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AMBruno returned to the International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair, Leeds at the Tetley (6 to 8 March 2015) with a new book collection on the theme of Red, exploring red in manifold ways. The collection was selected by Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian, NAL Collections, from initial proposals.

Red poster

The Red collection was also shown at:

Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE), Arnolfini, Bristol (11 to 12 April 2015).

The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery (10 to 13 September 2015).

Counter (Plymouth Art Book Fair), KARST, Plymouth (23 to 24 October 2015). Marco Calí from AMBruno presented a performance lecture entitled Narrative and the Brain.

Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, London (6 to 7 November 2015).

There are fifteen Red books by fifteen artists.

Red Lines by Karen Blake

Karen Blake - Red Lines

Karen Blake - Red Lines
Lines must be drawn.
And they can be set in stone.
Red lines are lines of limit.

no safe light on by Kathryn Faulkner

Kathryn Faulkner - no safe light on

Kathryn Faulkner - no safe light on A series of test strips systematically explore how many reds can be generated in a colour darkroom.
Each strip demonstrates what happens when the Cyan, Magenta and Yellow filters are activated by incremental exposure.

Sanguine Shifts by Judy Goldhill

Judy Goldhill - Sanguine Shifts

Judy Goldhill - Sanguine Shifts This photo-book pictures encounters with this dangerous colour set loose in the field of this photographer's vision. On the changing coloured ground there are enumerations from the lived and living world: lava flows; startling earth from Rwanda; the caped leather seat of a Havana taxi; and a bubbling sulphur-rich caldera from Chile.

Making Red: Rubia Tinctorum by Barbara Greene

Barbara Greene - Making Red: Rubia Tinctorum

Barbara Greene - Making Red: Rubia Tinctorum Rubia Tinctorum is the Latin name for the plant known as Dyer's Madder. Of enormous significance this plant can produce colours in a large range of reds, oranges and browns. The book references the history and uses of this plant, from textiles found in the Pyramids to modern aniline dyes.

B Should be Scarlet by Rachael Hand

Rachael Hand, B Should be Scarlet

B Should be Scarlet by Rachael Hand

Rachael Hand - B Should be Scarlet A playful look at the world through someone else's eyes.

IN/OUT by Danqing Huang

Danqing Huang - IN/OUT

Danqing Huang - IN/OUT In The Chinese language 'to turn red' connotes the sense of being/becoming trendy. This book uses the concept of Yin and Yang, in an attempt to demonstrate how trends can be understood through turning the pages.

The red room by Saemi Jeon

Saemi Jeon - The red room

Saemi Jeon - The red room is the reinterpretation of a novel The Red Room by August Strindberg. The Red Room describes hypocrisy through the eyes of characters such as a journalist, philosopher, painter and actor. A chapter six titled 'the red room' represents the reason why this is called The Red Room and why the room is important for them.

Red by Julie Johnstone

Julie Johnstone - Red

Julie Johnstone - Red How can red hide? An exercise examining perception, deception, shape-shifting, and the elusive reliability of the human eye.

Antigone notes by Katarina Kelsey

Katarina Kelsey - Antigone notes

Katarina Kelsey - Antigone notes Looking at Hölderlin's translation of Antigone, this book focuses on his disruptive translation of what is usually translated as bad or troubling news to 'red word'. Red, on the cusp of all to happen in Antigone, is realized through the book in Hölderlin's fragments, as shards and catastrophe.

MES MARIANNES by Sharon Kivland

Sharon Kivland - MES MARIANNES

Sharon Kivland - MES MARIANNES The Parisian sans-culottes displayed their revolutionary ardour and plebeian solidarity in 1789 by wearing the Phrygian cap, the bonnet rouge. Herein there are only women, Mariannes who are all bonnet, who are nothing but phallic silhouettes, which oscillate between difference and equality.

Peacock by Philip Lee

Philip Lee - Peacock

Philip Lee - Peacock Peacock is a concertina book of 14 red pigmented-ink drawings of the artist's cock, from at rest to erect.
In the state of erection, the penis is the reddest part of a man's body. Animating the movement, the red in the drawings also represents the blood engorging and reddening of the penis during excitation.

Death and life. You look but I know. by Sophie Loss

Sophie Loss - Death and life. You look but I know.

Sophie Loss - Death and life. You look but I know. Dead birds do not leave traces. The cherries and redcurrants live forever - they stain, transfer and mark this present. You are holding the closed book, go on open it, and take in what you have caused but not yet witnessed. Based on still-life painting by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1712) and possible seepage from it - an encounter of verso and recto pages.

Rubric by John McDowall

John McDowall - Rubric

John McDowall - Rubric The placing of the 'a', indefinite article and first letter of alphabet, in parenthesis simultaneously highlights and displaces it. There is a shifting ambiguity of assimilation between the signifier of colour and reflexively that of the act of reading in the present and, a homonym, in the past.

The Communist Manifesto by Peter Rapp

Peter Rapp - The Communist Manifesto

Peter Rapp - The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto is one of the most iconic political tracts in modern history. It is presented here in the manner of an illuminated manuscript for the twenty first century.

Red Under Black & White by Altea Grau Vidal

Altea Grau Vidal - Red Under Black & White

Altea Grau Vidal - Red Under Black & White Red is the colour of the experience, the colour of the incisions. The incisions left by words, dots, commas, lines, the marks of the musical language. All signs that module the time and the breath and leave a hint, a resonance, an echo traced in red.

AMBruno: Red
at the 18th International
Contemporary Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red at the 17th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

Photographs: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red at the 18th International Artists' Book Fair, Leeds

AMBruno: Red
at BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

Photographs: Cally Trench

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red at BABE, Arnolfini

AMBruno: Red
at The London Art Book Fair,
Whitechapel Gallery 2015

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

Photographs: Sophie Loss and Judy Goldhill

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red at The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery

AMBruno: Red
at Counter, KARST 2015

AMBruno: Red at Counter, KARST

Photographs: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at Counter, KARST

AMBruno: Red at Counter, KARST

Marco Calí at Counter, KARST 2015

AMBruno: Red
at Small Publishers Fair, London 2015

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London

Photographs: Sophie Loss

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London

AMBruno: Red at Small Publishers Fair, London

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