imPERFECT CITY Proposal
Emily Artinian makes artist’s books and text based art, primarily exploring literature and storytelling. Her most recent work, Dead Dad/Emily Next Time, is included in the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), in the collateral exhibition Krossing.
Previous projects have considered the fiction of a range of individual authors, the relationship between author and reader, and the inexactitudes of literary translation. In 2005 Emily published From Aratat to Angeltown, a large format book about post-Soviet Armenian literature, and also The High Fiction, a film and accompanying artist’s book about the experience of imagining fiction.
Emily is a Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London where she heads the Contextual Studies / Theory programme for the college’s 400+ Foundation students. She also lectures on the artist’s book at various institutions.
Since 2004 she has been a member of underconstruction, an online visual dialogue and series of exhibitions and seminars.
She is also a founding member of the artists’ group FACTION, whose projects include a Tate Britain workshop (Abstraction and Representation in the Artist’s Book), and exhibitions at the Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol and at the Arnolfini Gallery Bookshop. Currently she is working on a new project about the neurobiology of visualizing fiction.
Photography by Christian Kaye, www.christiankaye.com