- Art, Artists' Books, Script
Ryan Gander is a storyteller, a teller of tales. For some time now I've been thumbing through the pages of a book compiled by Gander and designer Stuart Bailey, entitled The Appendix: A Translation of Practice (2003). The publication is a beguiling attempt to present a diffuse and eclectic practice, one that places the story before the facts. A wilfully disparate assemblage of concerns and interests, its contents range from the perceived failure of Utopian Modernism to the individual over the mass, from material versus effect to the disturbing appeal of brown corduroy. Ideas and manifest projects spin out of control, delivered on the page and in the margins of the societal everyday.
— Mark Beasley