I am teaching Experimental Editions an 8-week intensive workshop in the letterpress studio
of Penland School of Crafts in the Spring 2018. The class will run from March 11-May 4th. The focus of the workshop will be creating meaningful content through experimentation. The course will cover the basics of letterpress printing and binding for editions and portfolios. Presentations, readings, and prompts will spark conversation and support individual practices and goals. The deadline to apply for scholarships is November 28th. Information to register can be found here. Non-scholarship registration will run until the class is filled.

Students of all studio backgrounds are encouraged to register. We will be looking at letterpress and artists' books within the context of contemporary art and writing. Historical examples of experimentation with text and publishing in the Dada, Fluxus, and Conceptual Art movements will also be explored. While gaining a firm understanding of traditional techniques, we will look at how artists use sound, video, and performance in tandem with the book, and ask how can craft be used to resonate and amplify the concepts in our work.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: http://penland.org/print/index.html
SCHOLARSHIPS: http://penland.org/classes/spring/spring_scholarships.html
REGISTRATION: http://penland.org/classes/spring/spring_registration.html

Class Description of Experimental Editions from the Penland Catalog

Class Description of Experimental Editions from the Penland Catalog

Start Over

I'm working on a collaboration with printmaker Justin Myer Staller. We are working on a double book, two separate "stories" connected by an interest in cut-up writing. I've been working on pasting up the layout of my side of the book, which is typeset in 10 pt "Typewriter." It seems like such an odd idea for someone to have made lead type that looks exactly like typewriter text. The letters are monospaced just like they would be on a real typewriter. So odd!

:: Typewriter 10 pt lead type ::

My text is my dreams. Short pieces of writing describing dreams I've had over the last ten years. My "images" are the backs of wood type. I like the idea of printing the back of letters so that they can't be read. It makes me think of how people describe not being able to read in their dreams.

 :: illegible alphabet ::

 :: draft of a page spread ::

Start Over is the title. An infinite ribbon. Back to the dreams, every night. Start over.