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Archive for April, 2008

Library acquisitions April 2008

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 30 April 2008

New books and DVDs added to library stock in April include:

Michael Clarke. Verblising the visual. © AVA publishing, 2007.

Clarke, Michael. Verbalising the visual: translating art and design into words. AVA, 2007. ART BK CLA
Drawing now: between the lines of contemporary art. I.B. Tauris, 2007. ART M 15 DRA
Lang, Fritz. Die Nibelungen: Siegried, Kriemhild’s revenge. Kino Video. ISSUE DESK DVD 1216
Losowsky, Andrew. We love magazines. Mike Koedinger, 2007. ART PA 40 LOS

The full list can be found at: Library acquisitions April 2008

Artists’ books exhibitions at the V&A

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 29 April 2008

The Allies.
Ocean Stripe 5. Book by Ian Hamilton Finlay. Tarasque Press, 1967 © cdlaBooklet by Martin Fidler and Simon Cutts, 1974
© Coracle

The Allies. Booklet by Martin Fidler and Simon Cutts, 1974 © Coracle
 


Ocean Stripe 5.
Book by Ian Hamilton Finlay.
Tarasque Press, 1967 © cdla

There are currently two exhibitions of modern and contemporary artists books showing at the V&A Museum. The first, ‘Certain trees: the constructed book, poem, and object, 1964-2008′ is an exhibition of 16 artists who work with visual and Concrete Poetry such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Thomas A. Clark, Simon Cutts, Erica van Horn, and Colin Sackett. Important publishers are represented in the exhibition, including the Tarasque, Moschatel and Coracle presses. The exhibition runs until 17th August.

The second exhibition is ‘Blood on paper: the art of the book’, a large scale exhibition which includes new commissions by Anselm Kiefer, Richard Tuttle and Not Vital as well as older works by Sol Lewitt, Daniel Buren, Paul McCarthy and Jason Rhoades, Damien Hirst, Paula Rego, Dieter Roth and others. The exhibition runs until 29th June.

OV: The Open Video Project

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 29 April 2008

B.B. King at Minnechaug Regional High School - Blues Instruction 2. William R. Ferris Collection.Wrestling at the New York Athletic Club, 1905. Library of Congress.Apollo, segment 3002, University of Maryland.

The Open Video Project is an online video bank produced by the University of North Carolina that aims “to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content” for the research community. It contains documentaries, historical and educational films, ephemeral films, lectures, and public broadcasts, all released under open source licensing.

Collections include the Digital Himalaya Project (34 early films from anthropologists in the Himalayas); the Internet Moving Images Archive (containing the Prelinger Archives, ephemeral films mainly on everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in North America in the 20th century); 187 films in the Edison Video collection; and films from the US National Archives, including the Apollo moon landings

The collections are covered by Creative Commons licensing, meaning you are free to copy, distribute and transmit the work as long as it is attributed, unaltered, and for non-commercial purposes.

filmscriptwriting.com

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 23 April 2008

filmscriptwriting.com is a collection of essays on the technicalities of script writing for all kinds of film project. Topics covered include plot structure, the essential components of storytelling, writing specific genres, and character research and development. The site also has a few sample scripts, including Pulp Fiction and The Graduate.

Win a Nintendo Wii!

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 23 April 2008

Nintendo WiiComplete the UCL Library Services online survey and be in with a chance of winning a Nintendo Wii. This is your chance to tell us what is important to you, what we do well and which areas should be concentrated on for improvement. Details of the survey results will be made available through the UCL Library Services home page.

Papers of Surrealism

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 2 April 2008

© Surrealism Centre, 2003.Papers of Surrealism is a web-based journal produced by the AHRB Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies at the University of Manchester. The journal publishes original scholarly articles, translations, interviews, book and exhibition reviews as well as news and commentary. There have been five issues, with articles covering special subjects such as ‘Photography & film’, ‘Body/identity’, and ‘Play and humour’. There are interviews with artists such as Mark Dion, Jake Chapman, and Susan Hiller.

Audio Arts

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 1 April 2008

Portable stereo radio/cassette tape recorder (model CFS-10) made by Sony, 1982. © Design Council Slide CollectionAs a result of the recent exhibition at Tate Britain, Tate has made part of its Audio Arts archive available online. Audio Arts, an audio magazine established by Bill Furlong in 1973, is a unique record of contemporary artists in conversation and four hours of the archive is available on the Tate website. The earliest recordings include Art & Language (1973), Joseph Beuys (1974), Susan Hiller and Mary Kelly (1977), and Dan Graham (1979). More recent conversations include Daniel Buren and Fiona Banner (2006). Where an audio excerpt is not availbale, the site includes a transcript of the conversation.