Learning language from a wall
Paul Elliman is an artist based in London. Known for his work with a found typography of objects and industrial debris, he also follows the human voice through many of its social and technological guises, often imitating other languages and sounds of the city. As a commissioned artist for the New York biennial Performa 09 his project Sirens Taken for Wonders involved a series of siren-walks through the city on the hunt for emergency vehicle alerts. In 2012 a selection from his typographical archive of discarded letter-like machine parts and found objects was included in the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language curated by Laura Hoptman at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Last year he published Untitled (September Magazine), a 600 page glossy magazine using found images to explore connections between language and gesture. Paul is a visiting critic at Yale School of Art, New Haven, where he has taught since 1997, and thesis supervisor for the Werkplaats Typografie, an international graduate programme in Arnhem, Netherlands. He is represented by Wallspace Gallery in New York.
top: Tripple page foldout Untitled
bottom (left): Untitled (September magazine)
bottom (right): My Typographies (I)
Maximilian Goldfarb is an artist whose practice extends into many media; often producing situations in atypical spaces, with adjacent publications that organize ephemera into portable presentation; He is an instructor of courses in studio art, image construction, acoustic ecology and spatial design. Goldfarb has participated in exhibitions in venues including, SculptureCenter, NY; Stadsgalerij, NL; Western Front, BC; White Columns, NY; and the Neuberger Museum, NY, and has produced many transmission projects and radio programs for The Wave Farm. His project, Deep Cycle received support from the Harpo Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center. A recent fellow at the Macdowell Colony, he is the co-author of the book, Architectural Inventions, an archive of visionary drawings. Goldfarb received a Masters degree in Visual Studies from MIT, and is currently teaching his studio, Architectural Inventions at Bard College.
left: M49: Deep Cycle
right: Entervision photo credit: Beth Schneck
Leslie Atzmon is Professor of Graphic Design and Design History at Eastern Michigan University. She has both an M.F.A. in graphic design and a Ph.D. in design history. Atzmon does graphic design, animation, and artist's books, as well as scholarly work in design history. Her principal areas of research interest are turn-of-the-century fantasy imagery, book history, and the history of typography. She has published articles in the journals Design Issues and Visual Communication, and on the Eye magazine online version. Atzmon's most recent project is a collection of visual culture essays entitled Visual Rhetoric and the Eloquence of Design from Parlor Press. Atzmon has presented her work at conferences of the College Art Association, the Design History Society, the Modern Language Association, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the International Organization of Design Studies and Design History. Atzmon's animations and artist's books have been featured in a number of exhibitions.
Ryan Molloy is a freelance designer, artist, educator, and inter-disciplinary designer. Prior to teaching at Eastern, he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin's Design Division where he also received his M.F.A. in Design. Molloy has a B.Arch. degree as well, and he has worked as both an architect and a graphic designer. His design work received an Art Directors Club Young Guns 5 award. In 2006 he edited and published a small-run magazine entitled Redaction. Redaction won Best in Show in the juried exhibition Design Re:View 2007, a show sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In Fall 2008 his video work was featured in the prestigious OneDotZero film festival. In early 2009 he had a solo exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI, and he co-organized the exhibition "Dimension and Typography: A Survey of Letterforms in Space and Time" in Chicago, IL. In addition to exhibiting locally in Ann Arbor and Detroit, his work has also been exhibited at the Austin Museum of Digital Art, in the show "I Love Bytes" at Sheffield's Millennium Galleries in the U.K., and at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.