Ferae Naturae

Book ID:
8289
Title:
Ferae Naturae
Subtitle:
Findings of the Notional Research Group for Cultural Artefacts
Author:
'Notional Research Group for Cultural Artefacts', 'Skelton, Richard'
ISBN number:
9781906043179
Publisher name:
Lakeland Arts
Edition number:
N/A
Book type:
Paperback
First edition date:
2015
Pages:
51
Dewey decimal number:
398.369 NOT
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
Yes
Illustrations:
Yes
Bibliography:
Yes
Notes:

This unusual (and beautiful) book/journal consists of a series of very poetic texts (some derived from medieval works, and others reading not unlike a Ted Hughes poem), together with photographs of "temporary ritual assemblages" of items like farm tools put together to resemble ritual artefacts, constructed by artist Richard Skelton.

It was published by Lakeland Arts to coincide with an exhibition, Memorious Earth: A Longitudinal Study, held at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, in 2015.

Richard Skelton runs Corbel Stone Press, along with poet Autumn Richardson.

The work of the Notional Research Group for Cultural Artefacts seems to have a certain amount in common with that of radical folklorists the Folklore Tapes.