Book Case is a temporary public reading room that travels in a suitcase (or two). Its collection consists solely of material that can be read in a single sitting - zines, anthologies, essay collections, short stories, poetry etc. - and changes according to each new location it appears in. Readers are encouraged to interact with each other via index/correspondence cards in each book, or by old-fashioned conversation in the reading room surrounds.
Friday, 29 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Monday, 18 August 2008
This custom-made bookshelf is made out of 12mm oak planks. Ninety six individual pieces have been handmade and marked to fit into the puzzle of the 4.0 x 2.5m wall. The shelving is designed as an expandable system, it is self-supporting and has no visible fittings so it can be dismantled and re-used.
Friday, 15 August 2008
Los Angeles native Mike Stilkey has always been attracted to painting and drawing not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the books themselves. Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Stilkey depicts a melancholic and at times a whimsical cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. A lingering sense of loss and longing hints at emotional depth and draws the viewer into their introspective thrall with a mixture of capricious poetry, wit, and mystery. His work is reminiscent of Weimar-era German expressionism and his style has been described by some as capturing features of artists ranging from Edward Gorey to Egon Schiele.