The Archive of the Misspelling of Graham Fagen

  • Richy Lamb

A publication to accompany Graham Fagen’s exhibition Ping Pong Club at Queens Park Railway Club as part of the Glasgow International visual art festival. The starting point for this project was an archive collected over 20 years that includes letters, notes, name tags and invitations all bearing Fagen’s name, spelt incorrectly. They come from airlines, football clubs, the BBC and even the Prime Minister of the UK. This archive raises questions beyond simply bureaucratic ineptitude; it touches upon the socio-political and cultural formation of identity, and the relationships between archives and subjectivity, fiction and the law.