Archive for the ‘poetry’ Category

when will you learn that there isn’t a word for everything?

December 7, 2018

Two of Brenda Dermody’s remixed Typographic Dante prints are on show in the Nunns Yard Gallery, Norwich, tonight, as part of the joint exhibition ‘When will you learn that there isn’t a word for everything?

The prints waiting to be parcelled up earlier this week.

The show is curated by Kristy Campbell and you’ll be able to see it take shape on Instagram.

For more of Brenda’s work, see the 100 Archive (http://www.100archive.com/people/brenda-dermody)

 

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poem of the day

May 28, 2018

Not that we’re out of the loop – but we’ve just found out we were yesterday’s poem of the day on the National Poetry Library website:

The image is taken from Brenda Dermody‘s folder of ‘remixes’ of Barrie’s original typographic illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy. These were created especially for the exhibition at the National Print Museum in Dublin.

The full set of four prints can be seen here: http://the-case.co.uk/dante-the-remixes.html

blogging the blog

April 16, 2017

Eye magazine recently uploaded a post about Barrie’s Typographic Dante.

The piece talks about the starting point for the project – which began when he was a final year student at the Chelsea School of Art, way back in 1989.

The first roughs and preparatory sketches for Canto I.

Planning the Letterpress overprints in detail.

The original ‘note to self’, which led to a project that has carried on over the next 28 years (and counting).

The Typographic Dante is on display at the National Museum of Print, Dublin, until Wednesday 19th April and the exhibition has recently been reviewed by newsfour.ie.

the stone texts

March 6, 2016

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Followers of the blog might remember that in the Summer, Barrie worked for Mary Bourne and Ken Cockburn on a rather nice project called the Merkinch Circles. Barrie set some texts based on the results of a series of writing workshops and site visits to the new flood defences in Inverness.

As you can see, the circle poems written for the workshops have now been carved into stone and are located on the site.

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Mary Bourne is a visual artist whose work explores mankind’s emotional, intellectual and physical relationships with the world we live in. Based in rural Moray in the North East of Scotland she works principally in natural stone, using a variety of techniques (carving, sandblasting, heat and polishing) to find subtle physical forms for poetic ideas. More information about her work can be found on her website: http://www.marybourne.co.uk/

to thine own self be true

November 9, 2015

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The Caseroom Press were at the Small Publishers Book Fair at Conway Hall on Friday and Saturday. We had a number of new books on display, plus posters and postcards, with Barrie giving a talk about Utopian Tales, ‘the most ambitious collaboration we’ve never published’, (although he’s hoping to change that quite soon).

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We caught up with old friends, met some new folk and are very pleased to announce that our books were bought for a number of collections including the Poetry Library, UWE, the Slade, the V&A and The Tate.

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One of the people we met worked for the University of Brighton on the Books Arts course, and it would appear that they were so impressed that they wrote this very succinct appreciation of us: http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/hg2/2015/11/09/the-caseroom-press/

As if all that excitement wasn’t enough, a piece that Barrie wrote for COLDFRONTSingular Vispo :: First Encounters – about his introduction into Visual Poetry, and the piece of work that changed the way he saw language (HN Werkman’s The Next Call) has just gone live. The forty responses will be rolled out in groups of five each over the coming weeks. Along with Barrie’s thoughts are Brian Reed on Mary Ellen Solt, Louis Bury on bpNichol, Aram Saroyan on Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Orchid Tierney on Alison Knowles & James Tenney…

And just to top it all off, long time Caseroom Press collaborator Ken Cockburn’s translation of Suche, by Christine Marendon is in The Guardian today. Ken’s translation received a commendation in the recently announced results of the 2015 Stephen Spender prize.

thinking, tinkering, tweaking

October 28, 2015

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As always, a little bit of looking and a little bit of thinking goes a long way – so Barrie has reworked his constellation pieces with a little more finesse.

