The 2nd Edition of Offprint London will take place in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, May 20-22 2016. A collaboration between Tate and the LUMA Foundation, under the direction of Offrint’s Art Director and Founder, Yannick Bouillis, this edition will host 130 independent and experimental publishers in Photography, Contemporary Art and Graphic Design from 16 different countries, including 75 Photobook publishers (the largest gathering worldwide of photobook publishers).
This is also the 2nd collaboration with TATE modern and Self Publish Be Happy’s founder Bruno Ceschel that will program workshops and performances exploring the current state of Photography.
Offprint London is the 9th iteration of Offprint.
TATE modern, Turbine hall,
May 20-22 2016
Saturday: 12am - 8pm
Sunday: 12am - 6 pm
Self Publish, Be Happy Project Space: Making Memeries
This year Self Publish, Be Happy to coincide with Offprint London at Tate Modern will present a programme of events exploring the blurring if not disappearing boundaries between off and online existence and distribution of photographs. Ten international artists / collectives have been asked to stretch their photographic practice in relation to a live audience, resulting in a series of workshops and performances.
The audience will be asked to tests and play with their own experience and understanding of contemporary photographic language.
Starting from the space that will host the programme. The installation consists of a set of eight movable panels made of plastic tubes designed by Italian studio Tankboys that display a new suite of photographs by artist Lucas Blalock. The elements of the installation, conceived of specifically for this project, can be further activated via the app Making Memeries. This app is downloadable onto visitors’ mobile phones. The audience will be able to immerse themselves in, and interact with, the photos via this app, which uses the phone’s camera to produce a digitally augmented reality. Blalock’s work has long been interested in the cohabitation of the worldly and the virtual behind the photographic surface, and this project has allowed the artist to picture this cohabitation on both sides of that plane. Blalock has collaborated with REIFY, an augmented reality (AR) creative studio, to build an exceptional experience that blurs traditional boundaries and challenges one’s expectations of viewership.
Participating artists include : Kenta Cobayashi & Yuuki Takada, Lalu Delbracio, ECAL / Jean-Vencent Simonet & Charlotte Krieger, Felicity Hammond,
Anouk Kruithof, Namsa Leuba + Kezia Frederick, OOMK, Naohiro Utagawa, Flat Fix
Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market)
Among Offprint London 2016 participants, Arebyte (Nimrod Vardi) will join Offprint London 2016 to host London’s first ever Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market) event showcasing up to 30 local and international artists working mainly in digital and net-based publishing practices exploring the potential of online art IRL (In Real Life).
The Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market) is a weekend flea market which deals “Internet-ish” things, face-to-face, in actual space. Both flea markets and the Internet are fanatical and chaotic mixes of the amazing and useless.
Past vendor wares include rejected iOS apps, glitch, digital publishing, embroidered clothing, and the right to be hugged by an Internet idol. It’s up to you how to interpret “Internet-ish things.
The Internet Yami-Ichi is a celebration, where together we experience the afterglow, off line, as the “buzz” of the Internet wears off. After visiting Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam, Linz, New York and more, Tate Modern in London is the pinnacle of all Yami-Ichi’s.