Johanknecht, Susan (2007) Subtext Localities. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
This title contains a book length poem by Susan Johanknecht concerning reef fossils, vintage armour, and nuclear waste. It is letterpress printed, inked and blind, handset 24 point Gill Sans type surrounded with blind printed dingbats. It has Laid Arches paper french-folded and sewn, housed in a builder's plastic sleeve. This edition has 80 copies.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
Artists' books, Book Art, Contemporary poetics, Small press publishing
Studied English Literature at the University of Vermont, Burlington, USA (1973-77) and Fine Art and Printmaking at the Central School of Art (1981-86). Lectured extensively on Printmaking and Book Arts in the UK since 1985, including at Oxford Brookes University and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, joined Camberwell College of Art in 1997.
She has most recently co-curated - and exhibited in - 'Cunning Chapters: A Collaborative Artists' Book', on show at the British Library, London until January 2008.
"My research focuses on the development and production of artists' books under the imprint of Gefn Press. The press has published thirty books to date and will have a retrospective exhibition at the University of Vermont, Burlington, USA in 2006/07. Projects from the last decade have explored relationships between digital sequences, photo-animations outputted onto CD-ROM or DVD and the physical book. Discussing this work in 'Literary Value / Cultural Power: Verbal Arts in the Twenty-first Century' (Manchester University Press), Lynette Hunter describes the pieces as 'synergetic texts'.
Another recent collaborative project was co-editing the book 'Here are my Instructions' (2004) with Dr. Redell Olsen of Royal Holloway, University of London in response to the 'writing instructions / reading walls' series of installations we curated at the Poetry Society, London in 2003. I am continuing to consider physicality and poetics through my investigation of letterpress printing and writing practice (recent poems are published in HOW(2), internet journal of Contemporary and Innovative Writing by Women hosted by Bucknell University, and PORES, avant-gardist journal of poetic research hosted by Birkbeck College).
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||artist's book, book art, poetry, environment, armour|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts|
|Date:||1 May 2007|
|Material/Media:||Letterpress printed, inked and blind, handset 24 point Gill Sans type surrounded with blind printed dingbats. Laid Arches paper french-folded and sewn, housed in a builder's plastic sleeve.|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jun 2008 11:40|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 19:27|
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