I left Rosendale over a week ago after a wonderful six weeks and Women’s Studio Workshop have written a great blog post about the work I made during my residency there. Here it is.
Next Friday I will be unveiling a new cake work at 38b in Peckham along with architectural-themed cocktails. There will be a discussion on Saturday afternoon, which will be broadcast live on Radio Anti. Details are as follows:
Emily Speed Model Village?
Opening party Friday 19 June 6-9pm
Exhibition continues: Saturday 20 June 12-4pm & Sunday 21 June 12-6pm
Emily Speed’s interests lie in the connections between people and buildings, and the physical relationship of the body to architecture. For her exhibition at 38b, Emily considers the significance of bombastic large-scale city planning on a personal scale in the domestic. Constructing a unique architectural model entirely from cake, Emily invites visitors to indulge in shaping the model city to question the role of planners and inhabitants, of those that decide and those that occupy.
Model Village? Planners and inhabitants
Saturday 20 June 4.30pm
Join us for an afternoon of town planning over cake led by Emily Speed and Eva Rowson, to discuss the roles architects, planners, and inhabitants play in shaping our buildings and village-town-city-scapes.
Spaces are limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to bag your place.
As it’s International Women’s Day it seems like a good time to mention that I shall be off to the states in May and June for six weeks to work on a Rosendale Cultural Crossroads Public Art Residency in New York State with Women’s Studio Workshop. I did one of my first ever residencies at WSW back in 2007 and made a limited edition artist’s book called ‘Unfolding Architecture’. I am thrilled to be going back! The picture below (a detail from Masaccio’s Saints Jerome and John the Baptist) is a tiny clue to what will be going on when I am looking at the relationship people in the town have with the architecture there.
I also have a group show coming up in April called Indefinable Cities but more about that soon…
I just found out that the Library of Congress in Washington is going to be a repository for all books published by Women’s Studio Workshop in New York. I published ‘Unfolding Architecture’ with them in 2007 and I am still very proud of it, and I have fantastic memories of my time there.
The book is still available for the bargain price of $200 from their website (7 weeks of hard graft letter-pressing and screen-printing went into making them!).
I should also mention that my very talented friend, artist Rose Smith, is currently there making a new book work at the moment – can’t wait to see it!
On the 22nd Jan I will be heading to New York where I am to be on a panel for a seminar about artists’ books at the Grolier Club. This is happening alongside an exhibition of works from the Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) collection, entitled ‘Hand. Voice & Vision’. The book which I worked on at WSW in 2007, Unfolding Architecture, is part of the exhibition and I have also written a short text for the exhibition catalogue.
My time at WSW doing the Artists Book residency was really incredible and I am really looking forward to catching up with the staff at the seminar, as well as meeting the other artists on the panel. I also have plans to meet the guys from WAGE, to profile them for a-n’s March issue. I’ll be leaving some space in the suitcase for letterpress ink and drawing papers from the Drawing Center!!