17 Sep 2011

Library of Independent Exchange Events

Sofia Stevi Book Making Workshop
Saturday 24 September 2011 from 11am

The all-day workshop will focus on self-publishing and the book as a vehicle of the artist's ideas.  Sofia will introduce her own experiences in self-publishing and book making. The workshop will involve a talk about different techniques of reproduction, book anatomy, a showcase of different artists books and some different techniques of making books without the need of a bookbinding press or glue.
The workshop will finish by making a small edition of books incorporating the "Exquisite Corpse" surrealist game, using found materials, potato printing, stitching and collage.  

About Sofia Stevi: Since completing an MA in Communication Design at Central St Martins Collage of Art in 2009, she co-founded Friary Road House, contributed artworks and design to the experimental poetry journal ΠΟΕΤΡΥ and has been exhibiting her artworks in London. Her work was recently featured in The Whitechapel Book Fair (2011) and The Copeland Road Book Fair (2011) as well as several English and international publications.


To RSVP a place email us at: mail@l-i-e.co.uk 

Tuesday 27 September 2011 7pm 

'Writing to/from/about/against/through/beyond BAS7 - Tertulia at the Library of Independent Exchange

Text-based responses to and interpretations of the British Art Show - an art writing open-mic night.
Writing on art has the potential to function as art in own right – writing in which the activities of criticism, documentation and performance overlap and inform each another. In celebration of this, we invite you to write about and around the British Art Show in Plymouth, and to share your writing and ideas with us at an informal meeting of writers and artists.
Bring along contributions to read out or show. We say ‘text-based’, but this could be open to your interpretation, and so work in any medium is entirely acceptable (however, we have limited technical resources for film screenings etc). You are also welcome to attend if you haven’t written anything, but are interested in finding out more.
A set of questions and ideas to respond to, should you require them, will be available on the Tertulia website: http://tertuliablog.wordpress.com/. If you want to ask anything else, please contact Phil on readingroom@arnolfini.org.uk .   

About Tertulia:  
Tertulia is a post-disciplinary literary salon based in Bristol. It is directed by Phil Owen and Megan Wakefield who co-founded it early in 2010, and is currently supported by Arnolfini and Spike Island.

Nom de Strip Talk
Thursday 6 October 2011 6:30pm

The Co-Directors of Nom de Strip; Editor Pamela Peter - Agbia and Art Director William Hibberd, will be giving an insight on their self published newspaper. They will be talking about the processes behind running and creating Nom de Strip as well as a look at the future and history of the Plymouth based arts & culture newspaper.

About Nom de Strip: 
Nom de Strip has been set up to inform people about Plymouth’s cultural landscape, with a special focus on the promotion of culture across the arts, regeneration, and creative entrepreneurship outside of the mainstream.
Nom de Strip explore, express, connect and communicate ideas, initiatives and opportunities to attract people to the city, as well as retain those who are already here. "Our emphasis is on doing stuff."

James Langdon Talk
Saturday 8 October 2011 2pm

Graphic designer James Langdon will present a talk about his practice and his work. As a desinger James has worked in close collaboration with artists such as Matias Faldbakken, Paul Harrison / John Wood, Jennifer Tee, Liam Gillick, Celine Condorelli.  

About James Langdon:
James Langdon is an independent graphic designer. Editor of 'Book' (2010) and co-curator of 'Book Show' at Eastside Projects. He has worked for organisations including Book Works, London; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Modern Art Oxford; Spike Island, Bristol and Sternberg Press, Berlin. James is one of six founding directors of the artist-run gallery Eastside Projects in Birmingham and is also active as an editor and writer. He has lectured at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem; Rhode Island School of Design, New York and Typography Summer School, London. In 2010 he was awarded twice in the Grafik Design Awards for the best ten projects of 2009.

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