Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Performative Book Launch - Thursday 20th at 20:00 at tegenboschvanreden gallerie in Amsterdam

So it has finally arrived! My very first publication is complete, so to celebrate, you are all welcome to the performative book launch on Thursday 20th at 20:00 at tegenboschevanreden gallerie in Amsterdam, a short bike ride from all the major venues of UNSEEN Photo Fair.

The launch will showcase the new publication, alongside this I will be making one book live in the gallery, hand placing all 66 stickers, placing the dust-jackets on and finalising a Special Edition Boxed book.

For sales enquiries please contact studio.melindajgibson@gmail.com

Sunday, 16 September 2012


Melinda Gibson: Unseen

Cut-Out Collages Using Wolfgang Tillmans and  Nan                                                             Goldin Debut at Amsterdam’s New Photo Fair

Dismembered photographs by luminaries such as Cindy Sherman, Corinne Day and Juergen Teller feature in rising photo-artist Melinda Gibson’s new series of visual remixes. Sourcing her material from curator Charlotte Cotton’s book The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Gibson cut up and rearranged images from some of photography's greatest figures into multilayered compositions to explore the circulation and canonization of iconic images. “When working with such profound imagery, cutting into them isn’t any easy task,” admits Gibson, who has been commissioned by Yohji Yamamoto to create a series remixing its entire archive for the 40th anniversary of Y's. “But what you gain is a greater understanding of how these images were composed and why they have become so prominent.” In collaboration with design studio Kummer & Herrman, Gibson has turned the project into a conceptual book project. Uniquely, the series of collages and their accompanying text have been printed as stickers, which Gibson then fixes into the book by hand. Each of the editions takes the artist around three hours to complete, and is numbered with the exact time and date of completion. The first edition of Amsterdam’s much-anticipated Unseen Photo Fair will play host to a performance-led launch of the new book with Gibson laying bare the painstaking process by constructing one live.

Friday, 7 September 2012

HCP Exhibition Opens Tonight

Tonight is the opening of my new exhibition "In Appropriation"at the HCP, (Houston Centre of Photography) in Texas. Alas, I can not attend as I am stuck to my book, sticking away, but if you are around please head over tonight as the curator will be present and from what I hear across the water, the show looks incredible, installation shots to follow.

In the meantime, I will update you on all things book related, as I confirm the last details of the book launch which will be in Amsterdam first then onto London. Keep looking for updates as I post more about the performative launch taking place over Unseen Photo Fair.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

13,200 stickers, 200 books Arrived!

Oh my god they have arrived!!!!! I can't really say more other than I better get sticking. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me and had such patience with this project, now it's my time and patience thats needed..... Let's get sticking!

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