Thu 26 March from 5pm onwards.
Join us via this link: https://meet.jit.si/tohellandback
Barrie Tullett was the featured artist at this year’s Artists’ BookMarket. He has been working for the last thirty years on The Typographic Dante, an obsessive project to make a visual representation of each of the 100 cantos of Dante’s Divine Comedy using the ‘obsolete’ technologies of wood and metal type, typewriters and letraset.
Tonight, after a short conversation between Tullett and the Fruitmarket’s Iain Morrison, we will read through Dante’s Inferno using his prints as our Virgil-like guide. It will be an experiment in using online streaming, using images of each print, and specially taken installation shots by photographer Chris Scott.
Grab your own editions or translations of the text to join in, or just log-in on the night to listen as we delve together through the circles of hell, reading as much as we can stomach.