Type Motion @ FACT, Liverpool. 13 November 2014 – 8 February 2015. The publication Torque #1 was presented in three formats – printed, digital, and speed reading – utilising bespoke manufacturing processes, from coding and bookbinding, to artisan woodwork and print-on-demand cushions – inviting the reader to discursively explore the texts, their mediums of transmission, and the act of reading.

Further details: torquetorque.net

The publication documents the first iteration of the Torque project, which comprised a programme of research, undertaken in partnership with FACT, that explored the twisting together of language, mind and technology, across symposia, workshops and performance.

The installation’s three-fold and three-dimensional presentation of the publication seeks to articulate some of the diverging feelings evoked by reading in its various forms, as well as questioning the state of modern publishing, and how and what we read today.

Book designed by Charles Holden & Co-published by Link Editions, Brescia, and Torque Editions, Liverpool/London. Ebook version available to download free

Chair and shelves crafted by Sebastian Cox in English ash (designed in collaboration with Sam Skinner)

Speed reading app coded by Tom Schofield & speed reading typeface and wall drawing by Sam Skinner. Available to download free (Pin: 5743)

Hard copy printed by Lulu, exhibition copy bound by Collis, Bird & Withey, London

Print-on-demand cushions designed by Nathan Jones and printed at LSPrints, Keighley, West Yorkshire