06/09/2012

Udkant

As part of the Doverodde Book Arts Festival IV & Symposium – 2012
british printmaker and poet Nancy Campbell and I collaborated on a small book to promote the danish Festival. The collaboration took place while exhibiting at a danish literature event/festival called 'Ordkraft' (Word power) in the city of Aalborg. Over the course of the three days the event lasted the book took form and each day something new was added. The idea was to introduce the concept of artist's books and show how one can be made. The title Udkant (On the margins) was the set theme of the Doverodde Book Arts Festival and Nancy wrote a short poem related to this, which was then translated into Danish by me as part of the development of the book.

Each copy of the book is handmade and individually typed on my mom's old Adler Special typewriter and has two small pop-ups. 
The title is printed using a hand carved rubber-stamp based on an enlarged version of the typewritten title.
The edition is open.
Size: 10.5 x 7.3cm

In the public collection of Tate Collection, Manchester Metropolitan University Library All Saints and also held by international private collectors.

More about Doverodde Book Arts Festival: www.doveroddebookarts.blogspot.com




Since 2012 'Udkant' has been on show in 'Typewriter: Print On Demand', an exhibition of typewriters, related works and artists’ books presented by Angie & Simon Butler at Bath School of Art & Design, Bath, UK – February 6-17th 2013.

Mentioned in the article: 'The long s and the small publishers' by Michael Caines at The TLS blog (The Times Literary Supplement) on November 15th, 2014.

In 2015 it will be on show in an exhibition of artist's books Nancy Campbell is hosting in Iceland called: 'Síður í Siglufjörður'/'Pages in Siglufjörður' – Contemporary artist’s books on the coastal environment at HERHÚSIÐ, Norðurgata 7b, 580 Siglufjörður, Iceland.
Open Saturdays 14, 21 and 28 March, 2015 (11am - 4pm).