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andreweason
I'm an artist using digital and print media to make artists books and related pieces.
Interests: Private Eye, book art, visual art, digital art, music, Americana, cheese, bread, olives, wine, Kenneth Tynan, Robertson Davies, Kingsley Amis, Peter Cook,Vivian Stanshall, art, artists books, arvo part, bach, bookbinding, bread, brewer's phrase and fable, cats and dogs, coffee, coffee gizmos, collecting playing cards, c dictionaries, amateurism, drumming, edward gorey, elliott smith, enamelled and lacquered things, eric matthews, etruscan sculpture, flowers, fried breakfast, fritz lang, gin and tonic, good smells, indian food, italo calvino, jason falkner, jeffrey bernard, jellyfish, john martyn, joni mitchell, juicing, ken kiff, matisse, maurice cockrill, meditation, mum's cooking, music videos, netsuke, nick drake, nigel molesworth, olives, patti smith, paul ricouer, pete & dud, peter greenaway, pg wodehouse, phil pullman, philip guston, photographs, photoshop, printmaking, radio, richard kearney, rioja, risotto, rubber stamping, ruins, seasons, shopping locally, short cuts, spring, stereolab, tea, the beach boys, the divine comedy, the magnetic fields, the pitt rivers museum, the soane museum, theonion, tom phillips' inferno, travel without holdups, umberto eco, walking in the woods, wood engravings, writing, xtc
Recent Activity
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Part of Book Week Scotland, Octavo Fika is an open-submission book exhibition that will probably be of interest to book artists. Kalopsia embrace textile as a form of artistic practice, and thieir interpretation of this apparently includes the 'textile' of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at adminicle
Adminicle has moved! It's March 2013: I've been a member of Typepad since Ocober 2003, and the time has come to move the blog to a new platform. Typepad are great, but I am paying money for it, when I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at adminicle
On a break from all this sort of thing for a bit while I am analysing material I'm collecting for an MSc dissertation around the disruptive effects of artists' books in libraries, how they break open affordances for serendipity, disruption... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at adminicle
andreweason is now following aram sinnreich
Mar 12, 2012
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Cover design for the original version of Tiercel. (Click on the images to embiggen). It uses a bit of patterning from a Saxon artefact alongside textures and patterns built up in drawings and on the computer. The image was printed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at adminicle
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In this, the final page, I reach out towards the air and grasp it. Am I reaching for the voice, for the implied contact of the communication? Am I touching, holding the messenger and connecting with its message? Or am... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at adminicle
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I really did hear a show about lacewings which crystallised a lot of other material for me and helped me begin this book. I have no idea whether any of the 'journeying' significance I've ascribed to them has any basis... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at adminicle
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Approaching the lit window. I based this on my window when I was living at Upton Road in Bristol, and a radio that I subsequently gave away to someone who needed one. (it's represented by that dim shape to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at adminicle
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Back in the initial scale/scenario, moving towards the lighted window at night where the listener is waiting for the message that proves he is not alone. I'm not sure about the text at this point. It seems to me that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at adminicle
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We're switching back to our intitial scale at the beginning of the book, with the stream of information being seemingly drawn out of the night towards the listener. I now cringe at the pun here 'the light programme' - but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at adminicle
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At this level, there's enough quiet for the information to once again be perceptible... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at adminicle
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Continuing on from the zoom into the 'iris' sequence, the spaces between elements starts to open up, and the space is not so densely packed with information. We're now at the level of the space between things, or as my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at adminicle
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The extreme 'close up' effect over the preceding pages has brought us up to the level where the indentity of the image breaks down, and there are only materials to see reather than shapes. 'Weaving through the waves of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at adminicle
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Part of a sequence of images beginning with Radio 38. There is a small, barely-noticable bit of filigree decoration off centre at left that connotes a kind of embroidered 'weaving' of the needle. Im not sure it really adds anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at adminicle
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Part of a sequence (see Radio 38) exploring inner space. A slighly uncomfortable visual/textual juxtaposition here of the 'needle' and 'eye' imagery. There's certainly some sort of poetic resonance in that, and I was aware of it at the time,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at adminicle
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The narrator revisits the first line of the book, asking us ponce again to search through the cosmos for a meaning- but this context is different. We'll use differnt equipment, and we'll travel inward instead of outward. The visual sequence... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at adminicle
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Part of a sequence of three along with Radio 35 and 36. They read "The transitory entities break down, and the room is filled with radiolight'. The message arrives, in some sense. The message is perhaps simply that the room... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at adminicle
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Part of a sequence of three -finished in Radio 37 The intention here is to create a sense of a space that is filled with some sort of mysterious presence. Not quite a ghost, but a sort of 'ghost of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at adminicle
Cobbledick contends that “Artists make up a considerable proportion of this nation’s [i.e. the United States’] educated professional class, but their information needs have been neglected by information professionals.” (Cobbledick 1996, p.343) My interest in Cobbledick’s research is threefold: to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at adminicle
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Part of a sequence of 3 pages - wait for Radio 37 for a full discussion. Here, though, you can see the 'fossil' beginning to be suffused with light and colour, and a 'ring' of green dots forms a kind... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at adminicle
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Continued from Radio 33. More of the 'fossil' imagery is apparent here. These denote an apparent 'failure' of the message, whose traces are held only in this dead object. But they still transmit - they still tell us something about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at adminicle
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Again, the 'fossil' version of the insect is visible here. This is part of a pair of pages to read 'The supply lines/of coincidence are cut'. That which happens is the outcome of a long string of events, like a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at adminicle
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The fade into white of the previous page marks an instant where a message is either deliverd into transcendence (and is thus unavailable) or is just absorbed or intercepted (and is thus unavailable). Whateer that instant might have meant to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2011 at adminicle
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The image here is intentionally white (seemingly 'blank'). You'll have noticed that the 'headlights' in the previous images have been getting closer and closer. They've now approached to fill the image with light. So... enjoy. I haven't turned minimalist though,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at adminicle
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Continued from previous. The lights have approached and now threaten to blot out the page and the insect. The insect's journey is perhaps almost over, likewise the light has almost caught up with it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at adminicle