Sunday, February 27, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Long have us Londoners regarded your great events with envious eyes, so for a while now we have been thinking how we can represent Tinderbox in London?
I’m having a first meeting with a cool coffee shop with the possibility of us exhibiting some work there. http://www.departmentofcoffee.co.uk/
This being a bit of a chicken and egg situation, in that we have yet to secure the venue, I still feel we need to think about what we will exhibit. Will it be a free for all with our best work or do we go with a unified brief and totally new work? Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
So I ask all tinderboxers who are interested, especially the London and UK based, to get in touch as it is a great chance to put some faces to names and to take this opportunity to get involved, where geography may have stopped us before. I know some of you were interested in the post Michael put up in November about doing a London exhibition, so this is a chance for everyone (Ireland/UK/France/Europe/everywhere) to get involved.
Help, feedback and words of wisdom are all welcome, this is an initial shout out but please watch this space.
Went to an open day in the National Print Museum in Beggars Bush last weekend where they demonstrated various old printing presses & printing techniques.
"I set up this table near other individuals and organizations tabling for political, religious and other causes. When people approach I offer to talk to them about whatever they would like. If they don’t know what they want to talk about I keep a list of questions such as:
- how about this weather?
- what have you been up to lately?
- what are you doing after this?
- how are things?
This formula has lead to conversations with all kinds of strangers on topics from the weather to the Iranian revolution, Native American philosophy, agricultuture, film, etc."
Friday, February 18, 2011
"The experiences are numerous. Why and how to show the book? How to represent a book in a book? How to exhibit? Lots of research and questioning that led up to these projects corpus and exhibition.
The book, containing & content, shouldn’t be exposed as a “dead object”, in a glass box. This object is alive! Turn the pages, observe the binding details, study the graphic design… All these are required to apprehend the object but also its content and the context of the whole process.
Even in a digital and virtual context, the idea of representing and exhibiting a book still makes sense: these initiatives are the proof.
Dispossessed by multimedia from its domination in the transfer and protection of information and knowledge, and in its status of a space for artistic expression, we specially intend to demonstrate our commitment to the affirmation of the autonomy of a book which we always believed existed.
The aim of Open Books is to collect and highlight some initiatives which open our minds and our reflection. We ask ourselves questions, and here are some answers."
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This is a fragment of an animated film made by Bruno Bozzetto in 1976 to illustrate 6 musical pieces. Valse triste by Sibelius in this fragment, there are 5 other episodes on youtube.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
"Moon is Moon is an independent and self-motivated collective. We're a bunch of different people, with different lives and motivations, from all shapes and sizes, united by one common passion: ART.
We all have busy lives and people who are into art are, by definition, procrastinators. That's why we made the commitment of publishing new artwork every new or full moon: it's our own calendar, as we believe art should be - with intense influence on beings, larger then humanity and universal."
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Oh and If you want to follow my blog it http://www.folksong-designs.blogspot.com/ .
I only have 2 followers so far!!! I`m started to update it more regularly.
Ok, so I have been trying to think of a new project to do lately as I haven't done anything Tinderbox related in ages. I've been clearing out my room the last couple of days and have come across some weird and wonderful things..The most interesting thing was how many old films and disposable cameras I came across that I never developed...About 23! I know this is going to be ridiculously expensive so I might just pick a few to develop and whatever photos spark and idea I'll go with that. (Yes, i know this is scary..some are from 10 years ago..what will I find!?!) So who is up for a project based on finding some old films and processing them or a nostalgic search of your room?