By Lillian Wilkie
HERMA brings together photographs taken in Cumbria and in western Turkey during a period of research into marking systems, boundary stones, community monuments and abandoned building schemes, alongside images of studio-based experiments. In lieu of text it reproduces Shelley’s Ozymandias exactly as it appears in the 1993 Sandia Foundation report “Expert Judgement on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant”.
(via http://www.lillianwilkie.co.uk/blog/?p=1754 )
12:11 pm • 18 April 2014 • 2 notes
Haiku Folio Enclosure – 2014
By: Stepanka Peterka
Special Edition of III
13.5 x 11.5″ (34,2 x 29,2 cm)
Haiku etched on cover
III archival pigment prints included in each (8 x 10″/20,3 x 25,4 cm)
Made in Oregon by Stepanka Peterka
Inquire to collect (portion of sales forwarded to climate change research)
( via - http://stepankapeterka.com/haiku/)
2:58 pm • 13 April 2014 • 3 notes
Why Art Photography?
London: Routledge Press, 2013
Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usually access. Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas behind today’s striking photographic images. Exploring key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, staging, authenticity, the digital and photography’s expanded field, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on existing debates. While the main focus is on the present, the book traces concepts and visual styles to their origins, drawing on carefully selected examples from recognized international photographers. Images, theories and histories are described in a clear, concise manner and key terms are defined along the way.
This book is ideal for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of photography as an art form.
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2:51 pm • 13 April 2014 • 2 notes
Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity
Publication Date: 30 Jul 2011
Number of Pages: 352
In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in colour and black & white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social and environmental attitudes. She also asks what is at stake in landscape photography now through placing critical appraisal of key examples of work by photographers working in, for example, the USA, in Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic areas, within broader art historical and political concerns. This illuminating book will interest readers in photography and media, geography, art history and travel, as well as those concerned with environmental issues
2:44 pm • 13 April 2014
STATE OF MIND
Dimensions: 287 x 200 mm
Pages: 112 (79 photographs)
Publication date: December 2013
Limited edition of 500 copies
“Nuno’s images are gorgeous, intensely personal, beautifully abstract, and totally cinematic.
They’re like stills from a classic film that doesn’t exist, or memories from a life-changing journey you never took.”
Gary Hustwit (Filmmaker, director of “Helvetica”)
State of Mind is a photographic series, and ultimately a book, about the individual quality of mysterious strangers.
The images were captured over a period of several years traveling in countries such as Japan, Portugal, Hungary, Malaysia, Spain, South-Korea, Romania, Russia, Taiwan - and what emerged is a visual narrative on the poetic quality of individuality and what it means to be lost in thoughts.
The State of Mind series is about the “thinking moments” and the uncertain atmosphere surrounding the people and places encountered on the way.
10:46 am • 11 April 2014
LAND WITHOUT PAST
Hardbound with screenprinted dustjacket and photo corners.
Every book comes with an original photograph (10x10cms) held by photo corners on the back cover.
80pp 24.5x28cms, colour and b/w images
edition of 700
released in April, first 70 signed and numbered
His first book is a deeply personal photographic essay on growing up in a small village in the north of Germany and a meditation on the relationship contemporary Germany has with its past. Documenting the quiet, precise way in which people conduct their lives, the obsession with making everything new and the almost fearsome stability Ebeling takes us into the life of a hard-working German village. In ‘Land without Past’ contemporary portraits of family and friends are interwoven with images of everyday life in the village from the war years, bridging a gap in personal history.
3:57 pm • 6 April 2014 • 2 notes
Kievbound by Mariya Ustymenko (Antler Press)
Kievbound is a selection of black and white photographs recently included in Mariya Ustymenko’s small publication with Antler Press, Cornwall (2013). Created in the artist’s native city of Kiev, Ukraine, during her teens and early twenties, these images are gathered and reassessed to convey an intimately personal story of growing up. Set against the backdrop of rapidly changing city, the series explores the ever present feeling of transience and the subtle connections that exist between the key characters of its narrative – people, animals, and buildings.
- Edition of 50
- Black & White
- Digital Print
We Are Drifters
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2:38 pm • 6 April 2014 • 2 notes
76 pages, 35 photographs
16 x 21 cm
Edition of 300, numbered
Czytelnia Sztuki 2013
The summer ended, but it remains in our memory most clearly. Even though the photographs included in the book come from different periods, they are linked by a common, nostalgic mood. Regardless of the passage of time, we remember summer holidays in a similar way. Time influences the shape of our memories, and it doesn’t spare photographic materials, exposing their fleeting nature mercilessly. In idyllic photographs there appears rapture.
