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Kickstarter: 'David Hoyle: Parallel Universe' - A Photobook by Holly Revell

PARALLEL UNIVERSE is a limited edition book of photography and artworks emerging from the intimate eight-year collaboration between avant-garde queer performance legend David Hoyle and acclaimed London performance photographer Holly Revell.

As well as more than 300 extraordinary unpublished images of David backstage and on stage, the book features over 25 unique artworks created by David especially for the book, and texts by Lois Keidan (Live Art Development Agency), David's curator Paul Darling and David's friend and director Nick Blackburn.

David Hoyle has been bringing his message on the trouble with gender and other political issues to audiences since the 1990s. Without him the gender fluid drag we have become accustomed to in recent years might not exist. He has been a major influence and inspiration, he is an icon and there is nobody like him, it’s about time someone made a book on him, so here we are!

Born in 1962 in Blackpool, Hoyle was relentlessly bullied as a child for his effeminacy. At school, both pupils and teachers alike tore into him for years and he later described his journeys to school as akin to walking daily “to his own execution”.

The work has been described as a 'feast', 'an explosion' as 'you dive into David's world'.

The Book - (First edition 500 copies)

300mm width x 220mm high

Hardcover in landscape format

Roughly 132 pages on white silk paper

Over 300 unpublished and mostly unseen colour photos by Holly Revell made into photo collages incorporating ephemera and fabrics from David’s outfits and shows.

Artworks by David Hoyle

Texts by Paul Darling (David’s friend and curator), Nick Blackburn (David’s director and friend) and Lois Keidan (LADA) and quotes from David’s friends and colleagues.

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