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Posts from the ‘Art’ Category

Dorothea Tanning at Alison Jacques Gallery

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Postcard Post

This beautiful postcard arrived today. Many thanks to Rachel Mayfield.

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“words slipped” signed by Tom Phillips

With thanks to Tom Phillips.
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From Q to M: Three Centuries of Typewriter Art (talk and live typing)

Optical Structure and Beethoven Today

The first typewriter artist to find fame was Flora F. F. Stacey, with her butterfly drawing of 1898; but since the very beginning of the typewriter’s existence, artists, designers, poets and writers have used this rigorous medium to produce an astounding range of creative work. Join Barrie Tullet as he guides us through three centuries of typewriter art and special guest Keira Rathbone who will be live typing throughout the evening, demonstrating how this most rigorous and unforgiving of machines still inspires today.

Talk with Barrie Tullett (7:15pm) with live typing from Keira Rathbone (6:30pm) on Wednesday 24 September 2014 at the St Bride Foundation.

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must, could, should

Photograph taken at the V&A, 2013. Comments welcome.

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Stroh’s Vowel Sounder

Photograph taken at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge.

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Automatic Art: Susan Tebby

Susan Tebby, Development of Lattices, from the Interchange Series MS 142 Sheet No.IV, 1981-82, giclée print on archival paper, 80, x 60, Edition of 15.

Photograph taken at the Automatic Art: human and machine processes that make art show at GV Art in September 2014.

Susan Tebby

Automatic Art: Steve Sproates

Steve Sproates, untitled, 2007, card, Perspex and wood, 30 x 30 x 10.

Photograph taken at the Automatic Art: human and machine processes that make art show at GV Art in September 2014.

Steve Sproates

Automatic Art: Sean Clark

Sean Clark, System 1, 2014, monitor and software.

Photographs taken at the Automatic Art: human and machine processes that make art show at GV Art in September 2014.

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Sackner Archive: “A Humument” by Tom Phillips

A Human Document.   A Hum(an) (Doc)ument.   A Humument.

With thanks to Ruth and Marvin Sackner.

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Sackner Archive: Les Mots Parlent

With thanks to Ruth and Marvin Sackner.


Les Mots Parlent

Sackner Archive: Jiří Kolář

With thanks to Ruth and Marvin Sackner.


Jiří Kolář

Sackner Archive: Crockery

With thanks to Ruth and Marvin Sackner.

Sackner Cutlery

Knitted Mathematical Models – Alexander Crum Brown, 1885

 

Photograph taken at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge.

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“Auto-destructive Art” – Gustav Metzger

Photograph taken at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.

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“Post Poem Post Card Art” by Zata Kitowski, 2003

Here is a selection of postcards received from my Post Poem Post Card Art project in 2003.

The hand-made postcards were numbered and distributed around London with a stamp affixed.

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“L’homme, La Femme” by Miller Levy

Photograph of L’homme, La Femme by Miller Levy taken at the Sackner Archive in Miami in 2014.

With thanks to Ruth and Marvin Sackner.

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CONCRETE! The Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry (documentary)

When in Miami earlier in the year, I was delighted to receive an invitation from Ruth and Marvin Sackner to view The Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry at their apartment. This is the world’s largest private collection of visual and concrete poetry and the collection contains 60,000 items celebrating Italian Futurism, Russian and Eastern European Avant Garde, Dada, Surrealism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Ultra, Tabu-Dada, Lettrisme, and Ultra-Lettrisme.

Many thanks to Ruth and Marvin for enabling me see their incredible collection.

Below is a 75 minute documentary film called CONCRETE! made about the Sackner Archive by their daughter Sara Sackner, featuring art by Guillaume Apollinaire, Allen Ginsberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Matta, Bob Cobbing, Tom Phillips, Katharina Eckhart, Gertrude Stein, Ben Vautier and more, and with music by Terry Riley, Arnold Dreyblatt and more.

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Further information about the Sackner collection is below.

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“I wanted an art that would lift off – that would levitate, gyrate, bring together different – perhaps contradictory – aspects of my being” – Gustav Metzger

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Magic Cube, A.H. Frost, 1877

Photograph taken at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge.

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Watch “PoetryFilm Blackboard”

PoetryFilm Blackboard was a participatory text/art project devised by Zata Banks. Participants were invited to write or draw on a blackboard using chalk. A photograph was taken of each person’s blackboard and a montage film was made showcasing all the blackboard contributions. PoetryFilm Blackboard was commissioned by the Southbank Centre as part of Poetry International and the Festival of Love on 18, 19, 20 July 2014 and took place at the Saison Poetry Library at the Royal Festival Hall.

PoetryFilm Blackboard: project documentation (Comments Book)

Below is a selection of comments written in the PoetryFilm Blackboard Comments Book.

PoetryFilm Blackboard ran on Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 2014 at the Saison Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre.

This participatory text/art project was devised by Malgorzata Kitowski and it was part of the Festival of Love and Poetry International.

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PoetryFilm Blackboard: project documentation (Sunday 20 July 2014)

Below is a selection of participant photographs taken during the PoetryFilm Blackboard project on Sunday 20 July 2014 at the Southbank Centre.

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PoetryFilm Blackboard: project documentation (Saturday 19 July 2014)

Below is a selection of participant photographs taken during the PoetryFilm Blackboard project on Saturday 19 July 2014 at the Southbank Centre.

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PoetryFilm Blackboard: project documentation (Friday 18 July 2014)

Below is a selection of participant photographs taken during the PoetryFilm Blackboard project on Friday 18 July 2014 at the Southbank Centre.

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“Leaves of Love” at the Southbank Centre

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The “PoetryFilm Blackboard” participatory text/art exhibit has now finished. Materials documenting the co-creation project will be uploaded to this website soon.

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Distribution of Glow Worms (UK Glow Worm Survey 1990-2006)

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Oval Construction by Kurt Schwitters, 1925

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The Man With Wheels, a film about Kurt Schwitters that was made by Billy Childish and Eugene Doyen will be screened at PoetryFilm: Sounds of Love on Saturday 19 July at 7:45pm at the Southbank Centre.

The Oulipo Compendium

Oulipo Compendium

The Oulipo Compendium (edited by Harry Matthews and Alastair Brotchie) is the classic Oulipo resource.