A Proboscis Miscellany

July 30, 2013 by  


During the long process of sorting through our studio at Turnmill Street in preparation for the recent move, we began to assemble a collection of the print publications, multiples and other ephemera from many of our projects over the past 19 years. It is not an archive of everything we have made or published (it certainly excludes thousands of Diffusion eBooks and StoryCubes created with bookleteer.com and its predecessors), but it is a pretty comprehensive collection of material outputs from many of the projects we have undertaken. It includes artefacts made by collaborators and commissioned artists – such as Andrew Hunter, Cathy Haynes & Sally O’Reilly, Neville Gabie, Rob Kesseler and Bob & Roberta Smith – as well as many things created over the years by members of Proboscis.

We have managed to put together five identical versions of this ‘Miscellany’ – one which we will keep as a reference set of our own; the other four we are donating to libraries/archives to make them publicly available to scholars and other artists (or anyone interested). This week the first collection will be delivered to the Special Collections Library at Chelsea College of Art & Design (University of the Arts London). We are also in discussion with the Banff Centre Library in Canada to donate another collection to their Artists Books Collection there. The third and fourth sets are intended to be donated to similar institution (to be confirmed) in Scotland (where Alice is from and where we spend considerable time each year) and Europe – where, as yet, we have not found a suitable home.

Over the summer we are planning to create a companion book (using bookleteer) that describes each of the components of the Miscellany. We will hand make copies of these to give to the libraries we are donating the collections to and make the book available as both downloadable PDF and as an online version to act as a guide.


10 Responses to “A Proboscis Miscellany”

  1. proboscisstudio on July 30th, 2013 10:00 am

    A Proboscis Miscellany http://t.co/Iu4KYZxFTx

  2. Tom Cullen on July 30th, 2013 10:15 am

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  6. jr_carpenter on July 30th, 2013 12:48 pm

    A Proboscis Miscellany: http://t.co/ky2wmjHIX8 (via @proboscisstudio)

  7. Andrew Stones on July 30th, 2013 11:08 pm

    Coincidentaly, my Coil project from 1998 is about to go back online in a mildly interactive version.

  8. Giles Lane on July 31st, 2013 10:54 am

    had to refresh my memory of that piece… 15 years on I couldn’t recall RabbityGook! Send me a link when its up

  9. Andrew Stones on July 31st, 2013 1:20 pm

    All our works are ephemera… but yes, I’ll let you know.

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