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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...
Featuring: Stefana McClure

Featuring: Stefana McClure

This post was originally published in February, 2012.  Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1959, Stefana McClure received her BA from Hornsey College of Art, London and continued her studies at Kyoto Seika University, Japan. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at DC 2011, Dublin (2011), Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2011) and Bartha Contemporary, London...
Featuring: Erin Hanson

Featuring: Erin Hanson

Today we feature Erin Hanson, a wonderful visual artist for whom books, reading, and literature play an integral role in her creative life. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of creative work do you do? Erin Hanson (EH): My name is Erin Hanson, I am a life-long painter,...
Featuring: Jon Kerpel

Featuring: Jon Kerpel

I’m delighted to introduce Jon Kerpel to the site today to share his work, which he considers a form of activism.  The best place to show such work and spark conversations?  The Library, of course.  Don’t miss his ideas for the ideal library space for artists! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit...
CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

Our friend and colleague Jay Peterson, who works with Coffee House Press on their CHP in the Stacks program (which facilitates writer and artist residencies in libraries and archives–super cool!) sent us this interview with photographer Eric William Carroll, a photographer and visual artist who uses archived materials in his work. Below is an excerpt from...
Featuring: Bobby Sayers

Featuring: Bobby Sayers

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Bobby Sayers to the Library as Incubator Project. Bobby’s “We Make New” sculpture created for the Artworks in Libraries program for Scottish Book Week caught my eye and I knew he’d have some interesting perspectives to share about libraries. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who...
Featuring: Erica Harney

Featuring: Erica Harney

Today we are pleased to welcome visual artist Erica Harney to the Library as Incubator Project. Erica’s exploration of information, ideas, and social constructs is fascinating and offers an intriguing lens through which to view libraries of various kinds. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...