Part of Book Week Scotland, Octavo Fika is an open-submission book exhibition that will probably be of interest to book artists. Kalopsia embrace textile as a form of artistic practice, and thieir interpretation of this apparently includes the 'textile' of expression over the passage of a book work. The cross-over isn't unusual - Helen Douglas' practice is strongly rooted in her knowledge of and experience of textile working, and the practice of integrating interpenetrating strands of material over a continuous surface fairly begs for textile metaphors, (even though the same sentence just as usefully describes the narrative endeavour). The 'narrative' theme here might pull some of those threads together. I'm particularly fond of the fact that this is taking place as part of a larger nationwide event where people can celebrate a lot of different facets of books. )I think the influence of Alistair McLeary's Book History approach might be informing the multifaceted approach...)
Anyway - open entry, part of a big event. I haven't been able to find out exactly where it's happening yet, though it's presumably in Edinburgh where Kalopsia Collective are based. Excerpt from their info below:
"We are looking for textiles, art, graphic design, photography, illustration and written words etc.
The only rules are: It has to be your work, and it have contain a narrative.
The book can be 2 pages, hand-made, mass-produced, a publication, 5000 pages and so on.
The exhibition will take place between November 25th and December 2nd as part of ‘Book Week Scotland’ 2013.
DEADLINE for submissions: Friday September 27th
All submissions are FREE,however, successful submissions will pay a one off charge of £25 (a discount will be given to all past successful submitters, please contact us for further details) which will help go towards the transporting of the books, the renting of the event space.
This is a great opportunity to show your work to a much wider audience and raise your exposure as a creator without having to worry about the any of the difficulties of putting on an exhibition, or of making and transport large scale pieces. All you need to do is send us a book."
Kalopsia contact: [email protected]