Accumulating Narrative - meaning and mutation in letterpress printing

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Letterpress printing at the Bodleian Library, Oxford

LECTURE

Accumulating Narrative - meaning and mutation in letterpress printing

  5 December 2019   

  5.15 – 6.15pm   

   Admission free

Accumulating Narrative - meaning and mutation in letterpress printing

This lecture will be delivered from an artist research perspective, drawing on David Armes's own practice and that of the artists whose work he will explore. It looks at the links between the 1960s concrete poetry work of Hansjörg Mayer and the graphic typographical works of Wolfgang Weingart, drawing a line through the later 20th century work of Ken Campbell to reach the 21st century work of contemporary artists Vida Sačić, Aaron Cohick, Marianne Dages and Dimitri Runkkari.

The lecture will pose questions on subjects such as how meaning can mutate through the process of production, what impact the physicality of materials has and how we can read narratives created through improvisational production techniques.

 Location

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

Entrance will be through the Weston Library readers’ entrance on Parks Road.

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

 Admission

Free admission

 Speaker

David Armes, Bodleian Printer in Residence

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