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Lists etc.

AMBruno returned to the International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair, Leeds at the Tetley (7 to 9 March 2014) with a new book collection on the theme of Lists, etc.: indexes, collections, inventories, stacks, miscellanies, made up of words, images, diagrams, materials, or sequences. The collection was selected by Gustavo Grandal-Montero from initial proposals.

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Lists etc. was also shown at:

The Liverpool Artists Book Fair, Central Library, Liverpool, 4 to 5 July 2014. liverpoolbookart.com

Leeds College of Art, Vernon Street Library, Leeds LS2 8PH, 1 September to 19 December 2014.

The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 26 to 28 September 2014, along with the Stills suite of limited edition prints.


The Lists etc. collection was bought by the Tate.


There were fourteen Lists etc books by fourteen artists:

Marco Calí, Erotic Letters
Erotic Letters are two complementary artworks that present an archeology of erotic writing. Passages from well known books, such as Tropic of Cancer, Fanny Hill, The Story of O, form a new narrative of passion and desire in which the writing remains as ink on paper. Hence a form of drawing, creating a world of images and ideas, is experienced as the eye traces the words.

Kathryn Faulkner, BIBLIOGRAPHY 3 (AMBruno)
Continuing my collection of artists' bibliographies, I invited members of AMBruno to send me a list of their most important or significant books that are still in their possession. I worked with this material in various ways to make an artist's book about artists' books.

Judy Goldhill, Dark Energy Fills My Sails: Observatory Time
The pictures in this book were made in response to the inauguration of the Dark Energy Survey in 2012, which will attempt to chart the origins and nature of 'dark energy'. The presence of the colour-inverted images is an attempt to refigure the unknown nature of this phenomenon, presenting it as a more structured, time based phenomena. The Dark Energy Camera is situated inside the dome of the Blanco Telescope, Chile, which appears as a point of reference in several photographs.

Barbara Greene, Gale Warnings: The Shipping Forecast for Wednesday 1st January 2014
Romantic, evocative, informative, repetitive, descriptive, hypnotic, poetic, eccentric, a litany, a lullaby... the shipping forecast has iconic status among listeners, many not connected with the sea. Actual listings for New Year's Day together with regional map sections and listings of symbols taken from maritime information understood by navigators.

Jane Grisewood, BLACK ON BLACK
Black on Black interprets black as printed word and image through lists of countless black pigments, inks, paintings and drawings. Black is absorbing black on each page as text transforms into image. Words are lost in the enigmatic images, lost in black, lost in the void.

Ingrid Jensen, Thought Capture
Extracts from ten years of notebooks tracking thoughts, ideas, events, lists and tasks encountered and generated by being an artist. Travelling back and forth along the roll rewinds and revisits brief instances.

Lydia Julien, Monday
Through multiple devices, viewing pornography is almost effortless. Monday has proved the most popular day to access porn. The mutability of images is constantly shifting and changing, there are hundreds of categories and collections within collections. The book Monday explores the situation when the objectified, hyper-sexualised, fetishized body is removed and only the space remains.

Sharon Kivland, THE UNACHIEVED
This is a book of failed collections. Herein are postcards whose taxonomy I have already determined, filing each image under a provisional title according to the set of properties it will share with others yet to be found, but which have not accrued in sufficient quantity to constitute a proper collection according to my stern, rigorous, and internalised rules.

Philip Lee, Shirt List
Shirt List is a catalogue of all the shirts Philip Lee is not usually allowed to wear. The photographs are by Cally Trench.

Sophie Loss, Do To Do
This is a self-portrait of a writer attempting to rein in all the many imperatives by listing them. In this re-presentation, the content is lost but form gained.

John McDowall, A list of something in Herman Melville's 'Pierre: or, The Ambiguities.'
At the time of its first publication Herman Melville's Pierre: or, The Ambiguities was scorned for what was perceived as the novel's dubious morals and its incoherent style and narrative, and its apparent self-contradictory satirical critiques of the genres and themes which it encompassed. Ambivalence was one of the book's many complex, and prescient themes.

