Artists
Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

Today we present a conversation with Tim Youd, a visual and performance artist who is currently working on a fascinating project to retype 100 novels–obviously a performance piece that is very intriguing to literature lovers! Read on to hear more about the 100 Novels project and Tim’s relationship to libraries in the past and today....
Mel Kolstad's "Homage to Libraries" Project

Mel Kolstad’s “Homage to Libraries” Project

Today we welcome back a dear friend of the Library as Incubator Project, multimedia and collage artist (and library gallery curator) Melissa Kolstad! Today Mel tells us about a project-based class she led recently that’s all about personal connection to libraries – and includes the how-to in case you’re game to try this out yourself....
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

This article is the fourth in a series brought to us by Edith Abeyta, who is currently participating in a yearlong artist residency at the Hazelwood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. by Edith Abeyta It’s not unusual for artists to work in the public sphere but it is not so common for artists...
Featuring: Isobelle Ouzman

Featuring: Isobelle Ouzman

You may have noticed Isobelle Ouzman’s work popping up on the internet recently. Her lush altered books re-imagine fairy tale narratives in the pages of discarded books with layers of drawings and cut paper. It’s right up our alley, and we’re delighted to share her work!  Enjoy– Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about...
Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Today it’s a real treat to talk with Sarah Burris, an artist/librarian and the creator of the Tumblr The Artist and the Librarian, which is an amazing celebration of artist/librarians everywhere! Enjoy! ~Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself – who are you, and what sort of work do you do (day job? Creative...
Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and "Big Open Book"

Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and “Big Open Book”

Today I’m pleased to welcome artist Patricia Dahlman to the Library as Incubator Project. Patricia is the creator of a new site-specific sculpture that is on exhibit at the Mid-Manhattan Library in New York City. Today she tells us a bit about her relationship to libraries, especially the art book collections that inspired Big Open Book....
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice Frecknall As SPINE Festival comes...
Featuring: Margaret Withers and "Curious, USA"

Featuring: Margaret Withers and “Curious, USA”

Today we present an interview with and tone poem by visual artist Margaret Withers. I’m really digging her vision of her ideal library; make sure to check it out! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little about yourself – who are you, where are you from, and what sort of creative work do you...
Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

Featuring: Erico Ortiz and “Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!”

Today we’re thrilled to present an interview with Erico Ortiz, a creative artist in Wisconsin, who tells us today about his relationship to libraries and a wonderful poetry + visual art project he produced with other poets and artists last year. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...
Featuring: Ruslana Lichtzier and "Terrorists in the Library"

Featuring: Ruslana Lichtzier and “Terrorists in the Library”

Today we welcome curator, artist, writer Ruslana Lichtzier to the Library as Incubator Project. Her thought-provoking speculative history, Terrorists in the Library, offers an important interrogation of information access, censorship, privacy, language, written words, and cultural institutions; a collection that is vibrant, vital, and chilling. ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself. Who are...
Featuring: Daniel Rotsztain, the Urban Geographer

Featuring: Daniel Rotsztain, the Urban Geographer

Today we’re so excited to share this interview with Daniel Rotsztain, also known as the Urban Geographer, who embarked on the marvelous project to draw each branch of Toronto, CA’s library system. Check out this project at allthelibraries.ca and read on to learn more about Daniel’s work and his love of libraries. Library as Incubator Project...
Featuring: Kate Morrell

Featuring: Kate Morrell

This post was originally published on March 18. 2013.  Today we’re very pleased to welcome Kate Morrell to the site. Kate is a London-based book artist whose work frequently makes use of withdrawn or “overlooked” materials in libraries and archives. The work she shares with us today is a commissioned piece titled Alpine Spoilers, a project...