book/jacket

As part of Hack The Barbican 2013 I ran a project with paper conservator Fiona McLees called book/jacket.

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At the #HTB2013 launch party on Friday evening and during the day on Saturday, we took photographs of the outdoor & foyer spaces and eavesdropped on conversations. People kindly tweeted us lines they overheard, and we also harvested the #HTB2013 Twitter feed.

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We randomly combined lines of the conversations with the photos and printed pocket-sized 4-page books. The books were stitched together using a Japanese stab binding technique.

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Passing strangers were invited to look through the books and take the one that struck their fancy.

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We were also interviewed by Laura Davidson for her alternative HTB2013 catalogue/blog, GetDialogue.

A digital compilation of the eighty photo/conversation pairings can be viewed here:

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two.5 update

In late November 2012 two.5 – my collaboration with the photographic media artist, Samantha Silver –  were delighted to receive an Artists’ International Development grant from the Arts Council joint with the British Council. The grant funds three trips between December 2012 and March 2013 for us to work for concentrated bursts of time in the same physical space, rather than through our usual mish-mash of digital communications software.

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