Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bookverks 2008 The Information is Not Knowledge Project

Upcoming in October I am one of the artists invited to be part of the Bookverks 2008 Information is Not Knowledge Project, curated by Amanda Thackray and James Prez. For this project, a number of artists were each given one volume from a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and asked to do whatever they pleased to it.

My contribution, Earth Volume, made from Volume E, Earth-Everglades, began its tranformation by composting the text block. Two oak tree seedlings are now growing out of the former pages.

This project will be on view in the New Jersey City Canco building during the 18th Annual New Jersey City Studio Tour on the weekend of October 4-5, 2008. Other venues to follow, check back here future postings and more information!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


A video of showing of the Luoghi dell 'Utopia (Places of Utopia) exhibition, in Viareggio, Italy, has been posted to Youtube. This video includes some shots of the Biblioteca Utopica (Utopian Library) of which the Migratory Books Project is a part. To see the video, visit here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


VIAREGGIO -- VILLA BORBONE -- 26 luglio-24 agosto 2008

The Migratory Books Project is currently part of the exhibition THE UTOPIAN LIBRARY/LA BIBLIOTECA UTOPICA, in Viareggio, Italy, through the 24 of August 2008. Read below for statements and information by Vittore Baroni, the coordinator of this project.

Dear friends,

in a few days the festival LUOGHI DELL'UTOPIA ("Places of Utopia") will start here in Viareggio with two rooms of the historical Villa Borbone devoted to the collective project The Utopian Library. I received artist's books from over 100 international artists, and 50 more books were selected from my E.O.N. archive. I want to thank you all for generously taking part in this project, and for the variety and relevance to the "Utopian" theme of the books that will be freely handled by the audience. If you happen to pass through Viareggio, on the West Coast of Italy, the exhibition that includes works and installations from 45 artists opens on Saturday July 26th at 7.30 PM with a series of short performances. Villa Borbone is at the middle of Viale dei Tigli, a street connecting Viareggio to Torre del Lago, and the show will be open till August 24th (hr. 6,00-11,00 PM, closed on Monday and Tuesday).

Best regards,

Vittore Baroni - Associazione Culturale BAU

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Women Helping Women Project Travels to Florida

The Women Helping Women, Stitch By Stitch collaborative project, of which I am a participant, has traveled to Florida for the following two exhibitions:

August 1 - August 26, 2008
Part of the exhibition "Pursuit of Happiness," new mixed media works by Betsy Bohrer
Arts on the Park Members Gallery
Upstairs Gallery
Lakeland, Florida

September 1 - September 30, 2008
Pamplin Gallery, Bartow Public Library
2150 South Broadway Ave.
Bartow, Florida

If you are interested in supporting the Rubia Foundation or purchasing any sustainable craft products to support the women of Darrai Noor, Afghanistan, please visit here.