Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Finissage- more

Finissage: 26th August from 4-5pm (as part of Art Late for EAF 2010)

Screenings of selected short-films by exhibiting artists shown alongside the launch of new work created especially for Shelflife. The curator will be available for a brief discussion about the Exhibition.

  • Featuring the UK premiere of Gregor Sailer's IN-TIMER 47:09:21- An award-winning Camera-Obscura-Film made in co-production with Jörg Jäger- Winner of BEST FILM (Category E-CINEMA) at Fluxus 06, Brasil
  • a special Screening of Ryan Siegan-Smith's I Don't want to make a Book
  • the launch of the Owl & Lion Collaborative's new work, made specially for Shelflife
Meet at 4pm sharp for a chance to tour the exhibition with optional commentary and to view the launch of a new work created specifically for SHELFLIFE by the Owl and Lion collective (library will close at 4.45 and screenings commence at 4.30)

Venue: Meet in Shelflife Exhibition space 4pm sharp for 4.30 start at eca Library,
(Level 1) Evolution House
78 West Port

Phone: 0131 221 6000

Short-film Screenings: at 4.30 in room 1.18 (at the rear of the canteen, directly opposite the library entrance on level 1- follow signs)

-Late entry is discouraged

SHELFLIFE: more info

The principal works around which the show is centered are:

-Katharina Gaenssler Merzbaubuch - a three-volume photographic bookwork exploring the multi-faceted space of Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau in Hannover from the three photographic perspectives (of the surviving documentation of the original) from which its recreation in the early 1980s was made possible.

-John Stezaker for MONO - a visual essay by the seminal collage artist for the third volume of this free quarterly paper

-JaAliceKlarr Publication – extracts from a bookwork in progress by the curators which attempts to explore the format of their first two exhibitions by transgressing the create/curate divide in print

-Ryan Siegan-Smith I don't want to make a book- a short animation discussing the didactic impetus for artists working in book format

-Alex Gross OTTO- a site-specific sculptural work in response to the exhibition, inspired by a short story by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov

-Gregor Sailer Subraum- A publication of a photographic body of work, focussed on the architecture and functionality of the contemporary underground space in Germany's Ruhrgebiet. The project seeks to expose locations which would not normally be accessible to the general public

-Lucy Roscoe- TheBookshelf – A hand-crafted artists' book by the Edinburgh- based illustrator

Also featured:

-A selection of artists' books and books by artists from the ECA library collection and archive featuring the work of Fischli and Weiss, Edinburgh's Morning Star Press, Joseph Kosuth, Jeremy Deller, Alec Finlay, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Gilbert and George and many more

-A show-reel of 'video-Bookworks' will accompany the exhibition as a means to further disseminate the autonomy of the Book as a carrier of knowledge. This includes a UK premiere of the award-winning Camera Obscura film IN-TIMER by Gregor Sailer and Jörg Jäger (screening 26th August)

-A specially-created artists' book by local artists, made with the co-operation of Owl and Lion Gallery. This new work will be launched on the 26th August.

-A showcase of the entire series of Running Amok Zine, published by Analogue books.

-A showcase by Mono, will include its third issue, which will be available freely throughout the Art Festival. Issue 3 of the free quarterly paper dedicated to publishing image based essays is compiled by seminal collage artist John Stezaker.

-A 'petting-Zoo' will operate on a weekly basis where all featured works will be available to handle and read individually

-A reading and interpretation section will feature further bookworks which relate to and expand-upon the principal ideas disseminated within the main featured works- these will be openly accessible at all times during the run of the exhibition

The project is initiated and curated by Kate Andrews under the collaborative identity of JaAliceKlarr projects in order to explore cross-disciplinarity stemming from creative interest in art-making, writing and a wish to extend this into the realm of 'creative curating'. Though JaAliceKlarr is the collaborative partnership between Kate Andrews and Louise Briggs- Briggs has not been involved in the production of this exhibition.


Finissage: Thursday 26th August

As part of the ArtLate Programme for EAF 2010 JaAliceKlarr are having a Finissage event to celebrate the run of SHELFLIFE.
  We will bring you some new work  created especially for the exhibition, launched alongside a very special screening of selected short films by contributing artists.

FINISSAGE: Thursday 26th August 4-5pm
(Meet at 4pm for a chance to tour the exhibition with optional commentary and to view the launch of a new work created specifically for SHELFLIFE by the Owl and Lion collective.)
Short-film Screenings at 4.30 in room 1.18 (at the rear of the canteen, directly opposite the library entrance on level 1- follow signs)
-Late entry is discouraged

Please note: the exhibition continues until Friday the 3rd September with the final Petting Zoo on Monday 30th August between 2 and 4pm.

Shelflife- eca Library closure on Thurs 2nd September

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond JaAliceKlarr's control, eca library will be closed for a few hours on Thursday 2nd September- between 11.45 and 2.30.
This is due to staff of the library's required attendance at an important meeting regarding eca's merger with Edinburgh University.

The last chance to see the full exhibition is on Friday 3rd September: Opening hours will be from 10.15- 3.45 (for 4pm closure)

Don't forget to come along to the Finissage event on Thursday 26th August: 4-5pm
(4pm meet for a 4.30 screening of some award-winning short film by Shelflife exhibiting artists) and a short discussion of the concept of the show.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

ShelfLife: a biblio-sideshow (EAF 2010)

ShelfLife- opening hours

*Please Note: Change of dates/ times from EAF printed programme (online programme remains accurate).

Mon.-Thurs: 9.15am -4pm
Shelflife Finishes on the 3rd September 2010

Finissage event: 26th August 4pm for 4.30 start (t.b.c.)

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Shelflife:A Bibliosideshow

Coming soon:
JaAliceKlarr at Edinburgh Art Festival 2010