Bastard Gallery, in collaboration with New Print International
Publisher (NPIP), Samuel Nyholm and Nazareno Crea, gives a four-day
workshop of analog printing technologies, for 15 students, from the
Fine art and Graphic Design institutions at Konstfack, Advertising and
Graphic design at Beckmans, and Fine art at the Royal Art Academy in
Stockholm and the ECAL in Lausanne.
The NPIP philosophy is to rationalize and control as much as possible
of the printing process and to carry out a large part of the work on
their own, which works fine as long as the edition is not too
extensive (which is generally the case in cultural contexts). The most
sensible option can also, like in the case of Dolls, a catalogue
produced by NPIP for the video artist Annika Larsson last year, be a
combination of cheap digital printing and analogue interventions,
where the printing process also includes the narrative elements of the
book. The benefits of this thinking is not only that the designer may
retain a larger share of the budget, but also allow more room for
experimentation with materials, techniques and content.
The purpose of the academy is to deepen the students and our own
practical and philosophical point of view connected to primitive
printing techniques, with emphasis on a playful approach, implemented
into rational and applied practise.
The workshop consists of four days of production, between 6th and 9th
of May and a final evaluation party on the evening of the 9th of May,
including musical entertainment, 19-23, everything taking place inside
the gallery. It will also be possible to buy and borrow various
publication affiliated to the workshop and it’s participants.
The gallery is open for the public 15-19 during the workshop. 19-23 on
Saturday the 9th of May.