Authors: Rudy Guedj and Will Pollard
Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble) was originally created for the exhibition Signals From The Periphery, held at the Tallinn Art Hall in July 2017. The installation consisted of a wall drawing and a video with sound and narration. The work is a collaboration between the designer and illustrator Rudy Guedj (installation, video, drawings, book design), and the writer Will Pollard (text, narration in the video).
The publication Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble) puts the original text and illustrations into a new dialogue, thus working both as a documentation and a final translation of the work.
Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble) narrates and illustrates a series of fictional after-hours encounters set within imagined versions of the art hall and the club located in its basement. Its characters play a drunken game of association, passing through images and metaphors of the digesting body and of architectural form. These spatial fictions were represented on the wall of the exhibition with a diagram that also served, in the first instance, as a map for the plotting of the text. Drawing and writing are here the parallel instruments of a collaborative (and serendipitous) investigation into the abstraction of language and form.
The project was supported by the Stimuleringsfonds, Creative Industries NL.