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He also moved the idea on a little to create the Typewriter (all star) XI…

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All this, plus Philippa and Barrie’s latest books will be on display at the Small Publishers Fair (Friday 6th/Saturday 7th November), where Barrie is also talking about his most ambitious, unpublished, collaboration: Utopian Tales.

electric glass

October 21, 2015

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A new gallery space for contemporary art has opened in Brussels; the Société. A former factory (the Société Bruxelloise d’electricité), built in the early 1930s, the first exhibition intends to create a dialogue between contemporary digital art and 1960 concept art, ‘through the common denominator of semantics’.

The invited artists are Cory Arcangel, Aram Bartholl, Vuc Cosic, Alec de Busschere, Alessandro de Francesco, Sebastien Delvaux, Gabriele de Vietri, Frederic Fourdinier, Jason Huff, LAb[au], jan Robert Leegte, Jurg Lehni, Caroline le Mehaute, Michel Mazzoni, Steven Pippin, Studio Nand, Marius Watz and our very own Barrie Tullett, who made a special edition of the Poem to Philip Glass for the exhibition.

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The exhibition is on until the 19th December.

Thanks to Cecilie Bjørgås Jordhiem for photographs of the Poem to Philip Glass.

revolutionafterrevolution … eventually

August 18, 2015

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Those of you familiar with Barrie’s work, know that his projects sometimes take a little longer than he’d hope; The Typographic Dante, Utopian Tales… and, until today, Revolution After Revolution – an anthology of circle poems based on the theme of cycling.

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The project, a collaboration with John Stocker, was initially planned for publication in 2006, but has had to wait patiently for 9 years in order to see the light of day. If we’re lucky, bikes are like buses, and after waiting ages, three late projects will turn up at once.

overlooked/overheard

August 1, 2015

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In the Summer of 2011, we published a book of overheard and overlooked texts – these were all collected by Ken Cockburn and taken from formal signage, graffiti, newspaper headlines, children’s speech, aspiration and deflation…

Last summer, we set this as a project for the second year graphic design students here at Lincoln. They were asked to spend a month overlooking and overhearing the conversations that took place around them. Each of the students was asked to collect their twelve favourite texts, which were then sent to Ken to select and create the content for the book.

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A few students found the project a little difficult – either they just went to their usual social media sites to draw their material from, of they were totally bemused by it. But those that engaged with the spirit of the project used their love of language and their interest in the world around them to pick out some gems of conversation and social etiquette.

The book has now been printed – the text matter has been produced digitally and the covers printed using the new Risograph – and the pages are waiting to be folded, bound and trimmed.  All the contributors will be getting a project as a welcome back gift in September.

The question is, what kind of bemusing project can Barrie come up with for them this summer?

 

the whitechapel

July 28, 2015

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The New Concrete (Visual Poetry in the 21st Century) was launched at the Whitechapel Gallery last weekend, with a series of films, readings and performances.

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There were too many delights to mention – you really had to be there – but amongst the gems, the screenings included Rick Myers’ beautifully contemplative An Excavation/A Reading (Before the Statue of Endymion), Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim’s, wonderful Barcodes, Sophie Herxheimer’s London and Victoria Bean’s, Playtime with Venus and Every Morning She’d Leave Me. 

 

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Highlights of the spoken word performances were Chris McCabe and Sam Winston performing Dictionary and Paula Claire’s ILAYITONW (a call and response piece celebrating The New Concrete in all its Google guises). 

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Based in Oxford, Paula Claire has a large Archive of concrete/visual/sound poetry and is currently busy writing and collating from WORDtoART: browsing the Paula Claire Archive.

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Barrie channelled the spirit of Kurt Schwitters for his surprisingly poignant rendition of A Song For An Art School and was quite overwhelmed to have been sitting in the same room as John Furnival, let alone being in a book alongside him and so many other artists and poets he has long admired.

On sale at the event, we had our first chance to see the book in all its glory – and it really is a beautiful publication. Rush out and buy your copy now.

The New Concrete is available from The Southbank Centre shop.

Photographs of the event courtesy of Julie Johnstone and Marina Chalkia. Photographs of Paula Claire courtesy of Paul San Casciani.