MURRMUR: between a book and a soft place Workshop with nicole killian
Join us for the final MURRMUR presentation of the season, featuring nicole killian’s prototype for between a book and a soft place on Wednesday, 12/7. nicole will be joined by Ari Buffenstein, textile artist; HH Hiaasen, interdisciplinary artist; Lillian Lewis, assistant professor in Art Ed; and Sam Taylor, product strategist and designer to discuss their collaborative process in prototyping a Spring 2023 spatial intervention at the ICA titled between a book and a soft place.
Talking about space… softness… gathering… play… touch… reading.
nicole killian is a designer, artist, and educator based in Richmond, VA. killian’s practice oscillates between digital and analog modes for testing publishing projects. Their work has been exhibited at Sediment in Richmond, CAVE in Detroit, Arcadia Missa in London, Present Works in Milwaukee, Little Berlin in Philadelphia, Embassy in Los Angeles, Sadie Halie Projects in Brooklyn, Nomade Gallery in Hangzhou, and Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art for Lorna Mills’ Ways of Something. killian’s expanded approach to publishing considers objects as containers for language–language that gets activated when read, passed, held, and handled.
Misread Unread Read Re-read Misread Unread Re-read (MURRMUR) is a nine-month exhibition series expanding how we think about reading, publishing, and distributing art, books, and ideas. A research framework developed in conversation with participating artists and educators, MURRMUR opens up traditional forms of education into collective, self-publishing environments, in which reading becomes a non-linear act.
Artists invited into MURRMUR look at references and models that unfix and disperse knowledge authorship. We look at the book form and scale up all its components into space, so that the book becomes an experimental learning environment. MURRMUR features a series of prototypes, projects, publications, and presentations by artists, designers, writers, poets, and publishers, including Rafael Domenech, nicole killian, Riley Hooker, and Sam Taylor.