Thursday, 25 December 2008
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I noticed last year that this book art exhibition was forthcoming and considered making a piece to submit BUT it was one of those projects that piqued my interest which however never came to fruition. With these projects however I do like to have a look and see how they have developed in the end AND most importantly what works were selected and shown in the final production or exhibition.
Conceptually Bound was curated by Nanette Wylde (USA). Her idea being to explore the responses that artists make to any given subject when they create an "artists book" also referred to as "book art".
The way the paper is held together ( concertina - hinged - or exposed spine) OR e.g., the shape of the pages (circular - long and thin - torn edged with tears in the paper) OR the nature of the substrate or surface ( painted or printed on acetate velvet or paper) can all relate to the subject of the book art piece.
I decided to buy the catalogue of the exhibition and at the same time I would be checking out the "quality"of the LULU dot coms 'print on demand' publishing service because it is something that I have considered (a) as a means of producing a catalogue of my own work, (b) as a means of making a catalog for an exhibition whether it be group or 2 person/solo etc and (c) as a means of making an artist book. With the latter I have had ideas about creating interventions in the form of e.g., adding fold out pages or a wallet with another smaller book in - really the possibilities are endless.
There is a very interesting discussion going on regarding this at the moment on Artists Books 3.0 Ning dot com at the moment. UWE's centre for Fine Print Research are researching this area and will be publishing their findings in the future.
I have included scans from pages of the catalogue which I found to be perfectcly acceptable in terms of quality which is good as I had heard of people having difficulties with LULU dot com.