Aboard a beaten bus, fragile passengers are transported to a gloomy stop, while a cat stares silently, alone in a stationed trailer.
‘Commuters’, the third book of writing by British artist Toby Christian (b.1983), bids us to work with a new train of accounts, travelling between objects and spaces from Vienna to Matera, Liverpool to London.
Written in Christian’s trademark dazzling detail, passages teem with feral poetics in descriptions that tilt between the headspaces of guided meditation and hyper-forensic rave. ‘Commuters’ is a searching shuttle through alternative text, zooming to a stellar end.
With an introduction by Chris Fite-Wassilak.