In the run up to the sixth Bristol Artists Book Event at Arnolfini, stallholder Imi Maufe tells us a bit about her work.
How did you start making artists’ books?
I started making books whilst on exchange at Louisiana State University, USA when I was meant to be studying Landscape Architecture, but in the States you can take any elective - Book Arts was by far the most exciting!
What does BABE mean to you?
I have been showing work in different forms at BABE since the first one in 2007. It is a book fair that provides an opportunity to experiment with showing books, not necessarily on a stand, but also as interaction, performance or exhibition. The public at BABE are a brilliant mix and I love that we can fill all three floors of the Arnolfini with books for the weekend. It is also a wonderful opportunity for me to return to Bristol every two years with new work, and keep up to date with what is going on in the UK book art world.
Would you like to tell us something about what you’ll be showing?
This year I will be showing work under the name Adie+Maufe - work by Megan Adie and myself who have started sharing tables at book art fairs in USA, Norway and now the UK. At BABE we will also be sharing the table with Lina Nordenström from Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet, Sweden. Both Megan and Lina are artists who work with letterpress. I am currently working on a new project called The Nordic Letterpress Collaborative - the result of which I hope I will be able to bring to BABE in 2019.
BABE 2017 will be taking place at Arnolfini over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of April. You can find out more about what's going on here.
You can find out more about Imi from her website: http://www.imimaufe.com/