October 9, 2018

PRAKSIS: Taking Hold —The Double Bridge

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From next week, I’ll be part of Residency 12 at PRAKSIS in Oslo. Looking forward to what comes and if you’re in Oslo stop by the ‘Meet the residents’ event next Tuesday at Kunstnernes Hus. I’ve prepared a special, all-new 7 minute/32 slide presentation going all the way back to 2006 that traces my journey from working with my body and as a commercial photographer in NYC to becoming a politically aware immigrant in Norway finding one’s voice through artist publications.

The residency’s focus is on the physical expression of solidarity, competition and antagonism in social relationships, and its research will foreground performance for camera as a means of enquiry. It has been developed with artist and activist Phoebe Davies and events will be held in collaboration with Kunstnernes Hus.

Davies and PRAKSIS’s founding director Nicholas John Jones reviewed a total of 60 residency applications, all of whose quality made the final selection a challenging process. The seven people eventually identified are: Emma Bäcklund (SE), Marte H S Dahl (NO), Bianca Hisse (BR), Ayesha Jordan (US), Shahrzad Malekian (IR), Jessica Williams (US/NO), and Sam Williams (UK).

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September 2, 2018

Northing x Bananafish : Minizine in Norway

Filed under: Publications

Happy to be included in this collection of 100 Riso-printed mini-zines, a collaboration between Northing (who I traveled to China with last year) and Shanghai’s Bananafish Books. My contribution (n o r w a y) is a collection of tiny photographs from the last 7 years printed in blue.

Look out for these little boxes at the Bergen Art Book Fair, November 1-4. I’ll also be there, though at the Norsk Risoforening table.

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August 4, 2018

August = back to work, summer sun from July

Filed under: Etc, Exhibitions

Long time, no update. This summer has passed much too quickly. But now, it’s back to work.

Coming soon on Hverdag Books: two new text-based publications. A screenshot from the current state of the first: THE PAST IS A FINITE PLACE. Collected texts, 2009-2017 (please don’t mind the made up page numbers).

This, along with a printed version of 2017’s screenshot-based project A Passing Feeling, should both be out later this month. Info on a joint release coming soon.

 


 

Photos from Summer Sun Day Dream at The Lab @ Silver Eye in Philadelphia, curated by Sean Stewart. Possibly still up if you’re in town. The opening was on July 15, 2018.

Contributing artists: Alex Cramer, Alex Grabiec, Ali Bosworth, Alice Winn, Allie Stewart, Amy Fink, Anastasia Davis, Anna Grevenitis, Bryana Colasanti, Caiti Borruso, Cody Schlabaugh, Chris Malmberg, Cristina Fontsaré, Dale Harper, Dan Pavsic, David Billet, Elijah Barrett, Ellie Musgrave, Eugene Wilson, Francis Crisafio, Graham Wiebe, Hannah Altman, Ian Kline, Jacob Koestler, Jake Reinhart, Jenna Houston, Jessica Williams, John  Prince, John Ciamillo, Joy Drury Cox, Justin Visnesky, Kalie Frisky , Karen Lue, Kiera Renz, Lauren Lowery, Lindley Warren, Lorena endara, Matt Gray, Matthew Conboy, Michael Bucher, Michael Majewski, Michael McCraw, Nathan Ward, Nicholas  Pollack, Peter Leeman, Sam Margevicius, Samantha Lindenbusch, Sean Carroll, Sean Murray, Sophie Schwartz, Taylor Galloway, Tyler Roste, Tim Elder, Tommy Keith, Tyler Roste, Stephen Joyce, Laura Krasnow, William Real

 


 

Also: a link to the program at Kvinnemuseet in Kongsvinger, where the #metoo poster exhibition Between the Lines has traveled and will hang through the fall.

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May 23, 2018

Next week in Oslo, Lillehammer and Stavanger

Filed under: Etc, Exhibitions, Travel

Next week is going to be a very busy and exciting time for myself and Hverdag Books. Three public talks, an exhibition, an art book fair and a brand new fanzine based on a news diary I kept online during the crisis in Gaza and NRK strike. Oh my.

First up:

Why Riso? – a debate and an exhibition” at Tøyen Startup Village on Wednesday, May 30.

Then I’ll be in Lillehammer June 1-2 at Kunstbokmessen Bastard hosted by Oppland Kunstsenter. On the 1st I’ll also be part of a panel debate on artist’s books and zines as a part of the Norwegian Literature Festival.

 

The day after I’m off to Stavanger and will be dropping-in and possibly helping out a few Riso workshops at Kunsthall Stavanger. On Tuesday, June 5, I’ll be part of another panel: Self-publishing = self-empowerment?

Håper vi sees!

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April 5, 2018

Malmö Artists’ Book Biennial

Filed under: Exhibitions

In a few weeks (April 20-22) I’ll be taking the danskebåten* down to Malmö to exhibit new and old Hverdag Books publications at the brand new Malmö Artist’s Book Biennial. Malmö is a place very dear to my heart, as I studied abroad there back in 2007. Hope to see old and new faces at the fair. More info here.

For those already in town, the fantastic bookshop at Malmö Konsthall will be displaying a special selection of publications from the biennial starting next week and leading up to the fair, including two of mine.

* the Norway-Denmark “party boat” which also happens to be a very affordable means of transportation.

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March 22, 2018

Riso room / Research trip

Filed under: Exhibitions, Travel

Tomorrow is the opening of a big Riso exhibition at Risotto in Glasgow. I’ve sent in some works (old and new), hopefully they have arrived safe and sound.

In April (23-27), during their week of intensive workshops, I’ll actually be in town with the two other members of the Norsk Risoforening (Norwegian Risograph Association) on a Riso-Research-Trip. Believe it or not, in Norewgian it sounds even better: Riso-Research-Reise (RRR).

Get in touch for coffees, etc. I’ll mostly be hanging around my favorite place (Good Press) and with the international Riso gang.

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March 5, 2018

A new Riso in town

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Big news over at Hverdag Books: my beloved studio is now home to a Riso CV3230. A small(-er) machine with a decent print area and five colors! The first of it’s kind in Scandinavia, in fact – I had to beg the regional distributor to bring one in.

Also as one who has been Riso-less since 2014, this is a big deal. The international comunity has only grown bigger, stronger and advanced leaps and bounds over the last four years. It feels great to hop in again and I can’t want to start printing. More info, here.

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February 25, 2018

Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær

Filed under: Images, Travel

Barely a week ago I returned home from a short week on a very isolated island in the north of Norway at this incredible place. There I was lucky to be one of three artists in residence, spending my time writing, drawing, reading, photographing, and of course: sauna with dips into the freezing ocean.

Only nine reportedly live there full-time and it took less than two hours to traverse the island while taking photographs. Despite how isolated the place was, the hand of man was very visible, especially when following the shoreline. Here are some images from the island: of stone, rope, plastic, water, etc.

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