2:38 pm • 6 April 2014 • 3 notes
Fleur van Dodewaard - 131 Variations
17 x 22 centimeter / 288pp + inserted map / colour / hardcover / EN / Design: Hans Gremmen /
“131 Variations” is a reinterpretation of Sol Lewitt’s “122 Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes”. Van Dodewaard set about recreating and photographing the piece seeking to produce an exact copy. But in the process things went wrong: some cubes went missing, others appeared double and previously unknown variants arose. With her “131 Variations” Fleur van Dodewaard demonstrates that the 122 variations listed and presented by Lewitt did not represent an exhaustive spectrum of all conceivable possibilities. Accordingly, the “failure” consciously introduces moments of arbitrariness, inconsistency and irrationality into this aleatory process to allow for an element of coincidence, thereby challenging mathematical logic.
(via Fleur van Dodewaard - 131 Variations)
9:27 am • 28 March 2014 • 2 notes
Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa and Architecture for Travelers
by Joshua Edwards
Edition Solitude, Reihe Projektiv
Publisher: Akademie Schloss Solitude
Designed by Gou Dao Niao
8.4 x 5.4”
256 pages, 177 B&W images
1st Edition, 1000 copies
Broken Spine review:
Joshua Edward’s 40 day journey through the landscape of Texas is diligently documented in his new book (Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa and Architecture for Travelers) which is part of the Architecture for Travelers series. Presented in the format of novel, this book could be read as both prose and poetry in that it is both a literal document of his trip and a visual mediation on the redemptive qualities of self-reflection in the landscape. The book travels with him as he starts at his birthplace and finishes at his new home, with his partner, and a future ready to unfold. It functions as a personal vision quest, contemplating the transformation of the self into the future through a confrontation with the environment of ones past. As the book ends, I want thank Joshua for letting me accompany him on this quest, and wish him the best of luck moving forward. He seems to have found something on that journey, that is his to keep, but this book allows our own experience as well, a space to confront our own inner landscape and question our future.
Architecture for Travelers is an upcoming collection of poetry and prose written during a year at the Akademie Schloss Solitude and during a walk across Texas. Many of the poems were made for collaborations with Charlotte Moth (artist), Alan Worn (architect), Lynn Xu (poet), and Peter Jakober (composer). The book will be published in November 2014 in a bilingual German/English edition by Edition Solitude in Stuttgart, and poems from it have appeared or are forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Poets & Writers, Oversound, a chapbook from Private Line, exhibitions in Les Arques and Gourdon in France, and a choral performance in Graz, Austria. You can also pre-order copies of Architecture for Travelers at the orders page, from Amazon, or from Small Press Distribution.
Joshua Edwards directs Canarium Books. He’s the author of two collections of poetry, Imperial Nostalgias and Campeche, and the translator of Mexican poet María Baranda’s Ficticia.
(via Orders — Architecture for Travelers)
Canarium Books (via Books — Architecture for Travelers)
11:30 am • 21 March 2014
January 8–March 31, 2014
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman
Education and Research Building, MoMA Library
This exhibition presents a selection of experiments with novels from throughout the past hundred years. Early in the 20th century, modern artists illustrated canonical novels, while others conceived works of their own. In subsequent decades, artists and writers continued to integrate texts and images. In the 1960s and 1970s, a period of bold experimentation with books as an art form, practitioners engaged with conceptual, formal, and political aspects of the novel. In the 1980s, the novel became a site of critical interrogation through appropriations, “altered books,” and parodies. New fusions of image and text appeared in the graphic novels and photobooks of the 1990s. Today, artists continue to reinvent the novel, exploring the implications of digital texts, reimagining the traditional book, and playing with literary conventions.
Organized by Jennifer Tobias, Reader Services Librarian, MoMA Library
About Old Man and Sea
In her serene interpretation of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Joy Drury Cox offers a fresh understanding of time and language. By simplifying this quintessentially American tome to its most basic construction, Old Man and Sea evokes the literal and metaphorical elements of the trace.
Honoring the original form of Hemingway’s novel, Cox has replicated the exact dimensions of her own well-worn paperback edition. Using Hemingway’s periods as a guide, Cox creates new patterns and possibilities for understanding his familiar language. Admittedly this new reading of the work is at first primarily visual. Though, by preserving only the pauses and allowing us to make the journey between them, our sense of Hemingway’s pace enters a new dimension.
There are a very limited number of copies of Old Man and Sea available at conveyoreditions.com.
11:28 am • 21 March 2014 • 23 notes
THE ORIGIN OF SPRINGS A READING by LILLIAN WILKIE
The Origin of Springs
The reading took place on 18th June 2013 and incorporated spoken word, original photographs, archive imagery and film footage, sound, lighting and site specific interventions.
pdf can be found here - http://lillianwilkie.co.uk/files/reading.pdf
11:22 am • 16 March 2014 • 1 note
Title: Artificial Perfection
Photographer/Designer/Publisher: Zach Hoskin
6” x 8.5” (15cm x 22cm)
First Edition of 115 copies printed Dec 2013
Description: A collection of photos and a few words, that explores all of the angles, equations, lines, geometry, networks and systems that make up an urban day-to-day.
to order / website
5:49 pm • 2 March 2014 • 1 note