Florian Roithmayr’s book Waves is the first of a series of books tracing natural phenomena. It is a compendium bringing together texts from over two hundred writers, a complex collage of segments compiled to reveal connections between disparate source materials. The structure of the book embodies the nature of waves themselves, repetitively dazzling and disorientating the reader. As in comparative literature, different voices and descriptions accumulate to form their own new narrative across science writing and literature, telling the story of how waves are imagined across different contexts and how they resonate as energy, metaphor, image or feeling.
Roithmayr developed his book Waves at Daedalus Street in Athens during a research residency in 2020 supported by Arts Council England. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Reading. Exhibitions of his work include solo presentations at Camden Arts Centre, Bloomberg space and Kettle’s Yard. His book, Aftercast, was published by Tenderbooks, London (2018), designed by Sara De Bondt Studios.
Waves by Florian Roithmayr
Softcover, b/w, 128pp
120 x 165 mm
Printed in an edition of 150