SGCI/STL Equilibrium: Projects+Demos

Amos Kennedy’s printing spree, complete with a live blue grass band.

As we close the book on the SGC/STL: Equilibrium conference, the Projects + Demonstrations section demanded if not a chapter, then at least a shout out. For starters, when did it change from demonstrations to ‘Projects + Demonstrations’? Not that I’m complaining, quite the opposite. This year, amongst the usual round of nifty technical demonstrations, there was a great crop of artists who took the call to demonstrate literally, turning the usual show-and-tell format on it’s head, as print/performance, live music, and robots ruled the day. I’m only left wondering what took us so long to find this untapped public space for print inspired revelry? For those of you who missed it, here’s a quick photo sampling of some of the more memorable Project+Demos.

The 30 Minute Zine Fest.

More after the jump.

The utopian by-product of one of several collaborative, live-printing, installation projects.

Some serious pulp painting going on here (note the pulp throwing gun being loaded).

Stamping Area!

The Power Carving Bonanza did not fail to live up to it’s name.

CCP worked some robotic power carving of their own as they produced lots of abstract portraits.

And Last but not least, Courier (a Workshop Production).

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7 Responses to “SGCI/STL Equilibrium: Projects+Demos”

  1. Does anybody know what kind of print process is going on to produce the work in the first picture?

  2. Amze says:

    The first picture shows Amos Kennedy and his crew hard at work making letterpress prints.

  3. Jen says:

    The under-layering in Amos Kennedy’s prints are created on letterpress with a process called pressure printing using card-weight stencils and solid-inked relief bases, as opposed to type, — which is the final layer in these prints.

  4. Thanks for the inspiration…where was this event held? Roxy

  5. Amze says:

    Hi Roxy, The Southern Graphics conference was in St. Louis this year, and it will be in New Orleans next year.

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