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.
August 28, 2013 sympathetic objects
It’s taken me awhile to post, but my project sympathetic objects was published as a book by Mediabus this summer in Seoul! A big thanks to everyone (you know who you are) who has helped me along the way.
18 x 24 cm, 84 pages, paperback
First edition of 1000
Layout and image: Jessica Williams
Typeset in Gill Sans Book
Thank you: Helen Ku, Espen Friberg, and Hyoun Youl Joe
More info on the book and a link to buy it online is here.
May 27, 2013 This Sunday in Brooklyn
Sadly I won’t be there in person, but if you’re in Brooklyn go check out the Miniature Garden table at Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair. Denise will be there with all her beautiful books, including a brand new edition of plantlife featuring photos I’ve taken here in Oslo. For the release, traditional aquavit (akvavit) will be served. Watch out, it’s strong stuff.
February 18, 2013 sympathetic objects
Two spreads from a new photography book coming out soon with Mediabus. I’ve been working on this one awhile and am really excited to see it in print!
Like my last publication with them in 2009, I’ve worked with both old and new images—but this time with a very specific focus: sympathetic objects (also the title).
February 5, 2013 turning objects into images
Lately I’ve been very busy with my post at the Art Academy. Next week I’ll be helping a class of students fabricate a moderately complicated publication (in an edition of 200) almost entirely in-house at the art school.
I’m also participating in the publication, entitled Parallel Academy, which (in short) is a collection of notes, sketches, and other materials (in my case, “study objects”) from students and teachers that compose what is not usually shown to the public . Later this spring we will have a book release at UKS, so more on this later..