Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May Giveaway- The Book of the Film


It's been a little while since I've editioned an artist's book, and this one was kind of spontaneous, inspired by the spontaneous little film I made called Non-Linear Time. This book consists of the unbound letterpress printed tissue pages that feature in the film, presented in a handmade portfolio. It is an edition of 12 and they are for sale in my Etsy shop.

Or you, dear reader, can go in the draw to win one by commenting on this post. I'm not requiring any particular kind of comment this month, as an experiment to see if I get more entries. So now is a good time to delurk and let me know you are out there! Comments received by 7am May 29th will go into the totally random draw (disinterested passerby co-opted to pull name from hat) and the winner will receive a signed copy of Non-Linear Time, the artist's book of the film.


Of course if you want to read the whole of the original poem that Non-Linear Time is extracted from you should buy Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand, edited by Mark Pirie and Tim Jones (2009) on Amazon.

9 comments:

Jane in Dunedin (a bit inspired) said...

Intertextual/Self referential/hopefully highly profitable - to generate debate on what came first, the word or the image, the filmed word, or the written image of the filmed word/21st century creativity shared with all of us technologically/visually/ the here and now/and saved in time and space for us to look at again and again - and even more so if we win the "real/reel" thing!* :-) (*recited to a hip hop rhythm)

Rachel said...

I love books as a medium for art. I think there's something so authoritative about them (and I think it's so delicious to subvert that!).

Gorgeous work. I would love to get my paws on it :)

Rachel said...

I love books as a medium for art. I think there's something so authoritative about them (and I think it's so delicious to subvert that!).

Gorgeous work. I would love to get my paws on it :)

BookGirl said...

Congratulations on creating the film. It's good to see how working in one medium can be the catalyst for work in another, and back around again.

Clara
cboza@vna1.com

Bronwyn Lloyd said...

I'm super happy to 'delurk' if it means having a shot at winning a copy of your gorgeous transparent poem.

Carol said...

I'm doing a catch up again of favourite blogs and as well as thinking your 'book of the film' is quite beautiful, I've also been fascinated by the continuing story of your crocheting corals. Your embriodery is just stunning so I hope you don't abandon it. The live corals are clever and I like them in their new settings. I wonder what people watching you work in public transport imagine you are making. Certainly you are taking an old craft into interesting byways.

Sue said...

I am happy to delurk on the chance of owning another book by Meliors! (and yeah, I'll go get the whole collection for the library>>>)

Helen Rickerby said...

It's totally gorgeous, and I'm terribly keen to get one. I had a look at your wares on Etsy and they're very inspiring. How do you find Etsy as a sales tool?

Timalyne said...

Your video has gotten the attention of members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association here in the USofA. An honestly potent work.
I'm intrigued by the possible results when the letterpress book pages are read out of order...if in fact a linear approach is purely necessary to this section of the poem. The film, with its artful visual compositions of the lines/pages, adds to the tissue of the science you've explored. The piece becomes a cloud-like, shifting thing.
I hope to see all 3(?) sections in video-poetic form.
Robert Frazier, raf@nantucket.net