CREATEC 2015 Symposium - Pure Potential: Translation, Process and Artists’ Books
Monday, 19 October 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (China Standard Time China (Shanghai) Time)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
There has been a great creative outpouring worldwide over the past 30 years of artists’ books, zines and small publishing. Visual artists, performers, writers, designers and creative practioners from diverse fields have been exploring and reinventing the form of the book experimenting with a diverse range of supports including paper, tin, fabric, canvas and more. At times too the support has disappeared altogether as new digital forms of book emerge. This symposium seeks to reveal how works come to be and why creative practioners choose the book form above others as a vehicle of choice. In considering how works are made and the creative input of the maker(s) this forum aims to critically illuminate the pure potential of the form of the artist’s book.
The day of talks will conclude with 2 exhibitions in Spectrum celebrating the potential of artists’ books and zines a solo exhibition Primary process by Alun Price and a group exhibition Artists’ Books and Zines saved my Life!Opening Spectrum: 4.30-7.00
Keynote speaker: Caren Florence
Caren is currently undertaking a Creative Doctorate at The University of Canberra on material poetics and the creative book. She also teaches at the ANU School of Art and conducts public workshops in book arts and letterpress by request. Ampersand Duck is the imprint of Caren Florance.
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ECU School of Arts and Humanities
ECU`s School of Arts and Humanities is for students who want to pursue their true passion – or simply find it.
We‘re one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, with a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice, and the humanities.We’re also home to one of the world’s best film and television schools, the Western Australian Screen Academy.
Our courses are delivered at our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses, with Arts and Social Work also available at our South West Campus in Bunbury. Our approach to teaching is one that maximises a student’s employability through acquiring hands-on skills and experiencing professional placements, complemented by a solid theoretical background.
Our course structures also allow for acquisition of expertise in multiple areas, recognising the need for multi-skilling in today’s arts and communications industries.