Publication Studio comes to Eyebeam, May 16-23!
Opening reception: Thursday May 16, 6-9pm. Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.
Eyebeam is excited to announce its upcoming partnership with Publication Studio‚Äîa social publishing endeavor based in Portland, OR.
From May 16-23, Publication Studio will engage in a micro-residency in Eyebeam‚Äôs storefront bookstore. The week will be used to develop new projects with Eyebeam artists– including the launch of a book by Kristin Lucas— host public events and discussions with Eyebeam fellows, present an exhibition on the work of the studio and its authors, and further explore the future of print and screen-based books.
The exhibition, REBIND, presents 42 iconic paperback books, each rebound into a unique and original cover designed and created by 42 artists and produced by Publication Studio. A full list of participants is included below.
Events include a panel on May 30th at 6PM entitled “Maker and Destroyer of Books”, a public discussion on the resilience and transformation of the book as technology and object in an expanded field of publishing. Publication Studio will discuss the history and philosophy of the studio with Eyebeam Director of Programs and Residencies Roddy Schrock, Eyebeam Resident Kristin Lucas. Brian Droitcour, writer and critic, and Rhizome Program Director Zoë Salditch will join the diccussion as well.
The public is invited to visit at any point throughout the residency and may explore and purchase a number of collaborative books. Sign up for our email list to receive more updates and event information.
Publication Studio is a social publishing endeavor founded in Portland, Oregon in 2009. Their team prints and binds books on demand, creating original work with a variety of artists and writers. Publication Studio‚Äôs mission is to use any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books; a digital commons (where anyone can read and annotate books for free); eBooks; and unique social events with our writers and artists in many cities. Publication Studio attends to the social life of the book, and is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense‚Äînot just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through physical production, digital circulation, and social gathering. Together these construct a space of conversation, a public space, which beckons a public into being.
Like Publication Studio, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center promotes the work of interdisciplinary creators, and facilitates engagement and dialogue with the public. Since its founding in 1997, Eyebeam”s mission has been to champion dynamic and risk-taking work at the intersection of art and technology, and in doing so, address the cultural issues of our time. Eyebeam runs an active fellowship and exhibition program, a key component of which is its book store space, which invites collaboration and exploration.
REBIND artists include:
Sydney S. Kim
Ruby Sky Stiler
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Hollister and Porter Hovey