Let's Talk about Ed

23 Oct 2012

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6:00-9:30 pm

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  • By bus - numbers 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 196, 333, 344, 360, 363, 453, 468, C10 and P5.
  • By train and tube - our closest stations are Waterloo, London Bridge and Elephant & Castle and they are all within walkable distance.

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Let's Talk about Ed: An evening of presentations by ABC visiting artists

6.00: Jonathan Lewis and Andreas Schmidt: 'Without Ed'
A presentation of the Artists' Books Cooperative ABCED group project dedicated to the 75th birthday of Ed Ruscha.

6.30: Paula Roush and Maria Lusitano: 'Feminising Ed'
A discussion of Tested: vaio road test (2012), in the context of other feminist projects that approach historical artists' books and documents by the use of archive and exhibition making.

7:00: Travis Shaffer: 'ED is 'merican (American)'
Travis Shaffer is a Professor of Photography in Lawrence, Kansas ' a college town equidistant from Ed's birth town of Omaha, Nebraska and his childhood home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Via Skype, Shaffer will discuss his various projects addressing Ruscha's artist books as quintessentially American works.

7:30 Julie Cook: 'Ed and I'
Julie Cook reports on her years making art books and her serendipitous relationship with Ed Ruscha.

This event is part of The Ed Show

To celebrate the 75th birthday of Ed Ruscha, ABC Artists' Books Cooperative created the ABCED group project that revisits, appropriates and deviates from Ruscha's original photobook works. At a critical moment of photographic art education in the UK, ABC presents The Ed Show and asks what can be gained from looking back into the self-publishing world of Ed Ruscha?

Exhibition: October 9th - 30th Fridays 2:00 ' 6:00 pm
The Digital Art Gallery
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road London SE1 0AA

The exhibition is open on Fridays 2:00 ' 6:00 pm and at other times by appointment (email: roushp@lsbu.ac.uk).

The Photobook 2012 Visiting Artists Programme
The Photobook Visiting Artists Programme features leading photographers and photobook artists who discuss emergent issues in photobook publishing. The exhibition and conversations are intended to address the artist's book within a discourse of found image and archival book practice, and what these modes of appropriation and distribution mean for contemporary self-publishing.

Presented in cooperation with the Centre for Media and Culture Research and the Borough Road Gallery, the Visiting Artists Programme supports the BA & MA photography courses at LSBU, which has a specialist photobook module.

Dress code: California casual attire (sunglasses allowed)

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