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Unbinding the Book: A New Era of Book Creation September 24, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, book design, Books and Technology, Conceptual Art, Content, Exhibits, Video

Kate Morrell Unbinding the Book is a collaboration between the independent publishing platform Blurb and the visual arts studio Jotta. The challenge: push the boundaries of how books can be experienced, by evoking the storytelling properties of print and the way in which images evoke a narrative, whilst bringing to life the materiality, form and physicality that make books so alluring and different from their digital counterparts. Nine artists and designers were commissioned to get to work…

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Books with Sami September 22, 2014 – Posted in: Conceptual Art, Content, Photography

Lost in the library. 02.17.14 Sami is conceptual / fine art photographer hailing from Sheffield, England. She works under the moniker Manadh, which means ‘omen’ or ‘good luck’ in Gaelic and everyday since January, 1, 2011 she has taken at least one photograph. Lucky for us she incorporates books in some of her shots. Enjoy this sampling. Of an investigatory nature. 03.08.14  Gone camping.  06.12. 13 Nothing like a good book. 02.03.13 Overgrown. 04.22.14 Carrying the weight…

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Future Library: Publication date 2114 August 13, 2014 – Posted in: Art, Conceptual Art, Content, Installation

 Scottish artist Katie Paterson is a patient women. Her current project Future Library will take 100 years to consummate!  You heard right; a century from inception to completion. Here’s the deal: A forest has been planted in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until…

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Bookworks of Maskull Lasserre July 26, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Art, Conceptual Art, Content, sculpture

Image II, 2007 . books, frame, twine  “My work is always halfway between a song and a punch” says Canadian sculpture Maskull Lasserre. From his serene well groomed and painted works to his sculptures featuring carved and altered books Lasser blends “elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre… into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.” Here’s some song and some punch for your enjoyment: Harlequin, 2007.  Political ideology texts, steel…

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The Book Architecture of Thomas Ehgartner June 15, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Art, Conceptual Art, Installation

  It took 8,000 books for Thomas Ehgartner to complete his 2006 installation  “Meaning minus truth conditions”at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Completed for his senior project the piece also included two computer-generated voices that recited content from Wikipedia and Project Gutenberg. For Ehgartner the current state of information overload that permeates much of our waking life becomes the foundation for creating a “limited archive from a infinite whole.”         and check out his follow up to the above,…

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