Sumi Perera, Top 10 WCC
Lists of ten white-collar criminals (WCC), ten prosecutors, and ten cinematic (fictional/non-fictional) depictions of crimes are provided as 'tags' to cut up and re-insert. In rearranging these loose pages, the reader is asked to speculate on different outcomes in alternative circumstances by re-sequencing the criminals, their sentences and prosecutors.

Steve Perfect, Bird Oil
A reflection on The Field Guide inspired by the natural history of books.

Anne Rook, The Cupboard Altar, an Inventory to Self-veneration
An inventory of photographs and documents found in a cupboard. They revealed the self-veneration and self-absorption of their owner. Photographs and documents are listed in chronological order and according to type. The book plays on the idea of self-absorption and on our own voyeuristic inclinations.

Lists etc. poster

Lists etc. poster

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds
Photograph: Sophie Loss

Bird Oil  by Steve Perfect

Steve Perfect, Bird Oil
Edition of 20. Casebound, includes 16 colour plates.

Thought Capture  by Ingrid Jensen

Ingrid Jensen, Thought Capture
Edition of 10.
Archival inkjet print on a scroll.

Do To Do  by Sophie Loss

Sophie Loss, Do To Do
Edition of 12.
Colour digital prints.

Monday  by Lydia Julien

Lydia Julien
Monday
Edition of 10.
Perfect-bound book.

Top 10 WCC  by Sumi Perera

Sumi Perera, Top 10 WCC
Hardback: edn. of 10. 10 loose pages
of mezzotints. Paperback: open edn.
10 pages of digital scans.

Gale Warnings: The Shipping Forecast for
Wednesday 1st January 2014  by Barbara Greene

Barbara Greene
Gale Warnings: The Shipping Forecast for Wednesday 1st January 2014
Edition of 4. Screenprint, surface print and photocopy.

BIBLIOGRAPHY 3 (AMBruno)  by Kathryn Faulkner

Kathryn Faulkner
BIBLIOGRAPHY 3 (AMBruno)
Open Edition. Black and white printing, card covers, saddle stitch binding.

Dark Energy Fills My Sails: Observatory Time  by Judy Goldhill

Judy Goldhill, Dark Energy Fills My Sails: Observatory Time
Edition of 25 books, signed and numbered.
Indigo prints, hand sewn and bound

A list of something in Herman Melville's 'Pierre: or,
The Ambiguities.' by  John McDowall

John McDowall
A list of something in Herman Melville's 'Pierre: or, The Ambiguities.'
Open edition. Sewn pamphlet, digital printing.

Shirt List  by Philip Lee

Philip Lee, Shirt List
Edition of 15.
Printed on acid-free paper, hand sewn.

Erotic Letters   by Marco Calí

Marco Calí
Erotic Letters
Open edition. Two giclée prints on photo rag.

The Cupboard Altar, an Inventory to Self-veneration  by Anne Rook

Anne Rook, The Cupboard Altar, an Inventory to Self-veneration
Edition of 6.
17 loose photographs in folder, inkjet prints.

BLACK ON BLACK  by Jane Grisewood

Jane Grisewood, BLACK ON BLACK
Edition of 30, signed and numbered.
Digital prints, hand sewn and bound.

THE UNACHIEVED  by Sharon Kivland

Sharon Kivland
THE UNACHIEVED
Edition of 25. Digitally printed,
signed and numbered.

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair
Leeds, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at  Leeds College of Art

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at Vernon Street Library, Leeds College of Art, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at  Leeds College of Art

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at Vernon Street Library, Leeds College of Art, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at  Leeds College of Art

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at Vernon Street Library, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at  Leeds College of Art

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at Vernon Street Library, Leeds College of Art, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at  Leeds College of Art

AMBruno: Lists etc.
at Vernon Street Library, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Art Gallery

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the London Art Book Fair,
Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Art Gallery

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the London Art Book Fair,
Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Art Gallery

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the London Art Book Fair,
Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Art Gallery

AMBruno: Lists etc. at the LABF,
Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2014
Photograph: Sophie Loss

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