Words & Pictures – Ultra-Paranoid (Extra-Spatial) Portable Art! was born out of Forsyth & Pollard’s interest in fanzines, punk and underground publishing. The project was a cross-breed; part magazine, part exhibition and part book.
In May 1994, before beginning their collaboration as artists, Forsyth & Pollard initiated the project with a low-key zero-budget pilot issue. They went on to curate and publish a total of 10 issues, working with over 200 artists and writers. Each issue collected together objects made by 20 different artists into an A5 sized cardboard box, produced in a signed limited edition of 100 copies. A printed booklet was included with each issue that contained information about the contributors as well as a specially commissioned preface and introductory text.