Egidija Ciricaite

MA Visual Arts: Book Arts 2011

Camberwell College of Arts


My present work
focuses on memory and forgetting and the idea of the book in that context. I am interested in identity, historical truth, our links with past, fragility of those links; I am interested in the ephemeral and what makes us hold onto it; I am interested in dislocation, absence and change.
My recent pieces navigate between springclean and the horror of biblioclasm. I use discarded, abandoned, thrown out books, most of which no longer have a society to support them. My pieces are direct imprints of the original books. When fired, the books transform into an immensely fragile state - so fragile, that they may disintegrate in hands - just like the memory of the times, that they represent. When live-cast (bypassing the lost wax process), the books fossilize into a dark heavy shadow of an artefact.



Summer Shows

Summer Shows logo

Join us to celebrate creativity and spot the stars of the future this summer. Eclectic exhibitions of art, design, fashion, communication and performance are taking place at sites across London from April to September and are free to attend.

More information

Camberwell College of Arts

Camberwell College of Arts logo