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Past exhibitions

Alexandre Bettler | 06-Jul-11 to 31-Jul-11

Swiss artist Alexandre Bettler's unorthodox approach to graphic design advocates social interaction as a catalyst of creativity. The photocopier, an office automaton, is transformed into a poetry machine, loaded with pre-printed text from State of the Nation, a central theme of this year's London Literature Festival.
Participants are invited to add their musings of 'random poetry' to be collated as an artists's book edition.

Artist's Book Workshop: The Poetry Machine
Saturday 9 July & Sunday 10 July, 2-4.30pm
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Join Alexandre Bettler on The Poetry Machine's production line, to extrapolate an edition of hand bound books. Suitable for all ages.

A dedicated season of artists' books curated by KALEID editions. Twelve internationally acclaimed artists engage with the Saison Poetry Library's collection in a diverse programme of exhibitions, interventions, residencies and participatory events.

Prompted by the Festival of Britain celebrations, contemporary artists are given a rare opportunity to draw upon Southbank Centre's archives and re-consider British identity sixty years on.

KALEID editions represents 'artists who do books', advocating public library collections and an interdisciplinary approach to artists' books. Visit the Saison Poetry Library on the fifth level of the Royal Festival Hall to discover the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain.

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