On Innards | Publication will be represented by bookRoom at PAGES Leeds, International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair at The Tetley, Leeds, 5 – 6 March 2016. It is free to enter and is open Saturday, 11am-6pm and Sunday, 11am-4pm.
Mindy Lee has an exhibition of publications she has written/been featured in. This show includes a disemboweled On Innards | Publication and bridges the gap between making art, studio research, contextualising ideas and creative writing.
Wimbledon College of Art Library
Mon 16 November – Friday 27 November
On Innards has been invited to present at the forthcoming international conference, Livres d’Artistes: The Artist’s Book in Theory and Practice, 4-6 December 2015, at Cardiff University.
The conference, organized by the Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR), in association with the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research and Cardiff School of Art and Design is a celebration of a recent donation of Artists’ Books from Ron King of the Circle Press, one of the most influential practitioners of the Book Arts.
Our abstract for On Innards | Publication. Outside-inside-out: A collaborative journey is below:
On Innards is a multidisciplinary project developed by artists, Amanda Couch, Andrew Hladky, and Mindy Lee, that explores the changing conceptualisations of guts and digestion, their impact on the creative process and the role they play in constructing and destabilising our sense of self. Recently, bookwork artist and designer Richard Nash joined the project to collaborate on a record of this two-year project, dissecting, reinterpreting, and reconnecting it in the form of a limited edition artist book, On Innards | Publication, published by and produced with the support of bookRoom and University for the Creative Arts. The book is an embodiment of digestion, its intestinal form, a multitude of folds; concertinas, fold-outs, pop-ups, gate-folds, roll-folds and reveals, held by a mesenteric binding, which, when unwound, allows the book to be opened up further, unfolding to reveal hidden ideas, images and text.
The vertebrae of On Innards | Publication is a concertina form, which houses a dialogue between the four lead collaborators, Couch, Hladky, Lee, and Nash. For our contribution to ‘The Art of the Book’ conference, we propose to unfold this dialogue further from the pages of the leporello, exenterating our research, process and motivations into the space of the conference. Though a three-or-four way conversation, we will touch on some of the ideas and issues that have arisen from the making of the book. These issues include: how a book is read; the book as an embodiment of digestion; the act and implications of collaboration on ideas, process, and authorship; the overlapping journeys of artistic practice and artistic research; the visualisation and regurgitation of these artistic journeys; ideas of containment and containment of ideas; and the visceral presence of the book itself.
For further information about the conference go to, http://livresdartistes.weebly.com
On Innards | Publication will be represented on the bookRoom table at the Small Publishers’ Fair on Friday 5 & Saturday 6 November.
The Small Publishers’ Fair is at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1R 4RL, and is open from 11am – until 7pm, both days.
On Innards is a multidisciplinary project developed by artists, Amanda Couch, Andrew Hladky, and Mindy Lee, that explores the changing conceptualisations of guts and digestion, their impact on the creative process and the role they play in constructing and destabilising our sense of self.
Working in collaboration with bookwork artist and designer Richard Nash, the record of this two-year project has been dissected, reinterpreted, and reconnected in the form of this limited edition publication.
Lee, Couch and Hladky begin ruminating on their 2013 conference three-way conversation. Their reflections on reflections are interwoven with recalled events, artefacts, images, and stories from On Innards. Curated and intervened, the book becomes an embodiment of digestion, its intestinal form held contained by a mesenteric binding.
On Innards | Publication will be launched by The bookRoom Press at the London Art Book Fair, hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, from Thursday 10 September, (6pm-9pm) through to 6pm on Sunday 13 September. Lee, Couch and Nash will be signing books at 1pm on Saturday 12 September in Gallery 2. http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/london-art-book-fair/
Textblock digitally printed by Riverprint on Colorplan 135 and 270gsm stock by G. F. Smith. Manilla folder printed on an Epson R2000. Cut, folded, bound and finished by hand. Individually stamped and numbered. Produced at the bookRoom Press by Lee, Couch, Hladky and Nash.
Published by bookRoom Press, Farnham.
Limited edition of 200.
200 pages of various intersecting formats and custom binding.
22 x 27 x 2 cm.
On Innards | Event was generously supported by a Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts Award. Attendance at the Body Horror 2 conference, and the On Innards | Exhibition, Event and Publication was generously supported by a research award from University for the Creative Arts.
On Innards is a multidisciplinary project developed by artists, Amanda Couch, Andrew Hladky, and Mindy Lee, that explores the changing conceptualisations of guts and digestion, their impact on the creative process and the role they play in constructing and destabilising our sense of self. Richard Nash, bookwork artist and designer has recently joined On Innards to collaborate on the next part of the project.