BOOK MACHINE (HOUSTON)

BOOK MACHINE is an ongoing initiative by co-founders Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia of onestar press based in Paris, France, that connects emerging designers and artist through the creation of custom-made artists’ books. Inaugurated in 2013 at the Centre Pompidou, it is a community-based participatory project that offers a unique opportunity for local artists and designers to conceive and realize books free of charge with one of the most distinguished art presses in the world. It is both an artistic and a learning experience that is open to the public and allows visitors to witness the creative process and learn about artistic book making through presentations and conversations.

BOOK MACHINE 2014 Houston - Texas Contemporary Art Fair

For BOOK MACHINE (Houston), 20 graphic design seniors from the University of Houston will be on site during a 2.5-day period to work with artists from the Houston community to realize their vision for an artist’s book under the guidance of onestar press. Houston artists can sign-up for participation below on a first-come first-serve basis. They will have 3.5 hours to work with a designer to realize a book with materials provided for the occasion. At the end of each production day, books will be printed and delivered the next day. The event will culminate in the presentation and discussion of the 100 new titles produced over the 2.5-day period on Sunday, September 7, 4-5pm with a reception to follow.

BOOK MACHINE 2013 at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

BOOK MACHINE (Houston) is an event dedicated to the process of book production in the grandest sense. In essence, the commitment of the artist to the realization of their book or catalog is an extension of their body of work, resulting in the creation of what we call the artist’s book. At the heart of this engagement from the depths of the George R. Brown Convention Center will be an atelier and office of book production open to the public. Visitors will be able to witness a daily array of visual artists, writers and designers creating their books, watch a live feed projection of the printing process, and join the public discussion and reception in conclusion of the project.

BOOK MACHINE (Houston) is presented by Blaffer Art Museum and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts in collaboration with the School of Art Graphic Design Program at the University of Houston. It is supported by the Texan French Alliance for the Arts and the Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Houston.

ABOUT ONESTAR PRESS

Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia are co-founders of onestar press and Three Star Books. onestar press was founded in 2000 and has published over 250 books from Marina Abramovic to Heimo Zobernig (www.onestarpress.com). Three Star Books was founded in 2007 and has published around twenty projects with artists Maurizio Cattelan, Alison Knowles, Jonathan Monk, Liam Gillick, John Armleder among many others (www.threestarbooks.com)

For more information and to sign up, please visit: BOOK MACHINE @ Texas Contemporary

BOOK MACHINE 2013 at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Texas Contemporary Art Fair George R. Brown Convention Center - HALL D, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, Texas 77010

BOOK MACHINE Houston 2014

When
September 5 - 7, 2014
Where
Texas Contemporary Art Fair
George R. Brown Convention Center - HALL D, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, Texas 77010

BOOK MACHINE (HOUSTON)

BOOK MACHINE is an ongoing initiative by co-founders Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia of onestar press based in Paris, France, that connects emerging designers and artist through the creation of custom-made artists’ books. Inaugurated in 2013 at the Centre Pompidou, it is a community-based participatory project that offers a unique opportunity for local artists and designers to conceive and realize books free of charge with one of the most distinguished art presses in the world. It is both an artistic and a learning experience that is open to the public and allows visitors to witness the creative process and learn about artistic book making through presentations and conversations.

BOOK MACHINE 2014 Houston - Texas Contemporary Art Fair

For BOOK MACHINE (Houston), 20 graphic design seniors from the University of Houston will be on site during a 2.5-day period to work with artists from the Houston community to realize their vision for an artist’s book under the guidance of onestar press. Houston artists can sign-up for participation below on a first-come first-serve basis. They will have 3.5 hours to work with a designer to realize a book with materials provided for the occasion. At the end of each production day, books will be printed and delivered the next day. The event will culminate in the presentation and discussion of the 100 new titles produced over the 2.5-day period on Sunday, September 7, 4-5pm with a reception to follow.

BOOK MACHINE 2013 at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

BOOK MACHINE (Houston) is an event dedicated to the process of book production in the grandest sense. In essence, the commitment of the artist to the realization of their book or catalog is an extension of their body of work, resulting in the creation of what we call the artist’s book. At the heart of this engagement from the depths of the George R. Brown Convention Center will be an atelier and office of book production open to the public. Visitors will be able to witness a daily array of visual artists, writers and designers creating their books, watch a live feed projection of the printing process, and join the public discussion and reception in conclusion of the project.

BOOK MACHINE (Houston) is presented by Blaffer Art Museum and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts in collaboration with the School of Art Graphic Design Program at the University of Houston. It is supported by the Texan French Alliance for the Arts and the Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Houston.

ABOUT ONESTAR PRESS

Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia are co-founders of onestar press and Three Star Books. onestar press was founded in 2000 and has published over 250 books from Marina Abramovic to Heimo Zobernig (www.onestarpress.com). Three Star Books was founded in 2007 and has published around twenty projects with artists Maurizio Cattelan, Alison Knowles, Jonathan Monk, Liam Gillick, John Armleder among many others (www.threestarbooks.com)

For more information and to sign up, please visit: BOOK MACHINE @ Texas Contemporary

BOOK MACHINE 2013 at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

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