Instructions for the Apocalypse is a work of illustrated fiction published by Mark Batty Publisher and created by photographer Tim Williams and writer Rod Sweet.


In the story, controversial academic Gareth Gray kills himself after a prolonged period of seclusion and mental disturbance, leaving behind a remarkable collection of old photographs and also many hours of audio recording. Intended for his daughter, estranged from him for years, the recording contains a set of instructions for surviving what Gray believed to be an imminent confluence of crises leading to the collapse of Western Civilization. Visually, the narrative is driven by an unusual collection of Edwardian-era photographs, discovered and curated by Tim Williams, along with manufactured images arising out of Williams’ edgy and often disorienting vision. The result is hectic meditation on war, religion, epochal decadence and the good life.


Available from selected art galleries, bookshops or online from  MBP or Amazon.com


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