By: Brett Bloom, Nuno Sacramento, Eds.
Publisher: Lumsden, UK: Scottish Sculpture Workshop, 2015
Dimensions: 5 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in
Cover: hard cover
Binding: perfect bound
Color: full color
Edition Size: 500
Nuno Sacramento, director of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, and co-editor (along with Brett Bloom of HLP) of the book says this about it:
Co-labourations between artist and other practitioners take many different shapes and forms. Ranging from the relationships artists have with the artist-artisan who fabricate their work, to socially engaged practices, where the public as participator becomes co-producer. Slow Prototypes introduced three international contemporary artists to the rural North East of Scotland, through collaborations with artist-artisans, who become their hosts. In order for them to move beyond the default positions – of artist providing the ideas while the artisan the hands – the curatorial framework introduced one obstruction: the artist must not ask the artisan to make their work for them, and vice-versa. As the field was levelled, both parties found new positions and forms of negotiation in order to produce work together." This book offers a series of reflections about the relationship between artists and artisans, by curators and artists based in Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
This book was designed by one of our favorite designers, Dejan Kršić.
Artists and Artist-Artisans: Dan Seiple, Gavin Smith, Mick Wilson, Merlyn Riggs, Roddy Buchanan, Fobie Leslie, Jim Buchanan
Writers: Paul O'Neill, Simon Yuill, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Maureen Ross, Annie Lamb, Frieda Morrison, Marysia Zalewski, Jo Vergunst, Daniela Labra, Marsha Bradfield, Christian Nerf