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  • On Innards with bookRoom at Small Publishers’ Fair on Friday 4 & Saturday 5 November.

    On Innards | Publication by Amanda Couch, Andrew Hladky, Mindy Lee and Richard Nash, published by bookRoom press, will be represented on the bookRoom table at the Small Publishers’ Fair on Friday 4 & Saturday 5 November 2016.

    The Small Publishers’ Fair is at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1R 4RL, and is open from 11am – until 7pm, both days.

    https://oninnards.wordpress.com

    http://smallpublishersfair.co.uk

    http://thebookroom.net

    http://facebook.com/bookroompress

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  • MoMA Library and Archives, New York acquires On Innards | Publication for Collection

    Thanks to KALEID on their US tour, the MoMA Library and Archives in New York has acquired On Innards | Publication for its collection.

    On Innards | Publication is represented by KALEID editions for the year 2016-17, who are taking it on their US tour presenting it amongst a host of other fantastic European artist books to influential and important collections in the USA, including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Yale, Lafayette and Swarthmore University.

    KALEID editions represents European-based artists who do books, and works with librarians, book dealers and private collectors to advocate public special collections. www.kaleideditions.com

    See below a link to the MoMA Library:

    http://www.moma.org/learn/resources/library/

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  • On Innards | Publication now represented by KALEID editions

    KALEID editions is now representing On Innards | Publication (the collaborative artist book made by myself, Andrew Hladky, Mindy Lee and Richard Nash, and published by bookRoom press).

    KALEID editions represents European-based artists who do books and fosters publishing as artistic practice.

    KALEID selected On Innards in May for 'Kaleid 2016: Artists Who Do Books', Kunsthøgskolen, i Oslo, and have since shown it at the Offprint London Art Publishing Fair at Tate Modern, London. They have just begun their US tour representing the collection to influential and important collections in the USA, including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Yale, Lafayette and Swarthmore University.

    See below to the link to the book on the Kaleid website:

    http://www.kaleideditions.com/product/on-innards-publications/

    Click on the link below to read more about the Kaleid editions US tour, its purpose and the ideas and rationale behind it:

    http://www.kaleideditions.com/usa-tour/

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  • Peckham Platform OPEN16 Gallery Choice Winner

    My 2013 - ongoing print with blind emboss and tarnishing silver leaf, Indentation is currently a part of Peckham Platform's OPEN16, a democratic group exhibtion celebrating all things creative in Peckham. The space invited people that have a connection to the area to contribute artworks to exhibit together at the gallery, and Indentation was selected as the Gallery Choice Winner.

    The exhibition is on from 9 September until 30 October, with an evening of live performance on 30 September. For more information and opening times visit, http://www.peckhamplatform.com

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  • A Woman Holding a Liver: Winner of Best Presentation by a non-Student First-time Presenter at 2016 Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery

    My performance presentation at this year's Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, 'A Woman Holding a Liver' won the prize of Best Presentation by a non-Student First-time Presenter.

    'A Woman Holding a Liver’ consisted of a contextual paper followed by a live examination of a freshly acquired lamb’s liver. Collectively, audience/participants chose the question, ‘Will the UK would invoke article 50?’ Undergoing a divination ritual based on ancient Mesopotamian and Greek extispicy methods, the liver responded with ‘no’.

    The theme of this year’s symposium was Offal: Rejected and Reclaimed foods.

    More information and images can be found at this page on my website, http://www.amandacouch.co.uk/#/a-woman-holding-a-liver/4592692899

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  • Oxford Food Symposium 8 - 10 July 2016

    As part of the at the Oxford Food Symposium's Friday night dinner this year, I will be presenting a performance-lecture, ‘A Woman Holding a Liver’, in which I will explore the practice and history of haruspicy, or liver divination, as well as undertaking a reading of a sheep’s liver. The theme of this year's symposium is Offal: Rejected and Reclaimed Foods.

    More information about the symposium can be found here:

    http://www.oxfordsymposium.org.uk

    http://www.oxfordsymposium.org.uk/this-year/speakers-media-and-events/

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  • Opening of 'Prescriptions: artist' books on wellbeing and medicine' exhibition at the Beaney Museum, Canterbury, Thursday 21 April 2016

    More information can be found at http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/whats_on/Exhibitions.aspx

    an online catalogue of the exhibition can be viewed here, https://issuu.com/prescriptions/docs/prescriptions_catalogue_sm

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  • Reflection on Digestion: A Performance Dinner, Thursday 14 April at LIBRARY, 112 St. Martin's Lane, London, 7 for 7.30pm

    Reflection on Digestion: A Performance Dinner, Thursday 14 April at LIBRARY, 112 St. Martin's Lane, London, 7 for 7.30pm.

    Reflection on Digestion: A Performance Dinner for a LIBRARY by artist, Amanda Couch, is a participatory performance in the form of a six-course meal and lecture, which explores the material, process and metaphor of digestion through food, and language. The event has been fashioned especially for the unique space and metaphor of LIBRARY, and the menu, devised and created in collaboration with LIBRARY’s new resident chef, Gavin Lambert.

    Participant diners will be served courses, or chapters, of dishes made from offal of the digestive system; tongue, tripe, liver, sausage. There will be an alcoholic apéritif to begin, and a playful dessert, with tea and coffee to conclude. Each chapter is guided by the reading of a script, performed by Couch, collaged from a variety of sources: artistic, philosophical, historical and physiological, which converge to explore how we cognitively and bodily digest food, knowledge and experience, and fashion our sense of self.

    For the most part, the participant diners will eat in silence, and listen to the reading, whilst ruminating on their own direct experience of eating, and the ideas and sensations that ensue. For example, diners will concentrate on gastric juices as they are triggered by a bitter apéritif, contemplate what thoughts and bodily sensations occur when they eat the stomach of another, and reflect on the medieval corporeality of the book and the library.

    The piece embodies an experiential approach to knowledge creation by placing the participant diner, their senses and body at the centre of the exploration of our ‘visceral knowledge’, the 'knowledge experienced in as well as knowledge of the interior of the body’. Participants literally and metaphorically chew over on the processes of ingestion, digestion, subjectivity, and on embodied ways of knowing.

    Tickets are £35 members (£45 non-members).

    More information can be found at http://www.lib-rary.com/daypass

    LIBRARY, 112 St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BD.

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