Minitalks are 15–20 minutes talks by a selection of five exhibitors. In these talks we will get to know more about their artistic practice and the publications the present at the fair.
Anja Ulset (NO) --- Thursday 19. November --- (19:30)
About: Artist in Fine Art, resident in Bergen, who has published several books and zines the last few years. Titles include Bergen Art Guide, Ikke til hjemlån and Distribusjon.
B.L.A.D. Blank Blank (DE/FI) --- Thursday 19. November --- (19:30)
About: Blank Blank is a Finnish-pan-Nordic creative studio with a Latin twist. Like a shrimp-sandwich with a splash of lemon. We make books, publications, prints, and visual experiments, both on- and offline. Blank Blank is part of the Muscle Temple studio. Our office is located in Berlin, Kreuzberg.
Distance Over Time (DE) --- Thursday 19. November --- (19:30)
About: Distance Over Time’s current books feature exploding plants from action films, people hiding and fleeing on the edge of Europe, the controversy of animal testing, and a beautifully suggestive garden bound in a box. D.O.T. publishes books as a creative practice by working closely with artists to produce publications that not only house ideas and artwork, but become art editions themselves. We will be showcasing a leporello by Manfred Naescher, two documentary photo publications by Fabian Zapatka and Katharina Behling, and a book object by Alexander Skorobogatov.
Colectivo Fugaz (CO) --- Thursday 19. November --- (19:30)
About: colectivo Fugaz is Nicolás Vizcaíno and Daniela Silva. They consider themselves producers of art projects. In the future they would like to be an artificial person, legally speaking. They also make artwork and publications and this year participated of the Feira Plana in Sao Paulo.
Ben Yu / Northing (NO/CN) --- Saturday 21. November --- (19:30)
About: Northing is a project started recently by a Chinese couple based in Bergen: Yilei Wang, visual designer & Ben Yu, architect and literary translator. The main focus of Northing is to introduce Nordic illustrated books, art books and artists to China and vise versa.
Website: northing.no (coming soon)