University of Hertfordshire

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The Fork's Tale, as narrated by itself

Research output: Book/ReportBook


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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Commissioning bodyArts Council England
Number of pages292
ISBN (Print)978 1 908260 13 0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


An art novel written and drawn from the point of view of a Fijian ‘cannibal fork’ in the collection of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge was the culmination of a 5 year research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Fellowship in the Creative Arts). The publication was funded by Arts Council England, designed by Marit Muenzberg and published by LemonMelon chapter by chapter throughout 2013. On 1 January 2014, once all the chapters had been published, The Fork’s Tale, as Narrated by Itself took on 2 new forms as a complete collection.

The collection version was designed by Marit Muenzberg, as a collector's archival box, complete with collectors notes and a set of 12 chapters which are different from the chap book version of 2013. This was selected by David Senior, Elizabeth James and Sofie Dederen as Kaleid 2014 Best Books. The second version is a hard bound book using archival plywood and traditional coptic hand binding.

Th Collector's Set of The Fork's Tale, as Narrated By Itself 2014 has been accessioned to the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chelsea University of the Arts library, Joan Flasch collection (SAIC), Brooklyn Museum Yale University, and the Haddon Library, University of Cambridge, gifted by Prof Nicholas Thomas.


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