Daniela Deeg, book artist, printmaker, graphic designer
German artist Daniela Deeg of Sweet Pie Press will be an artist-in-residence from January 13-29, 2011. She will produce an artist book based on the text " Der Prinz von Lügenland" (The price of Lying Land) by the German political cabaret artist Erika Mann. "Der Prinz von Lügenland" was making a comment on the current political state in Germany 1934 at the time the Nazi regime was built. It talks about how lying and bending the truth got so outrageous that everybody started believing it. Though exaggerated, the grotesque aspect makes it very modern. People lie about many things on a private or public basis, and the mix of text and contemporary imagery, either as photographs or drawings, will create new and maybe funny combinations and put it on a different level.
The public is welcome to visit the studio while Dani is here.
“ETC Press: International collaborative Artist Books from 2000 to 2010”
Wednesday, January 26
Renaissance Hall Room 114
Free and open to the public
ETC Press is an international collaboration between two women: a German and an American. Not only are the differences between our two languages addressed in all of our books, but also the differences and sometimes surprisingly, the similarities, of our cultural touchstones. We often travel together while working on books, to gather images and absorb the character of countries other than our own: where we are outsiders together. In all stages of our bookmaking process, there is dialogue. We spend most of the year apart, and then twice a year we meet for concentrated time together: once generally in the winter when we travel for images and to focus in on a text(s), and then in the summer to finalize layouts, screenprint, and bind. During the first, concept stage nothing is edited, everything is considered. Next, we write each other emails and talk on the phone until the book begins to take shape. The dialogue continues into the production stages. Working this way, we both add and edit, challenging each other to create a work beyond what either of us could have imagined on our own.
Examples can be found online at www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/s/sweetpie-press.html and www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/t/twoD-press.html