Book Things and Word Works - Eagle Gallery, London (23 May – 14 June 2008)
Book Things and Word Works is an exhibition that explores how artists use the form of the book as sculptural object, container and as the source material for text works.
The exhibition includes unique works on paper and cut -out books by Clare Bryan and Julie Cockburn, a sequence of punctuation mark poems by Victoria Bean (made as lithographic lenticular lenses) and a series of mixed media works by Carolyn Thompson, in which she cuts out and weaves together the lines of Shakespeare’s sonnets to form re-written texts.
Dust - Lau Thiam Kok, Plymouth Arts Centre (from 10th June across the city)
DUST is a book of writings by Lau Thiam Kok about the idea of place. 1000 copies of the book are left in random places across the city. They can be taken from place to place or left on a park bench, at a coffee shop or on the bookshelf. Join the online Flickr group to watch and share these found books: www.flickr.com/groups/dustproject
The Liquid Page Symopsium - Tate Britain, London (20th June)
Just what we can make of the book and what it can make of us is the theme of this symposium. Commentators have foreseen radical change in both the form of this enduring cultural object and the way we interact with it. New technology always questions the relevance and significance of traditional forms. The Liquid Page invites academics and artists to explore the ways in which both the book and the act of reading is being reshaped, expanded and coaxed into new directions and hybrid forms.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Posted by Eleanor at 7:52 AM