A man in a room spray-painting a fly… (or at least trying to…)

by Francesco Pedraglio, Book Works, £12 (softcover)

By Oliver Basciano

Ostensibly A man in a room spay-painting a fly… (or at least trying to…) is a collection of London-based artist (and co-founder of the off-space FormContent) Francesco Pedraglio’s writings, readings and experimental artist responses. Yet these meander and flow into each other without discrete titles; some narratives are left to hang, and others recur throughout the 350-page text. No particular fictional arc is adopted – indeed, Pedraglio plays with the structures of fiction as much as he does that of…

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