Invisible Blows is a photo book/zine that takes its title from a line in Lucretius' scientific poem 'On the Nature of Things' (c. 60 bc). It features a series of photographs depicting constellations of objects, bodies, plants, pharmaceuticals, debris, sites and materials. These assemblages are juxtaposed with words denoting units of measurement which range in scale from those that describe colossal distance and others that express notions of infinitesimal forces of energy. Such scales place us into strange dialogue with things other than human - the geologic, the subatomic, the microbial and mineral. Within this context, the image/texts intimate the interaction of multiple orders of magnitude that constitute the configurations of the everyday.
All photographs were shot in and around Dublin and County Carlow with pushed 35mm film in 2019. The publication is printed using a utilitarian Ricoh Digital Press typically used for volume printing manuals and booklets. The publication is the outcome of a special commission by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for Dublin Art Book Fair 2019.
Publication design by David Joyce and published by The Outside Press, Dublin.