accompany a series of exhibitions by artist Haroon Mirza at Camden Arts Centre, Spike Island, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and MIMA between 2011 and 2013. Conceived of as a manual for constructing the artist's work, the book features instructional drawings, installation photographs, diagrams and code. A central element underpinning Mirza's work is electricity and this is reflected throughout the book through metallic copper ink. Working in close collaboration with the artist, a set of schematic drawings were created for each of the works featured in the exhibition. The publication features texts by Ben Borthwick, Giovanni Carmine, David Toop, Helen Legg, Marie-Anne McQuay with an introduction by the artist. Published by Spike Island.