LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL…

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL STOP PLEASE ALLOW FEATURES ASSUME EXPRESSION INDICATIVE OF AMUSEMENT JOY PLEASURE BENEVOLENCE ETCETERA BY DRAWING UP CORNERS OF MOUTH AND GENERALLY RELAXING FACIAL MUSCLES STOP LOVE FOR ALL STEFAN STOP

A four-week thematic residency at the Banff Centre, led by Angie Keefer, Robert Snowden, Isla Leaver-Yap and Will Holder.

A note from the list of works provided for the open studio, 30 May 2012:

During this residency I have begun a research project has been centred around artist-book archives and libraries, particularly the ways in which they might be shaped by the individuals found inside and alongside these institutions.

This research project is still underway, and I have chosen not to exhibit any of the material from it. Instead these three works have come from some ideas that been circulating alongside the research—helping feed into the thinking that has been occurring without strictly representing the research itself.

Installation view of open studio

Open studio, installation view

Untitled (installation view)

Untitled (installation view)

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled, detail

Untitled, detail

A notebook to help fill the gap in my studio wall

A notebook to help fill the gap in my studio wall

A copy of New Zealand Potter Vol.1, Issue 2, for the Banff Centre’s collection of ceramic magazines

A copy of New Zealand Potter Vol.1, Issue 2, for the Banff Centre’s collection of ceramic magazines

A copy of New Zealand Potter Vol.1, Issue 2, for the Banff Centre’s collection of ceramic magazines

A copy of New Zealand Potter Vol.1, Issue 2, for the Banff Centre’s collection of ceramic magazines

Installation view of open studioUntitled (installation view)UntitledUntitled, detailA notebook to help fill the gap in my studio wallA copy of New Zealand Potter Vol.1, Issue 2, for the Banff Centre’s collection of ceramic magazinesA copy of New Zealand Potter Vol.1, Issue 2, for the Banff Centre’s collection of ceramic magazines