Monday, 9 December 2013

pigdogandmonkeyfestos | Issue 2 | The Artists Part 3

PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS Issue 2 is an eclectic mix of artists and their approaches to manifestos - exemplified by today's three spotlighted artists.

Oona Grimes, Hieroglyphic manifesto
Oona Grimes  is a compulsive draw-er, scribbler and storyteller. Working with books and multiples, etching and mixed media, she embraces redundant print processes; salvaging and recycling last of stock, discarded and obsolete materials.

Narratives gleaned from such diverse lives as William Bligh, Mary Bell, John Dee and Fred West are mapped and served up as cocktail-shaken distillations of individual and collective memory. Recent plunderings include a fictitious correspondence between Edith Sitwell & Bob Cobbing : ‘Edith Mixes Concrete’ & responses to Swedenborg’s dream & spiritual diaries : ‘mashed swede’.

She has previously collaborated with writers & poets, most recently Iain Sinclair, Leslie Forbes & Fabian Peake.

Oona Grimes is currently Visiting Lecturer at Ruskin School of Fine Art – Oxford University, University of the Arts and R.C.A.source:

Leslie Deere is originally from Tennessee, now London based. Her background is in the performing arts as a classically trained dancer, with a BA Honours degree in Sonic Art and hold a Masters Degree in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art.

Working across several media her work focuses on representations of the minuscule – of small worlds within the larger realm that we inhabit. Deers is particularly interested in the choices we make and the motivations behind those decisions. She examines the comparisons and contrasts of different places, people and situations within an overall social context, while zooming in on different slices of life.

Arnaud Desjardin, Untitled

Arnaud Desjardin is a publisher, book dealer, artist and writer, Arnaud Desjardin runs The Everyday Press, an imprint for artist’s publications. 

Working in collaboration with other artists, curators and writers he facilitates the materialization and dissemination of books, pamphlets and other printed matter. He recently published a rambling reference book on books and reference material about artist’s books released since the early 1970s: The Book on Books on Artists Books. Originally trained in sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux Art in Paris in the early 1990s, Arnaud Desjardin moved to London in 1995 where he has been based ever since.

Recent exhibition include: “The Book on Books on Artists Books” a Bloomberg Commission in the summer of 2011 and a solo Project at Focal Point Gallery in Southend, “Please Do Not place Drinks on Vitrines Or Books”.

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