Micromegas: University of Lincoln Monday 11th January – Friday 5th February
Private view Tuesday 26 Jan 5-7pm – all welcome
‘Curated by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen this exhibition/publication brings together posters and texts by a range of artists who were commissioned in response to Voltaire’s Micromégas text of 1752, a seminal work in the genre of science fiction which functions as a commentary on human foible, scientific superstitions and anti-utopias. The large-scale posters form a component of the exhibition, and when folded, an element of the publication. The exhibition and publication investigate notions of portability, reproduction, distribution and presentation in contemporary art practice and curation with reference to Marcel Duchamp’s Boîte en Valise.’
Micromegas: Powers of 10 brings together works by Pavel Büchler, Dora Garcia, Jonathan Monk, Scott Myles, Thomson & Craighead, Marco Stout, Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, and a text by Mark Dorrian.
A second edition: Micromegas: Vagabond Flux contains digital print posters by Bik Van der Pol, Jonn Herschend, Jacques Longuecolline, Mick Peter, Laure Provost, Stefanos Pavlakis & Tobias Kauer, Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen and booklet with essay by Emma Bolland.’
The MilkyWayYouWillHearMeCall pamphlets, authored by myself, Judit Bodor and Tom Rodgers, have just been purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum for their Artists’ Books collection at the National Art Library. You can find out more about these publications here: http://gordianprojects.com/2016/01/05/new-year-special-offer-milkywayyouwillhearmecall/ Lectolalia, my single author pamphlet, has just been bought by the Saison Poetry Library for their collection at the Royal Festival Hall. You can find out more about the publication here: http://gordianprojects.com/lectolalia-a-romance/
Preface: What is a Book?
My short film Preface: What is a Book? remediates an academic paper about the author ego positioning the ‘book’ object as a kind of Lacanian fetish as a short film. Made with the support of Arts Council England for my exhibition Lectolalia #2 (Speak/Read) at Bank Street Arts, for their contextual exhibition programme for the Sheffield International Artist Book Prize 2015, it is now available to watch online:
I am very pleased to have commenced part-time doctoral research at Sheffield Hallam University, and am very fortunate to have Dr Sharon Kivland as Director of Studies, and Dr Peter Jones as second supervisor.