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[BKARTS] Fw: The Architecture of the Book - Call for Papers

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Tuttle, Gail 
To: Tara Bryan 
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 3:42 PM
Subject: FW: The Architecture of the Book - Call for Papers


Hi Tara,


Would you mind sending this to your book artist networks and links? Thanks! Gail




Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery presents...

A Call for Papers and Presentations

The Architecture of the Book:
Critical Issues that Inform the Artist's Book

An Interdisciplinary Symposium
March 7 - 9, 2007


Hosted by Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, the west coast campus of Memorial University, located in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, The Architecture of the Book will facilitate critical discourse on the artist's book from interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives. Sessions will be held in conjunction with The Architectural Uncanny, an exhibition of prints, photographs and book works by Marlene MacCallum, and will coincide with the 20th anniversary celebration of The March Hare, Atlantic Canada's largest poetry festival.

The symposium keynote speaker is Dr. Johanna Drucker, book artist and Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia.

The Architecture of the Book will include accompanying events, including two public workshops on book arts construction and advanced methods, an opening reception for The Architectural Uncanny exhibition, an open portfolio evening with coffee, admission to the Corner Brook launch of the March Hare, poetry readings, studio tours and excursions.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is November 15, 2006.




Suggested thematic topics:

  a.. The architecture of the book 
  b.. The construction of the uncanny 
  c.. Metaphor and meaning: reading the artist's book 
  d.. Literary text and the artist's book 
  e.. Innovative structure: method and the artist's book 
  f.. Technology: multiples and digital process 



Presentation formats:

  a.. 20 minute presentation or condensed reading of a paper, followed by 10 minute discussion. Copies of the entire paper can be prepared as handouts. 
  b.. 10 minute presentation as part of a 90 minute plenary session with 6 other speakers. The session will include 30 minutes for discussion. 
  c.. 40 minute illustrated book artists' studio practice presentations, followed by 10 minute discussion. 



Confirmed presenters and presentation titles:

Dr. Johanna Drucker, keynote speaker, book artist and Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. 

Book Spaces

Ted McLachlan, landscape architect, Professor, University of Manitoba. 

Indeterminacy and the Uncanny - a Paradox in Suburban Culture

Tara Bryan, walking bird press, artist, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Book structure as the "house" for text and images

Robin Price, artist, Connecticut.

Chance and Randomness in Contemporary Book Arts

Jake Moore, artist, Newfoundland and Labrador.


Marlene MacCallum, artist, Professor, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recto-Verso: Reading the Strangely Familiar

Lisa Robertson, writer, Paris.

Spatial Synthetics and Structure in the Artist's Book (working title)

Gail Tuttle, curator, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Marlene MacCallum's Townsite House Project




Please submit your paper or presentation title and a brief abstract to Gail Tuttle, symposium committee chair, by November 15, 2006.

Gail Tuttle, Director
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery
10 University Drive
Corner Brook, NL    A2H 6P9




A list of local accommodations is available on request. Here are some useful web links:

  a.. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College 
  b.. City of Corner Brook 
  c.. Gros Morne National Park 
  d.. Marble Mountain Resort 

Image credits:

  1.. Marlene MacCallum, pink story: sinistral/dextral (view of sinistral, unfolded). Two volume hand bound book work enclosed in a wrapper. 2004. Photography by David Morrish. 
  2.. Marlene MacCallum, Do Not Enter (side view, partially extended). Hand bound book work with letterpress and photogravure. 1997. Photography by David Morrish. 

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery
Fine Arts Building, University Drive
Corner Brook, NL    A2H 6P9
Telephone: 709-637-6209
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission. Group tours arranged by request.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.





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