Rose Higham-Stainton, Herema, signed


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'Herēma is where we listen to the monolith creak.'

In this visual-textual essay, Agnes Martin, Beverly Buchanan, Nancy Holt, Agnes Denes, Rebecca Solnit, Sylvia Plath, Viviane Gornick and the anchoresses of East Anglia are brought together for their recall of early hermeticism, and the solitude of desert fathers in vast open spaces. From the act of pious contemplation to the act of painting and writing, these women breach time and space as a liminal and unified she.

Rose Higham-Stainton writes about art, literature and aesthetics, through feminist thought. Her writing is held in the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College and has been published by PIN—UP Magazine, MAP Magazine, Ache, SPAM, Sticky Fingers Publishing in their Dead Lovers series, and in anthologies like Field Work: New Nature Writing from East Anglia. She has a Masters in Writing from Royal College of Art - extracts from her thesis project Three Graces, and Voids appear in Cusp: Feminist Writing on Bodies, Myth & Magic (published by Ache) and in the forthcoming issue of Parisian print magazine Skirt Chronicles.

Publisher proceeds from this publication are being donated to medical aid for Palestine.

48 pages, two colour Risograph-printed wraparound cover, hand-bound & finished, saddle stitched