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Introduction

The Velocity of a Page is a cross section of contemporary practices in book arts and publishing. The book as an object, as a practice, and as a place wields a specific gravity. The books and publications on display are experiments in art-making. They are tools to build and support communities. They are spaces held for individuals and documents of experience. This multifaceted world reveals a nuanced and complicated view of what it means to publish and what it means to distribute ideas and art via objects that are held, open, and explored by hand.

This cross-platform exhibition, curated by Christopher Kardambikis, pulls together books, zines, publications, and book-ish objects by contemporary artists and publishers from across the United States. Extending across both Tephra ICA's website and social media platforms, The Velocity of a Page seeks to engage with a kaleidoscopic view of the web as a way to focus on the various facets of each artist and/or publisher’s practice.

About the Curator

Christopher Kardambikis explores space, process, and narrative through books, prints, and drawings. A bibliophile and zinester, Christopher founded Paper Cuts, a podcast and publishing platform that documents the contemporary world of zines and artist publications, as an excuse to talk to people about the books they make. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA from the University of California, San Diego. In the fall of 2016, Christopher joined the faculty at George Mason University as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Navigation Press.

BOOKS BY ARTISTS

Beverly Acha

BOOKS BY ARTISTS

Louis M Schmidt
Beverly Acha
Mary Tremonte
Stephen Grebinski 
Michael Walton
Mad Mohre

Examining the book space

Julia Erredondo

EXAMINING THE BOOK SPACE

Leah Mackin 
Rick Myers
Sarah Hulsey
Marianne Dages // Huldra Press
Emily Fussner
Katana Lippart
Julia Arredondo
Pellinore Press

SCIENCE-FICTION + COMICS + FANTASY

Martian Press

SCIENCE-FICTION + COMICS + FANTASY

Panayiotis Terzis
Alex Kostiw
Martian Press
Perfectly Acceptable Press

BOOKISH OBJECTS

Sarah Irvin

BOOKISH OBJECTS

Sarah Irvin
Jennifer Lillis
Imin Yeh
Tim Schwartz

FINE PRESS AND INNOVATIVE FORM

NIC Kay

FINE PRESS AND INNOVATIVE FORM

Small Craft Advisory Press
Candor Arts
Pioneer Works

PUBLISHING AS PRACTICE

GenderFail

PUBLISHING AS PRACTICE

Homie House Press
#BLKGRLSWURLD
Flatlands Press
GenderFail
Issue Press
Walls Divide Press // Corkey Sinks
Raw Meat Collective
Endless Editions
Caroline Paquita-Kern // WOMXNIMAL // PEGACORN PRESS

Videos

Artist Talk: The Velocity of a Page

Artist Talk: The Velocity of a Page

Insights: Sarah Osborne Bender

Insights: Sarah Osborne Bender

Creative Response: Rex Delafkaran

Creative Response: Rex Delafkaran

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