Changing Track: A Response in Riso
Wednesday, 22nd March 2023 | 18:30-21:00
In response to the exhibition Changing Track, we will spend time with the artworks in the company of London-based graphic designer Sylvia Ugga and the exhibition’s curator, Estelle Marois, to think together about a response in print, that will be printed at Rabbits Road Press later in the spring.
Changing Track is presenting video and installation works by five French artists: Samir Laghouati-Rashwan, Randa Maroufi, Rayane Mcirdi, Valentin Noujaïm, and Sara Ouhaddou. This workshop will consist in an open discussion led by Sylvia and the curator, exploring how the artists’ works can resonate in the UK context, and how to devise a creative response to the exhibition. Taking inspiration from the artworks to form new ideas, we will plan and sketch their translation in print form, with the aim of elaborating a single collaborative document.
The participants will be invited to submit their final artworks via e-mail to estmarois (at) gmail.com by 20 April. Later this spring, we will design and issue the print at Rabbits Road Press’s risograph studio. The participants will be able to collect their copy at the P21 Gallery; and the print will be sent to the artists as well, as both a tangible memory from their exhibition project at the gallery and a friendly response from London-based audiences.
The event is free, but RSVP is mandatory as seats are limited.
Sylvia Ugga is a French graphic designer based in London. She specialises in Print and works full time at HENI Publishing designing art publications created in collaboration with the artist or author on titles ranging from major trade publications to catalogue raisonnés, artists' books and limited editions. Her last publication available from HENI Publishing is On the Street, a series of 101 essays and personal recollections by Edwin Heathcote, architecture and design critic at Financial Times. It comes illustrated with photographs by Helen Levitt, Brassaï, Vivian Maier, Henri Cartier-Bresson and many others.
Rabbits Road Press is a community Risograph print studio and publishing press founded and run by OOMK, a collaborative publishing practice led by Rose Nordin, Sofia Niazi and Heiba Lamara. The small-scale publishing press is based at Old Manor Park Library and provides printing and book binding services for artists and community groups in Newham and beyond. A responsive programme of workshops and events explore a contemporary model for community publishing, bringing together artists, designers, writers and local people. Rabbits Road Press also runs regular public Open Access printing sessions.
What is Risograph?
Designed to be a high-volume, speedy and low cost photocopier, Riso machines use a stencil-based printing process and colourful inks to produce a result somewhere between silkscreen and offset lithography.
Generously supported : Arts Council England and Fluxus Art Projects