Thursday, August 28, 2008

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Bookmark Project 2008 (deadline October 1)


Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2008
Results will be announced shortly afterwards.

For the seventh year, the Koffler Gallery is organizing
The Bookmark Project, an intervention of artist-designed bookmarks concurrent with the annual Jewish Book Fair organized by the Koffler Centre of the Arts.

This year’s theme, Insert, explores the interplay between the reader and the bookmark in the act of reading. The reader inserts him/herself into a book, activating it with their emotions, memories, and thoughts. When the reader pauses, the act of inserting a bookmark tangibly signals a temporary exit while simultaneously indexing the point of re-entry into the text. As an insert, the bookmark becomes a place holder for the reader’s hands, eyes, and thoughts, marking territory and preserving their intimate relationship with the book. Denoting the reader’s absence, the bookmark’s presence echoes their memory inside the book. Upon returning, the reader once again replaces the bookmark in order to immerse back into the text. The act of reading therefore proceeds in the continual interchange between the reader and the bookmark, initiated and sustained by the process of ‘inserting’.

Both unique bookmarks and multiples created by fine art students and practicing artists will be introduced into the 8,000 books on display during the
32nd Annual Jewish Book Fair held from October 30 to November 10, 2008. The event draws 10,000 participants. The bookmarks will also be on display in the Koffler Gallery showcase through November.

For more on the requirements for submissions or to download the submission form – visit the webpage.

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