Thursday 7 February
9am - 6pm
Friday 8th February
9am - 6pm
The art group Alt Går Bra present an international conference exploring the political and artistic role of the mimeograph.
Mimeographs are the stuff of legends for anyone studying alternative and underground publications. Mimeograph machines democratised the printing and publishing medium, enabling a host of political and artistic groups to disseminate ideas outside of the mainstream printing presses, and establishing international artistic and political networks.
With the aim of encouraging a new perspective on mimeo publications, the conference will bring together historians of art and visual culture from the UK, USA, Italy and Japan to discuss the impact of the mimeograph in the 20th century and what it can teach us today.
The event is free but booking is essential. For tickets visit:https://goo.gl/t3dizP
The conference will coincide with Alt Går Bra’s exhibition The Art of the Gestetner at Bruce Castle Museum, featuring over 150 mimeo’d publications, newspapers and other documents, alongside mimeographed works by Alt Går Bra. The exhibition runs until 24th February.
For more information about the exhibition visit: https://goo.gl/UMNnzc
A duplicating publishing workshop with BA (Hons) Architecture Year 3 StudioDS(3)1 will coincide with the conference.
The conference programme and workshop are organised in collaboration with Jane Tankard, Senior Lecturer/ Architect (RIBA ARB) and Tom Grove, visiting lecturer.
Alt Går Bra is an art and research group exploring the intersections between art and politics through exhibitions and publications. www.altgarbra.org
Image Credit: Gestetner Head Office News. The Art of the Gestetner exhibition, Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archives.