Event Title

“3 Books in 40 Minutes” or “How I learned to love visual narratives encased in intentional bindings”

Location

McGregor 262

Event Website

http://www.pepticrobotpress.com/?page_id=76

Start Date

26-9-2014 10:45 AM

End Date

26-8-2014 12:15 PM

Description

“3 Books in 40 Minutes” or “How I learned to love visual narratives encased in intentional bindings”

This proposal is an interactive event that allows a large portion of conference attendees, chosen by lottery, to partake in the creation of 2 blank books and one hand printed artist’s book within the span of forty minutes. The demonstration will be repeated three times to maximize the number of people capable of participating.

Much like a city. books are often seen as a form of home. They provide an intimate, one-on-one interaction, allowing the viewing experience to be fluid, based on the interest and understanding of the individual person reading. Books present a field focused on human senses: the physical tactility of the bind, the rustle of the chosen paper, the reading and viewing of the images and text, the smell of fiber and ink. The viewer controls the time-based nature of pagination. Printmaking and the book form share a key component … the dissemination of information. (Whether utilized or not, that is a different story) In addition, the book is seen as a truly interdisciplinary process, capable of cohabitating with many other techniques, print and otherwise. In this demo conference-goers have the opportunity to learn a few simple binds that may help cohesively house/enhance/transform their work. During the course we will make two blank books and one artist’s book, all within the span of three 40-minute sessions.

The binds to be taught are the 5-hole Pamphlet Stitch, the Coptic Stitch, and the Drum Leaf. Each session’s group will receive an artist’s book in a different format while learning the other two binds as a technical form. The demo will provide multiple examples of the bind, a brief history of artist’s books and instructions for each book presented.

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Sep 26th, 10:45 AM Aug 26th, 12:15 PM

“3 Books in 40 Minutes” or “How I learned to love visual narratives encased in intentional bindings”

McGregor 262

“3 Books in 40 Minutes” or “How I learned to love visual narratives encased in intentional bindings”

This proposal is an interactive event that allows a large portion of conference attendees, chosen by lottery, to partake in the creation of 2 blank books and one hand printed artist’s book within the span of forty minutes. The demonstration will be repeated three times to maximize the number of people capable of participating.

Much like a city. books are often seen as a form of home. They provide an intimate, one-on-one interaction, allowing the viewing experience to be fluid, based on the interest and understanding of the individual person reading. Books present a field focused on human senses: the physical tactility of the bind, the rustle of the chosen paper, the reading and viewing of the images and text, the smell of fiber and ink. The viewer controls the time-based nature of pagination. Printmaking and the book form share a key component … the dissemination of information. (Whether utilized or not, that is a different story) In addition, the book is seen as a truly interdisciplinary process, capable of cohabitating with many other techniques, print and otherwise. In this demo conference-goers have the opportunity to learn a few simple binds that may help cohesively house/enhance/transform their work. During the course we will make two blank books and one artist’s book, all within the span of three 40-minute sessions.

The binds to be taught are the 5-hole Pamphlet Stitch, the Coptic Stitch, and the Drum Leaf. Each session’s group will receive an artist’s book in a different format while learning the other two binds as a technical form. The demo will provide multiple examples of the bind, a brief history of artist’s books and instructions for each book presented.

http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mapc2014/printcity/sept26/12