Dabrowa Dolna, Bodzentyn, Kielce, Poland
Our journey through Poland started in Kraków, moved to Kielce and Bodzentyn where we interviewed the writer and artist Radosław Nowakowski about his own books and the development of artists' books over the last 20 years in Poland. The interview took place in Nowakowski's home in the hamlet of Dabrowa Dolna near Kielce, where many of his books are based.
You can download a PDF version of our interview here.
There is also a selection of videos recorded after our interview, where Nowakowski contextualises his ideas and creative processes book by book
A small selection of images are here for viewing, please also visit Radoslaw Nowakowski's own Liberatorium website: www.liberatorium.com where you can view all of his works, plus:
Reading Room online essays:
Why do I make my books the way I do?
6 directions of book art
Why a book is so imp-ort-and...
Treatise On Pageography - or a question of liberature:
Nowakowski's hypertext work liberlandia - a work in progress can be seen at: www.liberatorium.com/liberlandia.html
Nowakowski's work was shown in a two-person exhibition ABOVE TIME at Plock Art Gallery, Poland in October 2008, as part of TIME - an international artists' books exhibition curated by Alicja Slowikowska and organised by the Plock Art Gallery www.plockagaleria.com and The Book Art Museum in Lodz www.book.art.pl