ORTOMÁTICA II - PUBLISHING LAB
A Book as Prism
by Charlotte Cheetham (Manystuff) & Pierre Vanni
27 — 29 APR. 2011
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
Workshop coordinated by proyecto Prisma
The goal will be to think a publication (printed document) such as a prism, which means such as an element that reveals/refracts and/or disperses information. Of course we are not engineers or computer scientists, but designers. So, we’re not looking for new technological forms, but in search of new «logical» forms including a poetic approach.
In introduction to the workshop, and as textual material for the publication content, we ask you to work with the Jorge Luis Borges’novel «Libro de arena», a story of a book as infinity…
How to narrate this story — and so, design it — in an original and significant way, using the clues given by Borges and the physical/logical/poetical particularities of the prism experiment?
The idea is not to think your publication as the solution of the incongruous title «a book as a prism», but to take it as a pretext to design new kinds of printed documents, new kinds of storytelling.
With Silvia Cuenca, Natalia David Cano, José Diaz, Stefania Fucci, Quino Monje, Maria Platero, Amalia Ruiz Larrea, Juan Santos Blanco, Pablo Vollareal, Maite Zabaleta.