Philagrafika 2010: Out Loud, Artist’s Books Performed

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One of the last Philagrafika events I was lucky enough to see was OUT LOUD, Artist’s Books Performed at the Print Center. Described by the organizers Katie Baldwin and Greg Pizzoli as:

OUTLOUD, an exhibition and performance of new work from regional and international artists committed to the form of the book. Curated by Katie Baldwin and Greg Pizzoli, OUTLOUD will feature performances by the following artists: Holly Holly Hobby Hobby, Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford, Kay Healy and Ms. Ba, Tara O’Brien, Katie Murken, Michael Deforge, Pizzoli and Joshua Camerote, Katie Baldwin and Peter Hanley.

Needless to say the description could barely capture the gleeful nature of the event. There was a showcase of the fine books made by the participating artists, but the real show came later, as the crowd of participants watched a wide range of very cool performance art pieces, puppet shows, video art and animation that embodied the work in the books. It was really brilliant.

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Tons of pictures after the jump.

Examples of the fine books for sale.

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The Hobbies’ sad karaoke performance of love gone awry. I’m sorry did I say sad? I meant totally funny.

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This the scrolling Karaoke device they custom-built for their show.

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Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford performing their looping book of verses.

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Kay Healy and Ms. Ba read from their collaboration

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Tara O’Brien’s video essay, Wissahickon Creek.

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Katie Murken’s wild and captivating performance.

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Michael Deforge’s giving a rye introduction to his gender-bending animation.

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Greg, Pizzoli and Joshua Camerote’s animation C’Mon! Go!

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Katie Baldwin and Peter Hanley with their helpers preformed a delightful and amazing shadow puppet show.

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A great example of a small event with a small budget that had a huge impact on the ones lucky enough to see it.

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