20/06/2011

Retrospective exhibition























From June 7th-26th, 2011 I'm having a small retrospective exhibition of my work from the 15 year period 1996-2010 as part of the Doverodde Book Arts Festival 2011 at Limfjordscentret Doverodde, Denmark.
The exhibition shows some of my earlier work, prototypes, sketches and notes for projects and later work including the installation: Cogs – a Book in the Machine (2006) and some original prints from Ambeck's Typographic Bestiary (2006).

Cogs – a Book in the Machine



They came, they flew


A flock of birds.















































The installation opened on Friday June 3rd at 4pm with German composer and musician Regine Brunke performing her music piece: Hinter den Farben der Woeken /Behind the colours of the clouds (2008) for viola cello & verrophone (glass tube-instrument) which was a perfect match.

Regine Brunke






























As mentioned previously was the installation inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds (1963) and contained 204 hand-cut and stitched birds, of the three common breeds to the area for the time of year: Colóeus monédula (Jackdaw), árus ridibúndus (Black-headed Gull) and the Délichon úrbica (Common House Martin). After 4pm that day any visitor to the 3rd floor of the tower was welcome to cut down a bird at set it free where ever they pleased (i.e. bringing it home with them).

Snip, snip.





































































The installation will finish on June 26th 2011 at 5pm. Below the tower at Limfjordscentret Doverodde, Denmark where the birds are being kept.



The Tower, Limfjordcentret Doverodde, Denmark.
A lonely bird.

03/06/2011

They came, they flew – on local tv

Today was the opening of Doverodde Book Arts Festival 2011 and the official opening of my installation: They came, they flew – 204 hand-cut birds inspired by the Hitchcock movie The Birds from 1963. Here seen on the local tv.