Isabelle Arsenault - Petit dimanche tranquille - 2011
Velocissima, perché sono fuori tempo massimo e non c’è più niente da dire che non sia già stato detto.
Solo perché se c’è un periodo dell’anno in cui non ho un momento per respirare eppure ogni respiro è ristoratore quello è la Bologna Children Book Fair e allora va celebrato. E va celebrato nel miglior modo possibile, ricordandosi di tutto quello che ha riempito e illuminato lo sguardo.
The 2014 Doug Wright Awards nominees have been announced and several Koyama Press artists have made this year’s roster.
Michael DeForge is nominated for the Dough Wright Award for Best Book, as well as for the Pigskin Peters Award, which recognizes the best in experimental or avant-garde comics. Both nominations are for his collection Very Casual.
Patrick Kyle is nominated for the Dough Wright Spotlight Award (aka “The Nipper”), which recognizes Canadian cartoonists deserving wider recognition. Patrick is nominated for his body of work in 2013, which includes Distance Mover, which we are collecting this Fall.
To see the whole list of nominees, as well as the Giants of the North Hall of Fame inductees, head on over to The Comics Reporter here.
Congratulations to Michael, Julie, Patrick, and all of the artists nominated!
Mika Tajima - Negative Entropy (2012)
“Negative Entropy is a series of abstract woven portraits. These works are simultaneously images and material records of their own production. The subjects are aging factories using industrial textile Jacquard looms (a precursor to digital technology) and server colocation centers that comprise today’s cloud computing infrastructure.
Tajima recorded production sounds at several locations in manufacturing areas of Pennsylvania, once a booming industrial region, which included a few remaining textile-related factories in the area as well as a data center network in Philadelphia.
The recordings were then transmuted into digital image files, and then physically translated by a weaving designer into a Jacquard fabric.
The final woven textiles were stretched over custom acoustic panels to function as sound deadening tiles, the same type used in recording studios to isolate sounds made by individual performers.
The looms inscribe their own death, producing a mute visualization of vacant factories and the ascendant industry of immaterial abstractions.”
da unastoria – Gipi
È stata solo una coincidenza tutta personale se ieri ho guardato l’intervista a Philip Roth pubblicata da Feltrinelli Cinema e oggi sono andata ad ascoltare Gipi all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna per Aspettando Bilbolbul. E però come succede con le coincidenze a volte se poi ci vai a guardare bene dentro ci trovi dei rimandi interessanti. Per esempio ieri Philip Roth…
When one’s dead, one’s dead… This squirrel will become earth all in his time. And still later on, there’ll grow new trees from him, with new squirrels skipping about in them. Do you think that’s so very sad?Too-Ticky – A friend of the family, craftsman and practical philosopher. The character and the name are modelled after Tuulikki Pietilä, Tove Jansson’s life partner. (x)