Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Our thanks to Michael Marie for the superb photos.

We have recently received a set of photos taken by photographer Michael Marie at one of the workshops held at the Crescent Art Centre in Belfast as part of our 'Reading Room' exhibition. Selections of these are included below and we would just like to extend our thanks to Michael for his generosity and urge you to check out his website or Facebook feed. Thanks again Michael, next time we are in Belfast, we own you a pint.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Work from the Making Room...

As part of Reading Room at the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast we created a Making Room and provide materials for members of the public to make their own books in the gallery. We also included two D.I.Y. books. 

The first was an A1 print based made form a sculpture (see below) which could be used as paper to make a book from.

Here's a photo of one of the prints on coloured paper used as a cover for a book by one of the participants in the two workshops we staged

Here's some images from the workshops, the two books below with orange covers use the three handmade rubber stamps we provided.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Sarah Carne talks about 'Line Drawing VII', part of Reading Room at Crescent Arts Centre Belfast

Line Drawing VII is, at its title suggest, the seventh in a series of drawings, of a diecast scale model Yugo, that I am exhibiting in galleries around the world in an attempt to create a trans-global line drawing.

With each drawing the exhibiting gallery receives a Yugo Car Pin that serves as a nominal map pin marking its location. Taking Paul Auster’s iconic detective novel The New York Trilogy as its initial inspiration, in which Auster’s street walking character Stillman spells out his message through the route he takes, as the project develops virtual connections are created between each Yugo pin point. Ultimately, if they were to be joined together with a physical line, the lines would spell written across both hemispheres I Love my Yugo.

Sitting within the framework of the ongoing multi-media project ‘I love my Yugo’ the car’s status, complicated by both personal and national inheritance, becomes elevated by scale and association. The original Yugo 45 was purchased in 1988 as a family car and inherited reluctantly in 1995. The car was then retired as a functioning vehicle in 2006 and itself transformed into an artwork through the addition of letraset text on its bodywork. It is currently in storage awaiting a musical.

Drawings have been exhibited so far in Moscow, Beijing, Sligo and London with Line Drawings V and VI also opening in Melbourne galleries Seventh and Screen Space this month. An excerpt from the video I Love my Yugo can be seen here

Sarah Carne June 2013

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Here's a photo of the new show at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. More to follow...

Sunday, 2 June 2013

More Reading Room...

We will be reprising our exhibition Reading Room at The Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast from the 10th   to the 16th of June. 

Reading Room was originally staged at Sligo Art Gallery in 2009. It was made up of three rooms; a reading room with a sofa and bookshelves, a room of artworks in other media by Floating World Artists and a making room for members of the public to make their own books. 

This time we will have a reading room a making room and a drawing room. 

In the making room we will have two d.i.y. books available free of charge. More information soon...