My Place/Your Place is a collaborative artists’ book project devised by Angie Butler (Pet Galerie Press) and Philippa Wood (The Caseroom Press). In January 2012 we were asked by Karen Kinoshita (University of Minnesota) to participate in the forthcoming exhibition, ‘Sense of Place in Artists’ Books,’ to be held at the Architecture Library, University of Minnesota Oct-Dec 2012; to coincide with the International Conference ‘Mapping Spectral Traces’. : PLaCE Minnesota.
With this in mind, we began to e-mail each other our thoughts and ideas, trying to pinpoint shared interests, thinking how we could develop our ideas regarding the concept of ‘sense of place,’ and how to increase understanding towards, and empathy with our work through it’s publication.
Through our online conversations, we realised that, although we had met a number of times, through our academic and artistic practice: we had never been to, or seen each other’s houses. We have no knowledge of where we both dwell, or of the surroundings in which we each inhabit daily. Although we have a shared appreciation for nostalgia, letterpress, Delia Smith, typewriters and the histories and narratives of objects – we don’t know an awful lot about our respective pasts, present, or future selves, our hopes and dreams.
The Letterplace Etiquette Network. Here at the LEN blog we post updates, news, and tips from the Letterpress Studio at U.W.E (The University Of The West Of England). LEN sessions are held on Thursday evenings, for MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Students and Staff: to to print together, show examples of work, swap tips, discuss our research, and support each other – developing practice both individually and collaboratively. LEN was founded by Angie Butler, PhD. student in Book Arts And Letterpress, at CFPR, UWE.