September 2, 2018 Northing x Bananafish : Minizine in Norway
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.
November 9, 2017 Next Tuesday in Oslo
The Oslo book launch for “Å finne stemmen” will take place next Tuesday, November 14 at Bar Lardo. If you’re not in Oslo, take a sneak peek here.
I’ll be there with some books and non-alcoholic sparkling lemonade. Books are 400kr – 300kr if you ever went to norskkurs – and the lemonade is free. Lardo also has a great selection of natural wine and local salted meat (most likely salted by yours truly at my non-art job). Møllergata 38. 5-9 pm.
November 7, 2017 Pamflett Exhibition
Photos of my exhibition “Å finne stemmen” at Pamflett that closed last Sunday in Bergen.
When I arrived at the beginning of the residency, the wall was full of nails and clips. Instead of taking them down, I took them in stride and used them as part of the exhibition. Constantly moving things around until my last day in the space, printed layer over layer over layer. What remained was the making of my book.
On the making of this publication
The limits of a space, the limits of a Risograph
Working with what one has instead of fighting against it
Leaving things to chance
Unexpectedly good outcomes
This paper has been through the machine five times
A misprint, text, text, logos, this poem
Make the form fit the content
Let the metaphors run free
Sensitive, prickly machines must be handled with care
The artist as a designer is perhaps too imaginative
The artist as a printer bemoans her imaginative choices
The artist as a writer is, well, me
There are many ways to tell a story
And it takes many voices
October 22, 2017 Fanfare #10
Psyched to be part of the newest issue of FANFARE along with some really cool folks, including old Internet friends from a decade ago (i.e. Flickr). The theme of course: Technology.
It’s all in Norwegian, but if you read that you’ll learn a bit about how and why I printed my first fanzine on a photocopier at NASA. Also my old websites and (kinda) how they eventually led to me becoming a nomadic Riso-enthuasiast based in Norway.
Copies can be found at: Narvesen, Tronsmo, Bislet Bok, Cappelens Forslag, Eldorado bokhandel and Tanum Litteraturhuset.
October 16, 2017 Residency update
My book is coming along. Finished all the cutting today in the most beautiful studio.. where my phone also met his death on concrete. Sigh. On the brighter side, not too much rain today.
Photos from Pamflett, tomorrow is collating. Not the easiest task as this book has two different types of inserts. Crying inside thinking of the labor, but it is going to look great! The gallery wall is also shifting and changing.
Come by and have a coffee with me if you’re in town. I’ll be there pretty much from 9.00 – 21.00 . Thanks also to all those who came on Saturday for the intimate artist talk.
October 11, 2017 Greetings from Pamflett!
Greetings from Pamflett Self-Publishing Workshop in Bergen!
I’m here on an artist residency for the next two weeks, leaving the last day of the 2017 Bergen Art Book Fair. At the fair I’ll be launching a brand new Riso-printed book called Å Finne Stemmen (Finding One’s Voice). The completion of the book will also culminate in a solo exihibition in the Pamflett space.
November 23, 2016 BABF 2016
Photos from the 2016 Bergen Art Book Fair. Half by me and half taken by the lovely people that put on BABF. More here!
Up top is me posing with the Issue Press‘ fantastic George Weitor. Halfway through the fair we spread out over two half tables and I found (uh-oh) some rock-like styrofoam bits to use as price stands. Down at the very bottom is me speaking about my 15-year long self-publishing practice.
Thank you to everyone who bought / traded / looked at my books! Thanks also for saying hi, sharing good conversations, leading me to the coffee, not fidgeting on phones while I spoke, etc. Last but not least, thank you to Oslo Kommune Kulturetaten for supporting the trip. I actually found out right after coming home, which also means that some exciting things are now on the horizon for Hverdag..
September 7, 2014 Books, book fairs
Over the last week I’ve updated this website with a new page about my life as a publisher.
Photo above from last year’s Zines Mate in Tokyo.
Also a new publication of mine just released on NSEW, my MFA thesis: Slow Education.
June 24, 2014 Fantasy Art Now
I have a contribution in a new book entitled Fantasy Art Now complied by Jay Issac and Sebastian Frye of Toronto’s Swimmers Group.
It has a nice concept:
Ideas and inspiration are a constant creative companion, but what about the ones that never make it? We have collected and compiled a series of 31 unrealized and unrealizable ideas from artists, writers, and friends into a little book that operates as both a source for further inspiration and an end in itself. The ideas collected are now contributions to the public domain; set free.
For more info or to buy a copy, go here.