AN INVOCATION: Five Hundred and Thirty Books from Southend Central Library by Mike Nelson

Published by Focal Point Gallery (2013)
1056 Pages, 20 x 15 cm, Paperback, Edition of 1,000

Using a selection of books chosen from the former library’s withdrawn stock, British artist has created a permanent installation, concealed within the internal cavity walls of the new Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea launched in 2013. As the only visible record of the hidden artwork, this artist’s publication documents the covers of the five hundred and thirty books, which have been methodically documented and reproduced over 1,000 pages.