Abigail Reynolds
Elliptical Reading, 2021-22

Wolverhampton Reans Branch Library
Reading group, re-bound library books
Courtesy the artist
Supported by Hayward Gallery Touring for British Art Show 9


Elliptical Reading, by Abigail Reynolds, creates a regular reading hour in a library. Readers share short sections from favourite books, generating an unruly text collage which builds over time.



Wolverhampton Elliptical Reading (in order recorded)


Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, 2015, Andrews McMeel Publishing: Kansas City, Missouri

Reader: Carishma Patel


The Lost Villages of England by Maurice Beresford, 1983, The History Press Ltd: Cheltenham, UK

Reader: Frank Sharman


The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, 2001, Villard: New York

Reader: Meenu Bangur


Aesop’s Fables told by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Talleen Hacikyan, 2013 Pub. Tradewind

Reader: Amarjit Nar


The Allotment Book: A Practical Guide to Creating and Enjoying Your Own Perfect Plot by Andi Clevely 2006, Pub Harper Collins

Reader: Kate Gilbert


Sufi Lyrics by Bulleh Shah (c.1710) Edited and translated by Christopher Shackle Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass, United States 2015

Reader: Santosh Kumari



Read more about Abigail Reynolds here.