A Snake Shaped Key
Jacob Farrell


Limited edition publication with risograph print





For six months in 2021, Jacob Farrell and Julia McKinlay have been collaborating remotely and building shared research surrounding the language, forms and material hierarchy associated with industrial processes. Jacob has written this essay for the their exhibition Scoria. The text explores the history of metallurgic waste, keys, corkscrews, Roman pollution and the materiality of insults in response to Julia’s sculptures. 

The publication includes a signed, limited edition risograph print by Julia McKinlay. 

Book dimensions: 21 x 14.9cm
Risograph dimensions: 21 x 14.9cm
Materials: 20 page risograph printed booklet and insert on recycled paper.
Edition Size: 100

This publication is available to purchase through the Threshold online shop for £5.  

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