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[BKARTS] Collaboration question follow-up
Below is a summary of the answers I received to
my query a few weeks ago about artist/poet
collaborations. Answers had a varying range of
specificity; I just put together what I
received. Thanks to all who contacted me. -- Jae
Collaboration projects per suggestions of members of the Book Arts Email List
Ø Poet Marnie Reed Crowell collaborates with
photographer Ann Flewelling. www.threehalfpress.com
Ø Stephen Spurrier has collaborated with
many artists and writers over the years and spoke
about this kind of work at the 2005 Noosa Book
conference in Queensland, Australia,
September. Stephen is associate lecturer in
printmaking at the University of Southern Queensland.
Ø Dennis Ruud, binder, bound a book of
poems, Ignited, by his brother Tom Ruud.
Ø Richard Minsky produced Where are they
now? : (the class of forty-seven) / thirty-one
images by Tom Phillips ; with interpretations by
Heather McHugh ; and treatments by Tom Phillips.
New York : Richard Minsky ; London : Talfourd Press, 1990.
Ø Johanna Drucker / Brad Freeman collaborations
1) OTHERSPACE: Martian Ty/opography, 1993, Nexus Press
2) NOVA REPERTA, 1999, JAB Books
3) Emerging Sentience, 2000, JAB Books
4) CUBA, 2006, JAB Books
Ø Anne George / Brad Freeman collaboration
ONCE REMOVED, 2003, Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Ø Tom Raworth's project from the 80s -
Ø Paulette Myers-Rich works with Irish poets
results in beautiful collaborations.
Ø Laurel Poetry Collective. Our group has a
four year charter to publish beautiful and
affordable books and broadsides. Four of us --
Georgia Greeley, Eileen O'Toole, Nancy Walden,
and Regula Russelle--have worked as the
Collective's letterpress team. Over the span of
three years we've created a broadside for each of
the 21 poet members. This year, the four of us
printed a small letterpress printed book that
contains short pieces about the work of poetry by
each member. Our book is called "The Double
Meaning of Yield." The Collective is in the
process of getting a new web site up. Our old site is www.laurelpoetry.com
Ø Ann E. Grasso initiated a collaboration
effort among twelve artists that lasted 1-1/2
years. It is named Box Collaboration because each
of the twelve artist?s initial efforts was to
create a box into which the contributions of
other artists would be housed. The project will
be presented to the public next year.
Ø "Paper Passages" by Allison Cooke Brown
and Martha Hall consists of @70 entries in
various artists' book formats which are stored in
boxes. A correspondence collaboration between two
women surrounding their experiences with breast cancer.
Ø Miriam Schaer / Michelle Valladares Doll
Dresses. Schaer printed a vintage doll dress onto
handmade paper and gave it to the poet who
responded to it. Schaer then printed the poem on
the prints of the dresses. Edition of 6.
Ø Miriam Schaer / Mary Florio The Posture
Queen, edition of 25. Poems based on memories of
and ephemera collected by the artist about a true
event called ?The Posture Queen.?
Ø For one year, painter Kimberly MacArthur
Graham and I [Kathryn T.S. Bass] engaged in a
conversation about our experiences as artists and
women. Each time we met, we shared tea and
exchanged the new paintings and poems that were
emerging out of this conversation. Kimberly
painted panels that responded to my poetry, and I
wrote poems that responded to her paintings.
Centering on issues of loss, creativity,
fertility, and feminism, the original pieces,
framed in painting/poem pairs, became the subject
of a two-month exhibition at the Western Colorado
Center for the Arts in Grand Junction, Colorado.
In order to best capture the many layers of
intertwined meaning, we also created a book,
Within/Without: A Conversation in Poetry and Painting.
Ø Alicia Bailey / Heidi Zednik Alphabet of Desire. Variable edition of 26
From the prospectus: ?Alphabet of Desire is an
extended love poem in the form of an abecedary;
illustrations are abstract expressions of the
text?Text and prints by Heidi Zednik; designed and produced by Alicia Bailey.?
Ø Stuart A. Copans works on collaborative
book and mail art projects with an international scope.
Ø Michelle Wilson works with Marie Elcin.
The collaborations have taken the shape of
artists? books and installations. An example can
be found at http://www.inliquid.com/art/print/wilson/wilson_a.php
Ø The Bone Folders Guild in Madison
Wisconsin sponsored The Sixty Books Project at
the Madison Public Library where 60 blank books
were filled collaboratively by the community with
images and text. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/calendar/sixtybooks.html
Ø A collaboration between two calligraphers
about their respective language interests.
Root Words by Lynne Avadenka, whose Land Mark
Press published the book, and calligrapher
Mohamed Zakariya. From the publisher?s web site:
?Root Words is an exploration of the Hebrew and
Arabic languages. It is the result of the
collaborative efforts of working with the noted
Islamic calligrapher, Mohamed Zakariya. Our goal
was to look for shared origins and commonalities
in our cultures and languages ? in Judaism and Islam.?
Ø The work of Carolee Campbell of Ninja
Ø A Strawberry in the Snow is a current
collaboration between Ellen Knudson of Crooked
Letter Press and Leah Eisenbeis. http://www.crookedletterpress.com
Jae Jennifer Rossman
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