Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dmitry Babenko - The Utopian Libraries / Дмитрий Бабенко - Утопические библиотеки

An “endless” project of ‘The Utopian Libraries’ has begun from the stamps of non-existent libraries. They were stamped on the Artist’s Books in order to add new dimensions to them. I glued the library cards in the books and stamped them with the libraries’ stamps. The descriptions of every stamp are published in the internet.
At that time I was making the Artist’s books incorporating the idea which can be described in short words as “museification of everything”. These were the books imitating scientific literature and reference books – atlases, handbooks on anatomy, “astronomies”, directories of birds, fishes etc.
- Dmitry Babenko.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Miroljub Todorović - Apeiron

An excerpt from the verbal-visual novel Apeiron by Mirojub Todorović. Translated from the Serbian by Sibelan Forrester with thanks to Draginja and Mima Ramadanski.

Miroljub Todorović (1940), the founder and theoretician of Signalism, the Serbian neo avant-garde artistic movement. He has published numerous books of poetry, essays, multimedia works, and has had 12 independent exhibitions and has had his work displayed at more than 600 collective international exhibitions.

Sibelan Forrester has published numerous scholarly and literary translations from Croatian, Russian, and Serbian. She has published translations of work by Irena Vrkljan (/The Silk, the Shears/), Dubravka Oraić-Tolić (/American Scream/ and /The Palindrome Apocalypse/), and Milica Mićić Dimovska. Her translation of Vladimir Propp's /Russian Folktale/ was published in 2012 by Wayne State University Press, and her translations of poems by Maria Stepanova will appear in /Relocations/ from Zephyr Press in 2013. Forrester teaches Russian language and literature at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.