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I Need Some Advice, Luke Franklin and Liz Hainsworth

Mixed textiles










Luke and Liz present a traditional patchwork quilt made of patches displaying text denoting advice and life lessons collected from British Library visitors. The seed of this project is the term, Fundamental Accuracy of Statement, which Ezra Pound described as the “sole morality of writing”. It’s about crafting words until they communicate an absolute truth; unequivocal and easily understood. The Library is one of the greatest collections of information in the world; as people use its collections, they distil information into interpreted knowledge. Luke and Liz have attempted to collect the meeting points between that knowledge and its application in the outside world: pearls of wisdom that Library visitors lead their lives by and want to pass on.