Friday 23rd-24th October 2015 held at KARST
Friday 23rd October 7-10pm - Launch Party
Throughout - Howling Owl Records ruffled feathers by playing records and bringing along some new & old zines, records and art.
Bristol-based Howling Owl Records is an ever-evolving outpost of music, art and reaction. They release forward thinking music on vinyl, self-publish papers and zines and put on a wide range of shows in off-kilter locations.
8.15 - 8:45 pm - Mark Leahy presented a new performance ‘His Voice’ derived from orchestrated Twitter searches. Mark also presented new publications; a series of 4 booklets that suggest scores or directions for multiple voices; and a set of cards that play on educational song sheets at the book fair.
Devon-based artist and writer, operating among textual practices, performance and page-based arts. Leahy has previously performed at Chapter Arts, Cardiff; Bluecoat, Liverpool and Arnolfini, Bristol.
plus BOOKO BAR!
Saturday 24th October 12-6pm - Plymouth Art Book Fair
Throughout - Ladies of the Press* documented the day with their Live Press, capturing the "grass roots" activities at Counter in a free zine available at the end of the day.
Ana Čavić and Renée O’Drobinak are a London-based performative publishing duo, performing on and off the page. Past gigs include Tate Modern, ICA, Science Museum.
1pm - AMBruno gave a performance lecture 'Mind the Novel (see what I did there?)' and it's a lay persons look at how the human brain gave birth to the novel.
AMBruno; an alliance of artists brought together by a common interest in the medium of the book in 2008. Previous exhibitions and fairs include Leeds Artists’ Book Fair 2015, Berliner Liste 2014 and NY Art Book Fair 2009.
3pm - Maria White presented a talk 'Land and Water' discussing books from her collection which were also on show at the book fair.
Maria White; independent artists' book specialist, previously Chief Cataloguer and responsible for the artists' book collection at Tate Library.
Cafe! - Throughout the day The Kitchen Table served up hot & cold organic drinks, cakes and tasty snacks from their lovely pop-up café