Anne Walsh
Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh
Texts by Dodie Bellamy, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Claudia LaRocco
Edited by Rachel Churner
Designed by General Working Group

Over the past decade, artist Anne Walsh has created an ongoing, multipart response to surrealist painter Leonora Carrington’s novel The Hearing Trumpet (written early 1960s, published 1974). Walsh’s interdisciplinary works, traversing video, writing, and performance, chronicle her time with the nonagenarian author and, ultimately, her assumption of the identity of the aging artist. Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh is a visual and written “adaptation” of Carrington’s feminist novella, offering a narrative in fragments: Walsh stalks elderly women, takes selfies with them, becomes a mother, passes through menopause. In its design Hello Leonora re-stages Walsh’s search for and fantasies about her own story of aging through facsimiles of hand-written letters, annotated and indexed reading notes, post-it flow charts, and cast lists and scripts for the adaptation of The Hearing Trumpet for film. This material is complimented by essays by writer Dodie Bellamy, art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson, and poet and critic Claudia La Rocco.

ISBN 978-1-949484-03-8
Hardcover, 7 x 9-1/2 in. (177 x 241mm) / 196 pgs / full color
This title is distributed by The MIT Press
U.S. $40.00

Publication date: Spring 2019

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