Interested in Publication?
Have a book you’d like to make?
Want to learn about screenprinting, risograph, publication design and bookmaking?
Care about dissemination of your voice and ideas?
... Take part in PUBLIC ACTION, a publications residency at the OCADU Student Gallery!
For the month of June, the gallery will be transformed into a publications studio, with access to a variety of reproduction processes including screenprinting, photocopying, and risograph, as well as perfect binding and hand book sewing. Together we will create works that advocate for political agency. Those works may include books, performances, posters, artist multiples, and more.
There are a number of ways you can take part!
Participate in a Thematic Residency. Make books during Open Studio. Eat and talk with us during Night School. Party at our Book Launch Dances.
The Student Gallery, in its precarity as a site of impending redevelopment, is an ideal space to consider questions of citizenship. Participants in Public Action will consider how the form of the publication, with its emphasis on voice and political strategy, is a unique form of civic and cultural engagement.
The Public Action Thematic Residency runs between June 4 and 27, Tuesdays through Thursdays 10am – 5pm (with flexible attendance requirements).
Public Action is facilitated by Shannon Gerard and Mary Tremonte. Invited artists include Paul Kjelland, Leila Pourtavaf, and Agata Mrozowski (June 4-14,) Anthea Black and Jennie Suddick (June 18-27).
Residency fees are Pay What You Can, $100 suggested.
Bring your own plans for small run publications of any kind and work in a facilitated environment with access to screenprinting, risograph, photocopying, design advice, perfect binding and bookmaking during the following hours:
Tuesday – Thursday, 2-5 PM
Friday 10-5 PM
Rates: $8 per hour or $100 per week (Sliding scale also available, inquire!)
Informal presentations from invited speakers are concurrent with potluck family-style dinners and robust conversation on issues relevant to Publication.
BOOK LAUNCH DANCES:
Let’s put the Action in Public Action by celebrating the social-political life of books, on the dance floor. Licensed events! With DJ Mary Mack and Special Friends! Fresh Publications available for swap and sale. June 14 and 27, 7-10 pm.