Sunday, September 29, 2013

WIPE- Lara Library School Holiday Workshop

WIPE- Lara Library School Holiday Workshop to create a special edition of WIPE magazine for all the young artists taking part. Project funded by The City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Unit and workshop undertaken by the Geelong Arts Alliance & Field Study.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Field Study Postbox 27/9/2013

 TICTAC's outstanding Zine in a Box edition No.3, Germany

(top to bottom) Five editions for WIPE by Peter Kingston, Australia
Circulaire 132 No.101, R.F.Cote, Quebec, Canada
Editions for both KART & WIPE by Angela Behrendt, Germany
InSideOutSideIn exhibition invite from Denis Mizzi, Australia
The Colours of Autumn, artcard by Theo Nelson, Canada

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Günther Ruch (1942-2013) R.I.P.

Günther Ruch (1942-2013)

Günther Ruch (1942, Bernburg, Germany) – network artist, lingua-artist, publisher. After studies in Stuttgart (1959-62) and in Basel (1963-66) where he majored in Graphic Design, he worked in the area of fine arts. He was the founder and head (jointly with C. Ruch) of the “Atelier R” gallery, that focuses on the alternative trends in the contemporary art, he was also the organiser of the “Out Press” publishing house (since 1973). He was the editor of the“Clinch” magazine (1982-88), one of the key editions of the Internatonal Network Culture of the 1980s, that brought together about 400 participants from 35 countries. Ruch was the author and initiator of a great number of artistic and exhibitional projects, including the following ones: Idea & Communication (Commonpress #36, 1979-80), MA-Congress 86 (1986-87), Mail Art / PTT-Museum (1994), Direct (Galerie Forde, 1995), Sound & Mailbox (1998) and others. He has published some materials on the contemporary network culture, such as: MA-Congress 86 (1987), Clinch - 25000 stamps & stickers (1992), Schenkung – 100 Künstlerbriefmarkenbogen (PTT-Museum & Out Press, 1992), Schweizer MA Szene 1970-80 (1993), Fragmente – visuelle & tonale experimente (2000). He conducted around twenty solo exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, USA and Japan. He presented his sound poetry programs and performances at various international exhibitions and festivals both in Switzerland and abroad, including such as: Flux-concert (Geneva-Lausanne, 1977), Audio-Art (Lucerne, 1978), Dada-recital (Geneva, 1979), Audio (Stockholm, 1983), Phone-Call (Peney, 1985), Administration-screams (Hasselt, 1989), AB Sound (Bern, 1994) and others. Since 1975 till 1990 he took part in more than 300 group exhibitions, acted as a member of “Ecart” and “The Nomads” perform-groups. He was very active in the area of video art, having created numerous video shows at various European institutions. Since the 1970s he had been deeply involved in the area of stamp art, participating in international exhibitions all over the world. Ruch’s creative activities have been commented on in a great number of articles in international magazines and catalogues, his innovative practice in the area of the contemporary art is the subject for consideration in numerous anthologies and theoretical editions in various countries. Since 1970 he had been living and working in Geneva (Switzerland).

All publications above were published by Günther Ruch and are housed in the Field Study archive.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Field Study Postbox 31/8/2013

Two outstanding packages from Peter Muller, Germany
Two editions for both KART and WIPE.
Two page Field Study emanation for the 2013 Field Report, Portrait of a Street
Edition of artist prints, MAXXI
Frauen und Manner, artistbook
Poem In An Unknown Language, artistbook
Give Away 9, artist edition
Edition for WIPE from Giovanni StraDA DA, Italy
Edition for WIPE from Miche- Art-Universalis, Belgium
Artistbook from Angela Behrenot, Germany
Editions for both KART and WIPE, Vittore Baroni, Italy