Taking inspiration from the history and identity of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Cornwall, this series of books seeks dialogue with the culture and folklore of magical practice. A range of artists were asked to create new work and collaborate on four publications that take their shape through this fascinating alternative history. ‘Goblins’ explores these hungry, selfish, and carefree creatures from the perspective of author Jen Calleja’s personal obsessions and preoccupations – from disturbing ’80s fantasy films and uncanny puppets in modern art, to sexual predators in music scenes and DIY punk. Calleja unabashedly shows the ways she has lived in relation to them.
Jen Calleja ; Rachel Louise Hodgson
Rough Trade Books
Paperback/ 40 pages