(SOLD): MORRIS, Simon. The Royal Road to the Unconscious.
(York): information as material, . First edition. Sprial bound octavo. Unpaginated. Artists book, conceived by Morris in order to conduct an experiment on Sigmund Freud’s writing.
Utilising Ed Ruscha’s book Royal Road Test as a readymade set of instructions, seventy-eight students cut out every single word from Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams. On Sunday, June 1st, 2003, the artist, Simon Morris (thrower) threw the words out of the window of a Renault Clio Sport on Redbridge Road, Crossways, Dorset, travelling at a speed of 90mph, approximately 122 miles southwest of Freud’s psychoanalytical couch in London. The action freed the words from the structural unity of Freud’s text as it subjected them to an ‘aleatory moment’ – a seemingly random act of utter madness. A very good copy in card covers.