Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Monkey see, monkey spank




I just returned from a very, very inspiring week at the French salt mines. Well, a historical museum devoted to the salt mines of past times, in Arc-et-Senans to be precise, where the Pierre-Feuille-Ciseaux festival was held for a second time. Here is some info on the participating artists: http://www.pierrefeuilleciseaux.com/?page_id=6




While there was much emphasis on the typically French OuBaPo phenomenon (conceptional comics following playful limitations in the spirit of writers like Raymond Queneau and Georges Perec), I concentrated on doing linoleum cuts with the guys from the Hoochie Coochie crew, from Paris, who brought their press and tools. Here is a lino cut version that I did from the pic posted on August 31st.











5 comments:

Human Mollusk said...

That print looks splendid Marcel!
And I hadn't heard of this festival before, it sounds fascinating. I need to go there too next time. Is it every year?

Marcel Ruijters said...

PFC had its second edition only, but it was a great experience. Feel free to contact them! The idea is of course to have this thing annually, but that depends on funds. The crew is however very, very motivated to keep going.

Gaiihin Gobulblœne said...

This festival seems to be a good place to be. I like very much Blex Bolex’s work. I know Jonathan, he lives in Grenoble and is friendly with the Going Blind Gallery. May be I should contact them. Well… I don’t know.

Marcel Ruijters said...

Blex Bolex did a very nice newspaper-sized silk screen print in duotone. Everyone was quite active creating...

Aeron said...

Wish I could make it to one of these events, sounds like a lot of fun. The lino cut piece turned out excellent, I love the ancient playing card style of it.