A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning
Illustrated throughout with Coates’ own drawings, the text is both beguiling and funny – though intentionally serious.
It comes with one last warning:
The book is a practical manual.
All the exercises have been tried and tested. All are achievable and have realistic aims, and have no need of prior knowledge.
The author and publisher of this book are, however, not responsible for any injury or trauma incurred from following the instructions, techniques and exercises.
The reader must do these at their own risk, and with a degree of caution and common sense. For those willing to take a trip through the exercises, examples of birdsongs, for ‘Becoming Gull’ and ‘Dance the Birdsong’, can be found here:
Marcus Coates was the winner of the 2013 Create Art Award supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. This book is the culmination of Coates’ project School of the Imagination, a course Coates ran in 2013.
A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning will be co-published by Book Works and CREATE, as part of our Co-Series, No. 6, in an edition of 1,000, two colour, 75 images, 320pp, with a soft cover.