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Doverodde Book Arts Festival and Exhibitions, Denmark : May 2009
http://bookarts-doverodde.dk

Exhibitions: Ø (island) exhibition (handbound books, artists’ books and book-objects) – and special exhibition with works by artist Mogens Otto Nielsen. 8th May – 25th June.

Talks / workshops & demonstrations:
book arts and crafts / music and story-telling / bookcafé / reading corner.

Sarah and Tom each presented talks at the festival, which included discussions around our AHRC project – What will be the canon for the artist’s book in the 21st Century? In an arena that now includes both digital and traditionally produced artists’ books, what will constitute the concepts of artists’ publishing in the future?

Tom’s talk focused on how artists are using new technologies to make their books. Sarah showed examples of books from around the world and how artists can use supporting networks, and join our survey, forum or directory.

It was a lovely experience to meet with artists, collectors, bookbinders and craftspeople from the Nordic regions, Germany and France, and Tom will be interviewing one of the designer bookbinders we met at Doverodde, Monica Langwe: (www.langwe.se) on her work with bookbinding for our project

Download talk images and handout info:

Sarah Bodman
Talk: Artists’ Books Around the World in the 21st Century
Doverodde Book-arts Festival Doverodde, Denmark, Friday 8th May 2009
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Tom Sowden
Talk: Artists’ Books in the Digital Age
Doverodde Book-arts Festival Doverodde, Denmark, Saturday 9th May 2009
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Ø – Cherry Blossom Island Tree

             

Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden made a collaborative book (partly en route) for the Ø (island) exhibition at Doverodde Book-arts Festival, Denmark in May, which is now in the collection of the Limfjordscentret at Doverodde.

         

A short video documents the book and its journey to Denmark, made by Angie Butler, Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden. You can watch it here.

        

A cherry tree on a small island, dreams of all the other islands it might meet as it travels across the sea leaving a trail of island blossom in its wake.

Contents:
1 small piece of tree
1 Wordsworth poem cut from a book that had been trampled on the floor of Book Barn in Bristol.
10,089 pink paper island laser cutouts
2 UK road atlases
glue, linen thread
345 miles with 18 hours at sea

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