Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Press & Release Exhibition of Book Art

The Book Art Collective were delighted to have an opportunity of seeing the Book Art Exhibits last night at their meeting.  Although many of us had seen them before, there is so much to see in the show that it was great to have another look.  Jane, Carolina and Dorry gave us a talk each about their pieces of work and we had some discussion about making books, working collaboratively on book projects, the features of book arts that are special and much more ....

This is some us being treated to a lovely talk about book-y things last night.

After a good look round and many remarks of delight, we retired to do some practical things.  Suzanne provided us with some great resources and there was much folding, glue-ing, cutting and lots of other messy stuff which finished off the evening very well!

Our next meeting will be held at INK SPOT PRESS on Tuesday 21 May, 2013.  See you there!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Labyrinth of Darkness - New York, Kim L Pace

You are all welcome to:
Labyrinth of Darkness at the Czech Center, New York 
May 21st, 2013 7:00 PM

Artists/film makers include:
Jiri Trnka; Jiri Barta; Bretislav Pojar; Robert Morgan; Karen Yasinsky; Brothers Quay; James Lowne; William Cobbing; Kim L Pace; Katerina Athanasopoulou; Hiraki Sawa.

Image (left) ‘Let It Out’, 2011, Kim L Pace
Conceived by visual artist Kim L Pace, ‘Labyrinth of Darkness’ includes a diverse selection of films that juxtaposes contemporary international artists’ works, alongside examples from pioneering Czech animators. The aim is to bring to light common thematic concerns, narrative devices and techniques between the films, thereby facilitating a dialogue between past and present.

Bodily metaphors, which historically enabled numerous Czech animators to construct meaningful ambivalence and subvert authority within a rigorously controlled context, resonate throughout the contemporary works. Body parts are often objectified in the films – and perhaps point to the increasingly alienating technological environments in which many of us live and work. 

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