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The Neon Hieroglyph pre-order

Tai Shani

148mm x 210mm
HB 80pp
Nine colour plates

ISBN: 9781913689490

With digital download link and accompanying essays by Amy Hale and Caspar Heinemann.

Available late August in three editions:

– Hardback book: £22
      – Hardback book with ltd edition vinyl LP* (300 copies): £40
      – Artist edition of fifty copies: £375 inc P&p

[A signed hardback book, LP* and a bespoke folio of nine high-quality, signed artists prints produced by Omni, London, and hand finished by both Tai Shani and the State51 Atelier.]

*The LP won’t be available until later this year but you can order it now.

Order the book and LP here / Order the folio edition here

A digital version of the Neon Hieroglyph album – featuring a reading of the text with music by Maxwell Sterling (Warp Records) – will be available via a link inside the book.

Shani’s feminist recasting of the psychedelic genre rejects
the heroic journey of the rugged individualist, reinjecting
themes of communality and of psychedelically envisioned
conditions of welfare and care.
Amy Hale

From the cellular to the galactic, via Paleolithic cave markings to the trace impressions left by drone photography on our mind’s eye, incorporating dancing plagues, communist psychedelic witches, hyper-sexual fungi, chthonic descents, and skyward ascents, The Neon Hieroglyph weaves together a series of painterly and poetic considerations on a feminized history of the rye fungus Ergot, the chemical basis of LSD.

The Neon Hieroglyph constructs a house of lyrical reflections for our ghosts to inhabit, a place where the gothic and the hallucinatory collide, where gothic affect and fractal dread form a mausoleum for psychedelic specters. And also the Sun! The Sun is a ghost that haunts the night!

Framed with new essays by artist and writer Caspar Heinemann and anthropologist Amy Hale, Tai Shani’s The Neon Hieroglyph continues a journey into the post-patriarchal fictions that animated her first collection, Our Fatal Magic.

Order the book and LP here / Order the folio edition here