Jan Pettersson (ed.): Printmaking in the Expanded Field (2017)
Filed under book | Tags: · artists book, print, printmaking, publishing
“Radical changes within the field of printmaking the last twenty years have changed the approach towards media. Printmaking is now an art form that consists of sculpture, performance, clothes, installation, the commercial aspect, cyberspace, artist books, multiples, ready-mades, newspapers etc. This publication discusses the situation of printmaking today, from its tradition, theoretical aspects and future visions.
The publication concludes a research seminar held at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in September 2015.
Publisher Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, 2017
Conference (incl. video recordings)
Book launch (incl. video recording)
New Formations, 78: Materialities of Text: Between the Codex and the Net (2013)
Filed under journal | Tags: · archive, artists book, book, digital humanities, digital library, library, materiality, publishing, reading, shadow library, text
“The cultural authority of the codex form of the book appears to be in a process of displacement ensuing from the rise of on-line digital media. The traditional material structures of the book – its physical forms and its institutional forms of production, circulation, and preservation – are often seen as being subject to dematerialisation; evaporating in the transitory appearances of the digital screen and in the proliferation of new systems of production. However, this issue of New Formations makes the case that the present historical juncture should be understood as a mixed media milieu, in which traditional and digital forms of writing and publishing coalesce and conflict in a complex array of textual materialities.
Such materialities of text are at once sites of political and aesthetic experimentation, and of intense capitalization, intersecting features which are approached in the articles collected here through a broad range of theoretical and empirical themes: diagrammatic writing; the material reading formations of a best-seller novel; grey literature in the institutions of cultural studies; Black Twitter; the politics of Open Access and the artists’ book; digital humanities and its political problematics; the bibliopolitics of the passport; and the political and aesthetic forms of independent publishing.”
Contributions by Richard Burt, Sanjay Sharma, Hanna Kuusela, Johanna Drucker, Ted Striphas and Mark Hayward, Sas Mays, Janneke Adema and Gary Hall, Jodi Dean, Sean Dockray, Alessandro Ludovico, Pauline van Mourik, Broekman, Nicholas Thoburn and Dmitry Vilensky.
Edited and with an Introduction by Sas Mays and Nicholas Thoburn
Publisher Lawrence & Wishart, Summer 2013
Review: Janneke Adema (2013).Comment (0)
Temporary Services: Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons (2014)
Filed under book | Tags: · artists book, distribution, diy, postdigital, publishing
“This is an idiosyncratic guide to self-publishing. We think that self-publishers should craft their own hybrid publishing and distribution solutions. This booklet, we hope, is an aide for those curious about the process and who may want to start doing their own publishing.
Temporary Services has been actively thinking about, making, talking about, selling, and giving away publications for over 16 years. We have written or said things in interviews and lectures about our publishing, but we have never sat down to craft a long-form essay about our efforts and where they fit in the larger world of artist books, artist publishing and book making. This booklet is an attempt to articulate our ideas about publishing, particularly in light of the current post-digital environment.”
Illustrations by Kione Kochi
Publisher Temporary Services, Chicago, Sep 2014