Place: England

King’s Cross: A Pictorial Guide (Unreliable)

Published by Camden Arts Centre to accompany a guided walk by the artist of the King’s Cross area, April 29th 2012 A personal and esoteric guide to King’s Cross including new drawings and texts, inspired by the Wainwright Guides of the Lake District. Edition of 300, hand-numbered and signed by artist Simon Faithfull Ditto Press,Continue Reading

Going Nowhere

Published by Film and Video Umbrella. “This publication highlights a number of Simon Faithfull’s journeys; all of which take us, in one way or other, to the edge of nothingness. Charted with images from the projects, including video-stills, photographs and Faithfull’s own trademark drawings, the journeys are evocatively retraced in four specially commissioned essays byContinue Reading

Accident (writing)

Every accident in one person’s life and the parts of body that let me down in each case. The writings below form only a small part of the wider Accident Book project – originally commissioned by University College London Hospital.Continue Reading

Day 1

N. 53°24’33”, W. 02°59’42” The rain smells of the sea. Gulls sit on the cctv cameras and watch for an opportunity. On the waterfront, between the huge old buildings, the roads are silent except for the wind. The money made from journeys at sea settled into these grand blocks a long time ago. Now they wait like shipsContinue Reading

Day 2

N. 53°24’47” W. 02°58’78” My container ship is not coming to Liverpool. I have been here for a week waiting to board the Joni Ritscher but at the last minute the ship has been diverted to Antwerp because of repairs in the Liverpool docks. So I leave Liverpool not by sea but by train through the network ofContinue Reading

LOST (writing)

The stories of all the object lost in one person’s life. The writings below form only a small part of the wider project ‘LOST’ which was commissioned for 2006 Whistable Bienale.  Continue Reading


2006, Commissioned Whitstable Bienale, published by Laconic “Lost is an inventory of missing things, which renowned artist Simon Faithfull has mislaid over a period of 39 years. A simple but extensive inventory, Lost is a book that catalogues these objects and the strange, sometimes poignant and sometimes humorous stories of their individual departures. In June 2006,Continue Reading

Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay

Co-published by Book Works with The Arts Catalyst. The Ice Blink book was published by Bookworks is a paper version of the performative lecture by the same name. ‘Traveling to Antarctica on RSS Ernest Shackleton from RAF Brize Norton via Ascension Island and the Falklands, Simon Faithfull recorded the displaced and disorienting world he encounteredContinue Reading

Ideas Vol.1.

A book of ideas and proposals – some of which are plausible and others utterly implausible. Published by the Pumphouse Gallery in Battersea, London.Continue Reading