All of our arts-research projects are having to adjust to life under lock-down. The elements that have made Nordic Summer University thrive for our 70 years – interdisciplinary collaboration, across borders, sharing time in intimate surroundings – are qualities currently under great strain.
So it’s glorious to start to see the fruits from our collaboration with letterpress artist @RedPlatePress, and his collaborators Luise Valentiner and Jens Jørgen Hansen. We can’t wait to have the physical copies of their letterpress-book to share with the NSU community. Digital mediums might be easier, but they are no match for the material thing…
Kai Roland Green, 17 May 2020
A printing press stands resolute on a desk. The crisp clatter of printing stamps is heard; the printing blanket is pulled back. Whispers of pages, shuffled between unknown hands.
A British-US-Danish collaboration brings three visual artists – David Armes, Jens Jørgen Hansen and Megan Adie – together around a literary time-capsule. Their practice-based piece takes historical newspaper stories, explored from the perspective of letterpress printing and artists’ books.