Thank you very much to Tom Dwyer for all his inventive help getting this first prototype / phase of the pop up ‘Book of Hours’ up and running and out and about, wiring, lifting, arranging and negotiating the eccentric locking systems of filing cabinets with great skill, patience and aplomb.
Big thank you to Victoria Browne and all who helped make Kaleid 2013 such a success. It was great to be part of it -showcasing ‘fifty of the best artists’ books to an international audience – a unique opportunity for creative practitioners and invited collectors to view singular book works as printed matter, independent publishing, book arts, photography, drawing, sculpture, painting, installation, audio, video, digital and performative pieces.’ Photos on the Kaleid facebook page and on my ongoing work in progress flickr site www.flickr.com/demolitionsite
My first post Olympic talk beginning to examine the idea and reality of unfolding legacy in more detail with the great students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong here in London on a leadership programme at SOAS . Mid way through reading, enjoying and inspired by Phil Cohen‘s ‘On the Wrong Side of the Tracks: East London and the Post Olympics.‘
Very happy to be part of this year’s Kaleid 2013 at The Art Academy on 20th July 2013 – the second annual curated event, showcasing the best of artists’ books to an international audience of collectors. As an artist-led initiative established in 2009, KALEID editions began as a project space on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch to facilitate an ambitious programme of exhibitions, participatory events and publications. In 2011 KALEID editions curated Art on Poetry, a dedicated season of artists’ books at the Saison Poetry Library during the Festival of Britain at The Southbank Centre, London. My popup installation – phase one of ‘The Book of Hours will be part of the exhibition.
Over the last year I’ve been documenting the demolition process and researching the history of the Strand East development site in Stratford, East London. The work directly inspired by the materials and images of the site (see previous post) and demolition is now on display in the newly opening Print House as the first phase of my larger project ‘The Book of Hours.’ Email for viewing times. Upcoming First Thursday talk to be announced. Images coming to flickr.com/demolitionsite.
Thanks to Rosamond Murdoch at Bow Arts Trust, Fanny Chan and Valli Van Vijl at Landprop. Thanks too to Will Shannon and Tom Dwyer for helping building a literal ‘popup’ installation.
www.flickr.com/demolitionsite is constantly updated with images of work in progress as I etch using reclaimed roofing zinc and experiment with making inks from salvaged London stock bricks, creating images that are then used in the construction of popup pages to create literally popup installations. Chances to see the first prototype outings of this larger project ( part of my AHRC Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts) are coming up soon.
Monocle 24 radio interviewed Dr Ben Campkin about this year’s Cities Methodologies for their programme ‘The Urbanist’ episode 80 and had a tour of the show with mentions of my ‘Book of Hours-In the Making’ and David Roberts‘ great exhibit about the film ‘Estate‘ he is working on as part of collaborative art practice Fugitive Images.